FLUID represented at ALSO 2019 Aquatic Sciences meeting


Researcher from Institute for Environmental solutions Tuuli Soomets presented the results of the FLUID project at ALSO 2019 Aquatic Sciences meeting “PlanetWater Challenges and Success” in San Juan, Puerto Rico (23 February – 3 March 2019) in collaboration with Tartu Observatory Scientists. The oral presentation “Water quality changes in inland and coastal waters captured by satellites using optical water type guided approach” by K. Uudeberg, A. Arikas, T. Soomets, M. Randla, A. Ansper, A. Reinart studied the relations of optical water types and the specific bio-optical conditions in water. Because they have a distinct relationship, the different remote sensing reflectance spectra allows us to estimate spatial and temporal variation of OWT from satellite images. The FLUID project was conducting this research in 3 Latvian lakes.

You can view the slides of the presentation here.


A wealth of topics was discussed at the ALSO 2019 Aquatic Science meeting, many stemming from key areas of importance to the area itself at this crucial time – the role of science at the centre of all economic, societal and environmental recovery and development efforts, studies on renewable energy, environmental sustainability, clean water, and rebuilding and maintaining terrestrial ecosystems.

More about ALSO 2019 Aquatic Science meeting here.

The research is a part of the project “ICT-based remote sensing tool for retrieving water quality products for lake research and monitoring” (FLUID), No. Agreement with State Education Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia No. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and partly funded by State budget and the Institute for Environmental Solutions.

Find more about the FLUID project here.