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K. Ruddick, C. Brockmann, R. Doerffer, Z. Lee, V. Brotas, N. Fomferra, S. Groom, H. Krasemann, V. Martinez-Vicente, C. Sa, R. Santer, S. Sathyendranath, K. Stelzer and S. Pinnock (2010)

The Coastcolour project regional algorithm round robin exercise

In: REMOTE SENSING OF THE COASTAL OCEAN, LAND, AND ATMOSPHERE ENVIRONMENT, ed. by Frouin, RJ and Yoo, HR and Won, JS and Feng, A, vol. 7858, SPIE; Korea Ocean Res & Dev Inst; Korea Ocean satellite Ctr; Incheon Tourism Org; Natl Aeronaut & Space Adm; Natl Inst Informat & Commun Technol; Sci Technol Corp; Indian Space Res Org; Indian Natl Ctr Ocean Informat Serv. Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering (ISBN: 978-0-8194-8388-1).

The MERIS instrument delivers a unique dataset of ocean colour measurements of the coastal zone, at 300m resolution and with a unique spectral band set. The motivation for the Coastcolour project is to fully exploit the potential of the MERIS instrument for remote sensing of the coastal zone. The general objective of the project is to develop, demonstrate, validate and intercompare different processing algorithms for MERIS over a global range of coastal water types in order to identify best practices. In this paper the Coastcolour project is presented in general and the Regional Algorithm Round Robin (RARR) exercise is described in detail. The RARR has the objective of determining the best approach to retrieval of chlorophyll a and other marine products (e. g. Inherent Optical Properties) for each of the Coastcolour coastal water test sites. Benchmark datasets of reflectances at MERIS bands will be distributed to algorithm provider participants for testing of both global (Coastcolour and other) algorithms and site-specific local algorithms. Results from all algorithms will be analysed and compared according to a uniform methodology. Participation of algorithm providers from outside the Coastcolour consortium is encouraged.

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Conference on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Ocean, Land, and Atmosphere Environment, Incheon, SOUTH KOREA, OCT 13-14, 2010
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