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Riverside Research Presents about Water-Lens

3 October 2016

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research company primarily supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC), presented at the Using Remote Sensing to Empower the Public to Address Water Pollution workshop, in Racine, WI, on 14-16 September.

Riverside Research was invited to support this workshop with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) to discuss the Water-Lens project. NGREC is a collaborative partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Illinois Natural History Survey, and Lewis and Clark Community College. They bring expertise in studying and monitoring natural resources of large rivers and their watersheds, providing essential information for the sustainable management of these ecosystems. Director of Modeling and Application Development, John Ploschnitznig, represented Riverside Research and addressed the use of satellites and multi/hyperspectral technology to monitor rivers and watersheds.

“In situ, water monitoring for America’s rivers has become more prevalent today,” said Ploschnitznig. “Riverside Research’s role is to help transition multi/hyperspectral sensors onto future small and nanosatellites and use this technology to monitor rivers and watersheds to assess their cleanliness performance.”

The workshop brought together non-profit organizations, scientists, and industry professionals to discuss the available tools for monitoring water quality in the US, using remote sensing data and how they might be better used to protect freshwater resources.


About Riverside Research

Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research for the benefit of the US government and in the public interest. Our not-for-profit status allows us to be independent, unbiased, and unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. This long-term view allows us to reinvest our earnings into the continuous development of our technical workforce and an open innovation approach to research. Our open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. With integrated, secure laboratories in Dayton, OH, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and New York City, NY, our Open Innovation Center conducts independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas delivering trusted solutions in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Radar, Electromagnetics, Cyber, Biomedical Engineering, Optics, Plasma, and Radio Frequency Systems. Learn more at

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