2023 GEO AquaWatch Biennial Workshop

Water Quality Information for the Benefit of Society

Earth Observation of inland and coastal water quality: Toward water quality forecasting

13 November 2023, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA 

a meeting of GEO AquaWatch in conjunction with the IOCS Meeting 

GEO AquaWatch invites you to a one-day workshop of the inland and coastal water quality community in conjunction with the ocean color science community.  

Our workshop theme is Toward Water Quality Forecasting. 

The use of Earth Observation (EO) for water quality applications is rapidly advancing. Inland and near-shore coastal environments deliver multiple ecosystem services that benefit society and yet only a fraction of global inland water systems are routinely monitored for water quality.  Observing inland and near-coastal water bodies makes remote sensing a valuable source of data on water quality and ecosystem condition at local and global scales. 

This workshop will be an opportunity for the community to respond to outcomes of the recent United Nations Water Conference and Water Action Agenda to reach sustainable development goals (SDG 6, and related).   Other global initiatives like the UN Ocean Decade, the Convention on Wetlands, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, all hinge on better water management coordination and decision-making to benefit society.

Water quality forecasting contributes to improved water management, climate studies, and achieving SDGs. Focusing our workshop on EO  multiscale forecasting of inland and near-shore coastal water conditions will be timely. Discussions of forecasting tools and observing opportunities provided by the upcoming PACE and GLIMR and Australian AquaWatch CSIRO missions are especially relevant in prioritising future GEO AquaWatch activities, and this will be a workshop outcome. 

GEO AquaWatch has a strong emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies and these principles will be encouraged in setting the programme. Meeting participants will be expected to be aware of and follow GEO AquaWatch’s new Code of Conduct during discussions.   

Meeting Logistics: When: 13 November 2023; 08:30-17:00 local time.   Fees: none  Travel Funds: none

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Where: University of South Florida St Petersburg Campus (22 miles and 23 minutes southwest of Tampa International Airport), location is likely to be the University Student Center (campus map)  NOTE: there are several local USF campuses, this one is in St. Petersburg! 

Abstract Submission  CLOSED, Poster abstract submissions may reopen in October 2023 for a short windowAbstract Guidelines. 

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2023

Registration Form 

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EOMAP job opportunities

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EOMAP crosslinks technological innovation with sustainable solutions for our planet. EOMAP’s focus is on satellite-based mapping and monitoring of coastal and inland waters.

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Coastlab24 Abstract deadline extension, Delft Netherlands May 2024

9th Conference on Physical Modelling in Coastal Engineering
13 -16 May 2024, Hosted by the Delft University of Technology, NL

Coastlab24 has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline by 4 weeks to 29 September 2023. High level innovative contributions on modelling and measurements in coastal science and engineering are therefore still welcomed. 

Hope to see you all in Delft in May 13-16, 2024!

CoastLab is a conference whose focus is on Physical Modelling in Coastal Engineering and Science.

Coastlab24 builds on the success of previous conferences in Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010), Ghent (2012), Varna (2014), Ottawa (2016), Santander (2018) and Zhoushan (2020). CoastLab 2024 is organized under the auspices of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

It will be hosted by Bas Hofland, Delft University of Technology.

We are proud to announce that Coastlab24 will be held in Delft, on 13-16 May 2024. Since the foundation of Deltares in 1929 as a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, high-level physical modelling in coastal engineering has been conducted in Delft. So it is fitting that the leading conference focusing on physical modelling in coastal engineering will visit Delft.

The nice town of Delft is an ideal location to spend a nice week during the conference, and the Netherlands has a large range of interesting coastal engineering projects to show as well. More information on the conference will be posted in the coming months. You can sign up to receive alerts for these updates.

IOCS-2023 Meeting: poster abstract & travel grant deadlines approaching

Registration is still open for the International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS-2023) meeting, scheduled to take place from 14 – 17 November 2023 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, with training courses included on 13 November 2023, and the GEO AquaWatch Biennial 1-day Meeting occuring at the same venue.

The IOCS-2023 program includes invited keynote speakers, breakout workshops, town hall sessions, and poster presentations for participants to share their research. The deadline to request travel support is 15 September 2023!

The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session has been extended!

Discounted accommodation for meeting participants is also available through the IOCS-2023 meeting website at Book by 1 October 2023 for the discounted rate.


15 Sep 2023   Deadline for travel support
1 Oct 2023      Last day for discounted accommodation
14 Oct 2023    Regular registration ends (late rate applies hereafter)



8th Australia and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop!

The 2023 workshop will be a two-day in-person event showcasing new research advancements and providing a forum for water supply managers, health officials, ecologists, modellers, toxicologists and research experts in cyanobacterial identification and management to meet and discuss all things cyanobacteria.

The 8th Australia and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop will be held on the 26th and 27th September 2023. Sponsored by the Civil Engineering Department of Monash University, the workshop will be at their Clayton Campus: 20 Research Way, Clayton VIC.

The workshop will be followed by an AquaWatch Mission End User Consultation Workshop hosted by CSIRO on Thursday 28th September (hybrid workshop).  Workshop attendees can add the AquaWatch workshop to their registration for free.

Registration is open until 22/09/2023.

Register now!