Ocean Optics Summer Class: Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color Remote SensingJune 3-28, 2019
Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME USA
The major theme of the course is calibration and validation of ocean color remote sensing. The course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of ocean optics and optical sensor technology that will enable them to make quality measurements, be able to assess the uncertainties associated with the measurements, and compare these data with remotely sensed ocean color measurements and derived products. The course is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine, with the goal of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.
Course elements include: lectures on the basic theory of the light interaction with matter in aquatic environments; ocean color remote sensing and its inversion; optical sensor design and function; ocean biogeochemistry; computation and propagation of measurement uncertainties; laboratory sessions using optical instrumentation and radiative transfer software; field sampling of optical and biogeochemical variables in the environmentally diverse waters of coastal Maine; analysis of optical and biogeochemical data sets; and collaborative student projects.
Emmanuel Boss (coordinator), Ivona Cetinic, Curt Mobley, Collin Roesler, Ken Voss, and Jeremy Werdell.
3 June - 28 June 2019.
University of Maine tuition, room and board will be covered through a grant for qualified participants.
Apply by 10th of March 2019, with notification by 1st of April 2019.