Title: Ocean Colour Radiometry and Water Quality
Publisher: International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC51557
ISSN: 1098-6030
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51557
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In coastal and marine waters, the variables associated with a defined 'quality status' can change over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, leading to substantial logistic and economic difficulties to monitor them on a regular basis. Realistically, the approach to coastal water management is to undertake ongoing assessments of the population and condition of the marine flora and fauna, as well as what might be termed 'water quality'. This approach usually employs in situ techniques which rarely sustain the repeat frequency and spatial coverage that is required to support an effective management practice in vulnerable areas, where more intensive monitoring scheme needs to be in place. However, several of the water quality indicators are directly or indirectly related to the colour or reflectance of the water, and therefore, potentially accessible from satellite remote sensing.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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