Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote
This is an intensive four-week, cross-disciplinary,
graduate-level course in Optical Oceanography, will be offered at the
University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in summer 2013. This class
is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at
the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling
Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today’s leaders in oceanography.
The major theme of the course is calibration and validation of ocean color
remote sensing. The course will provide students with a fundamental
knowledge of ocean optics and optical sensor technology that will enable
them to make quality measurements, be able to assess the uncertainties
associated with the measurements and compare these data with remotely
sensed ocean color measurements and products derived from them.
The course is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine, with the goal
of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of
optics to study the oceans.
Course elements include:
lectures on the basic theory of
the light interaction with matter in aquatic environments,
inversions of ocean color remote sensing, sensor design and
function, and ocean biogeochemistry;
laboratory training in use of
optical instrumentation and radiative transfer software;
field sampling of optical and
biogeochemical variables in the environmentally diverse waters of
analysis of optical and
biogeochemical data sets; and
collaborative student projects.
Emmanuel Boss (University of
Curtis Mobley (Sequoia
Mary Jane Perry (University of
Collin Roesler (Bowdoin
Ken Voss (University of Miami)
Jeremy Werdell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Ron Zaneveld (WET Labs)
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the Darling Marine
to the Darling Marine Center
of the Darling Marine Center Campus
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Center chlorophyll and temperature time series
Housing and Meals:
Keys will be posted on the
Visiting Scientists check-in board in front of the Horse
Dormitories are located in the
Brooke Hall conference center on lower campus.
Dorm rooms will be ready for
Sunday (7/7) arrivals (dinner: self-serve sandwiches available
in Brooke Hall refrigerator).
Dorm room must be vacated by
noon on Saturday, August 3.
Breakfast at 7:30 AM, lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 PM.