Program Overview

GLEON 21.5 Virtual Meeting, 19-22 October 2020


Here is a current version GLEON 21.5 Program:

Program Overview

Day 1: Monday, 19 October 2020, 08:00 - 13:10 EDT | 12:00 - 17:10 GMT

  • Opening Plenary - Lisette de Senerpont Domis and Bas Ibelings
  • Introduction to Working Groups - Peter Isles and Giovanna Flaim
  • Networking Activity - GLEON Student Association (GSA)
  • Plenary Talk and Panel Discussion: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) organized by the Committee for inClusive Collaboration (CCC).
    Plenary Speaker: Jeni Cross, Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Colorado State University. Panelists: Oxana Erina, Lecturer, Moscow State University, Russia; Cintia Piccolo, Senior Researcher CONICET, Argentine Institute of Oceanography, Argentina and Emeritus Professor Universidad Nacional del Sur; Sarika Kumari Sharma, Doctoral Student, Syracuse University, USA; and Sven Teurlincx, Project Manager, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), The Netherlands.
  • Poster Session via VoiceThread (open all week, see below for Book of Abstracts) - GSA Posters Subcommittee

Day 2: Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 07:00 - 12:05 EDT | 11:00 - 16:05 GMT

  • Day Opening - Lisette de Senerpont Domis and Bas Ibelings
  • Plenary Talk and Q&A: Dr. Anne Poelina, Managing Director of Madjulla Incorporated, is a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia.
    Title: Warloongarriy Law: Living Waters, First Law
    Abstract: Dr. Poelina will show a 20-min film
    Warloongarriy First Law (Living Waters, Law First) and then participate in a Q&A session.
  • Plenary Talk and Q&A: Dr. Catherine O'Reilly, Associate Professor of Geology, Illinois State University.
    Title: Advancing Science Through Research on African Lakes.
  • Training: Facilitation and Participation in Productive Working Groups: This training will be led by CCC member Facundo Scordo and address what makes for a productive working group. We will review the different roles and expectations in working groups and address facilitation strategies for moderators and facilitators. Lastly, we will provide recommendations for best practices for online working groups.
  • Working Group Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Session and Lightning Talk Viewing via Voice Thread (open all week) | Ad hoc Meeting Time (self-organized, breakout rooms available in the main meeting space)

Day 3: Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 07:00 - 11:20 EDT | 11:00 - 15:20 GMT

  • Poster Session and Lightning Talk Viewing via Voice Thread (open all week) | Ad hoc Meeting Time (self-organized, breakout rooms available in the main meeting space)
  • Day Opening - Lisette de Senerpont Domis and Bas Ibelings
  • Plenary Talk and Q&A: Dr. Mengyuan Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS).
    High-frequency monitoring of water quality in Qiandaohu, a large and deep drinking source reservoir in China.
    Abstract: As a national protected, key drinking water source for China’s Yangtze River Delta Region, Qiandaohu (Xin’anjiang Reservoir) serves at least ten million people. Qiandaohu has a water area of 580 km2, an average depth of 30 m (108m at the deepest). The water quality appeared to be great most of the time, but in recent years slight bloom occurred in part of the reservoir. We set high frequency monitoring buoy to determine physical-chemical indicators at the upstream monitoring station, and determined nutrient concentrations in the lab. By using the large number of high-frequency sensor and manual monitoring data, we established regression equations connecting high-frequency sensor data (i.e. Chl-a, water temperature, conductivity…) and key water quality parameters (TN, TP, DOC…).
  • Plenary Talk and Q&A: Dr. Facundo Scordo, Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (IADO), Argentina - Sensing the Americas Freshwater Ecosystem Risk from Climate Change (SAFER) Project
  • Working Group Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Activity - CCC

Day 4: Thursday, 22 October 2020, 07:00 - 12:10 EDT | 11:00 - 16:10 GMT

  • Poster Session and Lightning Talk Viewing via Voice Thread (open all week) | Ad hoc Meeting Time (self-organized, breakout rooms available in the main meeting space)
  • Day Opening - Lisette de Senerpont Domis and Bas Ibelings
  • Plenary Talk: Dr. Harry Kolar, Jefferson Project at Lake George, USA
    Applications of High Frequency Environmental Data from a Smart Sensor Network: The Jefferson Project at Lake George
    Abstract: The Jefferson Project at Lake George is a multiyear collaborative research project between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research, and The FUND for Lake George, a lake protection group. The project is focused on understanding water quality changes in an oligotrophic lake that have been elucidated through a multidecadal longitudinal water sampling study. The project is in its sixth year and over fifty sensor platforms have been deployed with intelligent IoT technology. The sensor network is coupled to an operational modeling system that provides daily forecasts for high resolution weather, hydrology, and hydrodynamics for the lake and associated catchment. A project overview will be presented with recent findings. 
  • Plenary Talk: Dr. Damien Bouffard, Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
    Title: Datalakes, a data platform for lakes.

    Abstract: Predicting the evolution of freshwater systems is the impetus of many limnologists. Technological developments have opened countless ways to investigate lakes, with the drawback that scientists are today overwhelmed by data. Efficiently utilizing the benefits of present-day data and technology requires optimizing the way data is collected, shared and reused to insure reproducibility after the end of the project’s timeframe. With the recent development of an in-situ floating laboratory on Lake Geneva (, we identified the need for an user-friendly web based open access data platform to foster scientific data exchange: The Datalakes platform, a fully open access sensor-to-front end data platform, incorporates continuous acquisition, storage, curation, patching, visualization, and extraction frameworks of environmental data and products (in-situ, remote sensing and hydrodynamic models), together with an accessible online interface for data visualization and products extraction.
  • Open Data Discussion - Lisette de Senerpont Domis and Bas Ibelings
  • Networking Activity: 1st International Limnology Olympics - CCC
  • World Café - CCC
  • Working Group Report Back
  • Wrap up and Meeting Survey

More details about and updates to the G21.5 Program during the week of 19-22 October will be posted to this webpage. Please check back.

GLEON 21.5 Workshops

Four workshops are being offered in association with the G21.5 Virtual Meeting. Attendees can indicate interest in workshops on their registration form, and then organizers will reach out to schedule a date and time for those who are interested in participating in the workshop. Visit the Workshop page for more information:

Virtual Meeting Technologies

GLEON will be using a variety of technologies during the G21.5 Virtual Meeting, including Slack (for interactive dialogue), VoiceThread (for hosting the poster session, lightning talks and other presentations), Cisco WebEx (for the plenary sessions) and Zoom (for workshops and possibly other sessions). The GSA communications committee has set-up a Technical Support (#technical-support) channel on Slack to provide information and help answer questions about virtual meeting technologies, including an article and "how to" video about how to use Slack. 

Book of Abstracts

Updated: 21 October 2020

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