Freshwater is a fundamental resource for human civilisation, its availability or unavailability is directly linked to water security, food security, economic productivity and conflicts. Moreover, its ecosystems play major role in driving global biodiversity and ecological stability, though they are also exceptionally vulnerable to human mismanagement and climate change.

With the progress in climate change and the increase of worldwide population, the pressure on our freshwater resources is growing, involving careful monitoring and management to preserve them for current and future generations. Fortunately, remote sensing enables us to monitor number of water-quality indicators that reflect the state of the entire freshwater ecosystems.

During the webinar, we will use the Sentinel-2 optical sensor to estimate some of these parameters and see their evolution over time. We will employ the RUS environment to learn how Sentinel data can contribute to freshwater monitoring and we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.


RUS Webinar – Freshwater Quality monitoring with Sentinel-2 – 27 Feb. 2020