Extending Great Lakes remote sensing products to stakeholders through GLOS, Coastwatch, and custom portals

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Our research team has been working closely with the Great Lakes Observing System and NOAA Great Lakes Coastwatch to make derived remote sensing products for the region more widely available. Through a combination of custom portals, standardized data sharing methods, appropriate metadata, and useful symbolization, these data have become more available over the past year. At MTRI's "Satellite-Derived Great Lakes Remote Sensing" portal (http://www.greatlakesremotesensing.org/), MTRI Color Producing Agent Algorithm (CPA-A) products such as chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, and suspended minerals can be viewed for the satellite cloud-free season (usually April - October). An approval process is underway with NOAA to make these data available for display and download through the Great Lakes Coastwatch node. The new GLOS Data Portal has been working through its Data Management and Communications (DMAC) committee to make the most recent natural color, temperature, chlorophyll data available, along with recent Ranger III ship-based data and optical properties information. Through this collaboration, Great Lakes decision makers, researchers, the public, and other stakeholders have greater access to critical regional data derived from remote sensing data sources.

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© 2014 The authors.

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IAGLR 57th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research