- Sari Giering (UK)
- Other Full Members
- Sünnje Basedow (Norway), Adrian Burd (USA), Lionel Guidi (France), Morten Iversen (Germany), George Jackson (USA), Catarina Marcolin (Brazil), Klas Ove Möller (Germany), Sandy Thomalla (South Africa), and Tom Trull (Australia)
- Associate Members
- Nathan Briggs (France), Emma Cavan (UK), Louise Darroch (UK), Dhugal Lindsay (Japan), Andrew McDonnell (USA), and Uta Passow (USA)
- Charlotte Laufkoetter
- Terms of Reference
Review current devices that optically measure particles and document the capabilities and limitations of each device.
Make vocabularies more transparent and interoperable using international standards.
Define key parameters for interpretation of the optical information and recommend which optical measurements are useful for characterizing particle type, interactions, and export.
Evaluate various techniques and algorithms for the conversion of optical observations into particle type, size, concentration, mass, composition, and fluxes, and recommend ways of improving our understanding of the relationships between these properties.
Promote sharing of software examples and codes, placed on a public repository.
Improve the visiblilty and usage of data by hosting an inventory of published datasets.
- December 2015
- Financial Sponsors
- SCOR, NSF
12-14 Sept. 2016 in Southampton, UK
15 Feb. 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA
- Group Website
Research Topic in Frontiers in Marine Science on “We Shed Light: Optical Insights into the Biological Carbon Pump“
Lombard, F., E. Boss, A.M. Waite, M. Vogt, J. Uitz, L. Stemmann, H.M. Sosik, J. Schulz, J.-B. Romagnan, M. Picheral, J. Pearlman, M.D. Ohman, B. Niehoff, K.O. Möller, P. Miloslavich, A. Lara-Lopez, R. Kudela, R.M. Lopes, R. Kiko, L. Karp-Boss, J.S. Jaffe, M.H. Iversen, J.-O. Irisson, K. Fennel, H. Hauss, L. Guidi, G. Gorsky, S.L.C. Giering, P. Gaube, S. Gallager, G. Dubelaar, R.K. Cowen, F. Carlotti, C. Briseño-Aven, L. Berline, K. Benoit-Bird,, N. Bax, S. Batten, S.D. Ayata, L.F. Artigas, and W. Appeltans. 2019 Globally consistent quantitative observations of planktonic ecosystems. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:196. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00196
Giering, S. L. C., Cavan, E. L., Basedow, S. L., Briggs, N., Burd, A. B., Darroch, L. J., Guidi, L., Irisson, J.-O., Iversen, M. H., Kiko, R., Lindsay, D., Marcolin, C. R., McDonnell, A. M. P., Möller, K. O., Passow, U., Thomalla, S., Trull, T. W., & Waite, A. M. (2020b). Sinking Organic Particles in the Ocean—Flux Estimates From in situ Optical Devices. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00834
Giering, S. L. C., Hosking, B., Briggs, N., and Iversen, M. H. (2020). The Interpretation of Particle Size, Shape, and Carbon Flux of Marine Particle Images Is Strongly Affected by the Choice of Particle Detection Algorithm. Frontiers in Marine Science 7. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00564/full