Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 12, 703–713, 2016

Special issue: Operational oceanography in Europe 2014 in support of blue...

Ocean Sci., 12, 703–713, 2016

Review article 25 May 2016

Review article | 25 May 2016

Ocean colour opportunities from Meteosat Second and Third Generation geostationary platforms

Ewa J. Kwiatkowska et al.

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Copernicus operational services include ocean colour applications from medium-resolution polar-orbiting satellite sensors. The goal is to satisfy EU reporting on the quality of marine, coastal and inland waters, as well as to support climate, fisheries, environmental monitoring, and sediment transport applications. Ocean colour data from polar platforms, however, suffer from fractional coverage. This effort is in developing water turbidity services from Meteosat geostationary instruments.