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Neural network algorithms for ocean colour


Project timeline
February 2001
36 months
January 2004
General Information
The aim of NAOC is to provide advanced algorithms for better exploiting the information embedded in new multi-spectral ocean colour satellite observations. NAOC will provide pixel classification at the top of the atmosphere. It is expected to extract information on aerosol type and on water type which will be used for atmospheric correction and ocean constituent retrieval. Improved algorithms for atmospheric correction is crucial for obtaining accurate ocean information owing to the large percentage of the signal due to atmospheric influences. It is expected to be able to retrieve concentration of chlorophyll-a and other constituents.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD-1999, Activities of a generic nature; Development of generic Earth observation technologies (1.1.4.-7.2)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVG1-CT-2000-00034
Co-ordinatorUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie (FR)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Rüdiger Röttgers, KOF, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 1575, (initial contact: Dr. Roland Doerffer, Institute of Coastal Research)
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ACRI SA (FR), CNRS (FR), Freie Universität Berlin (DE), Junta de Andalucia (ES), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (FR), University of Aston (UK)

(completed January 2004)

Last Update: 16. April 2021