Sharing Great Lakes remote sensing data through integrated web portals

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A larger number of remote sensing products derived from satellite, aerial, and other platforms has become available for the Great Lakes region in recent year. The Michigan Tech Research Institute has been working with the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, and other sponsors to make it easier for scientists, the public, agencies, and other stakeholders to visualize and access these products. The Great Lakes Data Portal, myGLOS, Great Lakes Coastwach, and the MTRI Water Remote Sensing site are all web portals that can integrate and display remote sensing data for the region. MTRI-created data sets such as lake-specific chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, suspended minerals, and harmful algal bloom maps have been made accessible and are being shared through more of these sites, including through web mapping services to provide a common, authoritative source for the data.

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© 2016 International Association for Great Lakes Research. Publisher's version of record: http://iaglr.org/conference/downloads/2016_abstracts.pdf

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IAGLR 59th Annual Conference