Satellite based monitoring system of lakes and wetlands water quality

  • Leblanc, Marc (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cartwright, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stagnitti, Frank (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Tweed, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sheldon, Rebecca (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Managing lakes and wetlands for anthropogenic and ecological demands requires a thorough knowledge of both present day water quality, and likely responses to land use and climate change over large regions. This research develops an operational monitoring system for lakes and wetlands water quality. Several satellite-based techniques are used to regularly map water quality parameters over catchments. Hydrochemical parameters are used to determine pollutant (salinity and nutrients) sources, and vulnerability of surface water due to groundwater influx. Integration of multiple techniques, and the regional application at a high resolution, are essential for the development of water resource management within Australia.
    Effective start/end date15/12/0614/12/09


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD223,020.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) (Victoria): AUD90,000.00
    • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) (Victoria)
    • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) (Victoria): AUD10,000.00
    • Monash University