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Validation of Meris Marine Products at Severa...
Validation of Meris Marine Products at Several European Coastal Basins
), Jean-Paul Huot (
European Space Research and Technology Centre of ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands
), Giuseppe Zibordi (
Institute for Environment and Sustainability of JRC, European Commission, Ispra, Italy
), Tamito Kajiyama (
), Carolina Sá (
Institute of Oceanography, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Wednesday, 9th of June 2010, 14h00
FCT/UNL, Seminar Room (Ed. II)
Ocean Color (OC) remote sensing (RS) allows for retrieving properties of so-called optically significant seawater components, which affect the in-water light field. OC RS products are derived applying bio-optical algorithms to space-born radiometric observations. The MERIS sensor on-board of the ENVISAT satellite is the operational sensor for OC applications managed by the European Space Agency. Chlorophylla concentration, generally used as a proxy for biomass estimate, is the most known OC product exploited in climate change studies.
This forum addresses different aspects of OC RS: The first presentation overviews current strategies and future developments for the validation of MERIS OC products. The next talk details ongoing efforts to collect accurate in situ radiometric measurements for the validation of RS primary products and the determination of higher level RS products (e.g., Chlorophyll-a concentration). Afterwards, the discussion focuses on pattern recognition solutions increasingly required for an improved exploitation of regional OC RS observations. Numerical simulations based on high performance computing to model the radiative transfer process in the sea-water medium are then presented. The final talk discusses biological aspects related to OC application in the Ocean off Portugal.
14:00 Welcome by Prof. Pedro Barahona (CENTRIA/FCT)
14:00-14:30: "Ongoing MERIS Cal/Val activities and future plan" by Jean-Paul Huot.
14:30:15:00: "In-situ measurements for Ocean Color Cal/Val and applications" by Giuseppe Zibordi.
15:00-15:30: "Development of regional OC algorithms for the Adriatic Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea" by Davide D’Alimonte.
16:30-17:00: "Monte Carlo simulations for assessing budget of uncertainties in radiometric field measurements" by Tamito Kajiyama.
17:00-17:30: "Current and planned ocean color applications in the Atlantic off Portugal" by Carolina Sá.
17:45-18:15: Final thoughts and closure of the meeting.
Jean-Paul Huot: European Space Research and Technology Centre of ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands. http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMOMQ374OD_index_0.html
Giuseppe Zibordi: Institute for Environment and Sustainability of JRC, European Commission, Ispra, Italy.
Davide D’Alimonte: CENTRIA/FCT, Caparica, Portugal.
Tamito Kajiyama: CITI/FCT, Caparica, Portugal.
Carolina Sá: Institute of Oceanography, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
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