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Ms Janet Anstee

Deputy Director AquaWatch Australia


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Janet Anstee is the Deputy Director of the AquaWatch Mission and is also the First Nations Engagement lead for AquaWatch.

Janet specialises in applying validated bio-optical models to advance water quality discrimination and enhance understanding of aquatic habitats.

Janet is a passionate citizen scientist and leads the CSIRO Eye on Water – Australia project which brings together her earth observation skills and interest in aquatic systems with citizen science. Janet has demonstrated experience in engaging with Indigenous communities through the Eye on Water project.

She is actively involved in determining the technological requirements for hyperspectral imaging in the CSIRO AquaWatch Australia Mission (water quality) and a collaborative project with the University of Queensland and the SmartSat CRC (coral reefs and seagrass). She has helped develop and apply innovative and complex remote sensing methodologies for monitoring coastal habitats and inland water quality using hyperspectral and multispectral sensors. This work involves atmospheric radiative transfer and semi-analytical inversion models and is underpinned by substantial scientific, technical and logistical expertise in aquatic remote sensing calibration and validation.


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Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    R&D Excellence Award
    Australian Water Association

  • 2020-2020

    CSIRO Collaboration Award
    CSIRO - Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment team

  • 2009-2009

    CLW Divisional Publication Award
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2005-2005

    Team Member: Excellence in Science Award
    (Coastal CRC

  • 2004-2004

    Chief's Award (Pit River Projects)
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2002-2002

    Team Member: Excellence in Science Award
    Coastal CRC

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-current

    Research Team Leader
    CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

  • 2014-2014

    Senior Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

  • 1997-2014

    Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 1994-1997

    Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO Water Resources

  • 1993-1994

    Summer Vacation Scholarship
    CSIRO Water Resources

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016-2023

    Member of O&A Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging committee

  • 2014-current

    CSIRO Equity Contact Officer

  • 2017-2018

    Small boats officer (ACT)

  • 2006-2008

    Member of the CLW Gender Equity Sub-committee

  • 2008-2014

    CLW Equity Contact Officer

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