The Ocean Colour CCI (OC_CCI) project focuses on the Ocean Colour ECV encompassing water-leaving radiance in the visible domain, derived chlorophyll and inherent optical properties and will utilise data archives of from ESA’s MERIS and NASA’s SeaWiFS, MODIS and possibly CZCS (after careful evaluation) sensors archives. It is also looking at the feasibility of using OCM-2 and VIIRS data as a "gap filler" before the launch of Sentinel-3.
The Ocean Colour Team are pleased to announce the release of version 1 of the ESA Ocean Colour CCI product comprising merged and bias corrected MERIS, MODIS and SeaWiFS data with associated per-pixel uncertainty information. Data are available as level 3 mapped (geographic and sinusoidal projection) files in netCDF and PNG formats from 1997 to 2012.
Please note this is a brand new product. In spite of the best efforts of the OC-CCI team to do quality checking on the products, some errors may still remain. We will be grateful for any feedback (to email@example.com) on issues that you encounter and we will strive to address any concerns quickly.
The data can be directly downloaded from PML at: ftp://oc-cci-data:ELaiWai8ae@oceancolour.org/occci-v1.0/
FTP server: oceancolour.org
Version 1.0.1 of the Product User Guide is available to download from the site and also here:
The latest tools release for BEAM can be found at earth.esa.int/beam, and for SeaDAS seadas.gsfc.nasa.gov/ For both of these tools, a
For both of these tools, areader plugin update is required; please see the Product User Guide for details.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ocean Colour team met for a successful progress meeting at the Centro de Oceanographia, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa on 21st and 22nd May.
The updated Ocean Colour CCI Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD) for Polymer has been published and can be found at: