2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting (23-28 February, 2014, Hawaii)

042 – Optical Remote Sensing of Freshwater, Estuarine, and Coastal Environments: Water Quality and other Applications

Growing human populations are stressing freshwater resources and coastal and estuarine environments. Changes in land use, loadings, and resource utilization are significantly impacting these critical environments. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has identified water resources as a key societal benefit area and seeks advances in Earth observation capabilities. Multispectral ocean color sensors with moderate spatial and temporal resolution (e.g. MODIS, MERIS, and VIIRS) provide an excellent overview of the coastal ocean. However, coastal and inland environments are typically diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and can be optically complex as a result. Recent work with airborne hyperspectral ocean color sensors and new satellite sensors including HICO and GOCI are providing new insights into these complex environments. Presentations are solicited on recent advances in optical remote sensing of complex coastal and inland waters. This includes methods to assess, monitor and predict the quality of coastal and inland waters and quantify factors impacting water quality. Presentations on new imagers, improved atmospheric correction and product algorithms, and new ways of exploiting hyperspectral and GOCI hourly data are also solicited, likewise future directions including modeling and plans for new and improved sensors, algorithms and derived products.


Curtiss O. Davis , Oregon State University

Paul M. DiGiacomo , NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research

Wesley J. Moses , Naval Research Laboratory

Steven R. Greb , Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


I – Estuarine and Coastal


148 – Effects of climate variability on marine biophysical interactions ad ecosystems dynamics

We would like to bring your attention to the following session at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting given your similar research interests.

We are inviting poster and talk submission to our session (#148-Effects of climate variability on marine biophysical interactions ad ecosystems dynamics) at the 2014 Ocean Meeting in February 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Topics covering the effects of climate variability on the physics and biology of the oceans are welcome. Climate variability is not restricted to ENSO and can cover both global and local studies.

Session description: Climate variability unequivocally impacts the many interactions between the physic and biology of the oceans. ENSO for example has been shown to change the vertical structure of the upper water column in the Equatorial Pacific. This in turn has been shown to influence nutrient composition which is directly reflected in the total chlorophyll a and phytoplankton composition. The venue of satellite combined with the development of numerical and empirical models have unveiled some of those many biophysical interactions. This session will focus on understanding the impact of climate variability on the dynamics of the marine ecosystems. We invite talks covering the full span of the biophysical interactions at various spatial and temporal scales.

Please feel free to contact either of us for more details and forward this email to anyone you think may be interested. The abstract submission and registration sites are open. Registration and the abstract fee are required at the time of submission; the deadline to submit and register is 4 October 2013.

Website for registration/submission:


Cecile Rousseaux, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office/USRA


Michelle Gierach