Institute for Marine Remote Sensing, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida

Data Center Description
The Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) of the College of Marine
Science is located in the Knight Oceanographic Research Center (KORC) building
at the University of South Florida (USF) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

(ImaRS) research activities focus on the analysis of digital data obtained by
satellite and airborne sensors, and on the development of applications of these
data at local, regional, and global scales. The main objective is to provide a
better understanding of the world oceans on a large spatial and temporal scale.
In situ optical and biological data are collected for ground truthing and to
relate the apparent and inherent optical properties of water constituents with
the remote sensors' signal. We specialize in coastal processes of highly
variable regions like the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and Cuba using
instruments such as AVHRR, CZCS, SeaWiFS, MODIS, and Landsat. We use other
sensors such as altimeters and scatterometers to examine the physical
environment in the adjacent deep ocean.


[Summary provided by the University of South Florida.]

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