[robotics-worldwide] ASLO (8-13 July) Session invitation: Automated Technologies for Freshwater Bio-Monitoring
cedric.pradalier at mavt.ethz.ch
Mon Jan 30 14:29:07 PST 2012
I would like to draw your attention to our special session *SS24: Automated
Technologies for Freshwater Bio-Monitoring* of the 2012 ASLO Aquatic Sciences
Meeting and to invite you to submit an abstract. Although the meeting will focus
on aquatic sciences, this special session will focus on *robotic technologies
for freshwater monitoring*.
This session intends to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together
biologists, oceanographers and robotic engineers to share information and ideas
about extended monitoring of fresh-water systems over multiple spatial and
temporal scales (see below for the session summary).
The meeting is organized by the Association for Sciences of Limnology and
Oceanography (ASLO), which is a leading professional organization for
researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, best known for its
highly rated research journals. To date, the ASLO has more than 3,800 members
from 58 countries (more on http://aslo.org/).
This particular meeting will take place at Lake Biwa, Japan, just before the
Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2012) conference (also in Japan). If you're
working in the field of environment monitoring (and not yet living in Japan),
there is a good opportunity to attend both events with a single trip to Japan.
The*abstract submission deadline is March 1^st *, and the meeting will be held
on***8-13 July 2012*. Online submission procedures and more details can be found
on the conference website: http://aslo.org/meetings/japan2012/.
Please feel free to distribute this information to people you think might be
We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can join the conference,
*SS24: Automated Technologies for Freshwater Bio-Monitoring
Marie-Eve Garneau, Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich,
me.garneau at gmail.com <mailto:me.garneau at gmail.com>; Stefan Bertilsson, Dept. of
Ecology & Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala University, stebe at ebc.uu.se
<mailto:stebe at ebc.uu.se>; Cedric Pradalier, Autonomous Systems Lab, Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, cedric.pradalier at mavt.ethz.ch
<mailto:cedric.pradalier at mavt.ethz.ch>, François Pomerleau,
francois.pomerleau at mavt.ethz.ch
<mailto:francois.pomerleau at mavt.ethz.ch>, Systems Lab, Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology (ETH) Zurich
While oceanic observation networks are being increasingly developed around the
world, remote sensing technologies and automated robotics systems have received
less attention for freshwater research. This session addresses
multi-disciplinary studies for extended monitoring of fresh-water systems over
multiple spatial and temporal scales. Such technologies are urgently needed for
improved understanding and management of the world's freshwater resources, which
face increasing demands for drinking water while at the same time experiencing
accelerated eutrophication, the rising occurrence of harmful cyanobacterial
blooms, and the impacts of rapid climate change. The session aims at grouping
presentations that investigate aspects of these critical topics using *(1)
remote sensing technologies, from microscale biosensors and imagery to
large-scale observation networks; (2) autonomous sampling systems, including
underwater vehicles, autonomous surface vessels and automated fixed platforms;
and (3) automated data acquisition techniques, as well as computational tools
and interpolation methods used to analyze large environmental datasets.
*Researchers in oceanography as well as limnology are invited to contribute to
this session on the application of advanced research and monitoring technologies
to lakes and reservoirs.
Dr. Cedric Pradalier
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