Ocean Remote Sensing Special Interest Group Challenger Society for Marine Science

Ocean Remote Sensing Special Interest Group

Challenger Society for Marine Science

Inaugural Meeting: Monday 10th September 2018

Newcastle University in association with the Challenger Conference 2018


The first meeting of the Challenger Society Ocean Remote Sensing Special Interest Group (SIG) will be held on 10th September 2018 just before the 18th Biennial Conference of the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

Abstract Submissions 

We invite abstract submissions for the above meeting, these should be submitted using the link below, and consist of a maximum of 250 words. Talks will be short and we encourage everyone to submit an abstract whether you are at the start of your career or an internationally recognised expert. We are aiming for a friendly atmosphere so students or works-in-progress are as welcome as the latest published gem.

To submit an abstract please click here.  The deadline for submission is 29th June 2018.


Please register for the meeting at https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/challenger-2018/specialinterestgroups/

Aims of the SIG

Ocean remote sensing offers a unique perspective on the world's oceans with the ability to synoptically observe the state of a growing number of ocean parameters with improved spatial and temporal resolution and global reach. These data have proved to be incredibly powerful at increasing our knowledge of the marine environment to date, and continue to provide improved insights into spatial and temporal patterns of ocean properties and complex interactions between different parts of the Earth System. The creation of an Ocean Remote Sensing Special Interest Group (SIG) is particularly timely since it coincides with the onset of the Copernicus Sentinels programme, which offers a vast array of new spaceborne observations together with an unprecedented commitment to continuity of satellite ocean measurements over the next 10–15 years.

It is envisaged that the SIG would cover all aspects of ocean remote sensing, including satellite and airborne measurements and ground based methods where there are obvious complementarities between techniques. The SIG would cover a wide variety of technical and scientific applications that would not just be in terms of measurements and instrumentation but also innovations in algorithms, synergies and exploitation with in situ data and models.

The aim is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussing existing and new advances in ocean remote sensing from past, present and future ocean remote sensing observing systems. Advances in all aspects of oceanography would be considered including, but not limited to: biology; physical oceanography; synthesis with in situ data and/or models; atmosphere-waves-ocean interactions; multi-sensors synergy; etc.

The new SIG will encompass the work of the former Marine Optics SIG.

This Meeting has been partially sponsored by the Challenger Society.

To join the Ocean Remote Sensing SIG contact Chris Banks at NOC.