First International Ocean Colour Science Meeting
Darmstadt, Germany, 6-8 May 2013

The first International Ocean Colour Science meeting was held on 6-8 May 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany. It was convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with EUMETSAT and NASA. Sponsorship for the meeting was received from EUMETSAT, NASA, ESA and CNES, which is gratefully acknowledged. The meeting programme included 8 presentations from space agency representatives, 5 invited keynote talks, 12 breakout splinter sessions, two poster sessions (114 posters) and open floor discussions. The overarching theme of the IOCS meeting was “Building of Ocean Colour Climate Data Records”.