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The ANTARES observation network
Author(s): Ana I. Dogliotti; Osvaldo Ulloa; Frank Muller-Karger; Chuanmin Hu; Brock Murch; Charles Taylor; Gabriel Yuras; Milton Kampel; Vivian Lutz; Salvador Gaeta; Domingo A. Gagliardini; Carlos A. E. Garcia; Eduardo Klein; Walter Helbling; Ramon Varela; Elena Barbieri; Ruben Negri; Robert Frouin; Shubha Sathyendranath; Trevor Platt
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Paper Abstract

The ANTARES network seeks to understand the variability of the coastal environment on a continental scale and the local, regional, and global factors and processes that effect this change. The focus are coastal zones of South America and the Caribbean Sea. The initial approach includes developing time series of in situ and satellite-based environmental observations in coastal and oceanic regions. The network is constituted by experts that seek to exchange ideas, develop an infrastructure for mutual logistical and knowledge support, and link in situ time series of observations located around the Americas with real-time and historical satellite-derived time series of relevant products. A major objective is to generate information that will be distributed publicly and openly in the service of coastal ocean research, resource management, science-based policy making and education in the Americas. As a first stage, the network has linked oceanographic time series located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. The group has also developed an online tool to examine satellite data collected with sensors such as NASA's MODIS. Specifically, continental-scale high-resolution (1 km) maps of chlorophyll and of sea surface temperature are generated and served daily over the web according to specifications of users within the ANTARES network. Other satellite-derived variables will be added as support for the network is solidified. ANTARES serves data and offers simple analysis tools that anyone can use with the ultimate goal of improving coastal assessments, management and policies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5885, Remote Sensing of the Coastal Oceanic Environment, 58850N (10 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617971
Show Author Affiliations
Ana I. Dogliotti, Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (Argentina)
Osvaldo Ulloa, Univ. de Concepcion (Chile)
Frank Muller-Karger, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Chuanmin Hu, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Brock Murch, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Charles Taylor, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Gabriel Yuras, Univ. de Concepcion (Chile)
Milton Kampel, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
Vivian Lutz, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (Argentina)
Salvador Gaeta, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Domingo A. Gagliardini, Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (Argentina)
Carlos A. E. Garcia, Fundação Univ. Federal do Rio Grande (Brazil)
Eduardo Klein, Univ. Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
Walter Helbling, Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión (Argentina)
Ramon Varela, Fundacion La Salle de Ciencias Naturales (Venezuela)
Elena Barbieri, Estacion de Fotobiologia Playa Union (Argentina)
Ruben Negri, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (Argentina)
Robert Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (United States)
Shubha Sathyendranath, Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (Canada)
Trevor Platt, Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5885:
Remote Sensing of the Coastal Oceanic Environment
Robert J. Frouin; Marcel Babin; Shubha Sathyendranath, Editor(s)

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