Introductory Webinar: Remote Sensing of Coastal Ecosystems

Introductory Webinar: Remote Sensing of Coastal Ecosystems

Date Range: August 25, September 1, and 8, 2020.

Times: 11:00-12:00 EDT (UTC-4)


By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the different water column components and how they affect the remote sensing signal of shallow-water ecosystems
  • Outline existing satellite sensors used for ocean color and shallow-water ecosystem characterization
  • Understand the interaction between water constituents, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the remote sensing signal
  • Recognize the different processes used to remove the water column attenuation from the remotely-sensed signal to characterize benthic components
  • Summarize techniques for characterizing shoreline beach environments with remotely-sensed data and field methods for beach profiling
  • Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental environmental managers, researchers, and students.
Part One: Overview of Coastal Ecosystems and Remote Sensing
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
EDT (UTC-4:00)
  • Introduction to coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Overview of sensors for remote sensing of coastal areas
  • Q&A
Part Two: Penetration of Light in the Water Column
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
EDT (UTC-4:00)
  • Apparent and inherent optical properties
  • Field bio-optical measurements
  • Water column corrections
  • Deriving bathymetry and benthic characterization from multispectral data
  • Validation and calibration of ocean color data
  • Q&A
Part Three: Remote Sensing of Shorelines
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
EDT (UTC-4:00)
  • Geophysical components of shorelines
  • The parts of a beach
  • Field-based measurements in shorelines for image validation
  • Image processing and analysis for shoreline characterization
  • Q&A