ARSET – Overview of SeaDAS 8.4.1 for the Processing, Analysis, and Visualization of Optical Remote Sensing Data for Water Quality Monitoring

SeaDAS software, developed by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), is used in the processing, analysis, and visualization of satellite images. SeaDAS uses OBPG algorithms to produce water quality data and can be used to obtain water quality parameters from current optical sensors such as OLI (Operational Land Imager), MSI (MultiSpectral Instrument), OLCI (Ocean and Land Colour Instrument), VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite), and MODIS (MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer). SeaDAS can also be used to apply atmospheric correction and obtain remote sensing reflectance at the water surface level from these sensors.

This two-hour training will provide an overview and demonstration of the latest version of SeaDAS 8.4.1, which is  useful for remote sensing of water quality monitoring. This training will also serve as a prerequisite for future ARSET training on remote sensing of water quality.


Prerequisite for Windows Users

In order to run SeaDAS 8.4.1 on a Windows machine, please see instructions here to install Docker, and follow this tutorial (time range 21.58 – 36.53 minutes).