Earth Observation of Inland and Coastal waters, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Phytoplankton ecologist specialised in remote sensing of inland water quality. His team at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) produce global climate data records of lake water quality for the European Space Agency and run the operational global-scale lake water quality observation service in the Copernicus Land programme used to report on SDG6. Stefan has a keen interest in connecting local knowledge of water systems and pollution to the satellite view, using technological innovation and citizen science, to support management and conservation of freshwater resources.
Session Organizer: Municipality of Quito - Clever Cities, USFQ - Tomorrow's Cities
Session Description: In Quito, rough estimates foresee an increase in droughts and heavy rainfall, combined with the accelerated growth of the city, much of it informal, over a topography and soil characteristics that will make morphoclimatic events such as alluvium, mass movements, and floods more frequent and above all affect the growing population more severely, especially the most socio-economically vulnerable strata settled in informal neighbourhoods. Read more