Ocean Colour and Derived Products
Ocean colour data provide information on near sea surface phytoplankton chlorophyll-a concentration (chl-a), turbidity (Kd490) and visibility. They show physical phenomena such as eddies, fronts and current boundaries.
The remote sensing group at PML has world-leading expertise in ocean colour developed through decades of research which regional specific algorithms and novel products as well as production of long time series data, such as the European Space Agency Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI) product.
The key sensors currently used by NEODAAS for ocean colour products are: the OLCI Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI), carried on Sentinel 3A and SB, and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), carried on the Suomi and NOAA-20 satellites.