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Introduction

Points to address here:

  • Use of EO data

  • Challenges in using EO data

  • What we try to achieve in here

In recent years, there has been a heightened interest in monitoring inland water quality, as rapid changes in human activity have been linked to rising eutrophication levels and increased silting. Decision makers have also noted the importance of monitoring networks, and water monitoring networks are starting to be deployed by governments, their growth occurring in parallel to legislation on water quality. While these networks are a positive development, they are not ubiquitous, limited both in space and in time. Earth Observation (EO) data in the optical domain has proven useful (e.g.