INCOIS: International Training Course On”Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications”

INCOIS: International Training Course On”Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications”

International Training Course 
“Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications”
Organized by 
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOcean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India
November 10-14, 2014


Indian National Center for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) under earth System Science organization (ESSO) is a dedicated institution for operational oceanography and the only institution in the Indian region that has been providing operational ocean information and advisory services over the past 10 years.

About the Course

The training program will focus on basics of marine optics, ocean colour remote sensing, and  its applications such as mapping primary productivity, phytoplankton classes and algal boom. The training will include lecture sessions by specialists as well as hands on practical sessions.

Course Content:

  • The Lectures will tentatively cover the following topics:
  • Marine optics, Ocean colour- sensor characteristics, data, uncertainties
  • Ocean colour Algorithms, Chlorophyll, shallow water remote sensing, algal blooms
  • Atmospheric correction of ocean color observations.
  • Marine primary production and P-I experiments
  • Phytoplankton classification using ocean colour data
  • Hands on Exercises and Laboratory visits (Afternoon sessions):
  • Visit to Ground station: Satellite data sets and value added products
  • Introduction on SeaDAS – Processing capability and available tools
  • Demonstration of Complex water Atmospheric Algorithm Scheme (CAAS) and Algal Bloom Index (ABI)
  • Generation of PI parameters, maps of Primary productivity
  • Demonstration on Phytoplankton classification using ocean colour data

Who can Apply?

The training program is open to scientists, post-graduate fellows, and doctoral students involved in oceanographic work with specific reference to Ocean Color Remote Sensing and its applications. Priority will be given to students from Indian Ocean RIM countries.

The trainees are expected to have basic knowledge of Ocean Optics and remote Sensing along with basic computer skills. Preference will be given to the candidates perusing their research or building a carrier in the above topics.

Course Fee and Financial support:

No Course fee for training course. Participants are expected to make their own arrangement for all expenses. However, INCOIS can provide local transport, food and lodging at their hostels for few deserving candidates.


The training course will be held at ITCOcean, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India.

Contact Address:

The interested candidates should fill in the attached application from and provide a recommendation letter from Research Supervisor/Head of the Institute. The completed and signed application from should be sent to:

ITCOocean Coordinator
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
(Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India)
“Ocean Valley”, Pragathi Nagar (B.O.)
Nizampet (S.O.), HYDERABAD – 500 090
Tel : +91 40 3895000
Fax : +91 40 23895001
E mail :

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