Stephane Maritorena
University of California at Santa Barbara

Contact Information:
Phone: 805-893-4308

Stephane Maritorena received his Ph.D degree in oceanography from the Universite Francaise du Pacifique (French Polynesia) in 1993. He was a visiting scientist working with the SeaWiFS Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center between 1996 and 1999. He joined the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) at the University of California at Santa Barbara as an Assistant Researcher in 1999. His research interests cover bio-optical modeling and its application to satellite ocean color data. He was a member of the SIMBIOS science team where he developed a procedure to merged ocean color data from SeaWiFS and MODIS.

Research Area:
Develop and evaluate Chlorophyll algorithms for MODIS. Evaluate the need for multiple Chlorophyll algorithms and assess ways to unify MODIS Chlorophyll products. Develop and evaluate bio-optical algorithms for MODIS (dissolved organic matter absorption coefficient, particulate backscattering,...). Continue the development of our bio-optical model-based ocean color merging procedure.