Brazil – National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Dr. Robert Frouin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA) provided training to 16 trainees from Mexico, Peru, Colombia Venezuela, Argentina, and various Brazilian institutions, in the use of remotely sensed ocean-colour data as a tool for analysing the marine ecosystem. The training course also endeavoured to further develop the ANTARES project, an integrated network of long-term time series stations in Central and South America whose main goal is to detect and understand the impact of climate change and human activities, and to provide the scientific basis for ecosystem definition and management.

A comprehensive web page, written in English and Portuguese, was developed for the course (see  This page includes information about course application, content, and format, a list of trainees and instructors, lectures, trainee presentations, and photographs.

To find out more about the course, please visit its page on the POGO website.