Satellite Coastal and Oceanographic Research (SATCORE)

  • INCOIS is the key coordinator for the SATCORE programme during the XI five year plan.
  • The programme is internationally linked to the global initiatives such as ChloroGIN and Indian Ocean GOOS.
  • The programme envisages establishment of
    - Long term time-series in situ observations of key physical and bio-geo-chemical parameters in the indian coastal waters.
    - Generation and web-dissemination of the near real-time satellite data products-chlorophyll, SST, Kd-490 and TSM.
  • Thus complementing and supplementing in situ observations with remote sensing databases.

  • Near real-time acquisition, processsing & dissemination of Satellite data products at a appropriate spatial & temporal resolutions.
  • Establishment of Time-Series Satations in coastal waters of india for the measurements of in situ data.
  • Establishment of a centralised laboratory for analysis of water samples.
  • Validation of ocean colour satellite data products.
  • Algorithm development for the retrieval of optically active substances (OAS) using ocean colour remote sensing.
  • Applications of ocean colour remote sensing data for fisheries, HABs, Oil Spills, Ecosystem studies, etc.
  • Bio-optical modelling of coastal ecosystem.

Participating agencies

  • National Institute of Oceanography,Goa.
  • Goa Univeristy,Goa.
  • Indian Institue of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
  • Mangalore University.
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi.
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University.
  • Andhra University.
  • Berhampur University.


  • Database of bio-optical properties of optically active substances (OAS).
  • Atlas of satellite derived ocean colour data products for Indian coastal waters.
  • Improved regional algorithms to retrieve OAS through satellite ocean colour data.
  • Enhancement of research capability among the participating Institutions/Academia.


  • Generation of Potential Fishing Zone Advisories.
  • Identification of Harmful Algal Blooms.
  • Monitoring of Oil Spills.

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