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Barriers to adopting satellite remote sensing for water quality management
SCHAEFFER, B. A., K. SCHAEFFER, D. J. KEITH, R. S. LUNETTA, R. N. CONMY, AND R. GOULD. Barriers to adopting satellite remote sensing for water quality management. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING. Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 34(21):7534-7544, (2013).
Satellite technology can provide a robust and synoptic approach for measuring water quality parameters. Water quality measures typically include chlorophyll-a, suspended material, light attenuation, and colored dissolved organic matter. The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean has high spatial resolution and ability to function near the land-water interface, which will be essential for future monitoring of water quality and sustainable water management of estuaries, lakes and reservoirs. To best realize the full application potential of these emerging satellite technologies an open and effective dialogue is needed between scientists, policy makers, environmental managers, and stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels. Mobile applications, such as the Mobile Access to Remote Sensing program under development by the Environmental Protection Agency, allow for stakeholders to provide feedback and policy makers and environmental managers to request a variety of tools to be developed for addressing their specific needs. Additionally, this capability provides scientists flexibility to disseminate complicated data structures over a user friendly platform.
Discuss the needs of water quality managers related to remote sensing and possible solutions. This manuscript highlights a mobile application construct.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION
ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS AND EFFECTS BRANCH