Curtin’s Remote Sensing & Satellite Research Group


RSSRG get their feet wet!
The 110E-line research voyage was carried out onboard R/V Investigator
May-June 2019
On 14th May, RSSRG (D. Antoine, C. Robinson and M. Slivkoff) and 30 other scientists boarded the CSIRO research vessel Investigator in Fremantle and embarked on a voyage to the eastern Indian Ocean. There, the research teams spent a month gathering data on the area’s marine ecosystem, to determine its physical and biogeochemical changes and any connections to climate change.
Antoine’s project is contributing to the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) – a comprehensive UNESCO science program that’s providing new information about the Indian Ocean’s currents, marine ecosystems and influence on climate.
The IIOE-2 is a vital scientific endeavour, given that in the past 50 years the surface layers of the eastern Indian Ocean have warmed by more than a degree. Since it commenced in 2015, the program has enhanced our understanding about heat and mass transport in and around the Indian Ocean, which is vital for predicting climate variability and change.

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Curtin Research & Development Committee Small Grant Awarded to RSSRG New funding grants to RSSRG, both from IMOS and JAXA Satellite Remote sensing day at Curtin
30 April 2019
March 2019
Postdoctoral Research Associate Charlotte Robinson has been awarded $29k by the Curtin University Faculty of Science & Engineering Research & Development Committee Small Grants Program to study carbon export potential in the Indian Ocean using advanced Equilibrator Inlet Mass Spectrometer Technology developed by collaborators at Duke University.

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March 2019
The Japanese space agency (JAXA) has selected our proposal for funding over 2019-2021, which is about calibration/validation activities for their GCOM-C/S-GLI mission
IMOS has granted a 3-year contract to RSSRG, who become now an integral part of the IMOS satellite ocean colour sub-facility


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April 2019
The RSSRG took the initiative to bring together Curtin staff who are active in the satelite remote sensing and Earth observation domains, for a brainstorming day.
The goal is to assess the capabilities and to discuss the opportunity to form an interest group in this domain at Curtin


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Annual PI meeting for the
GCOM-C JAXA mission
21-24 January 2019, Tokyo
IMOS annual planning meeting and
STAR Task team progress meeting
11-14 February 2019, Brisbane
EDTAS conference, Perth
5-6 March 2019
January 2019
D Antoine delivered a presentation on the progress of our activities under JAXA funding for the GCOM-C mission



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February 2019
RSSRG participated to the 2019 IMOS annual planning meeting and reported on progress of the work in the frame of the STAR Task team



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March 2019
The EDTAS conference was organised by Defence, and was a forum to discuss emerging space technologies in a number of domains. RSSRG was invited for their expertise in satellite Earth observation

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PERTH USASIA In-The-Zone conference
8 October 2018, Perth
Australia/IMOS BGC-Argo meeting BOUSSOLE gets 3 more years of support from the European Space Agency
October 2018
D Antoine gave a invited presentation at this event, about Making good use of satellite Earth observation for the country’s benefit



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November 2018
The Australia research community, in particular within IMOS, discussed the implementation of a BGC-Argo float network



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December 2018
The BOUSSOLE long-term time series (led from RSSRG in collaboration with CNRS, France) is going to continue operations under funding from ESA, at least until 2021, and before transition to Copernicus funding is arranged

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IMOS future planning meeting,
4-5 September 2018, Melbourne
NEW IMOS STAR TASK TEAM New RSSRG members
September 2018
The IMOS community gathered for a meeting discussing future planning
The RSSRG take an active part in these discussions



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September 2018
A new "task team" has been set up by IMOS
This one is called State and Trends of Australia's oceans Report Task Team. RSSRG is involved in determining long-term trends of chlorophyll around Australia

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October 2018
Owen Giersch and Helen Chedzey join RSSRG as post-doctoral Research Associates




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Earth observations for Water-Related Applications, 28-29 March 2018, ANU Canberra IOCCG SUMMER LECTURE SERIES 2018, VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER, FRANCE 1st face-to-face meeting of the EOA steering committee, Brisbane
March 2018
ANU (Canberra) organised a community workshop around water remote sensing. Objectives were to assess the current state of the art in Australia regarding the use of EO for water-related applications, including water management, economic production, natural hazards and scientific research; to dentify EO investment priorities to meet future data requirements; and to determine where among these priorities Australia appears to have a competitive R&D advantage
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June/July 2018
RSSRG actively participated to the 2018 IOCCG Summer Lecture Series (Lectures and practicals delivered by D. Antoine and M. Slivkoff). The International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Summer Lecture Series is dedicated to high-level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing. Since 2012, these advanced training courses have taken place every two years during the summer months, and are held at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) in Villefranche-sur-Mer
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August 2018
D. Antoine participated to the first face-to-face meeting of the EOA steering committee
EOA provides a coordinating point for all people in Australia using earth observation data (data derived from images collected using satellite, airborne or any other remote technology platform).




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ADDITIONAL DEPLOYMENTS OF THE TETHIS PROFILER OFF ROTTNEST ISLAND 2018 IMOS ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING, HOBART 23rd IOCCG ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING, ROME
February 2018
The Tethis profiler was redeployed from 16th February 2018, and actually stayed at sea until 23rd May 2018

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February 2018
RSSRG actively participated to the 2018 IMOS annual planning meeting, as done since 2014


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March 2018
D. Antoine participated to the 2018 annual IOCCG committee meeting, as past Chair and to report on past and upcoming training activities

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RSSRG at the AquaFLUO-II workshop in SYDNEY RSSRG AT THE 2017 WAMSI SCIENCE CONFERENCE INITIAL DATA FROM THE TETHIS PROFILER
December 2017
the AquaFLUO-II followed the chlorophyll fluorescence in aquatic sciences, an international conference held in Nové Hrady in 2007 in the former Czechoslovakia. This conference brings together specialists of plant fluorescence

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November 2017
RSSRG was involved in a number of WAMSI-funded projects, whose final results were presented at this WAMSI science conference in Perth

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November 2017
The Tethis profiler, deployed off Rottnest island, has started to generate initial data sets

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PHYTOPLANKTON AROUND AUSTRALIA, FROM ESA's SENTINEL3-OLCI RSSRG AT THE AMSA 2017 CONFERENCE RSSRG AT THE IOCS2017 MEETING
September 2017
RSSRG has developed a data processing capability, taking advantage of the availability of the Sentinel3/OLCI Level1 products from the Australia Copernicus data hub

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July 2017
We were invited to give a talk on remote sensing at the 2017 AMSA conference in Darwin (NT), and also contributed a poster on the IMOS Radiometry task team work

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May 2017
RSSRG was attending the 3rd International Ocean Color Science Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, with a number of posters and active participation in the breakout sessions

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DORJI ET AL. Plos ONE 2017 ACE EXPEDITION COMPLETED INITIAL THETIS PROFILER DEPLOYMENT
April 2017
One of our recent publications in Plos ONE tells you about the impact of the spatial resolution of satellite remote sensing sensors in the quantification of total suspended sediment concentration

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March 2017
Nina Schuback and Charlotte Robinson came back from the 3-month Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition to which RSSRG took part. This research voyage was unique and not without some challenges!

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March 2017
The Thetis profiler system (ARC LIEF grant) has been deployed off Rottnest island for the first time after it was commissionned by the manufacturer in late 2016


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ESA's FRM4SOC PROJECT IMOS 2017 ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING 22nd IOCCG ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING
February 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has set up the "Fiducial Reference Measurements For Satellite Ocean Color" (FRM4SOC) project in 2016, to which we take part, bringing our expertise in field measurements of optical and radiometric quantities, and our experience in satellite calibration/validation activities
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January 2017
We took part to the 2017 IMOS Annual planning meeting that was held in Perth, to report on our work with the "Radiometry task Team", and to further our interaction with the IMOS community



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January 2017
The RSSRG has been involved with the IOCCG for many years, and we were pleased to have the 2017 annual committee meeting in Perth this year




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