Center of Oceanography

C. Sá, D. D’Alimonte, A. Brito, T. Kajiyama, C. R. Mendes, V. J., P. B. Oliveira, J. C. B. da Silva, V., Vitorino, and V. Brotas, “Validation of Standard and Alternative Satellite Ocean-Colour Chlorophyll Products off Western Iberia,” Remote Sens. Environ., 2014, under revision

- Brito, A., Sá, C. Brotas, V., Vitorino, J., Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S. (in preparation). Understanding bio-optical properties of phytoplankton in the western Iberian coast: application of theoretical models. Remote Sensing of Environment.

- Brotas, V., Brewin, R., Sá, C., Brito, A., Silva, A., Mendes, R., Diniz, T., Kaufmann, M., Tarran, G., Groom, S., Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S. (submitted). Approaches to derive phytoplankton functional types and size classes. Validation along a gradient of trophic status in Eastern Atlantic. Remote Sensing of Environment.

- Sá, C., Da Silva, J.C.B., Oliveira, P.B., Brotas, V. (2008). Comparison of MERIS (ALGAL_1 and ALGAL_2) and MODIS (OCM3) of chlorophyll products and validation with HPLC in situ data collected off the Western Iberian Peninsula. Proceedings of 2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR Workshop. ESA, SP-666. PDF


Ana Brito

Ana Brito joined the Centre of Oceanography (FCUL) in January 2010 as Post-doc Fellow. Her PhD was awarded by the Edinburgh Napier University and her work was focused on the development of biogeochemical models. Currently, her research interests are related to the evaluation of the ecological quality of aquatic systems and the assessment of phytoplankton communities through remote sensing.

Carolina Sá

Carolina Sá joined the Centre of Oceanography in 2005 and her research interests are related to biological applications of ocean color satellite data. She has participated in several cruises off the Portuguese coast, collecting and analyzing phytoplankton in-situ measurements for the validation of bio-optical algorithms.

Vanda Brotas

Vanda Brotas is Full Professor in the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She was the Director of the Center of Oceanography between 2004 and 2006. Currently, her research is mainly focused on phytoplankton ecology and dynamics assessed through HPLC and remote sensing.


Center of Oceanography (CO)

The Centro de Oceanografia (CO) is a multidisciplinary research unit of the national R&D system, whose main host institution is the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), the other host institution of this Centre being the University of Évora (UE).

The main research lines of the Centro de Oceanografia are the following: 

Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon (FCUL)

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon was established by decree of 19th April 1911. From its establishment until 1985, the year the Faculty was transferred to the new facilities at Campo Grande, the Faculty of Sciences was based in the building where the Polytechnic School (Escola Politécnica) used to be. Before this School, since the beginning of the 17th century, other cultural and scientific preeminent institutions were settled there.