SS3.03 Recent Advances in Coastal and River Plume Remote Sensing
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Location: Poster Session - VCC
 
AuerCL, NOAA/NOS/Caostal Ocean Program, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, carol.auer@noaa.gov
 
REMOTE SENSING IN THE RESEARCH SPONSORED BY NOAA'S COASTAL OCEAN PROGRAM
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NOAA's Coastal Ocean Program (COP) is an internationally recognized federal-academic partnership, which conducts competitive, peer-reviewed programs that provide scientific information to assist decision makers to meet the challenges of managing our Nation's coastal resources. COP supports long-term research projects that encompass and integrate the natural sciences, social sciences, resource economics, and resource management applications. Its aim is to create near-term and continuous improvements in environmental decisions affecting the coastal ocean and its resources. Use and development of the most up to date remote sensing and technology tools is an integral part of most of COP sponsored research. Research is currently underway to improve existing techniques, and develop new applications of satellite and other imagery to monitor and track water clarity, sediment plumes, harmful algal blooms, and ocean features important to fisheries productivity. Improved techniques for watershed and habitat monitoring are also being developed. This presentation will highlight the use of remote sensing technology tools in current COP sponsored research.