TH13C:
The NASA Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) mission and the observation of coastal and inland waters from space

Session ID#: 91905

Session Description:
Coastal and inland aquatic systems are vital resources and vulnerable to stresses on a global scale. Remote sensing provides a valuable tool for assessing and monitoring the effects of these potential threats.  NASA has initiated a concept study of the Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) mission designated in the US National Research Council 2017 Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS) Decadal Survey.  This new mission, which is focused on VSWIR imaging spectroscopy and thermal imaging, could offer a valuable tool for global observation of coasts, estuaries, and lakes

The Aquatic Study Group (ASG) is an international community of practice of scientists and researchers, which was chartered to discuss and voice the needs of the coastal and inland water remote sensing community.  The ASG will host a community discussion on the status and directions of the current SBG mission concept study. 

Important areas of focus for the Town Hall include:

- An update on the SBG mission development,

- Potential cross-mission and international collaborations,

- End-users remote sensing needs and expectations, and

- Gaps in end-user capabilities.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Primary Contact:  Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States
Presenter:  Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States

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