Welcome to the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group

Promoting the application of remotely-sensed ocean-colour and inland water radiometric data, across all aquatic environments, through coordination, training, liaising between providers and users, and advocacy and provision of expert advice.

The International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) is an international Committee of experts with representatives from national space agencies as well as the ocean colour and inland water user communities (research scientists). It was established in 1996 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, following a resolution endorsed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). IOCCG promotes the application of remotely-sensed ocean-colour/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. Objectives include developing consensus and synthesis at the world scale in the subject area of satellite ocean colour radiometry (OCR), establishing specialised scientific working groups to investigate various aspects of ocean-colour technology and its applications, and addressing continuity and consistency of ocean colour radiance datasets through the CEOS OCR-Virtual Constellation. The IOCCG also has a strong interest in capacity building, and conducts and sponsors advanced ocean colour training courses in various countries around the world.

The IOCCG is an Affiliated Programme of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and an Associate Member of CEOS. The activities of the IOCCG are supported by national Space Agencies and other organisations, and upon infrastructure support from SCOR and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada) where the IOCCG Project Office is hosted.

IOCCG Twitter Feed

12 days ago
#Publication Hidaka et al. developed a deep learning model to monitor beach #litter that gives pixel-level image classification to beach images to automatically identify different-sized litter.

Read the summary: https://t.co/u2R3PO0Yat
and the paper: https://t.co/Dgyhr4NX5B https://t.co/Kyl0eRqbQA
18 days ago
#Publication UV light can be both good & bad to ocean life. Oelker et al. used backscattered UV and blue light from the TROPOMI sensor, and present direct satellite-based observations of UV penetration.
Read the summary: https://t.co/8b34XGJ6i9
or paper:
https://t.co/71V1pXHbvo https://t.co/Stbyi4fDgX
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18 days ago
Our oceans connect us all. Celebrate and protect the ocean all day, everyday. #WorldOceanDay2022 #WorldOceansDay

🛰️📷VIIRS (on Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20) https://t.co/lj9MxsHasa
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25 days ago
#Publication Gray et al reviewed applications of aerial drones in ocean color & painted a vision of how drones can fill the gap between satellite and in-situ sampling in biological oceanography! Check out the summary: https://t.co/HWo0idERrF
and the paper: https://t.co/C3HeVVA0Xn https://t.co/pMkzXKNnmk
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26 days ago
Register now for @NASAOcean 3rd PACE Applications Workshop, 14-15 September 2022! Advance the application & value of future PACE satellite data, research, and application to society, and identify steps to address gaps in data access and use, plus more!

https://t.co/XU4nB4wq7f https://t.co/UKFZM4Xmd1
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31 days ago
New #Postdoc position in Hobart Australia 🇦🇺using satellite + BGC-Argo data to assess whether 'Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement' could induce an Earth system feedback as part of the Carbon & Plankton Group.

Read more and apply by 2 June 2022 https://t.co/C8pG9ez9gV
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