Safeguarding Australia’s freshwater and coastal resources
The goal of AquaWatch is to establish a comprehensive ground-to-space national water quality monitoring system to safeguard our freshwater and coastal resources and grow Australia’s high-tech space industry.
This will include an extensive network of Earth observation satellites and ground-based sensors placed throughout Australia’s rivers and waterways to manage the health of inland and coastal waters.
These sensors will work together with purpose-designed satellites to deliver real-time updates, predictive analytics and forecast warnings to water managers.
We have been working with collaborators from across industry, research and government to co-design this mission. This summary reflects the mission in development and will continue to evolve.