IS12A:
From Catchments to Open Ocean: Advances in Remote Sensing for Supporting Sustainable Oceans I

Session ID#: 93248

Session Description:
Marine and coastal waters are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, and they provide important ecosystem services and socio-economic benefits. These same systems are increasingly stressed due to climatic and anthropogenic pressures, affecting biodiversity, productivity, and the resilience of services derived from them. Remote sensing from ground-based, airborne, and satellite platforms offer unique perspectives on the world’s water bodies, with the ability to assess many indicators and variables at improved temporal resolutions, and at scales extending from inland waters to the open ocean. Remote sensors with improved radiometric performance and spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions offer a range of applications - from improving our understanding of physical to biogeochemical processes, to generalising the usefulness of modelling tools beyond in situ measurements. With a focus on wider societal benefits, we welcome submissions illustrating innovative processing or application of remotely sensed data, including data from imaging spectrometers and the European Space Agency Sentinels. Themes include marine ecosystem modelling, water quality, food security, biodiversity and productivity, and measuring of physical properties (e.g. wind, temperature, currents, sea state). Topics including atmospheric correction, model development, object detection, bio-optical modelling of optically complex waters, and generation of tools and data products towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals are encouraged. Ultimately, the chairs hope this session facilitates discussions on how to encourage and optimize the use of remote sensing data to increase our understanding (and thus decision-making ability) around fresh water and marine ecosystems within the context of increasing anthropogenic pressures.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
Index Terms:

4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4264 Ocean optics [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4275 Remote sensing and electromagnetic processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Lauren Biermann, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Earth Observation Science and Applications, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Co-chairs:  Chris Banks, National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Wesley Moses, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States and Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States
Primary Liaison:  Chris Banks, National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Moderators:  Frode B Vikebø, Institute of Marine Research, Oceanography and Climate, Bergen, Norway and Kevin Ross Turpie, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Lauren Biermann, Scottish Oceans Institute, Sea Mammal Research Unit, St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Evaluation of Sea State Products from the Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B Tandem Phase (638954)
Chris Banks1, Christine Gommenginger2, Francisco M Calafat1, Nadim Dayoub2, Helen M Snaith3, Werenfrid Wimmer4, Matthew Hammond5 and Ben Timmermans5, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)British Oceanographic Data Centre, United Kingdom, (4)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (5)National Oceangraphy Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
The great Atlantic Sargassum belt (655104)
Mengqiu Wang1, Chuanmin Hu2, Brian B Barnes2, Gary T Mitchum3, Brian Lapointe4 and Joseph Peter Montoya5, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (3)Univ South Florida, College of Marine Science, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (4)Florida Atlantic University, United States, (5)Georgia Inst Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Overcoming Dimensionality Barriers in Satellite Data to Elucidate Spectral-Spatial-Temporal Trends in the Ocean (653752)
Ryan Vandermeulen1, Antonio Mannino2, Susanne Elizabeth Craig2 and Jeremy Werdell1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Greenbelt, United States
A New High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Blended Analysis (636573)
Eileen Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD, United States, Andrew Harris, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; University of Maryland, CICS, College Park, MD, United States, Gary A Wick, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States, John Sapper, NOAA OSPO, College Park, MD, United States and Maureen Madden, DOC/NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD, United States
Cross-calibration of MODIS and VIIRS long near infrared bands (656958)
Brian B Barnes1, Chuanmin Hu2, Sean W Bailey3, Nima Pahlevan4 and Bryan A Franz4, (1)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Optical Oceanography, St Petersburg, FL, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States
Bio-Optical Variability in Tropical Peatland-Influenced Coastal Waters of South-East Asia, and Implications for Remote Sensing of CDOM and DOC (649755)
Patrick Martin1, Nagur RC Cherukuru2, Nivedita Sanwlani1, Joel Wong3, Shuang Chen1, Elizabeth Wing See Wong3, Soo Chin Liew4 and Moritz Müller5, (1)Nanyang Technological University, Asian School of the Environment, Singapore, Singapore, (2)Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Oceans and Atmosphere, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (3)National University of Singapore, Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing, and Processing, Singapore, Singapore, (4)National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (5)Swinburne University of Technology, Kuching, Malaysia
Sea ice detection with GNSS-Reflectometry Data from TechDemoSat-1 (645307)
Jessica Cartwright1, Chris Banks2 and Meric A Srokosz1, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Towards a Method for Detecting Macroplastics Floating in Coastal Waters using Sentinel-2 Earth Observation Data. (640303)
Lauren Biermann1, Daniel Clewley2 and Victor Martinez-Vicente1, (1)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Earth Observation Science and Applications, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Remote Sensing Group, Plymouth, United Kingdom