Advances in combining optical citizen observations on water quality with satellite observations as part of an environmental monitoring system

Timo Pyhälahti, Timo Toivanen, Kari Kallio, Marko Järvinen, Matthieu Molinier, Sampsa Koponen, Ville Kotovirta, Cheng Yuan Peng, Saku Anttila, Marnix Laanen, Matti Lindholm

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Abstract

Citizen observations, environmental data gathered by volunteers without professional observation capabilities, have been extensively used for Finnish water quality monitoring tasks. Recently, mobile smartphones and their digital cameras have enabled more direct measurements of transparency related water quality variables with inexpensive technology suitable for volunteers. These "Secchi3000" ideas of measurement technology by viewing known targets through multiple viewing path lengths within measured water were used to develop an iQwtr measurement device for water transparency related citizen observations. Past experiences with crowdsourcing and use of in situ water transparency data with satellite observations are reviewed and future challenges outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages5395-5398
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7929-5, 978-1-4799-7928-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 26 Jul 201531 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015
Abbreviated titleIGARSS
CountryItaly
CityMilano
Period26/07/1531/07/15

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Keywords

  • Citizen Observations
  • crowdsourcing
  • water quality
  • satellite EO
  • measurement equipments

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Pyhälahti, T., Toivanen, T., Kallio, K., Järvinen, M., Molinier, M., Koponen, S., ... Lindholm, M. (2015). Advances in combining optical citizen observations on water quality with satellite observations as part of an environmental monitoring system. In 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (pp. 5395-5398). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327055
Pyhälahti, Timo ; Toivanen, Timo ; Kallio, Kari ; Järvinen, Marko ; Molinier, Matthieu ; Koponen, Sampsa ; Kotovirta, Ville ; Peng, Cheng Yuan ; Anttila, Saku ; Laanen, Marnix ; Lindholm, Matti. / Advances in combining optical citizen observations on water quality with satellite observations as part of an environmental monitoring system. 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. pp. 5395-5398
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Advances in combining optical citizen observations on water quality with satellite observations as part of an environmental monitoring system. / Pyhälahti, Timo; Toivanen, Timo; Kallio, Kari; Järvinen, Marko; Molinier, Matthieu; Koponen, Sampsa; Kotovirta, Ville; Peng, Cheng Yuan; Anttila, Saku; Laanen, Marnix; Lindholm, Matti.

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Pyhälahti T, Toivanen T, Kallio K, Järvinen M, Molinier M, Koponen S et al. Advances in combining optical citizen observations on water quality with satellite observations as part of an environmental monitoring system. In 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2015. p. 5395-5398 https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327055