Draft program
(status May, 7th)


Conference Dinner


Bus Shuttle Service



CoastColour and SeaSWIR User Consultation Meeting,
EUMETSAT premises, Darmstadt

Objective: The recent results of the CoastColour and SeaSWIR projects will be communicated to the scientific and broader coastal user community. Feedback from coastal scientists, managers and other stakeholder will be gathered, and future possibilities with the upcoming Sentinels will be discussed. Recommendations for further scientific work, requirements for new sensors and for exploitation of Earth Observation data for coastal zones will be formulated. These will be addressed to the Space Agencies and research funding organisations.


[Status: 7th May, 2013]

Thursday 09.05.2013 - Morning

09:00 Registration & welcome coffee

Opening session: Status of CoastColour & SeaSWIR projects

09:30 SeaSWIR project: overview of field campaigns and first results

11:00 Coffee break [30']

11:30 CoastColour project: overview and first results

  • CoastColour products (L1P, L2R, L2W) and algorithms
    (Carsten BROCKMANN and Roland DOERFFER, Brockmann Consult GmbH) [60']
  • CoastColour and OC-CCI (Shubba SATHYENDRANATH, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, PML) [15']

13:00 Lunch break [60']

Thursday, 09th May, 2013 - Afternoon

14:00 Current status of quality of coastal products

15:30 Coffee break [30']

16:00 Highly Turbid Waters - challenges for atmospheric correction and in-water retrievals

17:00 CoastColour discussion / SeaSWIR internal evaluation and discussion

17:30 End of the day

Thursday, 09th May, 2013 - Evening

19:30 Conference Dinner Restaurant "Sitte"

Friday, 10th May, 2013 - Morning

09:00 Continuation of the Highly Turbid Water session

10:30 Coffee break [30']

11:00 Preparation of exploitation of Sentinels for coastal waters and recommendations for future directions

13:10 Concluding discussion

13:30 Lunch


Deadline for submission of abstracts is 19.04.2013.

Registration: please send an Email to office@coastcolour.org


Eumetsat Allee 1
D-64295 Darmstadt

Darmstadt has a

Our headquarters are approximately 20 minutes from the airport. The main railway station and a major motorway exit are nearby. There are also a number of large hotels in and around Darmstadt.