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Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Merit Remote Sensing Scientist

Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


Dr Shubha Sathyendranath is a scientist in the Remote Sensing Group at Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Dr Sathyendranath's research interests include ocean colour modelling, spectral characteristics of light penetration underwater, bio-optical properties of phytoplankton, modelling primary production, bio-geochemical cycles in the sea, climate change, biological-physical interactions in the marine system, ecological provinces in the sea, ecological indicators and phytoplantkon functional types.



Pathways Of Dispersal for Cholera And Solution Tools (PODCAST)

Contact: Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

Focusing on the northern Indian Ocean, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from India, Japan and the UK will bring together multidisciplinary...


Rehabilitation of Vibrio-infested waters of Lake Vembanad, funded under the India-UK Water Quality programme (REVIVAL)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Lake Vembanad is the largest body of water in Kerala, India, stretching almost 100km in length and spanning an area of over 2000km2. Its shores are...

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Other key projects

  • Primary Production Parameters from Space (ESA Project)
  • PAR for Primary Production (ESA Project)

Recent publications

  • Frouin, R; Ramon, D; Boss, E; Jolivet, D; Compiègne, M; Tan, J; Bouman, H; Jackson, T ; Franz, B; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S. 2018 Satellite Radiation Products for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Needs, State-of-the-Art, Gaps, Development Priorities, and Opportunities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. 10.3389/fmars.2018.00003
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  • Monolisha, S; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; Jayasankar, J; George, G; Jackson, T . 2018 Optical Classification of the Coastal Waters of the Northern Indian Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. 10.3389/fmars.2018.00087
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  • Zhou, G; Ma, Z; Sathyendranath, S; Platt, T; Jiang, C; Sun, K. 2018 Canopy Reflectance Modeling of Aquatic Vegetation for Algorithm Development: Global Sensitivity Analysis. Remote Sensing, 10 (6). 837. 10.3390/rs10060837
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  • Menon, NN; Sankar, S; Smitha, A; George, G; Shalin, S; Sathyendranath, S; Platt, T. 2019 Satellite chlorophyll concentration as an aid to understanding the dynamics of Indian oil sardine in the southeastern Arabian Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, View. 1-11. 10.3354/meps12806
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  • Kovač, Ž; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; Lomas, M. 2018 Extraction of Photosynthesis Parameters from Time Series Measurements of In Situ Production: Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series Study. Remote Sensing, 10 (6). 915. 10.3390/rs10060915
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  • Devred, E; Martin, J; Sathyendranath, S; Stuart, V; Horne, E; Platt, T; Forget, M-H; Smith, P. 2018 Development of a conceptual warning system for toxic levels of Alexandrium fundyense in the Bay of Fundy based on remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 211. 413-424. 10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.022
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Other activities

  • Editor, Special Issue on “Colour and Light in the Ocean” in Frontiers in Marine Science
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany (2015-)
  • Conseil Scientifique, Institut Océanographique, Monaco (2015-)
  • Editor, ICES Journal of Marine Science (2013 – )
  • Science Lead, Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative of European Space Agency (2010 –)
  • Lead author, Ocean Domain, CEOS Report Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space (2014)