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Optical remote sensing techniques can provide information on sea water parameters such as algae, suspended matter and pigment concentrations. In European coastal waters the spatial variability is high and the composition of sea water and atmosphere different from that of the open ocean, requiring complex inversion schemes to derive information from optical data. The objective of the PICASSO project is to provide a solid scientific and technical basis for linking marine optics and ocean colour remote sensing in European coastal waters. It will cover continuous and spot measurements on selected sites in the Adriatic Sea, English Channel, North Sea and Baltic Sea.

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Authors: ZIBORDI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: CEOS Working Group on Calibration, Maryland (US), April 30 - May 1, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38957 ORA
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