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Training material available on the use of EO data for lake water quality monitoring

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.

Access the training materials here.

Call for manuscripts: Remote Sensing Journal Special Issue “Water Quality”

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.

 

 

Call for turbidity, reflectance and Secchi disk depth Data

AquaWatch is developing an initial product suite for Work Package 3 – visible demonstration products of water quality parameters. The purpose of this product is to demonstrate to users today’s capability of the global community to produce water related information at global scale. This Aquawatch Demonstration product shall be based on products readily available from community members.

This product suite will include an NTU turbidity product, a Secchi disk depth product, a diffuse attenuation coefficient product, and a surface reflectance product. Absorption and scattering information will also be included where appropriate for added value and product comparability. The product will be done at three resolutions – 1 km, 300 m and 100 m. The product will be coherent globally at the 1 km level, continent or country level at 300m and regional “zoom-in” at the ≤100 m level.

Download the data call description for more information

AquaWatch Meeting in Koblenz 2016

The GEO Water Quality Community of Practice – AquaWatch – held a meeting at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology on June 8 – 10, 2016. Day 1 of the workshop was a joint session with the GEO Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations (IGWCO) community of practice. The remainder of the meeting was focused on the development of AquaWatch projects. See the agenda, meeting summary and below presentations for additional information.

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