The training course jointly organised and sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the IOCCG, scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad, India from February 12 to 23, will be held as planned despite the earthquake that struck the region several weeks ago.
A total of 25 students have been selected to attend the training course. The training program comprises lectures on various aspects of ocean colour, marine optics, algorithms, ocean colour sensors, calibration and validation, applications, and hands-on-exercises during afternoon sessions. The participants will receive hands-on-experience in processing satellite ocean colour data from the Indian OCM sensor.
& New Products
MODIS data products are currently considered beta quality (products have undergone limited testing and data quality may not be optimal). Known problems are listed on the MODIS website. Fully assessed operational MODIS Ocean data products are expected to be released by mid-2001.
Five new MODIS data products have been released. They are:
of Bering Strait
NASA's Earth Observatory web site has an excellent image of the Bering Strait acquired on August 18, 2000 by the MISR sensor. The Bering Strait separates Russia from the United States by a distance of 90 kilometres.
Ocean Optics Course
One of several courses that The Bigelow Laboratory for ocean sciences will offering this year is "Ocean Optics and Radiative Transport in Atmosphere and Ocean". Lecturers will include Dr. Howard Gordon and Dr. André Morel, and the course will be held from June 4-15, 2001.
Update #002 for SeaDAS 4.0 is now available. This update is primarily a bug fix for SeaDAS 4.0. For more information please visit the SeaDAS web site.
Ocean Colour Bibliography
Don't forget the IOCCG list of scientific papers relating to ocean colour. The reference list is updated regularly. If you have any references you would like to see included, please submit them to the webmaster.
Several new job opportunities have been added.
New SeaWiFS Receiving
Station in Mongolia
The SeaWiFS project is now receiving data from a new station located in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia. The station covers northern China, the Yellow Sea and northeastern coast of China, Korea and southern Siberia.
The SeaWiFS scene above shows the area around lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan and was acquired on April 27th 2000. Lake Sayram, located in northwestern China, is also visible in the lower right corner.
Rossby Waves Affect
Large scale planetary waves, known as Rossby waves, have been shown to affect biology in the main ocean basins.
Scientists from the Southampton Oceanography Centre have published their results in Geophysical Research Letters. Using OCTS and SeaWiFS datasets, the Southampton researchers found that Rossby Waves are sometimes observable in the satellite ocean colour maps of phytoplankton chlorophyll concentrations and thereby have some global effects on biology.
Workshops & Conferences
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