Brazil 2009

Remote sensing of phytoplankton functional types for biogeochemistry applications

The Centre of Excellence Regional Training in Brazil was an intensive graduate level course in ocean biology/biogeochemistry offered at Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil lasting from 21 September to 7 October 2009. The major theme of the course was remote sensing of phytoplankton functional types for biogeochemistry applications. The course lectures on theoretical fundamentals were complemented by practical demonstrations, including laboratory and field methods for identifying composition and taxa, relation with optics, remote sensing approaches, and biogeochemical significance.

The course was part of a training program undertaken by the NF-POGO Center of Excellence in Observational Oceanography at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS); it was also a contribution to ANTARES, an integrated network of in situ and remote-sensing stations focused on detecting long-term changes in marine waters around Latin America.

Regional CofE Brazil report here

participants regional CofE Brazil; photo credit: Jaimie Rojas Marquez


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