BIOSCape-Mapping of phytoplankton functional types from space in support of coastal resource management and decision support activities

Lead PI: Jinghui Wu , Dr. Joaquim I Goes , Helga do Rosario Gomes

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2022 - May 2025
Indian Ocean ; Atlantic Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The overarching goal of BIOSCape to develop a hyperspectral radiometric method to map the spatial distribution of phytoplankton functional types (PFT) across environmental gradients within three ecologically distinct but socio-economically vital bays, i.e. St Helena
[Namaqua Bioregion], Walker [Agulhas Bioregion] and Algoa [Agulhas Bioregion]. The proposed method will detect specific PFTs,taking advantage of the unique hyperspectral remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) signals arising from phytoplankton pigment variability.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Jinghui Wu, Joaquim I. Goes, H.R.Gomes, T. Bornman and G. Pitcher


satellite remote sensing primary production


Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate Sustainable living