Ocean Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training (II) Successfully held in Hangzhou


December, 2th-5th, 2017, Ocean Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training (II) was held in Hangzhou. This SatCO2 Meeting was organized by State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED), and co-organized by Key Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System of Zhejiang Province (Zhejiang University), National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan), Key Laboratory of Space Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications (National Satellite Ocean Application Service), Oceanographic Remote Sensing Commission of China.

Dr. Bai Yan, Deputy Director of SOED, said that ocean carbon from space is a multidisciplinary research. After nearly 10 years’ effort, SOED has gradually made SatCO2 an academic brand for cutting-edge product of marine carbon cycle from space, thematic dataset, data sharing, information visualization analysis, and software operational system, data center, training courses and cross-disciplinary research platform, etc. Last year, the first SatCO2 Meeting was successfully held. In the future, SatCO2 will be held once a year. All marine researchers are welcome to participate and enhance mutual cooperation. At the same time, it is also hoped that more scientists will share ocean remote sensing observations and services through our SatCO2 software and data centers.

In order to promote the service of remote sensing data in a broader scale, SOED collaborated with Zhejiang University and developed a freely shared SatCO2 (Ocean Carbon Cycle Remote Sensing) software for multidisciplinary researchers, especially non-remote sensing professionals. SatCO2 can be used to link SOED data center to retrieve various professional remote sensing datasets based on the latest research results, and can be connected to the measured data to conduct visual data analysis, ocean carbon flux estimation, red tide recognition, and other operations on three-dimensional earth.

SatCO2 Pro V1.0 Beta was arousing great interest since the first public debut of the First Satco2 Workshop in 2016. The beta 2.0 released in this workshop has been greatly enhanced in functionality and stability, and is capable to afford 100 users at the same time. Currently SatCO2 software is still in the testing phase, but will continue to be updated and adjusted. Researchers can have access to up-to-date information of software and database by SOED official website, SOED WeChat, SatCO2 email ( and QQ group (419021880), and provide feedback.

Currently, two satellite ground stations of SOED, which are located in Hangzhou and Yuhang separately, can receive data of over 10 polar-orbit and geostationary satellites, and store a large amount of ocean satellite data. With the special equipment fund from the Ministry of Science and Technology,SOED is building a remote sensing cloud data center at Lin'an base. After the completion of Lin'an Data Sharing Center in 2018, it is expected to be able to provide long-term sequence multi-source remote sensing data sharing and online remote sensing data application services. The official version of SatCO2 Professional software will also be released in 2018.