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:

Programme: Ils.Reusen@vito.be

Practical issues: June.Cools@vito.be