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Project documents

GLaSS flyer - version February 2016

GLaSS policy brief - version February 2016

GLaSS-S3VT introduction presentation of the GLaSS-S3VT team

GLaSS inland water protocols

GLaSS Final report

Deliverable reports

Data, algorithms and tools

Deliverable 3.1: Initial test datasets

Deliverable 3.2: Atmospheric correction harmonisation

Deliverable 3.3: Optical pre-classification method

Deliverable 3.4: Adapted water quality algorithms

Deliverable 3.5 Automatic ROI & time series generation tool

Deliverable 3.6 Data mining BEAM module

The OWT tool (D3.3) and the prediction tool (D3.6) are available as plugin in the BEAM software


Deliverable 4.2 Validation report for nearby lakes

Deliverable 4.3 Validation report for European lakes (HYPE model)

Global Lakes case studies

Deliverable 5.1 Selection of case study lakes based on Socio Economic context;

Deliverable 5.2 Shallow lakes with high eutrophication and potentially toxic algae;

Deliverable 5.3 Deep clear lakes with increasing eutrophication;

Deliverable 5.4 Shallow lakes with low transparency due to sediment resuspension;

Deliverable 5.5 Boreal lakes case study results;

Deliverable 5.6 Mine tailing ponds;

Deliverable 5.7 Water Framework Directive reporting case studies;


The core system is accessible via this url

The in situ data of GLaSS is (in the process of being) submitted to LIMNADES

The simulated data (D3.1) is available on request.

Scientific publications

Alikas, K., Kangro, K. Randoja, R. Philipson, P., Asuküll, E., Pisek, J., Reinart, A., 2015. Satellite based products for monitoring optically complex inland waters in support of EU Water Framework Directive. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(17), 4446 - 4468.

Alikas, Krista; Kratzer, Susanne; Reinart, Anu; Kauer, Tuuli; Paavel, Birgot., 2015. Robust remote sensing algorithms to derive the diffuse attenuation coefficient for lakes and coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 13, 402 - 415.

Broszeit, A. (2015): Assessing long-term inland water quality using satellite imagery: A feasibility and validation study of different lake types. Master thesis Julius-Maximilian University Würzburg

Di Nicolantonio W., Cazzaniga I., Cacciari A., Bresciani M., Giardino C., 2015. Synergy of multi-spectral and multi-sensors satellite observations to evaluate desert aerosol transport and impact of dust deposition on inland waters: study case of Lake Garda. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 095980-1 Vol. 9.

Giardino, C., Bresciani, M.,Stroppiana, D., Oggioni, A., Morabito, G. (2014). Optical remote sensing of lakes: an overview on Lake Maggiore. Journal of Limnology 73(s1): 201-214. DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2014.817

Giardino, C., Bresciani, M., Cazzaniga, I., Schenk, K., Rieger, P., Braga, F., Matta, E., Brando, V.E., 2014. Evaluation of Multi-Resolution Satellite Sensors for Assessing Water Quality and Bottom Depth of Lake Garda. Sensors 14, 24116-24131; Doi:10.3390/s141224116

Lenstra W.K., Hahn-Woernle L., Matta E., Bresciani M., Giardino C., Salmaso N., Musanti M., Fila G., Uittenbogaard R., Genseberger M., van der Woerd H.J. & Dijkstra H.A., 2014. Diurnal variation of turbulence-related quantities in Lake Garda, Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 5:2, 184-203, DOI: 10.1080/19475721.2014.971870.

Matta E., Bresciani M., Giardino C., Boggero A., Use of satellite and in-situ reflectance data for lake water color characterization in the Everest Himalayan Region. Submitted in July 2015 to ‘Mountain research and Development’.

Alikas, K., Kangro, K., Randoja, R., Asuküll, E., Reinart, A. 2014. Satelliidi-info kasutamise võimalused veekogude seisundi määramiseks Eesti suurtes järvedes. Anne Aan, Kirke Narusk (Toim.). Kaugseire Eestis 2014 (59 - 68).Keskkonnaagentuur (In Estonian) (Popular science article)

Marieke A. Eleveld, Ana B. Ruescas, Annelies Hommersom, Timothy S. Moore, Steef W. M. Peters, and Carsten Brockmann. An Optical Classification Tool for Global Lake Waters. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 420; doi:10.3390/rs9050420


GLaSS Newsletter 1, Juni 2014

GLaSS Newsletter 2, December 2014

GLaSS Newsletter 3, June 2015

GLaSS Newsletter 4, December 2015

GLaSS Newsletter 5, April 2016

Other documents

Presentation Evaluating the Feasibility of Systematic Inland Water Quality - Monitoring with Satellite Remote Sensing by Advisory Board member Prof. Dekker