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The Ocean Colour Radiance Virtual Constellation (OCR-VC)

James Yoder(1), Mark Dowell(2), Nicolas Hoepffner(3), Hiroshi Murakami(4), Venetia Stuart(5)

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The purpose of the OCR-VC (Ocean. Colour Radiance Virtual Constellation) is to ensure a long-term, sustained record of calibrated satellite ocean colour radiances (OCR). This manuscripts describes how an informal federation of space agencies and scientists will implement the activities required to accomplish this objective,

1Chair, International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS #31, Woods Hole, MA 02540 USA
2European Commission - Joint Research Centre, DG JRC Via E. Fermi, 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), ITALY
3European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Global Environment Monitoring Unit, TP 440, Via Fermi 1, I-21020 Ispra (Va), Italy
4Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyEarth Observation Research Center (JAXA/EORC), 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-8505, Japan
5IOCCG (International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group) Executive Scientist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, NS , B2Y 4A2 Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: jyoder@whoi.edu

This paper shall be cited as:

Yoder, J., Dowell, M., Hoepffner, N., Murakami, H. and Stuart, V., (2010). "The Ocean Colour Radiance Virtual Constellation (OCR-VC) " in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.96

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