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)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    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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    environmental monitoring
    transparency
    monitoring system
    water quality
    water
    monitoring
    observation satellite
    citizen

    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). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 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). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 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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