Expanding EO data usage to address climatic changes in the marine biosphere of the northwest Pacific and Indo-Pacific regional seas (EO-WPI)

New  Call for papers - Changes in the marine biosphere of the Northwest Pacific and the Central Indo-Pacific observed via Earth Observation data

This project stems from the ongoing IMBeR study group activities of the Ocean Colour-based Plant species identification and Carbon flux in the Indo-Pacific oceans (OCPC) and coastal studies in relation to Future Earth Coasts. Compared with European seas, the optical characteristics of coastal and open ocean waters of the northwest Pacific and the Indo-Pacific regional seas have not been investigated enough to support sustainable exploitation of marine resources. Human pressures and climate change pose many issues such as eutrophication, heat waves, and unsustainable exploitation of the marine biosphere. Through the synergistic use and fusion of multi-source, multi-temporal and high spatial scale data from geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites, the team aim to quantify the basic optical properties of these seas, and identify major phytoplankton species and groups and the key factors controlling the biological carbon pumps in these seas. The group will expand their demonstration efforts of the Earth observation data and their open software tools, holding a series of online training workshops. Ten trainees will be selected from Indonesia, Malaysia 

and the Philippines who will be mentored to carry out validation and tailoring of the software to their region. Digital demonstration tools will be developed to support communication with governments and regional fisheries and environmental management departments for informed decision making.


When and Where

Online Lecture and Workshop:

In-person activity: 7-9 November 2023, Bali, Indonesia


European Space Agency (ESA) and Future Earth.


EO-WPI Portal (Participants only)

Data portal 

Satellite Monitoring System for Marine Planktonic Algal Blooms

The Marine Satellite Data Online Analysis Platform (SatCO2)

Latest Publication

Zhang, Yuan, Fang Shen, Xuerong Sun, and Kun Tan. 2023. “Marine Big Data-Driven Ensemble Learning for Estimating Global Phytoplankton Group Composition over Two Decades (1997–2020).” Remote Sensing of Environment 294 (August): 113596. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2023.113596.


Venturing abroad: An ECNU Workshop Empowering the Indo-Pacific Marine Biosphere with the Expanding Application of Remote Sensing to Deal with Climate Change


拓展遥感数据应用,华东师大工作坊“走出去” 赋能印太海洋生物圈应对气候变化

EO-WPI Online Training: Session #1 Held on 25 May

EO-WPI Online Training: Session #2 Held on 26 July

EO-WPI Online Training: Session #3 Held on 26 September