2023 International Ocean Colour Science Meeting
St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 14-17 November 2023

The fifth International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will be convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with the University of South Florida, NASA, and NOAA, and will take place from 14-17 November 2023 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

The primary focus of the IOCS meetings is to serve as a venue for the ocean colour community to communicate their views, ideas, concerns and issues with the satellite agencies. The programme for the IOCS-2023 meeting will include invited keynote lectures, agency talks, breakout workshops, poster sessions and community Town Halls. It is anticipated training events and side meetings will also be scheduled.

The overarching theme for IOCS-2023 is “Impact and Value of Ocean Colour Observations in a Changing World: Water in all its Colours” with the overall goal of nurturing a strong global user community for ocean colour science and applications, and fostering exchange between the ocean colour research community and international space agencies with an interest in ocean colour science.

Important Dates

1 May – 30 Jun 2023
Early Registration
1 Jul – 14 Oct 2023
Regular Registration
15 Sep 2023
Deadline for travel support
11 Oct 2023
Last day for discounted accommodation
14 Oct 2023
Extended deadline for poster abstracts
15 Oct – 12 Nov 2023
Late Registration
13 Nov 2023
Training courses & GEO AquaWatch Team Meeting
14 – 17 Nov 2023
IOCS Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Scientific Planning Committee

  • Chuanmin Hu – University of South Florida, USA
  • Cara Wilson – NOAA-NMFS, USA
  • Ana Dogliotti – IAFE/CONICET, Argentina
  • Áurea Maria Ciotti – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Carolina Tauro – CONAE, Argentina
  • Cédric Jamet – Université du Littoral, France
  • Claudia Giardino – CNR/IREA, Italy
  • David Antoine – Curtin University, Australia
  • Ewa Kwiatkowska – EUMETSAT, EU, Germany
  • Emmanuel Devred – Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada
  • Frédéric Mélin  – EU Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Hiroshi Murakami  – JAXA, Japan
  • Hubert Loisel – Université du Littoral, France
  • Jeremy Werdell – NASA GSFC, USA
  • Joo-Hyung Ryu – KIOST, South Korea
  • Laura Lorenzoni – NASA, USA
  • Laurent Giugni Canadian Space Agency, Canada
  • Marie-Hélène Rio – ESA/ESRIN, Italy
  • Menghua Wang – NOAA, USA
  • Paula Bontempi – University of Rhode Island, USA
  • Raisha Lovindeer – IOCCG, Canada
  • Stewart Bernard – CSIR, South Africa
  • Shubha Sathyendranath – PML, UK
  • Tim Malthus – CSIRO, Australia
  • Vittorio Brando – CNR, Italy
  • Wonkook Kim – Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea
  • Xianqiang He – Second Institute of Oceanography, China

Organising Committee

  • Chuanmin Hu – USF, USA
  • Cara Wilson – NOAA-NMFS, USA
  • Laura Lorenzoni – NASA, USA
  • Lin Qi  – NOAA, USA
  • Menghua Wang – NOAA, USA
  • Raisha Lovindeer – IOCCG, Canada
  • Shubha Sathyendranath – PML, UK