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dc.contributor.author Claustre, H
dc.contributor.author Bishop, J
dc.contributor.author Boss, E
dc.contributor.author Bernard, Stewart
dc.contributor.author Berthon, J-F
dc.contributor.author Coatanoan, C
dc.contributor.author Johnson, K
dc.contributor.author Lotiker, A
dc.contributor.author Ulloa, O
dc.contributor.author Perry, MJ
dc.contributor.author D'Ortenzio, F
dc.contributor.author Hembise Fanton D'andon, O
dc.contributor.author Uitz, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T10:37:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T10:37:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09
dc.identifier.citation Claustre, H., Bishop, J., Boss, E., Bernard, S., Berthon, J-F., Coatanoan, C., Johnson, K., Lotiker, A., Ulloa, O., Perry, M.J., D’Ortenzio, F., Fanton D’andon O.H. and Uitz, J. 2009. Bio-optical profiling floats as new observational tools for biogeochemical and ecosystem studies: Potential synergies with ocean color remote sensing. Proceedings of OceanObs '09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6087
dc.description Copyright: 2009 The authors. Proceedings of OceanObs '09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract Profiling floats now represent a mature technology. In parallel with their emergence, the field of miniature, low power bio-optical and biogeochemical sensors is rapidly evolving. Over recent years, the bio-geochemical and bio-optical community has begun to benefit from the increase in observational capacities by developing profiling floats that allow the measurement of key biooptical variables and subsequent products of biogeochemical and ecosystem relevance like Chlorophyll a (Chla), optical backscattering or attenuation coefficients which are proxies of Particulate Organic Carbon (POC), Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM). Thanks to recent algorithmic improvements, new bio-optical variables such as backscattering coefficient or absorption by CDOM, at present can also be extracted from space observations of ocean color. In the future, an intensification of in situ measurements by bio-optical profiling floats would permit the elaboration of unique 3D / 4D bio-optical climatologies, linking surface (remotely detected) properties to their vertical distribution (measured by autonomous platforms), with which key questions in the role of the ocean in climate could be addressed. In this context, the objective of the IOCCG (International Ocean Color Coordinating Group) BIO-Argo working group is to elaborate recommendations in view of a future use of bio-optical profiling floats as part of a network that would include a global array that could be "Argo-relevant", and specific arrays that would have more focused objectives or regional targets. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;9457
dc.subject Bio-optical profiling floats en_US
dc.subject Biogeochemical studies en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem studies en_US
dc.subject Ocean color remote sensing en_US
dc.title Bio-optical profiling floats as new observational tools for biogeochemical and ecosystem studies: Potential synergies with ocean color remote sensing en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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