Second Users Meeting

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Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO)

Second Users Meeting

Glasgow, Scotland -- Oct 10, 2012

Meeting organizers
Summary and Recommendations

This meeting provided a quick overview of the status and performance of HICO for those that were in Glasgow for the Ocean Optics Conference or otherwise able to attend. The presentations highlighted progress and results using HICO data by several groups. Click on the presentation name in the agenda below to see a pdf of the presentation.

The discussion focused on common issues and ways to move forward. A key issue remains atmospheric correction and correction for skylight reflected off the sea surface. Each group used its own procedure for atmospheric correction with varying results. A key recommendation was to make available an example set of images with level 1a and atmospherically corrected products that people could share and compare including producing their own atmospherically products for comparison. These images should include some ground truth for product validation. Five images from very diverse water types would be ideal. Images that were suggested include Puerto Rico, Faure Sill, Lake Erie, AAOT off Venice Italy and a turbid river plume. We will work on assembling the data sets and make them available later this year.

Twenty-three people attended the meeting.


12:30 - 12:40 Check-in and welcome - Curt Davis & Jeff Bowles
12:40 - 1:00 Overview of HICO status and operation - Jeff Bowles, NRL
1:00 - 1:30 Overview of OSU HICO website and OSU products - Curt Davis, Oregon State University
1:30 - 2:00 Cloud shadow atmospheric correction and IOPs - Zhongping Lee, University of Massachusetts Boston
2:00 - 2:40 HICO products for Western Australia - Lachlan McKinna, Curtin University
2:40 - 3:00 coffee break and discussions
3:00 - 3:20 Coastal and inland waters of Spain - Ramon Pena Martinez, University of Valencia
3:20 - 3:40 HICO imagery of Funka Bay - Toru Hirawake Hokkaido University
3:40 - 4:00 Applications of HICO data for coastal water quality - Blake Schaeffer, EPA
4:00 - 4:30 Discussions: (1) data acquisition and distribution (2) atmospheric correction (3) vicarious calibration and (4) other topics
4:30 PM adjourn