IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2018External

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
Start Date: June 25, 2018
End Date: July 7, 2018
Venue: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Website: IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2018 webpage

Application/registration deadline: March 5, 2018

Several distinguished scientists have been invited to provide lectures and practical sessions on cutting edge research, focusing on current critical issues in ocean colour science. Students will be given ample opportunity to meet with the lecturers for in‐depth discussions on various pre‐selected topics, as well as on their own scientific research. This training course is open to young graduate scientists and post‐ doctoral fellows, as well as researchers with a longer record in ocean colour research hoping to broaden their knowledge. 

The emphasis of the course will be on current critical issues in ocean colour science, and will consist of lectures by specialists as well as a few hands‐on practical sessions. Participants should be familiar with downloading and processing satellite ocean colour imagery.  Lectures will tentatively cover the following topics (final agenda to be provided at a later date):  

  • Fundamentals of inherent and apparent optical properties (IOPs and AOPs)
  • Optics of marine particles
  • Introduction to Hydrolight (with practical sessions)
  • Ocean scattering
  • Radiometry, measurements and uncertainties
  • Atmospheric correction
  • Ocean colour remote sensing in turbid waters
  • Coccolithophores: optical properties and biogeochemistry
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Practical ac‐labs
  • Using the Copernicus data sets (practical sessions)