PML Sea from Space (earth observation science and applications)

Lead Research Organisation: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Abstract

Monitoring of the ocean on a regular and long-term basis is important to understand its role in our Earth system, track biological events and predict the potential response of the ocean to climate change. By using remote sensing techniques, scientists can ascertain near real-time conditions, such as sea surface temperature, chlorophyll concentration and optical properties, which can be used to monitor varying aspects of the marine environment. Scales of measurement vary from local (in situ), regional (aircraft-based) to global (satellite) scales.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Promotional Video of surfing for science work at PML 
Description Al Jazeera promotional video of surfing for science work at PML 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Over 90,000 views of the video 
URL https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/672297559578421
 
Description Satellite and aircraft remote sensing and in situ optical methods have improved understanding of:

a) marine and freshwater processes, such as carbon production rates, phytoplankton size composition, sea-level anomalies, air-sea fluxes

b) harmful algal blooms and water quality of concern for human and animal health

c) the physical and biological processes which impact upon the ecology of marine organisms and on the production of natural resources.
Exploitation Route Research may be used by the UK, European or global academic community

Data sets may be used by other scientists for input to their research or by modellers as validation for models

Near-real time observations from satellite may be used for industry, such as the Scottish Salmon Fisheries producers or for efficient use of resources such as guiding research vessels to features of interest

Methods may be used by operational agencies in the UK or other countries e.g. for locating ocean fronts
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Other

 
Description Earth Observation (EO) technology, infrastructure and data have been used to conduct fundamental and applied research on physical and ecological processes in oceanic, coastal and inland waters, in support of interdisciplinary science and global operational monitoring. Value has been added to Earth Observation data by high-level processing of satellite and aircraft data to support scientists in the UK, Europe and globally, as well as industry in the UK. Finally, results have informed national and international policy development, industrial decision-making and operational commercial activities.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Education,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description I am a lead author of IPCC AR6, WGI
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact IPCC Assessment Reports are considered to be highlly influencal in policy matters related to climate, at governmental and intergovernmental levels.
 
Description Ocean front data applied to 'Assessment of the ecological coherence of the UK's marine protected area network' (report to Joint Links for environment/wildlife)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.wcl.org.uk/docs/ECN_MPA_report_for_Joint_Links.pdf
 
Description Oceanic front maps have influenced definition of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) in the high seas
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted criteria for the identification of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) in the high seas globally, but at present these are based on fixed, benthic features. Satellite tools for mapping ocean fronts have been developed and applied as a proxy for the abundance and diversity of marine animals, to assist the planning of marine protected areas (MPAs) and EBSAs. These maps were applied during two intergovernmental CBD workshops for deciding the EBSAs for Northwest Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.
URL http://www.cbd.int/ebsa/meetings?tab=previous
 
Description (CERTO) - Copernicus Evolution - Research for Transitional-water Observation
Amount € 2,843,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 870349 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description (PORTWIMS) - Portugal Twinning for innovation and excellence in marine science and Earth observation
Amount € 997,626 (EUR)
Funding ID 810139 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description (Water-ForCE) - Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation
Amount € 2,999,575 (EUR)
Funding ID 101004186 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description AMT4SentinelFRM
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 05/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description BICEP (ESA)
Amount £325,492 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2022
 
Description Case 2 Extreme waters
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000113691/15/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Copernicus Global Land Service
Amount € 2,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2020
 
Description Copernicus Sentinel Atlantic Meridional Transect Fiducial Reference Measurements Campaign
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESRIN/RFQ/3-14457/16/I-BG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 07/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description EC FP7 AQUA-USERS
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 607325 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description EC FP7 EartH2Observe
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 603608 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description EC FP7 INFORM
Amount € 160,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description EC H2020 EOMORES
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 730066 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description EC Horizon 2020 H2020-SFS-11b-2015
Amount € 734,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2020
 
Description ESA AMT4SentinelFRM
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESA CCI VIIRS and aerosol options
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 07/2015 
End 04/2017
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative
Amount € 1,200,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2010 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 82,914 (EUR)
Funding ID EOP-S/14/008/DFP-dr 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA POCO
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA SEOM C2X
Amount € 40,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description ESA Support for AMT
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA-Future Earth COP26 Demonstrator
Amount € 24,914 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA-2020-04 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description Euro-Argo RISE (H2020)
Amount £31,828 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2023
 
Description FRM4SOC
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description FY2017 JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan (Long-term)
Amount ¥1,550,400 (JPY)
Organisation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 04/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Fiducial Reference Measurements for Sentinel Ocean Colour
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA/AO/1-8500/15/I-SBo 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description GCOM-C Satellite Validation
Amount ¥3,000,000 (JPY)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 03/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description GCOM-C Satellite Validation 2018-2019
Amount ¥1,500,000 (JPY)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Grant for Scoping Meeting of Working Group on Earth Observations for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Diseases
Amount € 9,780 (EUR)
Funding ID http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 
Organisation Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, POGO 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description H2020 Marie Curie Fellowship
Amount £139,618 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2 DANUBIUS PP
Amount € 4,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 739562 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency: - GCOM-C Satellite Validation
Amount ¥1,500,000 (JPY)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Joint Monitoring Programme of the EUtrophication of the NOrth-Sea with SATellite data
Amount € 698,949 (EUR)
Funding ID 11.0661/2017/750678/SUBIENV.C2 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description NE/P020135/1 Ocean-Colour Data in Climate studies
Amount £41,067 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P020135/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description NERC Climate Services Sandpit
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2016
 
Description OC-CCI (ESA)
Amount £861,666 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Ocean-Colour Data in Climate studies
Amount £41,067 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P020135/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Participation in validation activities for new Japanese ocean colour sensor
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 09/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Pathways Of Dispersal for Cholera And Solution Tools (PODCAST)
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S012567/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description REVIVAL
Amount £484,885 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Royal Society Newton Fellowship
Amount £99,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Satellite estimates of marine net community production in the South Atlantic from Sentinel-3
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P00878X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Technology Proof of Concept
Amount £142,970 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P003443/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS)
Amount € 6,922,187 (EUR)
Funding ID 6922187 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2020
 
Title A global bio-optical database derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements within the layer of interest for field and remote ocean color applications 
Description The database here presented includes quality-controlled bio-optical and biogeochemical variables derived from autonomous profiling Biogeochemical Argo float measurements, and supports field and remote ocean color applications. Data represent the first optical depth (i.e., the layer of interest for satellite remote sensing) and have been collected between October 2012 and January 2016, around local noon, in several oceanic areas encompassing the diversity of ocean's trophic environments. In addition to the first optical depth (as derived from the in situ measured depth of the euphotic layer), the presented database is compiled with data of diffuse light attenuation coefficients of photosynthetically available radiation and downward irradiance at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm), chlorophyll a concentration, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, and particle light backscattering at 700 nm. Associated errors to each variable are also reported. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This new research database has been used to identify bio-optical anomaly in the global ocean. This is important because we have shown in which ocean regions and during which seasons of the year the global ocean-colour bio-optical models are applicable. Results from this analysis have been written into a manuscript which is currently under review. 
URL http://doi.org/10.17882/47142
 
Title A global database of vertical profiles derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications 
Description The presented database includes 0-1000 m vertical profiles of bio-optical and biogeochemical variables acquired by autonomous profiling Biogeochemical-Argo (BGC-Argo) floats. Data have been collected between October 2012 and January 2016, around local noon, in several oceanic areas encompassing the diversity of ocean's trophic environments. The database includes profiles of downward irradiance at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm), photosynthetically available radiation, chlorophyll a concentration, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, and particle light backscattering at 700 nm. All variables have been quality controlled following specifically-developed procedures, that aimed to support biogeochemical and bio-optical applications at the global scale. Data corruption by biofouling and any instrumental drift has also been verified. Moreover, to allow users for different biogeochemical applications, vertical profiles of chlorophyll a and particle light backscattering at 700 nm have been presented before and after advanced processing (e.g., non-photochemical quenching correction, identification of spikes). Vertical profiles of temperature and salinity associated to these bio-optical data are also provided although they have been only quality-controlled for sensor issues related to bio-fouling and instrumental drift. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact n/a 
URL https://www.seanoe.org/data/00383/49388/
 
Title Clinical dataset of cholera incidence in coastal district in India 
Description Surveillance data of cholera outbreaks at the district level in India over the period July 2009 to December 2019 were collected from publicly available weekly epidemiological reports published in Portable Document Format by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of India (IDSP). Each report describes the incidences of communicable diseases for a given week with detailed information per state and district on the disease, number of cases, number of deaths, start date, reporting date, current status and comments related to each outbreak. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The epidemiological datasets of have been used has a core input for the development of machine learning model to produce environmental cholera-risk forecast based on combination satellite climate data records. We have demonstrated a novel application of machine learning for cholera risks in coastal India. The algorithm identified correctly 89.5% of outbreaks across all coastal Indian district reporting cholera outbreaks. We are investigating potential for transfer of model to other regions and possible inclusion of socio-economic data. Peer-reviewed article has been published in Dec 2020 in the peer-reviewed journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Amy Campbell is first author, and Dr Racault is corresponding author. The results have been presented by by Amy Campbell at the International Symposium Ocean & Human Health 2-3 Dec 2020. The paper has achieved an altimetric score of 57 (In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric). The paper has been taken up by more than 7 news outlet including the BBC world news. The results have also been presented in a press release by ESA https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Cholera_outbreaks_predicted_using_climate_data_and_AI 
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/24/9378
 
Title Global lake water quality dataset from Calimnos processor, v1.04 
Description Dataset of remotely sensed water quality of 1000 lakes worldwide delivered to partners in NERC-GloboLakes and selected parts to partners in EC FP7 INFORM 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Increased collaboration between lake observation scientists in terms of in situ data sharing for dataset validation. 
 
Title Global ocean atlas of phytoplankton phenology 
Description Racault M. (2014). Global ocean atlas of phytoplankton phenology indices from SeaWiFS ocean-colour time-series during the decade 1998-2007. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10.5285/005c027f-2d88-087c-e053-6c86abc04e4c 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Phenology indices are used to characterize quantitatively the seasonality of phytoplankton. The database will be useful for research scientist and a global oceans coverage is provided. 
URL https://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/published_data_library/catalogue/10.5285/005c027f-2d88-087c-e053-6c86abc...
 
Title Global ocean colour data set 
Description AS a result of the ESA CCI project a reanalysis of merged SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS ocean colour data has been produced 1997-2012. This was updated in 2015 to a version 2 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data have been used in other research activties 
URL http://www.oceancolour.org
 
Title NCEO LTSS: Global Ocean Lagrangian Trajectories, v1.0, 1998-2018 (OLTraj) 
Description The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Long Term Science Single Centre (LTSS) Global Ocean Lagrangian Trajectories (OLTraj) provides 30-day forward and backward Lagrangian trajectories based on surface velocities from an ocean reanalysis. Each trajectory represents the path that a water mass would move along starting at a given pixel and a given day. OLTraj can be thus used to implement analyses of oceanic data in a Lagrangian framework. The purpose of OLTraj is to allow non-specialists to conduct Lagrangian analyses of surface ocean data. The dataset has global coverage and spans 1998-2018 with a daily temporal resolution. The trajectories were generated starting from zonal and meridional model velocity fields that were integrated using the LAMTA package (6-hour time step) as described in Nencioli et al., 2018. Please see the documentation section below for further information. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset will be used to facilitate Lagrangian analysis of ocean satellite and in-situ data 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b9c80907bb37487fa1744f3c86f3e792
 
Title Near-real-time quality controlled radiometric profiles acquired by Bio-Argo floats 
Description Vertical profiles of Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) and downward irradiance (Ed) at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm) are routinely acquired by autonomous Bio-Argo floats. The database here presented includes radiometric profiles that have been quality-controlled using a specifically developed procedure for real-time distribution of data. The procedure is aimed at verifying only the shape of profiles. In each profile, dark signal, atmospheric clouds, spikes and wave focusing are flagged in a way compliant with the Argo real-time data management system. These data are therefore totally adapted to derive optical quantities such as the diffuse light attenuation coefficients. No quality control on the measured irradiance quantity is performed, which would require development of delayed-mode quality-control procedures. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is the first quality controlled database of radiometric profiles collected by Biogeochemical Argo floats made available to the community. 
URL http://www.seanoe.org/data/00324/43499/
 
Title SST collected by surfers in the southern UK and western Ireland between 2014 and 2017 
Description This dataset consists of sea surface temperature (SST) data collected by recreational surfers around the southern UK and Western Ireland coastline over the period from 5th January 2014 to 8th February 2017. These data were collected as part of a research project supported by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Over the study period, the recreational surfers collected 297 independent samples of SST. The surfers were equipped with a UTBI-001 Tidbit V2 Temperature Data Logger and a Garmin etrex 10 GPS. The Garmin etrex 10 device was used to extract GPS information (latitude and longitude) for each surf. The Tidbit V2 temperature logger was attached, using cable-ties, at mid-point to the leash of the surfboards to ensure continuous contact with seawater when surfing, measuring temperature in the top metre of the water column. Roughly every 6 months over the study period, the Tidbit V2 temperature loggers were rigorously compared with a VWR1620-200 traceable digital thermometer (with an accuracy of 0.05 degrees C at the range of 0 to 100 degrees C) at 1 degree C intervals from 6 to 25 degrees C using a PolyScience temperature bath. Over the study period, all sensors performed within the manufacturers technical specifications. A piecewise regression to model was used to correct any Tidbit V2 temperature data collected to remove systematic biases between sensors, such that the errors in each sensor were within the accuracy of VWR1620-200 traceable digital thermometer. Temperature data were collected at 10 second intervals during each surfing session. The data were processed to remove any data collected before and after entering the water and SST were extracted by computing the median of the remaining data. Standard deviations on the remaining data are also provided to give an index of SST variability during each surf session. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data used to validate satellite observations of sea surface temperature at the coastline. 
URL https://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/published_data_library/catalogue/10.5285/53a2def3-2926-5c26-e053-6c86abc...
 
Title SST time series collected by surfer at Wembury beach 
Description This dataset consists of an annual time series of sea surface temperature (SST) data collected by a recreational surfer at Wembury beach, Plymouth, UK, between 5th January 2014 and 4th January 2015. This data were collected as part of a research project funded by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Publication of paper http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0127706 
URL https://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/published_data_library/catalogue/10.5285/120b3387-c081-75f4-e053-6c86abc...
 
Description CLAM_PU 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Department Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We have identified and demonstrated the potential to simplify a complex state-of-the-art in-situ absorption metre to measure chlorophyll concentration.
Collaborator Contribution Plymouth University is helping developing a prototype of a novel sensor to measure phytoplankton biomass in the water
Impact Development of instrument prototype
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Department Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have presented an invited seminar on the topic "Ocean-Colour Observations in Climate Studies" to the Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability in May 2017. My presentation also included slides provided by Dr Stefan Simis on GloboLakes: Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change. During my visit, we developed a research collaborative work on the study of the impact of typhoons on river discharge and coastal environment in Japan. To this research, I have contributed expertise on ocean-colour data and provided ESA OC-CCI Chlorophyll products to support validations of observations from high-resolution land-ocean-atmosphere coupled model developed at Kyoto University and JAMSTEC Yokohama to simulate hourly river discharge following typhoon events. I have also provided input and text for the peer-reviewed publication that came out of this collaborative research.
Collaborator Contribution The partner host Prof. Yamashiki Yosuke has invited me to give a seminar to his Graduate School. He has initiated the collaborative research work with me on the influence of typhoons on river discharge along the coast of Japan. The host provided expertise on model simulation of river discharge and their impact on the coastal environment. Prof. Yamashiki has visited the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in September 2017 to develop further collaborations. During his visit, he has met with several researchers from the PML Remote Sensing Group, including Prof. Platt, Prof. Sathyendranath, Dr. Simis, and myself.
Impact Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean. Journal of Hydrology, 555: 956-970. Information regarding this paper was also provided in a PML webpage: http://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/Understanding_a_typhoon_s_toll and Kyoto University webpage http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research/research_results/2017/171023_2.html
Start Year 2017
 
Description ESA Climate Office YGT collaboration on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables 
Organisation European Space Agency
Department Harwell Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PML Dr Racault has been the supervisor of Amy Campbell during her 1-year Young Graduate Trainee fellowship from the European Space Agency. PML has brought in expertise on usage of Artificial Intelligence with PML Data Scientist Stephen Goult as part of NERC-NEODAAS. PML has also provided Clinical data on cholera outbreaks in coastal districts of India. The clinical data on cholera from IDSP India were curated by PML scientist Angus Laurenson as part of UKRI-PODCAST project. PML Racault has provided expertise on cholera risk analyses and development of forecast systems using ECVs from satellite observations.
Collaborator Contribution ESA Climate Office / YGT Amy Campbell have brought in satellite observations of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) produced by the ESA Climate Change Initiative program. The data have been obtained for the period from 2009 to 2019.
Impact We have used machine learning techniques to analyse in combination satellite climate data records and epidemiological data to produce environmental cholera-risk forecast. We have demonstrated a novel application of machine learning for cholera risks in coastal India. The algorithm identified correctly 89.5% of outbreaks across all coastal Indian district reporting cholera outbreaks. We are investigating potential for transfer of model to other regions and possible inclusion of socio-economic data. Peer-reviewed article has been published in Dec 2020 in the peer-reviewed journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Amy Campbell is first author, and Dr Racault is corresponding author. The results have been presented by by Amy Campbell at the International Symposium Ocean & Human Health 2-3 Dec 2020. The results have been published in a press release by ESA https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Cholera_outbreaks_predicted_using_climate_data_and_AI And by more than 7 news outlets, including the BBC World News with the page translated in many languages: https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703 https://www.bbc.com/hausa/labarai-56184840 https://www.bbc.com/tigrinya/news-56179528 https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-56178147 https://www.bbc.com/pashto/science-and-technology-56192581
Start Year 2019
 
Description Eawag - collaboration on aquatic/terrestrial vegetation phenology from satellite products 
Organisation Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our team provide phytoplankton biomass time-series from the operational Calimnos satellite data processing chain for >4000 lakes over the period 2002-2020. I provide scientific expertise contributing to global analysis of linkages and changes in phenology of aquatic and terrestrial production patterns.
Collaborator Contribution Eawag recruited a post-doc to work full-time on this topic for one-year, with possibility of continuation. Eawag coordinates a team across several Swiss research organisations contributing data and analysis.
Impact not yet applicable
Start Year 2020
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding signed between PML and Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, Japan 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are working on research related to river discharge in coastal waters following extreme typhoon events. One paper has been published: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean, Journal of Hydrology, 555:956-970, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.042 One paper is in preparation; the work has been presented at the AGU Annual Fall Meeting: Optimization and Modeling of Extreme Freshwater Discharge from Japanese First-Class River Basins to Coastal Oceans Kuroki, R.; Yamashiki, Y. A.; Varlamov, S.; Miyazawa, Y.; Gupta, H. V.; Racault, M.; Troselj, J. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.H11E1224K
Collaborator Contribution We are working on research related to river discharge in coastal waters following extreme typhoon events. One paper has been published: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean, Journal of Hydrology, 555:956-970, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.042 One paper is in preparation; the work has been presented at the AGU Annual Fall Meeting: Optimization and Modeling of Extreme Freshwater Discharge from Japanese First-Class River Basins to Coastal Oceans Kuroki, R.; Yamashiki, Y. A.; Varlamov, S.; Miyazawa, Y.; Gupta, H. V.; Racault, M.; Troselj, J. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.H11E1224K
Impact Prof. Steve de Mora - PML Chief Executive visited GSAIS Kyoto University in October 2018 and officially signed the MoU. To develop collaborative research, a collaborative project proposal between PML and Kyoto University has been submitted to the UKRI - JSPS joint call 2018. The proposal passed Phase 1 and was invited to respond to reviewers' comments. The proposal was rated 5/6 by reviewer 1 and 6/6 by reviewer 2. Unfortunately, the proposal was not funded in Phase 2. We will try to submit proposals to work collaboratively in the future.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Michigan Tech - Global lake primary production modelling 
Organisation Michigan Technological University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team provide time-series of global lake phytoplankton biomass from our operational Calimnos satellite data processor, scientific expertise to interpret model results
Collaborator Contribution Modelling and data analysis, production of novel research outcomes
Impact not yet applicable
Start Year 2020
 
Description PML collaboration with NOAA on satellite detection of ocean fronts for marine ecology and conservation projects 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have contributed my expertise and unique algorithms on automated detection of ocean fronts based on large archives of satellite data. I quantified the monthly frequency of ocean fronts around the Hawaii islands using 12 years' worth of sea-surface temperature and chlorophyll data; and near the US Atlantic coast using 10 years of sea-surface temperature data. I contributed descriptions of this methodology to the Hawaii report.
Collaborator Contribution The NOAA branches involved in the collaboration are: * National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Biogeography Branch; and Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) * NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center Scientists at these NOAA centres applied my ocean front datasets (along with other environment variables) in models to estimate the distribution of cetaceans and seabirds around the Hawaii islands for a biogeographic assessment influencing the future location of offshore renewable energy installations.
Impact Costa, B.M. & Kendall, M.S. (Eds.) (2016) Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands. OCS Study BOEM 2016-035 and NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 214. Silver Spring, MD, USA, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 359 pp. I contributed as a co-author on three chapters: Environmental Setting; Cetaceans; and Seabirds, which are reported in Publications.
Start Year 2014
 
Description REVIVAL Partner from India 
Organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Department National Institute Of Oceanography (NIO)
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research lead on remote sensing and modelling, in REVIVAL Project. Joint publications
Collaborator Contribution Research lead on microbiology, phytoplankton taxonomy, citizen science. Joint publications
Impact Joint publications
Start Year 2018
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Bayworld Centre for Research and Education
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Curtin University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Dalhousie University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Hokkaido University
Department Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Italian National Research Council
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Nagoya University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Ames Exploration Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Northrop Grumman
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
Department Laboratory of Oceanography and Climate
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of California, Santa Barbara
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of Rhode Island
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of Richmond
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation University of Tasmania
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Vienna University of Technology
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project 
Organisation Xiamen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the co-chair of this project (see https://pft.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/satellite/members/index.shtml). With the goal of comparing and improving and satellite algorithms that detect phytoplankton functional types, an international effort was put together under the endorsement by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG). The project involves participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with expertise in both satellite algorithm development and in situ observations. As part of my PhD I published the first algorithm inter-comparison paper and have since worked closely with the international group, resulting in the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers.
Collaborator Contribution The international group has has met almost annually since its establishment in 2013. Together with our partners we have contributed to the publication of three recent peer-reviewed papers and contributed to an International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Phytoplankton Functional Type report (15).
Impact Kostadinov, T., Cabré, A., Vedantham, H., Marinov, I., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Harman-Mountford, N. J., Mouw, C., Roy, S., Uitz, J. (2017) Inter-comparison of phytoplankton functional types derived from ocean color algorithms and Earth System Models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 162-177. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.014 Colleen, M., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Alvain, S., Bracher, A., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A., Devred, E., Fujiwara, A., Hirata, T., Hirawake, T., Kostadinov, T., Roy, S. and Uitz, J. (2017) Consumer's Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:41 dio:10.3389/fmars.2017.00041 Bracher, A., Bouman, H., Brewin, R. J. W., Bricaud, A., Brotas, V., Ciotti, A., Clementson, L., Devred, E., Di Dicco, A., Dutkiewicz, S., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Hickman, A., Hieronymi, M., Hirata, T., Losa, S. N., Mouw, C., Organelli, E., Raitsos, D. E., Uitz, J., Vogt, M., Wolanin, A. (Accepted for publication) Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sentinel 3 validation team member for SLSTR 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I plan to continue to develop a network of in situ observations on sea surface temperature (SST) and use this data for evaluating Sentinel 3 SLSTR SST products. This will involve integrating observations from new technology (e.g. citizens) with existing data available from coastal observing systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration is supported by ESA and EUMETSAT
Impact Outputs and outcomes pending. I will be presenting some preliminary results at the S3VT meeting in mid-March (https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/ConferencesandEvents/DAT_3645214.html)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Trends in phytoplankton phenology in the Mediterranean Sea based on ocean-colour remote sensing 
Organisation Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PML has been the host institution for the Spanish Government Fellowship of PhD student Paula Salgado, and I have been the host supervisor. I have developed regional phenology algorithm for the Mediterranean Sea and the phenological datasets have been provided for the project. The phenology algorithm developed in the ESA Living Planet Fellowship project of Racault (2015-2017), and the OC-CCI chlorophyll product prepared by the remote-sensing group at PML have also been used for the project.
Collaborator Contribution The visiting fellow Paula Salgado has brought regional expertise on the phytoplankton dynamics in the Mediterranean Sea. She has been analysing outputs of the phenological indices and performed trend analyses. The results have been in a paper, which is currently in review in the international peer-reviewed journal Remote-Sensing of Environment.
Impact A paper is in review (major revisions) in the journal Remote-Sensing of Environment
Start Year 2016
 
Description VIsiting Researcher Fellowship - Xinyan Li 
Organisation Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have entered into a collaboration to host Xinyan Li of the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences) at PML for 1 year, to jointly work with inland water quality satellite data and watershed nutrient modelling.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has secured research funding from China for this fellowship and is contributing expertise on nutrient modelling of Chinese lakes.
Impact no outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Working Group on Earth Observation for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Disease 
Organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Department National Institute Of Oceanography (NIO)
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Activities 2019/20: Following outputs/impacts have been achieved: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495; 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a contribution to the WG (Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763); and 3) News article contribution about WG activities in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-up date-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: Establishment of a core group of scientists with common interests in water-associated diseases, with expertise and interest in microbiology, genetics, epidemiology of infectious diseases, remote sensing and epidemic modelling, as a basis for international collaboration on public health issues related to water quality. The new GEO Blue Planet Working Group aimed to identify benefits, best practices and feasibility of incorporating Earth observation measurements into early-warning systems for water-associated diseases. It will provide a forum to exchange useful information, share data and coordinate activities where feasible, to maximise benefits to society. This initiative has been recognised as an important GEO Blue Planet activity under Theme 2 'Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security' and with societal relevance to public health, food security, water management, biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability, and disaster resilience. The WG activities are further adding value to GEO health community of practice and AquaWatch initiatives. Racault, M-F, Sathyendranath, S and Platt, T have initiated the Working Group. Racault, M-F has successfully obtained funding from Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) to hold a Scoping Meeting in Abingdon, UK, in August 2018. The meeting was organised over two days, and was structured around a series of presentations followed by discussion sessions.
Collaborator Contribution Activities 2019/20: WG members Racault, Sathyendranath, Platt, Abdulaziz, Menon, and George have published new review article in peer-reviewed journal. Reference: Racault M-F, Abdulaziz A, George G, Menon N, Jasmin C, Punathil M, McConville K, Loveday B, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, Vijitha V (2019) Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing 11, 2763 Activities 2018/19: A total of 18 participants from six countries participated in the meeting. Several invitees were unable to attend, but expressed interest in staying engaged with the working group. All participants prepared a presentation to introduce their research interests on the topics of EO and water-associated diseases, state what they hoped to see as outcomes from the scoping meeting, and also express their aspirations for the proposed working group. WG partners and countries: Argentina: NFRDI; Brazil: INPE; India: NIO, NERCI; Japan: JAMSTEC, GSAIS Kyoto University; South Africa: SMRA, University of Pretoria; UK: Cefas, PML, Reading University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSTHM; USA: Maryland University, West Virginia University
Impact Activities 2019/20: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a formal contribution to the WG. Reference: Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763 3) WG activities have been reported in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-update-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: The following Milestones and Deliverables have been achieved: 1) Funding awarded by POGO to hold Scoping Meeting of the WG 27/06/2018 2) Poster presentation of the WG at the GEO Blue Planet Symposium 04/07/2018 3) WG webpage available on GEO Blue Planet website 01/08/2018 https://geoblueplanet.org/blue-planet-activities/wg_eo_water-associated_diseases/ 4) Scoping Group Meeting held 30/08/2018 5) WG formation agreed by attendees of the Scoping Meeting 31/08/2018 6) Poster presentation of the WG at the UK National Earth Observation Conference 07/09/2018 7) Scoping Group Meeting report circulated to participants for feedback 23/10/2018 8) Presentation of the GEO BP WG by NCEO/GEO at the GEO plenary exhibition 2018 29/10/2018 8) POGO Report submitted 12/11/2018 http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 9) WG report presentation at the POGO Annual Meeting 21/01/2019 10) WG contribution to the GEO Blue Planet Implementation 2020-2022 submitted 28/02/2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description Working Group on Earth Observation for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Disease 
Organisation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Activities 2019/20: Following outputs/impacts have been achieved: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495; 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a contribution to the WG (Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763); and 3) News article contribution about WG activities in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-up date-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: Establishment of a core group of scientists with common interests in water-associated diseases, with expertise and interest in microbiology, genetics, epidemiology of infectious diseases, remote sensing and epidemic modelling, as a basis for international collaboration on public health issues related to water quality. The new GEO Blue Planet Working Group aimed to identify benefits, best practices and feasibility of incorporating Earth observation measurements into early-warning systems for water-associated diseases. It will provide a forum to exchange useful information, share data and coordinate activities where feasible, to maximise benefits to society. This initiative has been recognised as an important GEO Blue Planet activity under Theme 2 'Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security' and with societal relevance to public health, food security, water management, biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability, and disaster resilience. The WG activities are further adding value to GEO health community of practice and AquaWatch initiatives. Racault, M-F, Sathyendranath, S and Platt, T have initiated the Working Group. Racault, M-F has successfully obtained funding from Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) to hold a Scoping Meeting in Abingdon, UK, in August 2018. The meeting was organised over two days, and was structured around a series of presentations followed by discussion sessions.
Collaborator Contribution Activities 2019/20: WG members Racault, Sathyendranath, Platt, Abdulaziz, Menon, and George have published new review article in peer-reviewed journal. Reference: Racault M-F, Abdulaziz A, George G, Menon N, Jasmin C, Punathil M, McConville K, Loveday B, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, Vijitha V (2019) Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing 11, 2763 Activities 2018/19: A total of 18 participants from six countries participated in the meeting. Several invitees were unable to attend, but expressed interest in staying engaged with the working group. All participants prepared a presentation to introduce their research interests on the topics of EO and water-associated diseases, state what they hoped to see as outcomes from the scoping meeting, and also express their aspirations for the proposed working group. WG partners and countries: Argentina: NFRDI; Brazil: INPE; India: NIO, NERCI; Japan: JAMSTEC, GSAIS Kyoto University; South Africa: SMRA, University of Pretoria; UK: Cefas, PML, Reading University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSTHM; USA: Maryland University, West Virginia University
Impact Activities 2019/20: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a formal contribution to the WG. Reference: Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763 3) WG activities have been reported in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-update-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: The following Milestones and Deliverables have been achieved: 1) Funding awarded by POGO to hold Scoping Meeting of the WG 27/06/2018 2) Poster presentation of the WG at the GEO Blue Planet Symposium 04/07/2018 3) WG webpage available on GEO Blue Planet website 01/08/2018 https://geoblueplanet.org/blue-planet-activities/wg_eo_water-associated_diseases/ 4) Scoping Group Meeting held 30/08/2018 5) WG formation agreed by attendees of the Scoping Meeting 31/08/2018 6) Poster presentation of the WG at the UK National Earth Observation Conference 07/09/2018 7) Scoping Group Meeting report circulated to participants for feedback 23/10/2018 8) Presentation of the GEO BP WG by NCEO/GEO at the GEO plenary exhibition 2018 29/10/2018 8) POGO Report submitted 12/11/2018 http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 9) WG report presentation at the POGO Annual Meeting 21/01/2019 10) WG contribution to the GEO Blue Planet Implementation 2020-2022 submitted 28/02/2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA on Instagram: "Predicting Cholera outbreaks from space?" - Post got more than 49K likes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ESA posted on Instagram about PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020.
The post received more than 49,000 likes and more than 350 comments as of 4 Mar 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/p/CJUBiRGAY5S/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
 
Description 1st International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Meeting, 2015, Bern. Extension and Improvement of the Mean Sea Level estimation in the Arctic regions using space altimetry data. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given on "Range Estimation for Envisat/RA-2 Over Leads". The presentation was followed by discussion of the results and methodology. The participation in this meeting has helped in cooperation with our colleagues from CLS France and led to writing a joint research paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.issibern.ch/
 
Description A Science magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My research on using surfers to collected data was highlighted in Science magazine. I included a phone interview by the journalist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/scientists-put-smartfin-my-surfboard-it-next-wave-ocean-monit...
 
Description A magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Magazine article in Irish Sea Kayaking Association (Treasna na dTonnta) demonstrating the environmental data collection method we have developed for surfers, and how it could be used for Kayakers. (see https://issuu.com/lastudio/docs/tnadt60_issuu)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Al Jazeera video on surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Al Jazeera video on surfing work (over 90,000 views so far)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/672297559578421
 
Description An article in Scientific American 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Work on citizen science highlighted in Scientific American.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surfing-for-science-ocean-enthusiasts-could-help-gauge-co...
 
Description An article in Simple Surf Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Work on using surfers to collect environmental data highlighted in Simple Surf Magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://surfsimply.com/science-skepticism/satellite-sessions-surfers-and-scientists-on-a-quest-for-h...
 
Description BBC Devon Spotlight interview about surfing for science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Devon Spotlight about our surfing for science work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/bbcspotlight/videos/961542737244558/
 
Description BBC World News Article about paper on cholera and AI and ECVs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The BBC World News wrote an article about PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020. The BBC news article has been translated in many languages:
https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703
https://www.bbc.com/hausa/labarai-56184840
https://www.bbc.com/tigrinya/news-56179528
https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-56178147
https://www.bbc.com/pashto/science-and-technology-56192581
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703
 
Description Biophysical coupling workshop (Azores) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This workshop was designed to link the research activities of PML (Miller, ocean fronts) with Duke University, US (marine spatial ecology) and University of Azores (fisheries and seamounts). Peter Miller gave a seminar to an audience from the University.

The workshop generated a paper submission linking these fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - BBC Radio Sussex interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-08-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. Ben Taylor was interviewed about it twice on BBC Radio Sussex. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - Daily Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. NEODAAS was contacted by the Daily Mail for more information, following which they ran an article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836018/Experts-probing-Beachy-Head-gas-scour-satellite-imag...
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - Daily Mirror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Daily Mirror contacted NEODAAS for more information and ran a related article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/experts-scour-images-taken-space-11078212
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-08-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Guardian newspaper ran two articles online, one of which appeared in print on 2017-09-02. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/investigators-believe-toxic-cloud-on-sussex-coas...
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - The Sun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Sun picked up reports in other news outlets and ran an article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4351510/beachy-head-chemical-leak-space-east-sussex-birling-gap/
 
Description Challenger Society 2016 Conference - University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation "Detecting internal waves in the UK continental shelf and estimating their impact using SAR remote sensing". Discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference (Liverpool, Sep. 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I convened and chaired a conference session on "Drivers for patchiness and marine vertebrate dynamics", comprising 9 talks and 3 posters on the mechanisms linking marine animals with the underlying physical and biological processes. This endeavour has clear impacts on marine conservation and spatial planning, and fishing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/challenger2016/documents/S24_Abstracts.pdf
 
Description Contributed a video interview about El Niño Impacts as part of a Massive Online Course on Monitoring the Oceans from Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Massive Online Course was broadcast/hosted via Future Lean plateform. The course focused on exploring our oceans from space; discovering how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health; and informing policy and planning. I have contributed an expert interview about El Niño impacts on ocean biological and physical variables that are monitored from Space (e.g., ocean-colour, Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Level).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/oceans-from-space
 
Description DECC Offshore Energy SEA Research Projects Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of presentation: "Remote Sensing for Detecting Internal Waves and the Feasibility Study of Estimating their Impact on Benthic Habitat". Questions and discussion afterwards. The presentation stimulated increased interest to research. It also helped to get funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description EO Open Science video on Phytoplankton Seasonality and Coral Reef Biology: ESA Bilko LearnEO! Lesson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short video presented during the Living Planet Symposium Earth Observation Open Science. The video introduces the 1st prize ESA Bilko LearnEO! Lesson on Phytoplankton Seasonality and Coral Reef Biology. The lesson includes open tools, e-learning and education materials for the new generation of EO and Data scientists The lesson was subsequently taught during the ESA Space Summer School in August 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://youtu.be/KKOQsaio1Ys
 
Description Earthzine web-article about learnEO! lesson on phytoplankton phenology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Earthzine international web-science magazine for public audience. Article about "A Web-based Lesson on Ocean-Color Observations in the Red Sea: Phytoplankton Phenological Indices and Their Importance for Coral Reef Biology"
It was advertised on Earthzine Twitter account (1477 followers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://earthzine.org/2015/09/26/a-web-based-lesson-on-ocean-color-observations-in-the-red-sea-phytop...
 
Description Global News Connect article on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global News Connect article on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://globalnewsconnect.com/surfing-for-science/
 
Description Guest article on behalf of Space4Climate to the Institute for Environmental Analytics for COP23 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I contributed a Guest Article to Space4Climate for presentation of case-study material at the COP23 on my research on "Ocean Atlas of Biological Response to Changing El Niño", which was performed under my ESA Living Planet Fellowship and also as contribution to ESA OC-CCI and NCEO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://the-iea.org/oceanatlas/
 
Description I'm an engineer, get me out of here! - Space Zone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 'I'm an Engineer, get me out of here' is a free on-line event where UK school students meet and interact with engineers. The Space Zone was one of the themed zones of the November 2016 event and it was funded by the UK Space Agency. The zone was the busiest of all the 'I'm an Engineer' zones for this event with over 2,300 questions asked by students, in particular I received lots of interest in my work with students wanting to know how satellites are able to take such clear pictures of the ocean and with particular interest in whether I've had been able to see any animals from space. Reports from participating schools highlight that 'I'm an Engineer' brought engineering into lessons and supported engineering-related aspects of the Maths, D&T and Science curriculum. More importantly, the chance for students to actually interact with real-life engineers greatly helped them to realise the range of STEM careers available to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://spacen16.imanengineer.org.uk/
 
Description Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) 2016 Annual Forum, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation "Plymouth Marine Laboratory OSR Research and ITAC 2017" was given. It was followed by questions and discussion. The results, presented at this forum were used to start a new project on oil spill detection in the the Strait of Malacca using remote sensing.
The presentation introduced Plymouth Marine Laboratory as a world-leading organization undertaking cutting-edge research in the marine environment. It has been decided that PML will be the host of ITAC forum in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.oilspillresponse.com/external-links/itac2016/
 
Description MMC News article on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MMC News article on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://mmc-news.com/news-surfing-for-science-sport-could-help-keep-tabs-on-ocean-temperatures-62379....
 
Description Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (NOC Southampton, Nov. 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented a talk: "Satellite imaging in support of marine autonomous system operations", about PML work on the MASSMO project led by NOC and co-funded by Dstl, demonstrating the capabilities of marine autonomous vehicles for scientific and naval operational surveys. There were many participants from the Royal Navy, industry and government agencies. PML near-real time satellite support to visualise ocean fronts and other features was critical to the success of MASSMO-3, and plans were developed for the next mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://conference.noc.ac.uk/sites/conference.noc.ac.uk/files/documents/matshowcase/MAT%20Day%205.pd...
 
Description Marine Earth Observation Applications workshop (MEO-AP, Harwell, Oct. 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I presented a talk: "Marine Earth observation products for government: Ocean fronts, algal blooms, turbidity and radar", at this well-attended workshop, aiming to encourage greater usage by government departments of marine EO products developed by institutes or companies. The outcome of discussion sessions was that several of PML's EO products were put on the priority list for potential funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sa.catapult.org.uk/cefas-meo-ap-workshop/
 
Description NBC new article on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NBC new article on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/surf-science-sport-could-help-keep-tabs-ocean-temperature...
 
Description New Scientist Interview on surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1 minute interview published in New Scientist on surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830492-900-why-im-asking-surfers-to-help-monitor-the-oceans...
 
Description News article on PML website 'It's all a front - scientists unravel the mystery of gannets' feeding success' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This news article was in line with a press release which alerted the media and other PML stakeholders/interested parties to a new study which combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean. By bringing the two technologies together, the scientists have shown that the birds search out regions where fronts form most frequently, so making their foraging more efficient and less energetically costly. This will improve knowledge and understanding in this field.

This news story widened the potential reach of the press release, highlighting the results of the study and demonstrating the importance of ocean fronts to flying predators. The technique used, in the Celtic Sea on this occasion, can be used anywhere across the global ocean. It has great potential for identifying key feeding grounds for a wide range of predators, and so could become an indispensable tool in the future for identifying conservation hotspots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/scientists_unravel_the_mystery_of_gannets'_feeding
 
Description News article on PML website 'PML scientist awarded prestigious medal' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact News article on PML website with the intention of sharing the news that a PML scientist was awarded the prestigious Grande Médaille Prince Albert 1er.

This news article widened the potential reach for this information, promoting the excellence of PML science with PML stakeholders including funders, potential funders, collaborators, policy-makers, media and the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/PML_scientist_awarded_prestigious_medal
 
Description News article on PML website 'The front line in marine vertebrate conservation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact News article on PML website in line with a press release to circulate to PML stakeholders the results of a review paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. It widened the potential reach of the press release by providing another way to access this information.

This online news article informed PML stakeholders of this study, to allow the knowledge gathered to be applied in the future for e.g. front maps could be used as part of a range of tools to identify, monitor and manage at-sea conservation areas, informing the design of Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks and supporting development of dynamic ocean management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/The_front_line_in_marine_vertebrate_conservation
 
Description News web-article/ Press Release by Plymouth Marine Laboratory and NERC about NERC TaSE Initiative funded projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project Pathways of dispersal for cholera and solution tools (PODCAST) funded under the NERC Directed International was presented in the news article published in the PML website (https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/PODCAST_project_seeks_solution_for_cholera_outbrea), the article was linked to the news story published by NERC presenting the funded project in the the call "Towards a Sustainable Earth" (TaSE) published at https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/07-tase/
The project PODCAST is a multi-lateral collaborative project involving partners from Japan JAMSTEC and India NIO, NERCI and CMFRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/PODCAST_project_seeks_solution_for_cholera_outbrea
 
Description Newspaper media interview by Dr Troselji on collaborative paper on typhoons' influence on river discharge along the coast of Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Troselji presented to the national Croatian newspaper media 'Novilist' the research findings. Dr Troselji news article was published on 10 January 2018. The reference of the paper that was presented is: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean. Journal of Hydrology, 555: 956-970. Information regarding this paper was also provided in a PML webpage: http://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/Understanding_a_typhoon_s_toll and Kyoto University webpage http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research/research_results/2017/171023_2.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.novilist.hr/Znanost-i-tehnologija/Znanost/JOSKO-TROSELJ-Rijecki-znanstvenik-s-japanskog-s...
 
Description On-line article in Physics.org on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Physics.org on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://phys.org/news/2015-07-scientists-surfers-coastal-environment.html
 
Description On-line article in Popular Mechanics on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Popular Mechanics on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a16441/are-sufers-the-secret-weapon-in-monitoring-coastline-...
 
Description On-line article in Popular Science on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Popular Science on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.popsci.com/new-technology-lets-surfers-catch-data-while-theyre-catching-waves
 
Description On-line article in SantaCruzWaves on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in SantaCruzWaves on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.santacruzwaves.com/local-loop/surfing-for-science-keeping-tabs-on-ocean-temperatures/
 
Description On-line article in Scientific Computing on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Scientific Computing on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2015/07/surfing-science-sea-surface-temperatures-collected-g...
 
Description On-line article in Scimex on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Scimex on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/surfers-could-create-waves-of-ocean-environment-data
 
Description On-line article in Steam Register on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Steam Register on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steamregister.com/surfing-for-science/
 
Description On-line article in Surf.it on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Surf.it on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.surftotal.it/articoli/articoli/7765-on-the-potential-of-surfers-to-monitor-environmental-...
 
Description On-line article in Take Part on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Take Part on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/01/25/turning-surfers-ocean-scientists
 
Description On-line article on European Space Agency website on Surfing work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article on European Space Agency website on Surfing work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Surfing_for_science
 
Description Online article in Conservation Magazine on Surfing for Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article in Conservation Magazine on Surfing for Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conservationmagazine.org/2015/07/researchers-want-to-engage-an-armada-of-surfer-scientists/
 
Description PML News article Surfing for Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On-line article about the Surfing for Science Work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/Surfing_for_Science
 
Description PML Web News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PML News Article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/PML_scientists_win_first_prize_for_lesson
 
Description PODCAST-project presentation at UKRI-led Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) Programme Meeting 13-14 Jan 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Talk about PODCAST project as part of the UKRI-led Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) Programme. The presentation highlighting progress, any key outcomes so far, impacts of COVID. It was presented to international funders from NERC, UKRI, UKRI India, UKRI China, India-UK Multilateral Division, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agriculatural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) Sweden, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan, and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) China; and to researchers from interdisciplinary fields from UK, Japan, India, China and Sweden. Discussions included 1) lessons learnt on the SDG synergies and how to manage any trade-offs in achieving multiple conflicting SDGs; 2) Ideas exchange on feeding project findings into the SDG processes at national or international level and links to COP26; and 3) What is the future of research around SDG?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nerc.ukri.org/research/partnerships/international/tase/
 
Description Plymouth newspaper article about Surfing for Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Plymouth newspaper article about Surfing for Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-surfers-used-innovative-study-climate/story-26862194-detail...
 
Description Presentation and expert panel member at the COP25 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Marie-Fanny Racault participated in the COP25 UK Pavilion Earth Observation Side Event 'Earth Observation and Climate Change: A Critical Capability in Understanding Our Changing World'. The event was led by moderator Prof Gideon Henderson (Defra CSA) who addressed audience to introduce the event and speakers, and gave a keynote speech, followed by six speaker presentations (including Dr Racault), and an audience discussion. Dr Racault's presentation focused on Earth Observations in the Oceans, and showed how Earth Observations provide a unique capability to monitor the oceans on both global and local scales. She presented examples of her research on marine phytoplankton and fisheries, and new applications to water-borne diseases (such as cholera) monitoring and human health. Finally, she reported on the potential opportunities for Earth observations to support ocean-based measures for the Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Contributions in the areas of adaptation and mitigation. Outcomes/Impacts: - Request for media radio interview for the BBC World Service Tech Tent show; broadcast Friday 13th December and is on the programme's website; Dr Racault's segment starts at around 11´30" into the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csymtd
- Request for further engagements: 1) European Space Agency invitation to give keynote talk at international symposium; 2) contributed to news article for NCEO webpage https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/un-climate-change-c onference-december-2019-cop25/; and 3) NCEO (NERC) and Space4Climate group, Dr Racault reported about activities at COP25 and interests/potential opportunities for further engagements at COP26 with Defra, ESA, and GEO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/un-climate-change-conference-december-2019-cop25/
 
Description Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2020 on 16 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation "Climate precursors of satellite water marker index for spring cholera outbreak in Bengal Delta region" by Ogata T, Racault M-F, Nonaka M, Behera S, at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 2020/12/16. This is novel work, which is part of PODCAST project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on cholera and AI at ECMWF-ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk given by my postgraduate student Amy Campbell as part of the PODCAST project. The talk was on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence in ESA Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) : An Overview". The talk was presented during the Virtual Event: ECMWF-ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction 8-10 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation#1 at 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact E-poster presentation on the topic of "Surveillance of Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Colour Remote Sensing" was presented at the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020. A 3-min video about the poster was posted on the Symposium webportal and made accessible for viewing by all participants for a period of 3 months. The Symposium was attended by more than 200 participants from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.oceanhealthmonaco.org/
 
Description Presentation#2 at 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact E-poster presentation on the topic of "Exploring the potential of CCI-ECV data and machine learning for environmental cholera risk forecasting" was presented by my postgraduate student Amy Campbell at the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020. A 3-min video about the poster was posted on the Symposium webportal and made accessible for viewing by all participants for a period of 3 months. The Symposium was attended by more than 200 participants from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.oceanhealthmonaco.org/
 
Description Press release 'Crowning glory for marine laboratory' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release circulated the news that Plymouth Marine Laboratory won the Environment and Conservation category at the 15th Annual Charity Awards for its Europe-Africa Marine Earth Observation Network (EAMNet) project.

Promotion of the work of the EAMNET project and the global strategic impact of PML's research to media, funders, collaborators, policy-makers and the general public, highlighted through success at Charity Awards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/Crowning_glory_for_PML
 
Description Press release 'The front line in marine vertebrate conservation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release to circulate to media and stakeholders the results of a review paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The study was co-ordinated by PML PhD student Kylie Scales and will feed into the existing marine biodiversity conservation knowledge base, to inform future conservation planning through mapping and real-time monitoring of hotspots of human threat to marine vertebrates.

This press release informed our stakeholders and beyond of this study, to allow the knowledge gathered to be applied in the future for e.g. front maps could be used as part of a range of tools to identify, monitor and manage at-sea conservation areas, informing the design of Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks and supporting development of dynamic ocean management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/The_front_line_in_marine_vertebrate_conservation
 
Description Press release by ESA on "Cholera outbreaks predicted using climate data and AI" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A press release has been published by European Space Agency about the PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Chole...
 
Description Press release: Devon research centre shortlisted for charity award 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release was intended to make public the news that Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) was shortlisted in the "environment and conservation" category of 'The Charity Awards', Civil Society Media's annual awards programme earlier in the year, held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. The nomination for the award was based on the work of the Europe-Africa Marine Earth Observation Network (EAMNet) project. PML subsequently won the award in the aforementioned category.

The press release served as a vehicle to promote both the EAMNET project, and PML, with media, funders, collaborators, policy-makers and the general public, emphasised through the success at the Charity Awards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/Devon_research_centre_shortlisted_for_charity_awar
 
Description Press release: It's all a front - scientists unravel the mystery of gannets' feeding success 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release alerted the media and other PML stakeholders/interested parties to a new study which combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean. By bringing the two technologies together, the scientists have shown that the birds search out regions where fronts form most frequently, so making their foraging more efficient and less energetically costly. This will improve knowledge and understanding in this field.

This press release highlighted the results of the study, demonstrating the importance of ocean fronts to flying predators. The technique used, in the Celtic Sea on this occasion, can be used anywhere across the global ocean. It has great potential for identifying key feeding grounds for a wide range of predators, and so could become an indispensable tool in the future for identifying conservation hotspots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/News/scientists_unravel_the_mystery_of_gannets'_feeding
 
Description Radio broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on Radio about our Surfing for Science work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioDevon/videos/934814819874422/?fref=nf
 
Description Radio interview for BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview for the BBC World Service Tech Tent show; broadcast Friday 13th December, interview is available on the programme's website as well; Marie-Fanny Racault's segment starts at around 11´30" into the programme. The radio interview took place following my presentation at the UK Pavilion event on Earth Observations for Climate during COP25 in Madrid, Spain, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csymtd
 
Description Regional Newspaper article about surfing for science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regional Newspaper article about surfing for science work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Surfers-wired-study-waves/story-26870168-detail/story.html
 
Description SAFARI2 Pre-Symposium Training on Satellite Remote-Sensing for Ecosystem Analysis and Fisheries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2-day training course at Kochi India Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute 13-14th January 2018. Taught lectures on Biological data from satellites: ocean colour and Ocean Colour & Fisheries, and supported practical sessions led by Dr Hayley Evers-King based on Sentinel-3 Ocean colour observations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description South West Marine Ecosystems Conference (Plymouth, Apr. 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I acted as the local host for this popular conference for discussing the management, research and conservation of marine wildlife in the southwest UK, bringing together 150 practitioners from academia, conservation groups and government agencies. Links are made with the PML capabilities in satellite observations and the Western Channel Observatory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://swmecosystems.co.uk/archive
 
Description Southwest Marine Ecosystems Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Miller presented ocean front techniques for studying marine animal habitat preference, and feeding into Marine Protected Areas policy.
Kylie Scales presented the ecology of gannets and turtles in relation to oceanic fronts.

The sharing of observations on a wide range of ecosystems produced many inter-linkages and collaborations that would not otherwise have happened.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pml.ac.uk/pmlsite/media/PML-Media/Documents/SWME14_Final_PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description TV Media interview by Dr Troselji on collaborative paper on typhoons' influence on river discharge along the coast of Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Troselji presented to the TV broadcast national Croatian media HRTi the research findings. Dr Troselji was broadcasted on 30 January 2018 in to the E-Science Technology section of HRTi. The reference of the paper that was presented is: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean. Journal of Hydrology, 555: 956-970. Information regarding this paper was also provided in a PML webpage: http://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/Understanding_a_typhoon_s_toll and Kyoto University webpage http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research/research_results/2017/171023_2.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
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