IOCCG 2018 Summer Lecture Series: Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science | POGO

IOCCG 2018 Summer Lecture Series: Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science

The International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Summer Lecture Series is dedicated to high-level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing. Since 2012, these advanced training courses have taken place every two years during the summer months, and are held  at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) in Villefranche-sur-Mer, which is part of the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche (OOV), and hosts the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing group (MORS, 


The 2018  Summer Lecture Series is scheduled to take place from 25 June – 7 July 2018.


Several distinguished scientists will be invited to provide lectures on cutting edge research focusing on current critical issues in ocean colour science. A significant portion of the course will be dedicated to interactive discussion sessions between the students and lecturers. Students will be given ample opportunity for in-depth discussions with leaders in the field on various topics, both those discussed in the lecture series, as well as their own scientific research interests. Several practical lab sessions will also be conducted to help students understand absorption, scattering and the colour of the ocean as well as how to collect high-quality in situ data and how to interpret the measurements.



There is no fee for the lecture series but students are expected to cover some of their own expenses to attend the course, including airfares. Free accommodation will be available for all students with some limited financial support.


Call for Applications

Prospective students should complete the online application form for the 2018 IOCCG Summer Lecture Series, available  from 1 February 2018 to 5 March 2018 (deadline).  Course participation will be limited to 20 students to provide maximum exposure to the trainees.


For full details and information on how to apply, visit:

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