ChloroGIN
Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, UK
Established: 2006
http://chlorogin.org/
Organisation type: Informal network
Geographical scope:
Member countries: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa
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Organisation’s vision:

An international network for promoting ocean colour and related satellite and in water observations to assess the state of marine, coastal and inland water ecosystems for the benefit of society.

Organisation’s mission:

To develop a global network of organization networks for ecosystems, and coordinate activities to strengthen observing capacity in developing countries.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

1) To provide time series of ecosystem indicators for management of fisheries, aquaculture, coastal zones and inland water bodies.
2) To enhance in situ observations to characterise local conditions, including sub-surface water properties for assessing water quality, cological status and potential for human use. Essential also for ground-truthing of satellite observations.
3) To develop and supply value-added products needed for management by local authorities, regional and national governments.
4) To develop tools and techniques for analysis of ChloroGIN products for assessing regime shifts, climate change and climate variability, and the status of fisheries, ocean, coastal and inland water ecosystems, as a basis for policy implementation.
5) To communicate ChloroGIN products of ecosystem state widely to potential users in society and in policy-making bodies.
6) To help train and develop a new generation of scientists with the skills to develop and maintain the ChloroGIN vision.
7) To achieve these objectives by means of an international network of both developed and developing countries.
8) To liaise and cooperate with other Earth Observation groups nationally, regionally and internationally.

Keywords

  • chlorophyll

Activities

  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Provision of (ocean) information services
  • Training scientists/technicians
ChloroGIN
grants observer/participant/member status to
Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana
ChloroGIN
collaborates with
International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group
ChloroGIN
collaborates with
Antares Antares