Improved monitoring and forecasting of ecological status of European INland waters
by combining Future earth ObseRvation data and Models
User Uptake Workshop
Earth Observation for Inland and Transitional Water Quality and Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring
Date: 16 - 17 November 2017
Location: European Environment Agency - (EEA) Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark
The objective of this workshop is to present the FP7 SPACE INFORM final results (products based on the latest generation of satellite and airborne data but also recommendations for future satellite missions) to the end-user advisory board members and other representatives of EU environmental protection agencies dealing with water quality and indicator monitoring and reporting but also to other stakeholders from industry, ESA, EEA and the EC and to collect feedback and requirements for future products.
Satellite imaging sensors like Landsat-8 OLI and airborne hyperspectral imaging sensors like APEX have been used to study inland and transitional water quality and aquatic vegetation or to prepare for future hyperspectral satellite missions.
In addition, in 2015, 2016 and 2017 the Copernicus Sentinel-2A, -3 and -2B satellites were successfully launched which opened more opportunities for inland and transitional water quality and aquatic vegetation monitoring. In the INFORM project (steered by an end-user advisory board with representatives from the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Lithuania, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland) algorithms for atmospheric correction of satellite images and for deriving water quality parameters (total suspended sediment, Chlorophyll a, light attenuation and euphotic depth, phycocyanin, …) and aquatic vegetation parameters (macrophytes fractional cover, above water biomass and community types) were developed and validated against in situ data gathered during several campaigns at Lake Balaton (Hungary), Mantua Lakes (Italy), Lake Marken (the Netherlands), Curonian Lagoon (Lithuania), ….
Educational material will also be provided.
Participants are requested to bring a photo ID to enter the EEA building!
For questions regarding:
Practical issues: June.Cools@vito.be