Nordic Network for Aquatic Remote Sensing
Due to the global change of the environment and the strong human impact on natural water resources it is crucial to improve regular aquatic monitoring methods.
Remote sensing has the capability of “viewing” large water areas within seconds, and is therefore a very cost-effective method to monitor changes in aquatic ecosystems. Since water bodies often cross boundaries of different countries, remote sensing can add an international dimension to monitoring programs.
The network aims to:
- advance education for PhD students and young researchers, increase mobility and international experience
- establish a permanent PhD and research training course; organise common seminars/workshops for students and young researchers
- share expertise and define the most relevant common problems when applying remote sensing methods in Nordic conditions
- stimulate the application of new algorithms for the atmospheric correction for satellite images of Nordic water bodies (sea waters and lakes)
- share experience, data and instruments according to agreed conditions and rules
- improve exchange between scientists, users and service providers, including small/medium enterprises
- span the research and education across the whole seasonal cycle in Nordic waters, including the winter season
- create a Virtual Nordic Institute in Aquatic Remote Sensing