The format of IOCS-2017 meeting included:

  • invited keynote talks,
  • presentations from space agencies outlining the status of current and planned missions,
  • a total of 9 breakout workshops to address current critical issues in ocean colour science and provide specific feedback to the space agencies,
  • Copernicus session,
  • NASA Ocean Color Science Team (OCRT) meeting,
  • NOAA session,
  • three poster sessions for participants to present their own research,
  • Copernicus marine data stream training event on 19 May 2017
  • One-day SeaDAS training workshop on 19 May 2017