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Using Earth Observation for Water Quality Monitoring (13 & 14 October 2020) – Plymouth Marine Laboratory Training Session (Resources) 2020


Products derived from Copernicus satellite data have many applications for monitoring water quality in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. Examples include seabed mapping, predicting species distribution, detecting eutrophication and toxic algal blooms, tracking oil spills, quantifying plastic pollution and helping to predict responses to climate change.

JNCC ran an online workshop on 13 and 14 October 2020 to raise awareness of these products and how they may be accessed and used. In conjunction with the workshop, Plymouth Marine Laboratory ran a short online course on how to select, access and process marine EO data freely available under the Copernicus programme.

The course was delivered by Lauren Biermann and Oliver Clements from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, both experienced remote sensing scientists and excellent tutors. The video and presentation slides are available here, along with the resources provided to participants.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2020·10·13

These resources were created by Plymouth Marine Laboratory for a training session on accessing and using EO data for aquatic monitoring applications. The training session was delivered on 13 and 14 October 2020 in conjunction with the workshop on 'Using Earth Observation for Water Quality Monitoring' organised by JNCC. This work was funded by the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake.

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Metadata date 2020·11·11

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