PrimeWater and GEO AquaWatch have partnered for the kickoff of GEO AquaWatch 2022-23 webinar season!

The first webinar (part one of two-part series) is entitled Imaging spectroscopy for aquatic ecosystems: research and applications with PRISMA.

Claudia Giardino, from CNR, a key partner in the PrimeWater project, will speak at the webinar. 

The webinar will present research efforts developed in the last few years with PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) to demonstrate the benefit of spaceborne imaging spectroscopy in aquatic applications.

The presented activities, which also incorporate contributions from the scientific community, embrace the satellite mission description, and the evaluation of PRISMA products for their specific use in water quality applications, hence covering the challenges of atmospheric corrections and algorithms development/testing. Examples of water quality mapping for several aquatic ecosystems distributed globally are then provided to support the use of current and future hyperspectral satellite missions, also in synergy with multi-spectral remote sensing. Links to a series of tools used in the experiment ‘Exploitation of satellite imaging spectrometry for mapping phytoplankton and aquatic vegetation’ developed in the EO Virtual Lab of the H2020 PrimeWater project, are provided during the presentation.

DATE: September 14th, 2022

TIME: 12 pm UTC / 8 am EDT