Scientific IOCCG working groups investigate various aspects of ocean-colour technology and its applications, and generally publish a comprehensive report at the end of their deliberations. All publications in the IOCCG Report Series 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 correct citations for the IOCCG Report series can be downloaded into a reference database using the BibTex file.

PDF copies of the IOCCG reports (with low resolution images to reduce file size) can be downloaded below.

To request a hard copy of IOCCG Reports #1 to 14, please complete the request form here (maximum of 5 reports).

To request a hard copy of IOCCG Reports #15 or 16, please complete this request form (before 15 December 2017).

IOCCG Report 16 (2015)

Ocean Colour Remote Sensing in Polar Seas. Edited by Babin, M., Arrigo, K., Bélanger, S. and Forget, M-H. (pp. 129). Note: Hard copies of this report are not yet available!

IOCCG Report 15 (2014)

Phytoplankton Functional Types from Space. Edited by Shubha Sathyendranath, pp. 156. Note: Hard copies of this report are not yet available!

IOCCG Report 14 (2013)

In-flight Calibration of Satellite Ocean-Colour Sensors. Edited by Robert Frouin, pp. 106.

IOCCG Report 13 (2012)

Mission Requirements for Future Ocean-Colour Sensors. Edited by Charles R. McClain and Gerhard Meister, pp. 106.

IOCCG Report 12 (2012)

Ocean-Colour Observations from a Geostationary Orbit. Edited by David Antoine, pp. 102.

IOCCG Report 11 (2011)

Bio-Optical Sensors on Argo Floats. Edited by Hervé Claustre, pp. 89.

IOCCG Report 10 (2010)

Atmospheric Correction for Remotely-Sensed Ocean-Colour Products. Edited by Menghua Wang, pp. 78. [Synthesized Dataset].

IOCCG Report 9 (2009)

Partition of the Ocean into Ecological Provinces: Role of Ocean-Colour Radiometry. Edited by Mark Dowell and Trevor Platt, pp. 98.

IOCCG Report 8 (2009)

Remote Sensing in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Edited by Marie-Hélène Forget, Venetia Stuart and Trevor Platt, pp. 120.

IOCCG Report 7 (2008)

Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean- Colour Technology. Edited by Trevor Platt, Nicolas Hoepffner, Venetia Stuart and Christopher Brown, pp. 141. Accompanying brochure: “Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Radiometry”. Download Brochure: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese.

IOCCG Report 6 (2007)

Ocean-Colour Data Merging. Edited by Watson W. Gregg, pp. 68.

IOCCG Report 5 (2006)

Remote Sensing of Inherent Optical Properties: Fundamentals, Tests of Algorithms, and Applications. Edited by ZhongPing Lee, pp. 126. [Synthesized Dataset]

IOCCG Report 4 (2004)

Guide to the creation and use of ocean-colour, Level-3, binned data products. Edited by David Antoine, pp. 88.

IOCCG Report 3 (2000)

Remote Sensing of Ocean Colour in Coastal, and Other Optically-Complex, Waters. Edited by Shubha Sathyendranath, pp. 140.

IOCCG Report 2 (1999)

Status and Plans for Satellite Ocean-Colour Missions: Considerations for Complementary Missions. Edited by James A. Yoder, pp. 43.

IOCCG Report 1 (1998)

Minimum Requirements for an Operational Ocean-Colour Sensor for the Open Ocean. Edited by André Morel, pp.46.

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