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.


Application deadline for the IOCCG Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship has been extended to 13 January 2023. Notifications of acceptance expected for February 2023.

Ocean Colour Radiometry Virtual Constellation (OCR-VC) highlighted in CEOS News.

IOCCG Twitter Feed

2 days ago
#EOJobs🇬🇧 Postdoc Researcher in Marine Optics & Biogeochemistry @UniofOxford UK to map marine primary production + sediments using ocean colour satellite data around a carbon capture and storage site in the Southern North Sea. Apply by 11 January 2023.
https://t.co/0FkCXNvpmw https://t.co/pYkTho7oTf
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15 days ago
10 days left to submit your abstracts for the Third International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-3) being held from 12-15 June 2023 in Busan, South Korea.

Submit by 26 November 2022
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16 days ago
Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour (FRM4SOC) Phase 2 Project Workshop will be held from 5-7 December 2022 in Darmstadt, Germany, and online.

Registration for the Workshop is open until 20 November 2022
https://t.co/2gvhwNm3Tw https://t.co/hrFs8vGy1y
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16 days ago
#EOJobs 🇮🇹 5 #Postdoc positions available in Earth Observation for Earth System Science @esa ESRIN in Frascati, Italy as part of the new Earth System Science Hub.

See full description and apply by 07 December 2022
https://t.co/ZZ2DJ7HCX8 https://t.co/QpFjYyqdOJ
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16 days ago
#EOJobs 🇺🇸 Fully funded PhD or MSc research assistantships in Environmental Science available for Fall 2023 with the Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation @CUNY and @Lamont_Doherty

See full application details: https://t.co/3qW61g5NiI https://t.co/sKSJ5AdZEl
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16 days ago
#EOJobs 🇺🇸Full Time Ocean Ecology Lab Assistant @NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Includes phytoplankton taxonomy and oceanographic biological and biogeochemical measurements.

Click the link for the full position and how to apply:
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