PROVAL : Conception of an autonomous Profiling float for validation of ocean color satellite products.

Project leader : Edouard Leymarie


This project funded by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) relies on the synergy between two major skills of the OAO/LOV team: the validation of ocean color products and the development of new applications for profiling floats.

The objective is to build a float optimized for high quality radiometric measurements. This will be done through the minimization of sensor self-shading, the study of sensor ageing and the optimization of float missions.

Description of the ProVal float and first results are shown here : Ocean colour validation float