Lake Hume Project
This joint project with colleagues in CSIRO Land and Water seeks to provide water managers with an “early warning system” for timely response to minimize public exposure and risk.
ROAM – Biovis
This project will develop a marine biogeochemical modelling capability within the ROAM modelling system.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
This collaborative project with the scientific staff of Melbourne Water aims to integrate satellite remote sensing data of the distribution of chlorophyll and other characteristic molecules in ponds (the individual ponds are large enough to be easily visible from space), with local sensors of surface phytoplankton concentration, and the aquatic modelling capabilities of our colleagues in CSIRO Land and Water.
The Pacific Blue Carbon Program
This work is collaboration between O&A and L&W colleagues and relevant technical agencies to support the use of datacube technologies for measurement of habitat extent and change detection of mangrove forests and seagrass meadows.
Eye on Water – Australia
A citizen science project commencing in July 2017 aims to use measurements of water colour to understand changes in water quality.
PrimeWater – Horizon 2020 project
PrimeWater will establish a complete value chain linking science with the water business sector, ensuring the co-development of products and services through continuous and efficient interaction and communication with water professionals across the globe and in-depth analysis of the intrinsic barriers for the wide market uptake of EO-enabled services in the water sector.
Marine oil spills detection and monitoring in the Great Barrier Reef
Using the Sentinel satellites from the Copernicus Programme – demonstration with Sentinel-1 SAR.
Digital earth observation based solution for coastal water quality.
Water quality degradation due to climate and anthropogenic changes is a common challenge in both South-East Asian and Australian estuarine and coastal waters.
Inland Water Quality Project
CSIRO has developed an adaptive linear matrix inversion (aLMI) model which can retrieve optically active water quality variables: chlorophyll, non-algal particulates (sediments) and coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM) (Brandon et al, 2012).
High-Frequency and High-Resolution Surface Solar Irradiation Assessment
Australia is a solar energy resource rich country. It has the highest unit area available solar energy in the world, with an annual total available solar energy of 16×10^15 KWh, 10 thousand times the annual national energy requirement.