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Regional validation of MERIS chlorophyll products in North Sea coastal waters


Project timeline
February 2002
36 months
January 2005
General Information
REVAMP will develop an improved product from MERIS, namely an atlas containing maps of validated chlorophyll (CHL) concentrations for the North Sea. REVAMP will follow a regional approach where parts of the North Sea will be described by the same algorithm with different parameters. CHL algorithms are still far from well established for turbid coastal waters (case 2). Therefore the MERIS standard neural network approach will be considered together with alternative innovative methods such as multi-spectral matrix inversion methods. To improve these approaches REVAMP will gather data in a number of relevant regions in the North Sea. In concert with the end-user REVAMP will define and produce relevant information products (Value Added Products) based on the CHL-maps.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD-2001, Development of generic Earth observation technologies (1.1.4.-7.2.1)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVG1-CT-2001-00049
Co-ordinatorVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
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)
E-mail contact
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Carsten Brockmann Consult (DE), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (BE), University of Oslo (NO), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)

(completed January 2005)

Last Update: 16. April 2021