International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Town Hall

Session ID#: 92202

Session Description:
The International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)was established in 1996, and is made up of a committee of experts with representatives from national space agencies and the ocean color user community from around the world. IOCCG promotes the application of remotely-sensed ocean color and inland water radiometry data across all aquatic environments, through coordination, training, liaison between providers (space agencies) and users (scientists), advocacy, and provision of expert advice.  IOCCG objectives include:

  1. Establishing specialized scientific working groups and task forces to investigate various aspects of ocean color technology and its applications;
  2. Updating and developing new community consensus protocols for satellite ocean color sensor validation;
  3. Addressing continuity and consistency of ocean color radiance datasets through the CEOS OceanColor Radiometry-Virtual Constellation(OCR-VC);
  4. Providing a common voice for the user community by developing consensus on key issues related to satellite ocean color science and technology (via the International Ocean Color Science (IOCS) meetings), and
  5. Conducting and sponsoring advanced ocean color training courses

We will present the current and developing activities of the IOCCG and encourage the involvement of the Ocean Sciences community in IOCCG activities.

  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Primary Contact:  Cara Wilson, NOAA, Monterey, CA, United States
Presenter:  Cara Wilson, NOAA, Monterey, CA, United States

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