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0.4 IUKWC lWorkshop Freshwater EO - Andrew Tyler Introduction - Jun17


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• Objectives and Opportunities
Andrew Tyler (Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling)

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0.4 IUKWC lWorkshop Freshwater EO - Andrew Tyler Introduction - Jun17

  1. 1. Enhancing freshwater monitoring through Earth Observation: Objectives and Opportunities Professor Andrew Tyler Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling
  2. 2. Rationale Inland Waters: • 3.7% of world’s non glaciated land surface • 84% of freshwater resources • Provide essential ecosystem goods & services • Fundamental to global food security • Global concerns over future water security (Unsustainable use; MEA 2005) • Important in global biogeochemical cycling (Bastviken et al. 2011, Science) • Lakes: ‘sentinels of environmental change’
  3. 3. Opportunity Challenge led Building partnerships Strengthening research and innovation Agile response to emergencies
  4. 4. Objectives 1. To highlight current and near future Earth Observation data and products available for improving freshwater monitoring. – Deliver a step change in our ability to monitor inland waters – High frequency monitoring for water management and early warning 2. To discuss new frameworks for utilising these data in research and management of freshwaters – Exchange state of the art research that deals with challenges of delivering consistent high quality EO products – Address the big research questions facing society and the management of inland waters – Developing the capability to operationalize data processing for wider societal benefit.
  5. 5. Structure: Day 1 10:00 Session 1: Current Challenges, Needs and Best Monitoring Practice 11:15 Coffee/Tea 11:45 Session 2: Current research and applications of EO data in freshwater monitoring 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Session 3: Challenges and Solutions 15:30 Coffee/Tea 16:00 Session 3: Challenges and Solutions II 17:30 Wrap-up of Day 1 18:00 Poster Session with refreshments 19:15 Workshop Dinner at Stirling Court Hotel ESA: Sentinel 3 launch
  6. 6. Structure: Day 2 9:00 Loch Leven, Fife 19:00 Dinner ESA: Sentinel 3 launch
  7. 7. 16:00 Stirling Castle 19:00 Stirling Highland Hotel Structure: Day 3 ESA: Sentinel 3 launch 9:00 Session 4: Future collaborative opportunities for developing new data products Reporting 11:30 Session 5: Developing improved frameworks and products for freshwater monitoring Exploring gaps and requirements Reporting 14:00 Summary of Workshop Findings Agree next steps 15:30 Final Poster Session