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.

High-resolution hyperspectral oc rs in coastal areas (1)

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Part 1 covers the nature of hyperspectral imaging and the history of the development including airborne systems AVIRIS, PHILLS and the new PRISM, and the spaceborne HICO instrument on the International Space Station (
Calibration and characterization of the sensors and on‐orbit calibration is also covered.


Corson, M. and C. O. Davis, 2011, “The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) provides a new view of the Coastal Ocean from the International Space Station,” AGU EOS, V. 92(19): 161‐162.

Davis, C. O., J. Bowles, R. A. leathers, D. Korwan, T. V. Downes, W. A. Snyder, W. J. Rhea, W. Chen, J. Fisher, W. P. Bissett and R. A. Reisse, 2002, Ocean PHILLS hyperspectral imager: design, characterization, and calibration, Optics Express, 10(4): 210‐221.

Davis, C. O., K. L. Carder, B‐C Gao, Z. P Lee and W. P. Bissett, 2006, The Development of Imaging Spectrometry of the Coastal Ocean, IEEE Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, V. 4: 1982‐1985.

Gao, B‐C, M. J. Montes, C. O. Davis, and A. F.H. Goetz, 2009, Atmospheric correction algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing data of land and ocean, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.12.015

Lee, Z‐P, B. Casey, R. Arnone, A. Weidemann1, R. Parsons, M. J. Montes, Bo‐Cai Gao, W. Goode, C. O. Davis, J. Dye, 2007, Water and bottom properties of a coastal environment derived from Hyperion data measured from the EO‐1 spacecraft platform, J. Appl. Remote Sensing, V. 1 (011502): 1‐16.

R. L. Lucke, M. Corson, N. R. McGlothlin, S. D. Butcher, D. L. Wood, D. R. Korwan, R.‐R. Li, W. A. Snyder, C. O. Davis, and D. T. Chen, 2011, “The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO): Instrument Description and First Images,” Applied Optics, V. 50 (11): 1501‐1516 doi:10.1364/AO.50.001501

Mobley, C. D., L. K. Sundman, C. O. Davis, T. V. Downes, R. A. Leathers, M. J. Montes and J. H. Bowles, W. P. Bissett, D. D. R. Kohler, R. P. Reid, E. M. Louchard and A. Gleason, 2005, Interpretation of hyperspectral remote‐sensing imagery via spectrum matching and look‐up tables, Applied Optics, 44(17): 3576‐3592.

Speaker(s) : Curtiss Davis, College of Oceanic Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331‐5503, USA
Public : All
Date : Tuesday 10 july 2012
Place : Villefranche-sur-Mer