CERTO scientists participate in many events to showcase the developments in the CERTO project and collaborate with other initiatives. See below for where you can hear about the latest CERTO research.

Forthcoming events

10-14 October 2021. CERTO presentation. Satellite-based technologies for Earth surface study and monitoring session. Balkan Geophysical Society Congress. Co-chaired by Adriana Maria Constantinescu (CERTO/GeoEcoMar) and Sorin Constantin (TERRASIGNA). Registration open.

6-9 September 2021.
Special CERTO session - 0062: Integrating in situ data, models and Earth Observation towards coastal sustainable management. ECSA 58 & EMECS 13 Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene. Chaired by Eirini Polity (CERTO), Sebastian Ferse (CERTO), Ángel Pérez-Rufaza (Univ. Murcia), Georg Umgiesser (ISMAR-CNR), Valerie Cummins (Univ. College Cork). Registration and abstract submission open.


Past events

31 May - 25 June 2021. EUMETSAT training course: Using the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Ocean Applications. Deadline for applications 7 May 2021.

25 June 2021. Special CERTO session - SS64: Addressing challenges in monitoring water quality using Earth Observation in transistional waters. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Chaired by Eirini Politi (CERTO), Vittorio Brando (CERTO), Diana Vaiciute (Klaipeda University) and Badr El Mahrad (University of Algarve). Registration open. Presentations will include:

CEST 12:00-13:00

  • Transistional waters covered by the Copernicus High Resolution Coastal Service
  • Results from the CoastObs project
  • Development of water quality indicators for transistional waters using Sentinel data
  • A standardized flexible tool for investigation and application of fuzzy clustering in transistional water colour remote sensing
CEST 17:30-18:30
  • Long-term estuarine water clarity from satellite remote sensing reflectance
  • Tackling the challenges for accurate red tide quanitification from space in nearshore areas
  • Hot moments and hotspots of cyanobacterial hyperblooms in the Curonian Lagoon revealed by remote sensing-based retrospective analysis
  • Optical water types of transitional systems
  • Optimising atmospheric correction in transistional waters

17 June 2021. CERTO - Operational remote sensing water quality products to suit the continuum of transitional waters. Presentation by Eirini Politi. Inaugural International Workshop on Intermittent Estuaries in a Changing Climate. Online. Recording available on YouTube.

30 April 2021. Copernicus Evolution Research for harmonised and Transitional-water Observation (CERTO) - progress. Presentation by Steve Groom. GEO AquaWatch webinar. Online.

17 March 2021. Standards/services and tools used by the remote sensing WQ community: the CERTO project. Presentation by Steve Groom at the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group water quality data seminar. Online.

29 January 2021. Aquaculture and water quality: Sines case study. Presentation by Vanda Brotas including reference to CERTO objectives. Copernicus meeting. Online.

13 January 2021. Environmental and climate changes in the Danube-Black Sea transition zone. Presentation by Adriana Constantinescu including reference to CERTO work. Space for Marine Environment webinar. Online.

14-15 December 2020. CERTO presentation by Steve Groom. Interreg ShareMED Capitalisation workshop. Online.

22-23 October 2020. Panel session on the creation of a new space KIC. Space Science for Societal Challenges. Online.

13-14 October 2020. CERTO – harmonising water quality products from oceans to freshwater. Presentation by Steve Groom. JNCC / EO4Water Copernicus Water Quality Workshop. Online. View presentation on YouTube.

21 May 2020. CERTO presentation. GEO Blue Planet Steering Committee Meeting. Online.

4 March 2020. CERTO presentation. Defra EO Centre of Excellence Implementation Group. Online.

3 March 2020. Uso de deteção Cor do Oceano na monitorização de zonas costeiras e estuarinas. Presentation by Vanda Brotas. Space, coastal zones and territorial monitoring. Lisbon, Portugal.

22 January 2020. Invited research seminar at the Helmholtz Zentrum Geeshacht, Germany.

20-24 January 2020. The H2020 CERTO project – Copernicus Evolution: Research for Harmonised Transitional Water Observation. Presentation at Eurolag 9 by Eirini Politi. Venice, Italy. See abstract on page 39.


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