P3.30s Using space-based Earth Observation to map Australia’s kelp forests for a stronger Blue Carbon economy

Next Generation Earth Observation Data Services

Gillian Rowan, The University of Queensland

The proposed research will address SmartSat’s Water and Environmental Management research priority by developing tools upon which further coastal and climate change research can be based and producing actionable data for use in climate and economic policy decisions. Specifically, it will contribute towards fulfilling the AquaWatch mission goal of monitoring the quality of Australia’s coastal waters.