Building on 2018's advanced webinar series, Processing Satellite Imagery for Monitoring Water Quality, this training will focus on integrating NASA Earth observations into water quality monitoring decision making processes. This will include a brief overview of data products used for water quality monitoring, an overview of aquatic remote sensing-specific criteria, methods and best practices, obtaining NASA Earth observation data for water quality monitoring, and practical skill building in image processing for water quality monitoring of coastal and larger inland water bodies. Weekly, two hour webinars will include lectures, hands-on demonstrations, written instructions to conduct exercises, and a question and answer session. After the third part, participants are invited to participate in an optional, additional two-hour period of unstructured "laboratory" time. Participants will have the opportunity to work on exercises and submit questions to the instructors.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
- acquire relevant remotely-sensed imagery and products
- apply best practices for atmospheric correction to remotely-sensed images
- evaluate the uncertainty of images by validating satellite imagery using in situ measurements
- analyze water quality data using NASA's SeaDAS software and validate aquatic remote sensing data products
Regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in addressing water quality monitoring through the use of remote sensing. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.