Reports from IOCCG Scientific Working Groups

A major focus of the IOCCG has been the formation of specialised scientific working groups to investigate various aspects of ocean-colour technology and its applications. The end product of these working groups is usually the publication of a scientific report in the IOCCG report series.

These reports have ISSN and ISBN assignments and are in wide demand throughout the world. They have been used to provide appropriate advice to Space Agencies, scientists and managers as well as serving as a useful teaching aid for students.


The IOCCG, in conjunction with the EU PRESPO Project for sustainable development of the artisanal fisheries in the Atlantic area, have developed a handbook of satellite remote sensing image interpretation, with a focus on applications for marine living resources conservation and management.

This handbook is intended as a web-based educational/training document oriented towards the interpretation of satellite images derived from data freely available (for the most part) from various space agency archives.

IOCCG Protocol Series

The IOCCG Protocol Series includes the peer-reviewed Ocean Optics & Biogeochemistry Protocols  for Satellite Ocean Colour Sensor Validation, vetted by and for the international community, as well as other protocol documents and White Papers.

White Papers

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