Isabel Caballero de Frutos

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Isabel Caballero

Remote sensing, oceanography, coastal management, water quality, climate change.

What I do



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Dr. Isabel Caballero de Frutos is a full-time Post-Doc researcher working as Principal Investigator of the Sen2Coast Project in the Ecosystems and Oceanography Research Group at the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN-CSIC). Her research line is broadly focused on applying remote sensing techniques and cutting-edge science to study aquatic environments, including wetland, estuarine, inland, coastal and offshore ecosystems, to improve understanding of marine processes and support coastal management. Thanks to a postdoctoral award of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering, Isabel Caballero worked at NOAA (2017-2019) under the supervision of Dr. Richard P. Stumpf. Currently, Dr. Caballero is implementing methodologies for the application of the Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 fleet of the European Copernicus programme to improve coastal monitoring, specifically water quality and sea bottom mapping. Dr. Caballero aims at highlighting the promising capability of this enhanced information to support cost-effective management for innovative Earth Observation initiatives focused on studying the response of estuarine and coastal ecosystems to global change. Dr. Caballero has received numerous scholarships by ESA and NASA to attend international training courses. Her scientific production to date is summarized in 30 peer-reviewed publications indexed in the JCR-SCI. She is the author or co-author of several non-SCI publications,  proceedings and chapters of indexed scientific books.


Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

El papel de los pingüinos en los ciclos biogeoquímicos de metales traza en el Océano Austral

Multi-criteria analysis for physical and bIotic risk assessment in estuaries

Policy-oriented marine environmental research in the Southern European Seas - FP7 No 287600

Assessment of Sentinel-2 satellites for advancement of bathymetric applications in USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

CoastColour: Improving the uptake of MERIS for coastal water monitoring

European Space Agency (ESA), DUE (Data User Element)

Improving turbidity monitoring during dredging operations and assessment of potential impacts in the Guadalquivir estuary (SW Spain) with high-resolution remote sensing imagery (Worldview1-2-3, GeoEye-1, Deimos-2, id35116)

European Space Agency (ESA), Third Party Mission Projects

Validation of Sentinel-3 ocean colour biophysical products in the large, high sediment load Guadalquivir estuary (South-West Spain) (GUAD-S3-VAL, ID 13766)

Call for Sentinel-3 Validation Team ESA/EUMESAT

Temporal and spatial variability of the Guadalquivir river plume observed with Deimos-1 satellite imagery: Comparison with in situ data (DMI-COR-LTR753-S)

DEIMOS Imaging

Estudio de los eventos de turbidez en la desembocadura del Guadalquivir mediante teledetección y su conexión con procesos meteorológicos y oceanográficos (P09-RNM-4583)

Consejería Innovación (Junta Andalucía)

A new retracker prototype for ENVISAT RA-2 coastal waveforms processing (contribution to COASTALT project ESA/ESRIN Contract No. 21201/08/I-LG)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Other activities

  • Cruises
    Participation in more than 15 oceanographic cruises
  • Outreach
    Science Advocate: more than 50 interviews and dissemination activities

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