Validation of MERIS Marine Products at Southern Portuguese Oceanic and coastal sites

Validation of MERIS Marine Products at Southern Portuguese Oceanic and coastal sites, funded by the European Space Agency ESA (Contract Nº 21464/708/I-OL): “Technical Assistance for the Validation of MERIS Marine Products at Southern Portuguese Oceanic and Coastal Sites”.  


The following sets of MLP parameters based on data collected in the Sagres region are available for download:





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.


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.