Selected publications

Since its settlement, OCPorgual has been acknowledging a productive reseach actvity. A list of selected papers, compiled to summarize outcomes, is available for download (selectedPapersOCP.pdf). Research venues by specific OCPortugal Partners' are listed here.

Bio-optical and radiative transfer modeling


- D. D'Alimonte and T. Kajiyama, “Monte Carlo Simulations for Investigating Uncertainty Budgets of  Above-Water Radiometric Measurements,” Opt. Express, 2015, in preparation.

- D. D'Alimonte, T. Kajiyama and A. Saptawijaya, “Ocean Color Remote Sensing of Atypical Marine Optical Cases,” IEEE Trans. Geosc. Rem. Sens., 2015, under revision.

T. Kajiyama, D. D’Alimonte, and J. C. Cunha, “A high-performance computing framework for Monte Carlo ocean color simulations,” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2015, under revision.


B. Bulgarelli and D. D’Alimonte, Optical Radiometry for Oceans Climate Measurements, ser. Experimental Methods in Physical Sciences. Elsevier, 2014, ch. 4.1 Simulation of in situ visible radiometric measurements, p. 43, ISBN-10:0124170110.

- T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, and G. Zibordi, “Match-up analysis of MERIS radiometric data in the Northern Adriatic Sea,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 19–23, 2014. Available: http://­­10.1109/­LGRS.2013.2244844

D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, T. Kajiyama, and J.-F. Berthon, “Comparison between MERIS and regional high-level products in European seas,” Remote Sens. Environ., vol. 140, pp. 378-395, 2014, Available:


- D. D Alimonte, E. B. Shybanov, G. Zibordi, and T. Kajiyama, “Regression of in-water radiometric profile data,” Opt. Express, vol. 21, no. 23, pp. 27, 2013, Available:

T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, and G. Zibordi, “Match-up analysis of MERIS radiometric data in the Northern Adriatic Sea,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 2013, Available:

T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, and G. Zibordi, “Regional algorithms for European seas: a case study based on MERIS data,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 283–287, March 2013, available:


- D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, E. Canuti, and T. Kajiyama, “Performance and applicability of bio-optical algorithms in different European seas,” Remote Sens. Environ., vol. 124, no. 0, pp. 402–412, 2012, Available:

- T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, and J. C. Cunha, “Statistical performance tuning of parallel Monte Carlo ocean color simulations,” in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies 2012, Beijing, China, December 2012,  Available: 


- D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, E. Canuti, and T. Kajiyama, “Bio-optical algorithms for european seas: Performance and applicability of neural-net inversion schemes,” JRC-IES Scientific and Technical Reports, Tech. Rep. JRC66326, 2011. Available: http://­­repository/­handle/­111111111/­22406 

- T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, and J. C. Cunha, “Performance prediction of ocean color monte carlo simulations using multi-layer perceptron neural networks,” vol. 4, 2011, pp. 2186–2195, proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2011.Available:

- F. Mélin, V. Vantrepotte, M. Clerici, D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, J. F. Berthon, and E. Canuti, “Multi-sensor satellite time series of optical properties and chlorophyll-a concentration in the adriatic sea,” Progress in Oceanography, vol. 91, no. 3, pp. 229–244, NOV 2011. Available:

- G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, and D. D Alimonte, “Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: the biomap radiometric dataset,” Remote Sens. Environ., vol. 115, no. 8, pp. 2104–2115, AUG 15 2011. Available:


- D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, T. Kajiyama, and J. C. Cunha, “Monte carlo code for high spatial resolution ocean color simulations,” Appl. Opt., vol. 49, no. 26, pp. 4936–4950, 2010. Available:

- T. Kajiyama, D. D Alimonte, J. Cunha, and G. Zibordi, “High-performance ocean color monte carlo simulation in the geo-info project,” in Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, R. Wyrzykowski, J. Dongarra, K. Karczewski, and J. Wasniewski, Eds., vol. 6068. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010, pp. 370–379. Available: http://­­10.1007/­978-3-642-14403-5_39

- G. Zibordi, B. Holben, F. Mélin, D. D Alimonte, J.-F. Berthon, I. Slutsker, and D. Giles, “AERONET-OC: An Overview,” Can. J. Remote. Sens., vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 488–497, 2010. Available:


- D. D Alimonte, “Detection of Mesoscale Eddy-related Structures Through Iso-SST Patterns,” IEEE Geosc. Rem. Sens. Lett., vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 189–193, 2009. Available:

- G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, and D. D Alimonte, “An Evaluation of Radiometric Products from Fixed-Depth and Continuous In-Water Profile Data from Moderately Complex Waters,” J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., vol. 26, pp. 91–106, 2009. Available: http://­­10.1175/­2008JTECHO619.1

- G. Zibordi, J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D Alimonte, and S. Kaitala, “Validation of Satellite Ocean Color Primary Products at Optically Complex Coastal Sites: Northern Adriatic Sea, Northern Baltic Proper and Gulf of Finland,” Remote Sens. Environ., vol. 113, no. 12, pp. 2574–2591, 2009. Available: http://­­10.1016/­j.rse.2009.07.013

- G. Zibordi, B. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. Giles, D. D Alimonte, F. Mélin, J.-F. Berthon, D. Vandemark, H. Feng, G. Schuster, B. E. Fabbri, S. Kaitala, and J. Seppälä, “AERONET-OC: A Network for the Validation of Ocean Color Primary Radiometric Products,” J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 1634–1651, 2009. Available: http://­­10.1175/­2009JTECHO654.1


- D. D Alimonte and D. Cornford, “Outlier Detection with Partial Information: Application to Emergency Mapping,” Stoch. Env. Res. Risk. A., vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 613–620, 2008. Available:

- D. D Alimonte, G. Zibordi, and F. Mélin, “Statistical Method for Generating Cross-Mission Consistent Normalized Water-Leaving Radiances,” IEEE Trans. Geosc. Rem. Sens., vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 4075–4093, December 2008. Available: http://­­10.1109/­TGRS.2008.2001819


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

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.