Vital coastal and inland aquatic systems are vulnerable to threats occurring on a global scale. Remote sensing provides a valuable tool for assessing and monitoring impact, but the development direction of needed capabilities is shifting.
The Aquatic Study Group (ASG) is an international community of practice of scientists and researchers, originally chartered to discuss and voice the needs of the coastal and inland water remote sensing community for NASA’s Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission. The ASG will host a community discussion on the status and future directions of remote sensing of coastal and inland waters, including key developments, challenges and recommendations. Important areas of focus include:
- An update on the HyspIRI mission in light of NASA's interpretation of the 2017 Decadal Survey report.
- The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) feasibility study report scoping the requirements for a spaceborne capability to globally observe coastal and inland aquatic ecosystem and water quality.
- An introduction to the purpose and plans of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) AquaWatch and Blue Planet initiatives.
- New and recent spaceborne and airborne missions and scoping studies that potentially offer new remote sensing capabilities for coastal and inland aquatic science and applications.
Primary Contact: Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States
Presenters: Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States, William W Turner, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, Emily Smail, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, College Park, MD, United States; University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States, Paul M DiGiacomo, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Liane S Guild, NASA Ames Res Ctr, Moffett Field, CA, United States, Arnold Dekker, CSIRO Canberra, Canberra, Australia, Erin Hestir, University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States, Nima Pahlevan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda, Michelle M Gierach, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kevin G Ruddick, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussel, Belgium, Martin Bergeron, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert, QC, Canada, Joseph D. Ortiz, Kent State University, Department of Geology, Kent, OH, United States, Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida, IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Uta Heiden, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, Nicole Pinnel, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and E. Natasha Stavros, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States