ROSACE: A Proposed European Design for the Copernicus Ocean Colour System Vicarious Calibration Infrastructure

Type Article
Date 2020-05
Language English
Author(s) Antoine David1, 2, Vellucci Vincenzo3, Banks Andrew C.4, Bardey Philippe5, Bretagnon Marine6, Bruniquel Véronique6, Deru Alexis6, Hembise Fanton D’andon Odile6, Lerebourg Christophe6, Mangin Antoine6, Crozel Didier7, Victori Stéphane7, Kalampokis Alkiviadis4, Karageorgis Aristomenis P.8, Petihakis George4, Psarra Stella4, Golbol Melek3, Leymarie Edouard1, Bialek Agnieszka9, Fox Nigel9, Hunt Samuel9, Kuusk Joel10, Laizans Kaspars10, Kanakidou Maria11
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche LOV, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, F-06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
2 : Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
3 : Institut de la Mer de Villefranche IMEV, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, F-06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
4 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, HCMR, Institute of Oceanography, Hersonissos, 71500 Crete, Greece
5 : ACRI-IN, Sophia Antipolis, 06904 Valbonne, France
6 : ACRI-ST, Sophia Antipolis, 06904 Valbonne, France
7 : CIMEL Électronique, 75011 Paris, France
8 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, HCMR, Institute of Oceanography, 19013 Anavyssos, Greece
9 : National Physical Laboratory, Teddington TW11 0LW, UK
10 : Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu, 61602 Tõravere, Estonia
11 : Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion, Greece
Source Remote Sensing (2072-4292) (MDPI AG), 2020-05 , Vol. 12 , N. 10 , P. 1535 (53p.)
DOI 10.3390/rs12101535
WOS© Times Cited 3
Note This article belongs to the Special Issue Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour
Keyword(s) satellite ocean colour, system vicarious calibration, fiducial reference measurements, radiometry, SI-traceability, uncertainty budget, Mediterranean Sea, BOUSSOLE, MSEA

The European Copernicus programme ensures long-term delivery of high-quality, global satellite ocean colour radiometry (OCR) observations from its Sentinel-3 (S3) satellite series carrying the ocean and land colour instrument (OLCI). In particular, the S3/OLCI provides marine water leaving reflectance and derived products to the Copernicus marine environment monitoring service, CMEMS, for which data quality is of paramount importance. This is why OCR system vicarious calibration (OC-SVC), which allows uncertainties of these products to stay within required specifications, is crucial. The European organisation for the exploitation of meteorological satellites (EUMETSAT) operates the S3/OLCI marine ground segment, and envisions having an SVC infrastructure deployed and operated for the long-term. This paper describes a design for such an SVC infrastructure, named radiometry for ocean colour satellites calibration and community engagement (ROSACE), which has been submitted to Copernicus by a consortium made of three European research institutions, a National Metrology Institute, and two small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ROSACE proposes a 2-site infrastructure deployed in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Seas, capable of delivering up to about 80 high quality matchups per year for OC-SVC of the S3/OLCI missions.

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Antoine David, Vellucci Vincenzo, Banks Andrew C., Bardey Philippe, Bretagnon Marine, Bruniquel Véronique, Deru Alexis, Hembise Fanton D’andon Odile, Lerebourg Christophe, Mangin Antoine, Crozel Didier, Victori Stéphane, Kalampokis Alkiviadis, Karageorgis Aristomenis P., Petihakis George, Psarra Stella, Golbol Melek, Leymarie Edouard, Bialek Agnieszka, Fox Nigel, Hunt Samuel, Kuusk Joel, Laizans Kaspars, Kanakidou Maria (2020). ROSACE: A Proposed European Design for the Copernicus Ocean Colour System Vicarious Calibration Infrastructure. Remote Sensing, 12(10), 1535 (53p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :