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ESA’s Technical Officer for the Ocean Colour CCI project, Dr Peter Regner, is working with an international team brought together under the leadership of Dr Shubha Sathyendranath from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML, UK) who will lead the scientific programme and will be supported by John Swinton and Alex Farman (Telespazio VEGA, UK) on project management aspects. The consortium comprises three teams with the EO Science Team focusing on algorithm definition and ECV production prototyping, the Climate Research Group will provide independent peer-review analysis of the results and the System Engineering Team will deliver analysis on the ECV data processing and future production aspects.
The EO Science Team comprises of Steve Groom, Dr Tom Jackson, Dr Marie-Fanny Racault and Prof Trevor Platt FRS (PML,UK), Dr Carsten Brockmann, Dr Ana Ruescas, Prof Jurgen Fischer (Brockmann Consult, Germany), Dr Hajo Krasemann and Dr Dagmar Muller (HZG, Germany), Dr François Steinmetz, Dr D. Ramon and Dr Pierre-Yves Deschamps (HYGEOS, France), Prof Vanda Brotas and Dr André Valente (FCUL, Portugal), Dr Frédéric Mélin and Dr Mark Dowell (Observer, JRC, Italy), Dr Zhongping Lee (University Boston, USA), Dr Gene Feldman and Dr Bryan Franz (NASA, USA), Dr Lia Santoleri (CNR, Italy), Dr Menghua Wang (NOAA, USA), Dr Taka Hirata (Hokkaido University, Japan) and Dr Emmanuel Devred (University Laval, Canada), Dr Tim Moore (University New Hampshire, USA), Dr Ewa Kwiatkowska (Eumetsat, Germany) and Dr Sam Lavender (Telespazio VEGA, UK). 
The Climate Research Group comprises of Prof Alan O’Neil, Dr Shovonlal Roy (University of Reading, UK) Dr Laurent  Bertino (NERSC, Norway), Dr Stefano Ciavatta, Dr Stephane Saux-Picart (PML, UK), Dr Taka Hirata (Hokkaido University,Japan) and Dr Simona Masina (INGV, Italy)
The System Engineering Team is lead by Dr Marco Peters (BC, Germany) and supported by Dr Mike Grant (PML, UK) and Kevin Halsall (Telespazio VEGA, UK).