About the Multi User Panel (MUP): The purpose of the MUP is to serve as an international panel of users providing expert feedback on EO-enabled services developed or extended in the context of the PrimeWater project and participate in the co-generation process itself through dialogue. 

The first MUP workshop, held in October 2020, gathered initial feedback on what different users think about different services (e.g. monitoring water quality, forecasting, and provision of decision support on forecast and observations).  

This second MUP meeting will be organised from 15th-19th November as ‘Stakeholders week’ with participants from the following sectors:

  • Disaster risk management
  • Amenity / Recreation
  • Aquaculture
  • Water resource management
  • Potable water production
  • Energy (thermal)

Stakeholders from each sector will be invited to a 2.5-hour session during this week. Each day, we will focus on a different sector:

  • Day 1: Water Resources Management  
  • Day 2: Disaster Risk Management 
  • Day 3: Potable Water 
  • Day 4: Energy Sector (focus on thermal plants)  
  • Day 5: Amenity, Recreation and Aquaculture

The main objectives of this workshop will be:

  • To provide an overview and update on the services that PrimeWater can offer to participants.
  • To understand how different sectors are using EO service to address issues  such as Extreme hydrological events (EHEs) and harmful algal bloom (HAB) events.
  • To discuss the added value of PrimeWater products when addressing these issues (e.g., advanced predictive tools based on hydrological and ecological forecasts; Early Warning System; EO-monitoring and hydro-ecological modelling tools; near-surface and satellite remote sensing and hydrodynamic modelling tools).

If you are interested, please find the links to register HERE and we will be in contact over the next weeks with more information about the meeting and how to join the discussion(s).

For any questions, please contact [email protected]

*Draft* agenda of the sessions during the MUP Stakeholders week 

Time Item
(45 mins) Opening  Session
5 mins Welcome and introduction
10 mins Setting the scene
15 mins Introducing – Short to medium term forecasting of WQ for operational  applications  – Opportunities and limitations
10 mins Discussion / Q&A
5 mins Mini-break
(45 mins) Part I – Sharing experiences from the Sector (depending on the topic of the day)
10 mins Invited Speaker 1 – TBC
10 mins Invited Speaker 2 – TBC
10 mins Invited Speaker 3 – TBC
10 mins Discussion
5 mins Mini-break
(45 mins) Part II – Moving from forecasts to  water industry intelligent services (title to be modified according to the topic of the day)
40 mins Round table discussion and stakeholders expectations (Define the theme accordingly)
5 mins Closing remarks

NOTE: Speakers are to be confirmed following participants’ expression of interest.