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D VC-14-09: Implementation of the International Network for Sensor InTercomparison and Uncertainty Assessment for Ocean Colour Radiometry (INSITU-OCR)
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Number:
VC-14-09
Title:
Implementation of the International Network for Sensor InTercomparison and Uncertainty Assessment for Ocean Colour Radiometry (INSITU-OCR)
Status:
Open
Creation Year:
2014
Completion Date:
2023 Q4 (705 days remaining)
Description:

Implementation of the International Network for Sensor InTercomparison and Uncertainty Assessment for Ocean Colour Radiometry (INSITUOCR);including recommendations of the INSITUOCR White Paper (www.ioccg.org/groups/INSITUOCR_White-Paper.pdf) and establishment of the INSITU-OCR Secretariat (EUMETSAT;NASA and NOAA). Implementation is following a modular approach.

Link to GEO Work Programme:
External Reference:
Responsible Users:
Marie-Helene RIO, Ewa Kwiatkowska
Responsible CEOS Entities:
OCR-VC
Contributing Agencies:

Progress Reports:
2019-09-07 03:10:24 UTC

IOCCG requested that agencies identify resources to support the INSITU-OCR; IOCCG is using this information to identify gaps in infrastructure that agencies could collectively address. ?As of June 2015, agencies were requested to submit to the IOCCG Chair a short list of actual gaps in support of existing/upcoming missions, a list of priorities from their perspective, as well as areas where they need help, e.g., a need for more validation sites. ?Once the OCR-VC has this updated information compiled, it will be conveyed to CEOS-SIT via the OCR-VC Chairs. ?Additionally, there have been recent discussions about the format for submissions of in situ data to the agencies. ?(Note: it would be beneficial to have an interagency standard template.) ?Next SIT meeting will be the deadline for the OCR-VC gap analysis along with mapping exercise output from VC-07. ?Sustaining current operational activities and establishing new efforts (e.g., pilot investments and projects) to move the OCR-VC and INSITU-OCR forward is a very high priority. ?NASA has supported three new projects in the areas of the vicarious calibration instrumentation competition for future ocean color missions, as a contribution to INSITU-OCR, and ESA is planning to release an open tender action this spring addressing the need for improved OCR in-situ instrumentation and community consensus protocols for instrument calibration and vicarious adjustments as well as establishing traceability to metrological institutes. ?NOAA continues to fund and sustain MOBY operations (including an on-going system refresh), supporting present and upcoming (operational) missions. ?Additionally, all agencies will be asked to contribute towards the ?protocols activity? (e.g., small committee to catalogue and share information regarding in situ instrumentation (for calibration and validation) protocols. ?The IOCCG will host a website to disseminate all relevant lists and information (prototype being developed by NASA at: oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cms/ioccg_proto_main). ?The ultimate goal is to enable communication about the refinement of in situ measurement protocols and to reduce redundancy in efforts, fill in gaps, and better target opportunities and key players. This is an early contribution to INSITU-OCR, and this multi-agency collaboration will advance its implementation.?

Ewa Kwiatkowska | 2019-09-30 16:17:33 UTC

Implementation of INSITU-OCR White Paper recommendations follows a modular approach coordinated across the agencies. The Deliverable is wide and long-term. The goal is  to retain focus on the broad picture of OCR requirements and to report milestones on the priority activities. Current progress on the ongoing priority activities: 

 

  • Significant progress on Ocean Colour System Vicarious Calibration (OC-SVC)  (White Paper R1.4), including an agreement on the requirements for OC-SVC and inter-agency OC-SVC infrastructure development activities: 
  • NOAA – MOBY ongoing operations and technology refreshment
  • NASA – completed the first phase of PACE OCSVC development, 3 projects funded (3-year/US$8M investment)
  • NASA – initiated the second phase PACE OCSVC development with the goal for the infrastructure to be in water about 2021
  • ESA – produced community Copernicus OCSVC recommendations via FRM4SOC workshops in Feb 2017 / Oct 2018
  • ESA / CNES / Copernicus – BOUSSOLE ongoing operations
  • JRC – peerreview publications, OC-SVC requirements
  • EUMETSAT – completed “Requirements for Copernicus OCSVC Infrastructure”
  • EUMETSAT – completing “Preliminary design of Copernicus OCSVC Infrastructure”

 

  • Permanent working group on satellite sensor calibration  (White Paper R1.3)
  •  IOCCG / OCRVC instrument calibration task force - regular workshops at IOCS meetings

 

  • Permanent working groups on algorithm topics  (White Paper 2.2)
  • current IOCCG Working Group: Harmful Algal Blooms
  • current IOCCG Working Group: Intercomparison of Atmospheric Correction Algorithms over OpticallyComplex Waters
  • current IOCCG Working Group: Role of Ocean Colour in Biogeochemical, Ecosystem and Climate Modelling (report to be published soon)

 

  • Product uncertainties   (White Paper R2.3)
  • current IOCCG Working Group: Uncertainties in Ocean Colour Remote Sensing (report to be published soon)

 

  • Continuous consolidation and update of measurement protocols  (White Paper R3.2)
  • IOCCG protocols:
    • Volume 1.0 - Inherent Optical Property Measurements and Protocols: Absorption Coefficient (Nov 2018)
    • Volume 2.0 - Beam Transmission and Attenuation Coefficients: Instruments, Characterization, Field Measurements and Data Analysis Protocols (Apr 2019)
    • Protocols for Satellite Ocean Color Data Validation: In situ Optical Radiometry (In Press)
    • Noteworthy and Supplemental Topics on Ocean Colour Radiometry Protocols (Draft)
    • Best Practices for the Collection and Processing of Ship-Based Underway Flow-Through Optical Data (In Press)
  • ESA / FRM4SOC radiometry protocols documented in special issue Remote Sensing, 2019, 11(9)
Ewa Kwiatkowska | 2021-08-24 16:10:55 UTC

The implementation status of INSITU-OCR White Paper recommendations as of August 2021.

The VC-14-09 Deliverable is broad and long-term. The implementation continues following a modular approach coordinated across the agencies. The goal is to retain focus on the broad picture of OCR requirements and to report milestones on the priority activities. Here is the current update on the ongoing priority activities: 

Significant progress on Ocean Colour System Vicarious Calibration (OC-SVC)  (White Paper R1.4), including an agreement on the requirements for OC-SVC and inter-agency OC-SVC infrastructure development activities: 

  • NOAA – MOBY ongoing operations and technology refreshment, https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/cw/field-observations/MOBY.1.html
  • NASA – initiated the second phase PACE OC-SVC development, https://pace.oceansciences.org/docs/PACE-SCI-PLAN-0140-VC_20190226.pdf
  • ESA – produced community Copernicus OC-SVC recommendations via FRM4SOC activity, https://frm4soc.org/index.php/activities/workshop-on-vicarious-infrastructure/
  • ESA / CNES / Copernicus – BOUSSOLE ongoing operations,
  • JRC – peer review publications, OC-SVC requirements, https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105497
  • EUMETSAT Copernicus OC-SVC Infrastructure developments, https://www.eumetsat.int/OC-SVC

 Permanent working groups on

  • satellite sensor calibration  (White Paper R1.3)
  • OC-SVC (White Paper R1.4)

Working groups on algorithm topics  (White Paper 2.2)

  •  Harmful Algal Blooms  (White Paper 2.2)
  • Intercomparison of Atmospheric Correction Algorithms over OpticallyComplex Waters (White Paper 2.2)
  • Role of Ocean Colour in Biogeochemical, Ecosystem and Climate Modelling (White Paper 2.2)
  • Product uncertainties  (White Paper R2.3)

Continuous consolidation and update of measurement protocols  (White Paper R3.2)

  • IOCCG protocols:
    • Volume 1.0 - Inherent Optical Property Measurements and Protocols: Absorption Coefficient (Nov 2018)
    • Volume 2.0 - Beam Transmission and Attenuation Coefficients: Instruments, Characterization, Field Measurements and Data Analysis Protocols (Apr 2019)
    • Volume 3.0 - Protocols for Satellite Ocean Color Data Validation: In situ Optical Radiometry (Dec 2019)
    • Volume 4.0 - Inherent Optical Property Measurements and Protocols: Best Practices for the Collection and Processing of Ship-Based Underway Flow-Through Optical Data (Nov 2019)
    • Volume 5.0 - Measurement Protocol of Absorption by Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and Other Dissolved Materials (Draft)
    • Volume 6.0: Particulate Organic Carbon Sampling and Measurement Protocols: Consensus Towards Future Ocean Color Missions (Draft)
    • Volume 7.0 - Aquatic Primary Productivity Field Protocols for Satellite Validation and Model Synthesis (Draft)
    • Noteworthy and Supplemental Topics on Ocean Colour Radiometry Protocols (Draft)
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Created:
2019-09-07 03:10:24 UTC
Last Updated:
2021-08-25 01:40:37 UTC