Copernicus Sentinel Missions for Water Resources

Mario Angelo Gomarasca, Claudia Giardino, Mariano Bresciani, Giacomo De Carolis, C. Sandu, F.G. Tonolo, A. Tornato, D. Spizzichino, E. Valentini, A. Taramelli
2019 Zenodo  
Presentation at IconSpace 2019, Malaysia The European Union and the European Space Agency (EU/ESA) have promoted since 1998 (Baveno Manifesto*) the GMES Programme (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), nowadays called Copernicus (www.copernicus.eu). In the water quality domain, the use of Copernicus Sentinel missions and services improvements occur studying chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) concentrations, phycocyanin (PC), total suspended matter (TSM), colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)
more » ... ic matter (CDOM) and water surface temperature, with attention to the Cost/Benefit analysis (environmental and economic). The fundamentals of Earth Observation (EO), Geographic Information (GI) and Geomatics techniques, are crucial for the development of innovative strategies for professional skills adequacy and capacity building [1], supporting Copernicus user uptake. One of the main goal is to help bridging gaps between supply and demand in terms of education and training for the geospatial sector, reinforcing the existing academic proposal, fostering the uptake and the integration of Copernicus geospatial data and services in end-user applications (www.eo4geo.eu). Referring to the water resources domain, topics to be included in Summer Schools training course are: atmospheric correction, optical properties, algorithms to retrieve water quality information. The outcomes of several concluded or ongoing international projects (H2020 EOMORES, Earth Observation based services for Monitoring and Reporting of Ecological Status, and ESA - SEOM SEN2CORAL) should be also taken into account, being aimed at developing commercial services for monitoring the quality of inland and coastal water bodies and to improve processing algorithms. Such activities are supported by innovative and strategical novelties like the complete free access to the imagery archives of the Copernicus Sentinel missions and the availability of the dedicated data processing software SNAP (SeNtinel Application Platform). Additionally, cloud-based solution embedding global [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3601116 fatcat:essbrtpky5dmvicicfdqadusuq