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felyx at IOCS meeting

Additional Info

  • Location: Darmstadt
  • Organizer: IOCCG
  • Start date: Monday, 06 May 2013
  • End date: Wednesday, 08 May 2013

A poster was presented covering the Felyx concept, design, and potential audience at the first International Ocean Colour Science meeting in Darmstadt (6-8th May, 2013).

The primary focus of IOCS meetings is to build and strengthen the international ocean colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals. The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.  The IOCS meeting is organised by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG).

The IOCS meeting had specific sessions dedicated to NASA’s Ocean Colour Research Team (OCRT), ESA’s MERIS Validation Team (MVT), sessions on Essential Climate Variables, including those related to ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI), and a session on the transition into routine and sustained ocean colour operations by NOAA and Eumetsat. The primary objectives of the IOCS Meeting were to:

  • provide updates on the status of current ocean colour missions and discuss the science requirements for future missions;
  • review the progress of ocean colour science research;
  • conduct splinter sessions on issues related to the establishment of ocean colour Climate Data Records;
  • conduct special sessions on satellite data access (SeaDAS, BEAM etc.); and
  • discuss operational ocean colour data in support of research & applications and associated services.

The meeting was attended by many of the major, internationally recognised, scientists; most space agencies; and several industrial partners from all over the world and so was an ideal environment to advertise the Felyx project.