High-Latitude Aquatic Remote Sensing Using High-Resolution Sensors

Wes Moses March 7, 2022

Special Session on Arctic Aquatic Remote Sensing at Pecora 22:

 We invite you to submit abstracts to a special session at Pecora 22 (https://pecora22.org/) – a conference commemorating 50 years of data and service from the Landsat satellite missions. The focus of this session is remote sensing of the coastal Arctic aquatic ecosystem, including lakes, rivers, estuaries, and the ocean along the coastal regions of the Arctic using high-resolution data.

Please send abstracts by 15 Apr via e-mail to Bruce Quirk (quirk@usgs.gov), with a Cc to  wesley.moses@nrl.navy.mil

The following are some relevant details:

 Conference Name: Pecora22 (https://pecora22.org/)

 Conference Dates: 23 – 27 Oct 2022

Conference Venue: Denver, CO

Meeting Format: In-person, with an option for virtual presentation but not mere virtual attendance (i.e., cannot attend virtually if not presenting)

 Special Session Title: High-Latitude Aquatic Remote Sensing Using High-Resolution Sensors

Session Conveners: Wesley J. Moses, Steven G. Ackleson, and Cara Wilson

Session Theme: Exploring the State of the Art


The coastal Arctic Ocean is undergoing rapid physical and ecological changes as a result of a warming climate.  Shorelines are continually changing due to coastal erosion caused by thawing permafrost. Increased sunlight penetration into the water column due to thinning of the ice layer and influx of nutrients into the coastal ocean from riverine transport of materials released from thawing permafrost are affecting primary production and causing disruptions to the food chain in ways that lead to changes in migration patterns of organisms at higher trophic levels.  The high spatial resolution afforded by spaceborne sensors such as the Landsat series, Sentinel-2, and WorldView-2/3 and the emergence of autonomous airborne sensing systems provide an effective means of documenting and monitoring key lacustrine, riverine, estuarine, and coastal properties and processes affecting the coastal Arctic ecosystem, such as sediment and dissolved matter transport, shoreline erosion, sea ice distribution and dynamics, and phytoplankton biomass.  We encourage presentations of studies involving the use of high-spatial-resolution multispectral and hyperspectral imagery to address these and other environmental issues pertaining to the coastal Arctic ecosystem in a rapidly changing climate.  Time-series studies involving historical datasets, investigations that integrate data from multiple in situ and remote sensors, and applications of innovative techniques for retrieving biophysical properties of water are especially welcomed.

 Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 Apr 2022; Send abstracts via e-mail to Bruce Quirk (quirk@usgs.gov), with a Cc to wesley.moses@nrl.navy.mil.

 Important Note: When submitting your abstract, please explicitly state that you are submitting to the above special session.

 Contact Information: wesley.moses@nrl.navy.mil; steven.ackleson@nrl.navy.mil; cara.wilson@noaa.gov



Wes Moses, Steve Ackleson, and Cara Wilson 

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