Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Large chlorophyll bloom at northern Borneo: SDPSRTS A2013060062000.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.chlor_a.png

Could it be related to the red tide outbreak in Sabah? The high chlorophyll a water is extended far into the Spratly Island area.

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


Large chlorophyll bloom at Northern Malacca Straits: SDPSRTS A2013061070000.L2_LAC.Eastern_Indian_Ocean.chlor_a.png

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS). 

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

Large chlorophyll bloom at Borneo Island: SDPSRTS A2013062060500.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.chlor_a.png

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


Upwelling at the northern tip of Borneo island: SDPSRTS A2013064055500.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.sst.png

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


Northern Borneo Satellite Image: SDPSRTS A2013064055500.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.chlor_a.png

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

IOCS Abstract Deadline

International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting - Abstract Deadline 15 March 2013

The first International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will take place in the city of Darmstadt, Germany from 6 to 8 May 2013 (see http://iocs.ioccg.org). The deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2013. Abstracts dealing with any aspect of remote sensing of ocean colour will be accepted (see http://iocs.ioccg.org/abstracts/submit-an-abstract/).

You are encouraged to register for the meeting as soon as possible. Registration is free but all participants must be registered in order to attend the meeting.

Register at: http://iocs.ioccg.org/register/

BOUSSOLE project manager

Project manager for BOUSSOLE

A project manager position is proposed (with a start as soon as possible;
ideally beginning
of May 2013) at the "Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, LOV",
within the "Marine optics and remote sensing" group (see at
http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/LOV/OMT). Our group is
composed of 8 scientists, 9 engineers and a dozen of Post-Docs, Phds and
trainees. We are
embedded into the "Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche"
(http://www.obs-vlfr.fr),
which employs about 180 total staff (60 researchers).
The proposed job develops within the "BOUSSOLE" project, whose main
goals are fundamental
bio-optics research and calibration/validation activities for satellite
ocean color sensors. The
project is centered on the development, deployment, and maintenance of a
deep-sea mooring
of a new type, precisely designed and dedicated to marine optics
measurements (inherent and
apparent optical properties), and on monthly cruises on the mooring
site. The project started
10 years ago, and is now in a quasi-operational phase. The project is
funded by the European
Space Agency (ESA), the National French Space Agency (CNES), the US
National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA), and our National Scientific Research
Institute, CNRS/INSU. See at
http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/Boussole

The job includes a series of management tasks in assistance to, and in
close contact with, the
project PI (David Antoine), and a research activity using the data
collected by the project. The
management tasks include:
>• Coordinating the local project team, which includes several engineers
>and technicians.
>• Supervising the organization of buoy deployment/recovery cruises.
>• Working toward improvement of the project organization, and of the
>buoy+mooring system design.
>• Managing a matchup database (i.e., regularly providing
>quality-controlled in situ data to space
>agencies for cal/val of current and future ocean color satellite
>observations).
>• Managing the project web site, which hosts the project database.
>• Contributing to establishing/maintaining a technical report series.
>• Writing progress reports, preparing progress meetings.
>• Contributing to the writing of research proposals.
>• Contributing to possible outreach activities.
>The research activity classically consists of scientific data analysis
>and manuscript preparation for
>peer-reviewed literature and conferences (subjects open to discussion).
>
>Candidates should be suitably qualified (Phd level) in optics of
>geophysical fluids, in particular
>marine optics, and have the necessary technical background/experience.
>We seek candidates
>with several years of experience in similar positions, in order to be
>operational as rapidly as
>possible. In case French is not your native language, proficiency in
>French would be appreciated
>although not mandatory (English is fine). Capabilities to work at sea
>would be appreciated as well.
>
>Annual salary will depend on the past experience of the candidate (we
>can accommodate an
>annual take home up to about 36000€ after social security taxes are
>taken, but before general
>taxes). The location is in Villefranche/mer, near Nice on the French
>Riviera. The position will start
>for a year, renewable in case the candidate and the project PI are
>willing to do so.
>
>CVs accompanied by the appropriate covering letter, as well as requests
>for additional information,
>are to be sent to the project PI, at antoine@obs-vlfr.fr (with
>"Boussole-Position" in the subject line),
>with copy to Vincenzo Vellucci: enzo@obs-vlfr.fr
>

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