Special Issue "Novel Lake Water Quality Monitoring Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Earth Observation; water quality; validation measurements; algorithm development; environmental monitoring
The Sentinel satellites of the European Union’s Copernicus programme provide new opportunities for monitoring aquatic environment. The current constellation includes two types of satellites with instrument suitable for lake monitoring:
- The MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on board two Sentinel-2 satellites provide global coverage of in-land and coastal water bodies every 5 days with high resolution (10–60 m) data.
- The Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) on board two Sentinel-3 satellites will provide global coverage every two days with 300 m resolution data once the commissioning of Sentinel 3B is finished in late 2018.
Combined, these two missions provide tremendous amounts of freely available data about the environment every day. The Copernicus programme will continue to launch more satellites and guarantees the availability of high quality data far into the future. These long-term data streams allow new monitoring strategies to be developed.
There is a lot of heritage in the use of Earth Observation for aquatic monitoring. However, there is still need for better processing methods before the full potential of these new instruments can be reached. Furthermore, comparison with in situ data is needed in order to convince the user communities.
The development of earth observation applications are also strongly linked to the redesigning of water quality monitoring programs. EO’s role as one information source can vary depending on the monitored area and on the availability and properties of other data sources. There is a clear need for designing monitoring programs to balance the monitoring efforts and costs with sufficient and representative data collection.
Against this background we invite original research papers on the use of Earth Observation data (not limited to Sentinels) for monitoring inland waters.
Dr. Sampsa Koponen
Dr. Saku Anttila
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- Earth Observation
- water quality
- inland water bodies
- environmental monitoring and reporting
- validation, service production