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dc.contributor.editorClaustre, Herve
dc.identifier.citationIOCCG (2011) Bio-Optical Sensors on Argo Floats. (ed. Claustre, H.). Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 89pp. (Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 11). DOI:
dc.description.abstractBiogeochemical processes at the ocean surface have begun to be documented on unprecedented spatial and temporal scales thanks to the advent of satellite ocean-colour radiometry (OCR). These observation techniques have inherent limitations, so in situ data are required to validate the algorithms and to extend the surface properties to the deeper layers. The profiling floats of the Argo array represent a promising technology for future observations in ocean biogeochemistry and bio-optics. Future global observational strategies will rely on bio-optical floats and on their synergetic and integrated use with ocean-colour radiometry (OCR). This report provides recommendations and establishes a framework for the future development of a cost-effective, bio-optical float network corresponding to the needs and expectations of the scientific community. Recommendations range from the identification of key bio-optical measurements to be implemented on floats to the real-time management of the data flux resulting from the deployment of a "fleet of floats".en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIOCCG sponsoring space agenciesen_US
dc.publisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG);11
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0*
dc.subject.otherArgo floats
dc.titleBio-Optical Sensors on Argo Floats.en_US
dc.description.notesContributing authors: Stewart Bernard , Jean-François Berthon, Jim Bishop, Emmanuel Boss, Hervé Claustre, Christine Coatanoan, Fabrizio D’Ortenzio, Ken Johnson, Aneesh Lotliker, Osvaldo Ulloaen_US
dc.publisher.placeDartmouth, NS, Canadaen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Biological oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeInstrument Type Vocabulary::continuous water samplersen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data acquisitionen_US
dc.description.eovocean colouren_US
dc.description.bptypeBest Practiceen_US

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