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.

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Applications NOW OPEN for the 2022 IOCCG Summer Lecture Series on Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science, 18-29 July 2022 at Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche in France 🇫🇷

Read more about it and submit your application by Feb 28!
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#EOjobs #Jobs #Postdoc Scientist in Ocean Colour Radiometry for North Atlantic Right Whale Habitat Modelling at Université Laval. Apply by Jan 24!
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#EOJobs #Jobs #Postdoc Position in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Kelp of British Columbia available at the University of Victoria. Apply by Jan 28!

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#EOJobs #Jobs 2-year #postdoc position in Lidar applications to ocean colour available at the Lab of Oceanology & Geosciences. Apply by Jan 15!
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#Jobs #EOjobs #Postdoc Scientist in Zooplankton Remote Sensing position open at Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences. Apply by Jan 17

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