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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals:
• Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
• Target 6.6: By 2030, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes