IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2012

2 – 14 July 2012 - Villefranche-sur-Mer

The International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) organized the first IOCCG Summer Lecture Series dedicated to high level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio‐optics and ocean colour remote sensing. This was a 2‐week intensive course that took place from July 2nd – 14th at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), Villefranche‐sur‐mer, France. A total of 13 renowned lecturers were invited to teach at the course and 17 students from 13 different countries took part in the course. More than 100 students had applied to participate in the course and the 17 remaining applicants were primarily chosen with respect to their motivation and on the basis of their academic background. The majority of them were PhD students and post‐Docs, and some were starting their careers as young researchers. The participants came from a broad range of backgrounds, but all were familiar with at least some domains of ocean colour science and had a solid understanding of ocean colour remote sensing.

Phytoplankton fluorescence: theory and interpretation from oc remote sensing (1)

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This class will focus on retrieving information from the quantum yield of Sun‐induced fluorescence using remote sensing. After reviewing the basic theory behind fluorescence emission in the cell and within the water column, we will examine the recent algorithms proposed to retrieve the quantum yield in open ocean waters. Finally, we will examine different proposed interpretations of the variability in the quantum in the ocean that were developed both from in situ measurements and from remote sensing.


Behrenfeld, M J, T K Westberry, E S Boss, R T O'Malley, D A Siegel, J D Wiggert, B A Franz, and others. "Satellite‐detected Fluorescence Reveals Global Physiology of Ocean Phytoplankton." Biogeosciences 6 (2009): 779‐794

Huot, Yannick, and Marcel Babin. "Overview of Fluorescence Protocols: Theory, Basic Concepts, and Practice." In Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Aquatic Sciences: Methods and Applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2010

Morrison, J R, and D S Goodwin. "Phytoplankton Photocompensation From Space‐based Fluorescence Measurements." Geophysical Research Letters 37, no. 6 (2010): doi:10.1029/2009GL041799

Speaker(s) : Yannick Huot, University of Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1, Canada
Public : All
Date : Saturday 14 july 2012
Place : Villefranche-sur-Mer