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SmartSat CRC Distinguished Speaker Series – Dr Claudia Giardino

August 4 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EO technology for water quality – An overview focused in Europe

This talk will present an overview of EO technology in support to water quality monitoring with specific applications on lakes and freshwater reservoirs. The presentation will show the state-of-the-art of methods which have been commonly applied in the last years to tune satellite data into user ready products. Examples on integration of satellite-derived products to field measurements and modelling for supporting end-users needs will be presented.

The presented user-driven applications include the needs of water authorities to respond to the directives and laws on water quality reporting and monitoring and the support of satellite observations in case of natural hazards events. Such examples might cover different scale of observations, from local to regional. Data and products from variety of EO sensors will be presented, such as imagery data collected by the operational Copernicus ESA missions (e.g. Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3).

A relevant part of the talk will be dedicated to PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa), the new hyperspectral satellite sensor of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in orbit since March 2019, which might also provide valuable data for water quality mapping.