Abstracts are now being accepted for a session titled “Advancing Water Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in Coastal and Inland Waters” for the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting to be held 11-16 February 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Click here to submit an abstract.
Water is an increasingly threatened resource, particularly the quality of coastal and inland waters due to population growth, urbanization, and climate change. Further, the interfacial nature of the coastal zone, bridging aquatic, terrestrial, atmospheric, and anthropogenic domains, means they are significantly impacted by dynamic and complex processes. Timely, accurate, and consistent scientific-based assessments, monitoring and forecasting of water quality are crucial across global, regional, and local scales. This session solicits contributions addressing the end-to-end value chain for coastal and inland water quality. This includes new and improved physical, biogeochemical, and ecological observations and data products (remote and in situ), data assimilation and forecasts, and synergistic generation of fit for purpose water quality products and indicators to provide integrated information for water quality managers and other stakeholders. In particular, developmental and operational activities that couple products and indicators (from observations, models etc.) across the land-water interface are solicited, as are information delivery systems and decision making tools to enhance user knowledge. This session advances the goals and objectives of the international AquaWatch Initiative, being developed under the auspices of the Group for Earth Observations, particularly development of water quality monitoring and forecasting service(s) in developed and developing nations.
Primary Chair: Paul M DiGiacomo, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Co-chairs: Steven R Greb, WDNR Science Operations Center, Madison, WI, United States, Benjamin Holt, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Emily Smail, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States
A recent study has been published that shows a proof of concept for biosensors that provide continuous groundwater quality monitoring at low cost and without need for additional chemicals or external power input.
The GLaSS training material (10 lesson) builds on the global lakes use cases of GLaSS. It allows students (((Bsc), Msc, PhD) and professionals in fields as aquatic ecology, environmental technology, remote sensing and GIS to learn about the possibilities of optical remote sensing of water quality, by using the Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 satellites and Landsat 8.
A special issue on Remote Sensing of Water Quality will be published in the journal Remote Sensing. The editors are looking for articles that address the current status, challenges, and future research priorities for remote sensing of water quality.
The webpage for this special issue is, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/waterquality_rs. Manuscripts submitted to this special issue will go through the normal peer-review process. The manuscript submission deadline is 31 Dec 2017.
Please check the Instruction for Authors (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/instructions) for additional information on manuscript submission.