Monitoring water quality in Darwin Harbour and the Van Diemen Gulf using remote sensing
Dr David Blondeau-Patissier
- Satellite oceanography using the Envisat and Sentinels satellite missions (European Space Agency)
- Water quality monitoring and marine optics
David joined RIEL early 2012 as a NAMRA post-doctoral research fellow (March 2012- March 2015), working on the monitoring of water quality and phytoplankton blooms in Darwin Harbour and the Van Diemen Gulf using ocean colour satellite data and marine optics. Retaining an Honorary Research position with RIEL, David is now with the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere flagship Aquatic Remote Sensing team (Dutton Park, Brisbane).
Current projects include:
- oil pollution detection and monitoring around Australia's coastline with the Sentinels satellites,
- water quality monitoring in the coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Australia