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BELCOLOUR-2 : Optical remote sensing of marine, coastal and inland waters

Parent project: Support to the Exploitation and Research of Earth Observation data 2, more
Funder identifier: SR/00/104 (Other contract id)
Acronym: BELCOLOUR-2
Period: December 2006 till November 2011
Status: Completed
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Institutes (7)  Top | Publications | Dataset 
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), more, co-ordinator
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), more, partner
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles; École Interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs; Laboratoire d'Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques (ESA), more, partner
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), more, partner
  • Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences; Département d'Astrophysique, Géophysique et Océanographie (AGO), more, partner
  • Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC), more, partner
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

The general objective of the BELCOLOUR-2 project is to improve the quality of existing optical remote sensing products for marine and inland waters based on new knowledge and to develop new products (including primary production and partial pressure of CO2) for key applications such as aquaculture support and air-sea CO2 flux estimation. BELCOLOUR-2 will build on the experience built up in the BELCOLOUR-1 project whose results can be found at Key issues to be dealt with in BELCOLOUR-2 include automated data quality control, validation, phytoplankton optical properties and taxonomic groups, atmospheric correction, primary production, air-sea CO2 flux estimation and the preparation of new technologies including future satellite-based hyperspectral sensors, geostationary sensors and unmanned airborne vehicules.

Dataset  Top | Institutes | Publications 
  • Hyperspectral airborne imagery of the Sluice Dock - 2007, more

Publications (21)  Top | Institutes | Dataset 
  • Knaeps, E.; Dogliotti, A.I.; Raymaekers, D.; Ruddick, K.; Sterckx, S. (2012). In situ evidence of non-zero reflectance in the OLCI 1020 nm band for a turbid estuary. Remote Sens. Environ. 120(SI): 133-144., more
  • Nechad, B.; Ruddick, K. (2010). A model of diffuse attenuation of downwelling irradiance for ecosystem models, in: Frouin, R.J. et al. (Ed.) Remote Sensing of the Coastal Ocean, Land, and Atmosphere Environment. Incheon, South Korea, October 13-14, 2010. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 7858., more
  • Nechad, B.; Ruddick, K.G.; Neukermans, G. (2009). Calibration and validation of a generic multisensor algorithm for mapping of turbidity in coastal waters, in: Bostater, C.R. et al. Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2009. Berlin, Germany, August 31, 2009. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 74730: pp. 11., more
  • Jamet, C.; Loisel, H.; Kuchinke, C.P.; Ruddick, K.; Zibordi, G.; Feng, H. (2011). Comparison of three SeaWiFS atmospheric correction algorithms for turbid waters using AERONET-OC measurements. Remote Sens. Environ. 115(8): 1955-1965., more
  • Park, Y.; Ruddick, K.; Lacroix, G. (2010). Detection of algal blooms in European waters based on satellite chlorophyll data from MERIS and MODIS. Int. J. Remote Sens. 31(24): 6567-6583., more
  • Neukermans, G.; Forster, R.; Greenwood, N.; Ruddick, K. (2010). Diurnal variability of suspended matter from the SEVIRI geostationary sensor. MUMM: Brussel. 1 poster pp., more
  • Borges, A.V.; Ruddick, K.; Lacroix, G.; Nechad, B.; Asteroca, R.; Rousseau, V.; Harlay, J. (2010). Estimating pCO2 from remote sensing in the Belgian coastal zone, in: Lacoste-Francis, H. (Ed.) Proceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium 28 June – 2 July 2010 Bergen, Norway. ESA Special Publications, 686: pp. [1-6], more
  • Zibordi, G.; Ruddick, K.; Ansko, I.; Moore, G.; Kratzer, S.; Icely, J.; Reinart, A. (2012). In situ determination of the remote sensing reflectance: an inter-comparison. Ocean Sci. 8(4): 567-586., more
  • Neukermans, G.; Loisel, H.; Mériaux, X.; Astoreca, R.; McKee, D. (2012). In situ variability of mass-specific beam attenuation and backscattering of marine particles with respect to particle size, density, and composition. Limnol. Oceanogr. 57(1): 124-144., more
  • Astoreca, R.; Doxaran, D.; Ruddick, K.; Rousseau, V.; Lancelot, C. (2012). Influence of suspended particle concentration, composition and size on the variability of inherent optical properties of the Southern North Sea. Cont. Shelf Res. 35: 117-128., more
  • Neukermans, G.; Ruddick, K.; Bernard, E.; Ramon, D.; Nechad, B.; Deschamps, P.-Y. (2009). Mapping total suspended matter from geostationary satellites: a feasibility study with SEVIRI in the Southern North Sea. Optics Express: the international electronic journal of optics 17(16): 14029-14052, more
  • Neukermans, G. (2012). Optical in situ and geostationary satellite-borne observations of suspended particles in coastal waters. PhD Thesis. Academic and Scientific Publishers: Brussel. ISBN 978-90-7028-949-2. 210 pp., more
  • Neukermans, G.; Nechad, B.; Ruddick, K. (2008). Optical remote sensing of coastal waters from geostationary platforms: a feasibility study - Mapping Total Suspended Matter with SEVIRI, in: Proceedings Ocean Optics XIX, 6-10 October 2008, Barga. pp. 14, more
  • Ruddick, K.; Astoreca, R.; Borges, A.V.; Dekker, A.; Dogliotti, A.; Doxaran, D.; Harlay, J.; Knaeps, E.; Lancelot, C.; Nechad, B.; Neukermans, G.; Park, Y.; Raymaekers, D.; Rousseau, V.; Schroeder, T.; Sterckx, S.; Tote, C.; Van Mol, B. (2012). Optical remote sensing of marine and inland waters (“BELCOLOUR-2”). Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. 57 pp., more
  • Nechad, B.; Ruddick, K.; Neukermans, G. (2010). Remote sensing of the diffuse attenuation coefficient and related parameters in turbid waters: state of the art and future perspectives, in: Proceedings Ocean Optics XX, September 25–October 1, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska. , more
  • Vantrepotte, V.; Loisel, H.; Mériaux, X.; Neukermans, G.; Dessailly, D.; Jamet, C.; Gensac, E.; Gardel, A. (2011). Seasonal and inter-annual (2002-2010) variability of the suspended particulate matter as retrieved from satellite ocean color sensor over the French Guiana coastal waters. J. Coast. Res. SI 64: 1750-1754, more
  • Iluz, D.; Dishon, G.; Capuzzo, E.; Meeder, E.; Astoreca, R.; Montecino, V.; Znachor, P.; Ediger, D.; Marra, J. (2009). Short-term variability in primary productivity during a wind-driven diatom bloom in the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba). Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 56(2-3): 205-215., more
  • Doxaran, D.; Ruddick, K.; McKee, D.; Gentili, B.; Tailliez, D.; Chami, M.; Babin, M. (2009). Spectral variations of light scattering by marine particles in coastal waters, from visible to near infrared. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54(4): 1257-1271., more
  • Astoreca, R. (2007). Study and application of the Inherent Optical Properties of coastal waters from the Phaeocystis-dominated Southern Bight of the North Sea. PhD Thesis. ULB: Brussels. 129 pp., more
  • Leymarie, E.; Doxaran, D.; Babin, M. (2010). Uncertainties associated to measurements of inherent optical properties in natural waters. Applied Optics (2004) 49(28): 5415-5436., more
  • Neukermans, G.; Loisel, H.; Mériaux, X.; McKee, D.; Astoreca, R.; Doxaran, D. (2010). Variability of total, back and side scattering to mass concentration of marine particles, in: Proceedings Ocean Optics XX, September 25–October 1, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska. pp. 10, more

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