Ocean Colour

Ocean Colour

This dataset provides global daily estimates of ocean surface chlorophyll-a concentration and remote sensing reflectance derived from multiple satellite sensors.

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Summary Specification:

1km and 4km, EPSG:4326, Daily, 1997 – 2022

Obtaining the data:

Data is available on CEDA (https://www.ceda.ac.uk/):


The data can also be obtained from the Climate Data Store:

Ocean colour daily data from 1997 to present derived from satellite observations

The data is available for browsing and download from:




Sathyendranath S, Brewin RJW, Brockmann C, Brotas V, Calton B, Chuprin A, Cipollini P, Couto AB, Dingle J, Doerffer R, et al. An Ocean-Colour Time Series for Use in Climate Studies: The Experience of the Ocean-Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI). Sensors. 2019; 19(19):4285. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19194285


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