Shallow water and floating matter remote sensing

20-21 September 2022 | CNR, Via Corti 12, Milan, Italy | Free registration

Water-ForCE project will develop a Roadmap for Copernicus water services. The Roadmap will include, among other things, a gap analysis and recommendations for future Copernicus water quality products. There are two broad groups of products that have been identified as a gap in the current Copernicus portfolio: shallow water products (benthic habitat, bathymetry, etc.) and floating matter products (plastic and other litter, cyanobacterial scum, macroalgae and plants (e.g. water Hyacinth), etc.). The aim of the workshop is to bring together specialists with relevant expertise and to discuss:

  • What kind of products are feasible at present in the fields of shallow water and floating material remote sensing?

  • What can be done with current Copernicus sensors (Sentinel-2) and contributing missions (Prisma, EnMAP, Planet, etc.)?

  • Recommendations for future Copernicus sensors (spectral and spatial resolution, SNR, revisit time, etc.) to enable required products?

  • To what extent these products should be part of free Copernicus services and to what extent these should be provided on demand by remote sensing companies?

Recommendations of the workshop will be included in the project deliverables 2.4 “Future Copernicus higher-level biogeochemical and other new water quality products” and 2.5 “Technical needs for future Sentinels” as well as in the Water-ForCE Roadmap for Copernicus water services.