GEO AquaWatch Call for Speakers Deadline March 1st!

Keep current with GEO AquaWatch 2021 lightning talks!

In an ongoing effort to strengthen our network of Earth Observation scientists focused on inland and coastal water quality, GEO AquaWatch is presenting a forum for scientists to share their current work with the community. Topics may include any aspect relevant to Earth Observation of inland and coastal water quality.

We are seeking speakers who wish to share a lightning talk and showcase their work from any actively funded project. Please submit a title, brief abstract, and presenter information through this google form by March 1, 2021. 

Lightning talks will be <10 minutes and pre-recorded in MP4 format to be posted on GEO’s YouTube channel for public community viewing.  Speakers invited to submit a recording will be notified via email by the chair of the Working Group by March 16, 2021 and recorded presentations are asked to be uploaded no later than April 16th, 2021.  

Access to all recorded publicly accessible talks is free as these events are focused on maintaining and expanding our community of practice during this unique time of social distancing. This GEO AquaWatch virtual conference series will consist of 1 ½ hour sessions on three consecutive weeks, tentatively April 29th, May 6th and May 13th 2021 and include a Q & A and panel discussion at the end of each session.  . Topics are open and may cover sensors, data and products, end user engagement, citizen science, modeling, or drone technologies that support satellite Earth Observation for inland and coastal water quality. GEO AquaWatch proudly encourages presentations by early career scientists and strives to include studies from all geographic locations, in support of our gender, diversity, and inclusion policy.

Webinar Speaker Selection Committee:

WG 5 Co-Chairs: Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling, Scotland and Bilqis Hoque, Environment and Population Research Centre, Bangladesh & Emory University, USA

Laurence Carvalho, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK

Erin Hester, North Carolina State University, USA

Amos T Kabo-bah, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana

Suhyb Salama, University of Twente, Netherlands

Blake Schaeffer, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Anthony Vodacek, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA , 

Steven R. Greb, GEOAquaWatch and University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Jordi Sandalinas, Esquire, Lawyer and Lecturer Satellite and Drone Law, Spain

OSOS-2 Abstract Submission Deadline March 1st!

The OSOS-2 Organising Committee would like to remind you of the  1 March 2021 abstract submission deadline for the second international Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-2) to be held in a virtual format, on 25-27 May 2021.  Abstracts can be submitted online through the Symposium website.

You can also register for the Symposium and the optional free training day using the online registration tool on the meeting website. There is no cost to attend the Symposium or the training.  The Symposium registration deadline is 15 May 2021.   Anyone wishing to influence the topics covered in the training agenda are encouraged to complete their registration and training day questionnaire by April 30th.

For more information, please visit our website.   Should you have any questions, please do contact the organising committee at

Job Opportunity: Research Support Officer – UNEP GEMS/Water

The UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, University College Cork, Ireland, seeks to recruit a Research Support Officer to provide expertise, technical and administrative support and for the development of a product platform for the delivery of capacity development on behalf of the Centre in its role in the World Water Quality Alliance.

all those that may be interested can apply for the post via the following link: