Week 4: Living Oceans

How EO data is used in policy and decision-making in climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation, and in sustainable development.

Introduction to ocean colour

An introduction to ocean colour measurements with Dr Hayley Evers-King and Dr Helen Czerski

Topic 4a - Phytoplankton and climate

The story of oceans and climate would not be complete until we explore the impact of weather and climate on marine life.

Topic 4b - Carbon and phytoplankton

Ocean colour can be used to estimate pools of different types of carbon in the ocean. This gives a global perspective on the carbon cycle - a key part of the climate change story.

Topic 4c (part 1) - Ocean colour and sustainable fisheries

Ocean colour provides information on primary production relevant to fisheries and marine ecology, which can be used develop Earth system models that help predict future climate change

Topic 4c (part 2) - Ocean colour and models

Ocean colour provides information on primary production relevant to fisheries and marine ecology, which can be used to develop Earth system models that help predict future climate change

Topic 4d - Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Sciences (SAHFOS)

Scientists at the Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Sciences (SAHFOS ) use plankton data recorded by the CPR survey to monitor changes in the marine environment.

Topic 4e - Biodiversity - Monitoring ecosystems

A diverse range of ecosystems, can be monitored using EO imagery. This can tell us a lot about large communities of organisms living in the ocean

Topic 4f - Biodiversity - Marine conservation

Tracking animals and combining the information they gather with satellite data can provide more information about both their behaviour and the validity of the satellite data products

Ocean Extras: Models and future missions for phytoplankton and biodiversity

Extra video on models and future missions for phytoplankton and biodiversity

Week 4 Interactive exercise

Interactive exercise to consolidate what you have learned so far.