15 May, 2017
The third International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting took place 15-18 May 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The IOCS-2017 theme, “Exploring New Capabilities for Global Ocean Colour Observations” sought to nurture a strong global user community for ocean colour science and applications, and facilitate exchange between the ocean colour research community and international space agencies.
Dr. Surya Prakash Tiwari and Dr. Malika Kheireddine, both post-doctoral Fellows with the KAUST Integrated Ocean Processes group, partipated in the IOCS meeting. Dr. Tiwari presented his poster, An optical algorithm to estimate downwelling diffuse attenuation coefficient in the Red Sea.
"Meeting the ocean color community and space agency representatives to ask questions specific to ocean color remote sensing of the Red Sea was a highlight for me", explained Dr. Tiwari. "During this meeting, the presentations I attended and the conversations I had related to ocean optics and ocean color remote sensing proved useful to my academic and research career, which is focused on issues associated with atmospheric correction, algorithm development and optical radiometry".
IOCS-2017 was convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) withs ponsorship from, EUMETSAT, ESA, the European Commission and NASA, and all the IOCCG-sponsoring agencies and organisations. The next major Ocean Optics Conference will be in Dubrovnik, October 2018.