Following the successful first International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting, the IOCCG will convene a second (IOCS-2) meeting, in partnership with, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of, NASA and NOAA.
Second International Ocean Colour Science Meeting
San Francisco, USA, 16-18 June 2015
The second International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will be convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) and will take place from 16-18 June 2015 in San Francisco, USA. We thank NASA and NOAA, the two main sponsors of this meeting, for providing their support. The primary focus of these biennial IOCS meetings is to build and strengthen the international ocean colour community by providing a forum to collectively address common issues and goals, and to foster exchange between the research community and space agency representatives.
This is the beginning of a new era for ocean colour radiometry with many space agencies planning to launch more complex and highly sophisticated ocean-colour sensors with potential for many new applications. The overarching theme of the IOCS-2015 is “Applications of Ocean Colour from Climate to Water Quality”, with the overall aim of building a strong global user community for ocean colour science and applications.
The IOCS-2015 meeting will include the annual NASA Ocean Color Research Team (OCRT) meeting as well as several other breakout sessions that aim to produce practical recommendations which can be conveyed to the space agencies. We are now accepting proposals for breakout session topics related to the overarching theme of the meeting. To submit a proposal for a breakout session please go to: iocs.ioccg.org/breakout-sessions.
This meeting webpage will be updated periodically as planning progresses, so please bookmark this page.
IOCS 2013 Meeting Archive
The first International Ocean Colour Science meeting was held on 6-8 May 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany.