Sagremarisco and Center for Marine and Enviromental Research (CIMA)

- Cristina, S., Cordeiro, C., Lavender, S., Priscila, G., Icely, J., Newton, A. Seasonal and inter-annual variability water leaving reflectances and water products in the SW Iberian Peninsula during MERIS mission, in preparation.

- Cristina, S.V., D’Alimonte, D., Goela, P.C., Kajiyama, T., Icely, J., Moore, G., Fragoso, B. D.D.F., Newton, A., Standard and regional bio-optical algorithms for Chlorophyll a estimates in the Atlantic off the southwestern Iberian Peninsula. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sesning Letters, in preparation.
- Goela, P.C.; Cristina, S.; Danchenko, S., Icely, J. D., Newton, A., Del Valls, T.A. Changes in phytoplankton community during bloom events in the Southwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula: impacts on bio-optical parameters. Special Issue 54, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2015, under revision.
- Goela, P.C, Cordeiro, C., Moore, G., Cristina, S., Danchenko, S., Icely, J. D. Newton, A.  Light absorption by phytoplankton in the Southwest Coast of Portugal, in preparation.

- Cristina, S., Icely, J., Goela, P., Del Valls, A., Newton, A. Using remote sensing as a support to the implementation of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive in SW Portugal. Continental Shelf Research,  2015 (in press). [Online]. Available:

- Cristina, S., Moore, G., Goela, P., Icely, J., Newton, A. “In situ validation of MERIS marine reflectance off the southwest Iberian Peninsula: assessment of vicarious adjustment and corrections for near-land adjacency,” International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1–31, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://­­10.1080/­01431161.2014.894657


- Goela, P.C., Danchenko, S., Icely, J., Lubián, L., Cristina, S., Newton, A. Using  CHEMTAX to evaluate seasonal and interannual dynamics of the phytoplankton community off the South-west Coast of Portugal. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Estuar. Coast Shelf S., pp. 112-123, 2014. [Online]. Available: doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.10.001

- Icely, J.D., Moore, G.F., Danchenko, S.A., Goela, P.C., Cristina, S.V., Zacarias, M., Newton, A. Contribution of remote sensing products to the management of offshore aquaculture at Sagres, S.W- Portugal. Ed. H. Ouwehand Proceedings of ESA Sentinel-3 OLCI/SLSTR and MERIS/(A)ATSR Workshop European Space Agency 6pp, 2013.
- Goela, P.C.,  Icely, J.,  Cristina, S.,  Newton, A.,  Moore, G., Cordeiro, C. “Specific absorption coefficient of phytoplankton off the southwest coast of the iberian peninsula: A contribution to algorithm development for ocean colour remote sensing,” Continental Shelf Research, vol. 52, no. 0, pp. 119 – 132, 2013. [Online]. Available: http://­­science/­article/­pii/­S0278434312003184
- Zibordi, G., Ruddick, K., Ansko, I., Moore, G., Kratzer, S., Icely, J., Reinart, A. (2012). In situ determination of the remote sensing reflectance: an inter-comparison. Ocean Sciences discussions. PDF
- Cristina, S.; Goela, P.; Icely, J.; Moore, G.; Newton, A. Evaluation of the MERIS marine products in coastal and oceanic waters off Cape Sagres on the south-west coast of Portugal. Proceedings of the Ocean Optics XX, 2010.
- Goela, P.C.; Icely, J.; Cristina, S.; Newton, A. Absorption coefficients of particulate matter off the Southwest coast of Europe: A contribution to validation of the MERIS sensor. Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium, SP-686, 2010.
- Cristina, S.; Icely, J.; Goela, P.; Newton, A. Validation of MERIS Satellite Products in Oceanic Waters off Cape Sagres on the South-West Coast of Portugal. Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium. SP 686, 2010.
- Goela, P.C; Cristina, S.; Icely, J.; Newton, A. Light absorption by particulate and dissolved organic matter in coastal and oceanic sites off the Southwest Coast of Europe: A contribution to MERIS sensor validation. Proceedings of Ocean Optics XX Conference, 2010.
- Cristina, S. V., Goela, P., Icely, J. D., Newton, A. and Fragoso, B.  Assessment of water-leaving reflectance of the oceanic and coastal waters using MERIS satellite products off the southwest coast of Portugal. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 1479– 1483. Lisbon, Portugal, ISBN, 2009.


Alice Newton

Alice Newton is a tenured Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Algarve and is member of the CIMA research centre, and a senior researcher with the Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), Department of Ecology and Research.

Bruno Dias Duarte Fragoso

Bruno D.D. Fragoso had studied Marine Biology at the University of the Algarve. Main interests are related with marine ecology, aquaculture and fisheries. In 2005 joined the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA). During 2005 to 2007 at Sagremarisco Lda. participated in the CRAB project (EU project) related to marine biofouling.  In 2009 worked in IMAR-Coimbra, (ReConnect project, FCT). identifying phytoplankton of the Mondego River Estuary. In 2011 joined CCMAR to work with seagrasses (Metabolismo project, FCT). Currently he is at Sagremarisco Lda.

Gerald Moore - Bio-Optika

Bio-Optika is a partnership located in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall, UK. It provides consultancy and training on all aspects of marine and freshwater bio-optics, including algorithm development, optical metrology, instrument development. The senior partner is a member of the MERIS quality working group, and has a long involvement with ocean colour science including both SeaWIFS and MERIS science from pre-launch to algorithm calibration and validation.

John Icely

John Icely (JI) is the managing director of Sagremarisco Lda and is also a principle researcher with the Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) at the University of Algarve. JI has been involved in various capacities from sub-contractor to partner in nine EU projects and is the Principle Investigator (PI) for the MERIS Validation Team (MVT) operating out of Sagres.

Priscila Goela

Priscila Costa Goela joined the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), in University of Algarve, in 2005. As a member of MERIS Validation Team since 2008, she has focused her research on the application of spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques to the study of the phytoplankton communities and its relation with the optical properties of the water column.

Sónia Cristina

Sónia Cristina joined Centre of Marine and Environmental Investigation (CIMA) of the University of Algarve in 2005. As part of the MERIS Validation Team (MVT) since 2008, her research has been related to the optical properties of the seawater and the validation of ocean colour sensors, operating radiometric equipment over several validation campaigns. Since the beginning of January 2012 SC has been funded by the Portuguese FCT for an Erasmus Mundus doctoral programme between the University of Cadiz, Spain and CIMA of the University of Algarve.

Tamito Kajiyama

Tamito Kajiyama joined the Geo-Info project of the Center of Informatics and Information Technology, New University of Lisbon, in April 2008. His current research interest focuses on the design and implementation of a high-performance computing (HPC) solutions for Monte Carlo ocean color simulation.


Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA)

By nature, CIMA a multi­disciplinary unit that explores the connections between environments, processes and human populations using scientific methods coupled with state­of­the­art modelling techniques. Apart from research, CIMA places a strong emphasis on training and education, as well as providing consultation services, digital applications and scientific information to the scientific and public domains. CIMA activity is focused on 3 general aims: 1. scientific research; 2. training at Masters and PhD level and 3.

Sagremarisco - Viveiros de Marisco Lda (SGM)

Sagremarisco Lda  is located  at Sagres on the extreme SW of the Iberian  peninsular. The company operates at the interface between industry, education and scientific research.   
Industry:  technical support for the local aquaculture industry and fishing fleet; also, provides facilities for marine trials of materials under development for maritime use.
Education: provides equipment and human resources for coastal field studies by both local and foreign universities, and other educational institutions.