Algal blooms are indicators of marine ecosystem health. Thus, their monitoring is a key component of effective management of coastal and oceanic resources and Earth observation offers a significant contribution to this activity. More particularly, Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) imagery provides continuous, high frequency water quality monitoring of coastal waters.
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for ocean colour monitoring. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology for the detection and mapping of phytoplankton blooms.
You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.