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

3 days ago
#EOJobs 2-year #postdoc in remote sensing of inland water algal blooms based at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington Ontario 🇨🇦 with @EOLakeWatch. Work will support prep for NASA PACE data streams & proposed WaterSat hyperspectral mission 👉 https://t.co/hkOIkpvoUE https://t.co/7N9Ty3zczR
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13 days ago
Read about new research from the @NOAA ocean color science team on daily, global, gap-free ocean color products from multi-satellite measurements, as well as other news from the agency in our latest news bulletin https://t.co/OwU9t6xdtm https://t.co/1nyq2ZZ05n
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16 days ago
Deadline extended to May 10!

Professional Development Workshop: best practices for collecting & processing ship based underway flow-through optical data, based on IOCCG protocols! 1-5 August 2022 at the Darling Marine Center in Maine 🇺🇸

https://t.co/QTZ8IHzpzs https://t.co/Tj1fMVdgIp
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17 days ago
Did you read about the @NASA Plankton Aerosol Cloud ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission 🛰️ scheduled to launch in Jan 2024 in our latest news bulletin? The Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) began element-level integration and testing earlier this year! Read more https://t.co/D81ndZm61P https://t.co/XKYfoGVU6S
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18 days ago
Final day to submit abstracts to Ocean Optics XXV @OceanOpticsConf which will take place in Vietnam 🇻🇳 from 2-7 October 2022!

See instructions on the conference website
https://t.co/csRQsdS5WL https://t.co/zBDwRaU8hf
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19 days ago
#EOJobs #Postdoc at the Ocean Biology Processing Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 🇺🇸 to develop and evaluate bio-optical algorithms for aquatic IOPs from MODIS, VIIRS, OLCI, SGLI, and PACE.

Deadline is May 20!
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