David Antoine
Research scientist (1996 - present)
Contact information:
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
B.P. 8, Caserne Nicolas, Quai de la Darse
06238 Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 23
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Current address:

Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group
Department of Imaging and Applied Physics
Curtin University
Building 301, room 146
GPO Box U1987
Perth, WA 6845
Tel.: +61 8 9266 3572
Fax: +61 8 9266 2377
e-mail: david.antoine@curtin.edu.au
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Habilitation à diriger des recherches (January 2005)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6

Changements à long terme de la biomasse algale dans l'océan mondial, et implications sur le cycle du carbone ; de l'optique marine à la biogéochimie de l'océan global

Doctorat d'Université (January 1995)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
Utilisation des mesures spatiales de la “couleur de l'océan” pour l'estimation de la production primaire et la modélisation du cycle du carbone dans l'océan.
Full CV available here
Research interests:

•  Marine optics, bio-optics in situ .

•  Radiative transfer and applications : atmospheric corrections, aerosols

•  Ocean colour remote sensing.

•  Modeling of oceanic primary production from satellite ocean colour

•  Modeling of the ocean mixed-layer CO2 dynamics



  • Wojtasiewicz B., N. Hardman-Mountford, D. Antoine, F. Dufois, D. Slawinski, and T. Trull, Use of bio-optical profiling float data in validation of primary ocean colour satellite products in a remote ocean region, submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Kheireddine, M., D. Antoine, V. Vellucci, and B. Gentili, Diel changes of the optical backscattering coefficient of oceanic particulate matter determined from diel changes in apparent optical properties: a case study in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), submitted to Applied Optics
  • Ayyala Somayajula S., E. Devred, S. Bélanger, D. Antoine, V. Vellucci, and M. Babin, Evaluation of sea-surface Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) algorithms under cloudy skies and low solar elevations, submitted to Applied Optics
  • Merlivat L., J. Boutin, D. Antoine, L. Beaumont, M. Golbol, and V. Vellucci, Increase of dissolved inorganic carbon and decrease of pH in near surface waters of the Mediterranean Sea the past two decades apart, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research

  • 2017

  • Mayot, N., D’Ortenzio, F., Uitz, J. Gentili, B., Ras, J., Vellucci, V., Golbol, M., Antoine, D. and H. Claustre (2017), Influence of the phytoplankton community structure on the spring and annual primary production in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2016JC012668
  • 2016

  • Huot Y., and D. Antoine, Remote sensing reflectance anomalies in the ocean (2016). Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 101–111. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.06.002 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli E., Bricaud, A., Gentili, B., Antoine, D. and V. Vellucci. Evaluation of bio-optical inversion models for the retrieval of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and Colored Detrital Matter (CDM) light absorption coefficients in the Mediterranean Sea using field and satellite ocean color radiometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 297–310 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Valente, A., S. Sathyendranath, V. Brotas, S. Groom, M. Grant, M. Taberner, D. Antoine, R. Arnone, W. M. Balch, K. Barker, R. Barlow, S. Bélanger, J.-F. Berthon, S. Besiktepe, V. Brando, E. Canuti, F. Chavez, H. Claustre, R. Crout, R. Frouin, C. García-Soto, S. W. Gibb, R. Gould, S. Hooker, M. Kahru, H. Klein, S. Kratzer, H. Loisel, D. McKee, B. G. Mitchell, T. Moisan, F. Muller-Karger, L. O'Dowd, M. Ondrusek, A. J. Poulton, M. Repecaud, T. Smyth, H. M. Sosik, M. Twardowski, K. Voss, J. Werdell, M. Wernand, and G. Zibordi. A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications. Earth System Science Data, 8, 235-252, doi:10.5194/essd-8-235-2016. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2015

  • Lee, Y.J., P. A. Matrai, M. A. M. Friedrichs, V. S. Saba, D. Antoine, M. Ardyna, I. Asanuma, M. Babin, S. Bélanger, M. Benoit-Gagné, E. Devred, M. Fernández-Méndez, B. Gentili, T. Hirawake, S.-H. Kang, T. Kameda, C. Katlein, S. Lee, Z. Lee, F. Mélin, M. Scardi, T. Smyth, S. Tang, K. Turpie, K. Waters, and T. Westberry, 2015. An assessment of phytoplankton primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean from satellite ocean color/in situ chlorophyll-a based models, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC011018. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Le Traon, P.-Y., D. Antoine, A. Bentamy, H. Bonekamp, L.A. Breivik, B. Chapron, G. Corlett, G. Dibarboure, P. DiGiacomo, C. Donlon, Y. Faugère, J. Font, F. Girard-Ardhuin, F. Gohin, J.A. Johannessen, M. Kamachi, G. Lagerloef, J. Lambin, G. Larnicol, P. Le Borgne, E. Leuliette, E. Lindstrom, M.J. Martin, E. Maturi, L. Miller, L. Mingsen, R. Morrow, N. Reul, M.H. Rio, H. Roquet, R. Santoleri & J. Wilkin (2015) Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent achievements and future prospects, Journal of Operational Oceanography, 8:sup1, s12-s27, DOI:10.1080/1755876X.2015.1022050
  • Martinez, E., D. Raitsos, and D. Antoine, 2015. Warmer, deeper and greener mixed layers in the north Atlantic subpolar gyre over the last 50 years, Global Change Biology, 22, 604–612, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13100 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Merlivat L., J. Boutin, and D. Antoine, 2014. Roles of biological and physical processes in driving seasonal air–sea CO2 flux in the Southern Ocean: New insights from CARIOCA pCO2, Journal of Marine System, 147, 9-20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.04.015. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Zibordi Z, F. Melin, K.J. Voss, B.C. Johnson, B.A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, J.P. Huot, M. Wang, and D. Antoine, 2015. System Vicarious Calibration for Ocean Color Climate Change Applications: Requirements for In Situ Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 159, 361–369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.015. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Antoine D, M Babin, J-F Berthon, A Bricaud, B Gentili, H Loisel, S Maritorena and D Stramski (2014). Shedding Light on the Sea: André Morel’s Legacy to Optical Oceanography, Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 6:15.1–15.21. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Barnes, M., and D. Antoine, Proxies of community production derived from the diel variability of
    particulate attenuation and backscattering coefficients in the northwest Mediterranean Sea,
    Limnology and Oceanography, 59(6), 2133-2149 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Kheireddine, M., and D. Antoine, Diel variability of the beam attenuation and backscattering coefficients in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 5465–
    5482, doi:10.1002/2014JC010007 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli E., Bricaud A., Antoine D., Matsuoka A., 2014. Seasonal dynamics of light absorption by chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the NW Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site). Deep-Sea Research I, 91, 72-85. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2014.05.003. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2013

  • Antoine D., A. Morel, E. Leymarie, A. Houyou, B. Gentili, S. Victori, J.-P. Buis, N. Buis, S. Meunier, M. Canini, D. Crozel, B. Fougnie, and P. Henry (2013). Underwater radiance distributions measured with miniaturized multispectral radiance cameras. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(1), 74-95. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine, D., S.B. Hooker, S. Bélanger, A. Matsuoka, and M. Babin (2013). Apparent Optical Properties of the Canadian Beaufort Sea, Part I: Observational Overview and Water Column Relationships, Biogeosciences, 10, 4493–4509, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4493-2013. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine D., 2013. A clearer way to see the sea. International innovation, Research Media Ltd Ed., UK, August 2013, 35-37. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Guinet, C., X. Xing, E. Walker, P. Monestiez, S. Marchand, B. Picard, T. Jaud, M. Authier, C. Cotté, A. C. Dragon, E. Diamond, D. Antoine, P. Lovell, S. Blain, F. D'Ortenzio, and H. Claustre (2013). Calibration procedures and first data set of Southern Ocean chlorophyll-a profiles collected by elephant seal equipped with a newly developed CTD-fluorescence tags. Earth System Science Data, 5, 15–29, 2013 www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/5/15/2013/ doi:10.5194/essd-5-15-2013 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli, E. , A. Bricaud, D. Antoine and J. Uitz (2013). Multivariate approach for the retrieval of phytoplankton size structure from measured light absorption spectra in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site). Applied Optics, 52, 2257-2273. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Reygondeau G., A. Longhurst, E. Martinez, G. Beaugrand, D. Antoine, O. Maury, Dynamic biogeochemical provinces in the global ocean, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1–13, doi:10.1002/gbc.20089. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Saulquin B., R. Fablet, A. Mangin, D. Antoine, and O. Hembise Fanton d'Andon (2013) Detection of linear trends in multi-sensor time series in presence of auto-correlated noise: application to the chlorophyll-a SeaWiFS and MERIS datasets and extrapolation to the incoming Sentinel 3 - OLCI mission. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1–12, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20264 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Siegel D.A., M.J. Behrenfeld, S. Maritorena, C.R. McClain, D. Antoine, S.W. Bailey, P.S. Bontempi, E.S. Boss, H.M. Dierssen, S.C. Doney, R.E. Eplee Jr., R.H. Evans, G.C. Feldman, E. Fields, B.A. Franz, N.A. Kuring, C. Mengelt, N.B. Nelson, F.S. Patt, W.D. Robinson, J.L. Sarmiento, C.M. Swan, P.J. Werdell, T.K. Westberry, J.G. Wilding and J.A. Yoder (2013). Regional to global assessments of phytoplankton dynamics from the SeaWiFS mission, Remote Sensing of Environment, 135, 77–91. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Werdell, P.J., B.A. Franz, S.W. Bailey, G.C. Feldman, E. Boss, V.E. Brando, M. Dowell, T. Hirata, S.J. Lavender, Z. Lee, H. Loisel, S. Maritorena, F. Mélin, T.S. Moore, T.J. Smyth, D. Antoine, E. Devred, O. Hembise Fanton d’Andon, and A. Mangin (2013). Generalized ocean color inversion model for retrieving marine inherent optical properties, Applied Optics, 52, 2019-2037. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Carboni, E., Thomas, G. E., Sayer, A. M., Siddans, R., Poulsen, C. A., Grainger, R. G., Ahn, C., Antoine, D., Bevan, S., Braak, R., Brindley, H., DeSouza-Machado, S., Deuzé, J. L., Diner, D., Ducos, F., Grey, W., Hsu, C., Kalashnikova, O. V., Kahn, R., North, P. R. J., Salustro, C., Smith, A., Tanré, D., Torres, O., and Veihelmann, B. (2012). Intercomparison of desert dust optical depth from satellite measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1973-2002, doi:10.5194/amt-5-1973-2012. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • D'Ortenzio, F. D. Antoine, E. Martinez, M. Ribera d’Alcalà (2012). Phenological changes of oceanic phytoplankton in the 1980s and 2000s as revealed by ocean-color remote-sensing observations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, VOL. 26, GB4003, doi:10.1029/2011GB004269 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Siegel D.A., D. Antoine, M.J. Behrenfeld, O. H. Fanton d'Andon, E. Fields, B.A. Franz, P. Goryl, S. Maritorena, C.R. McClain, M. Wang and J.A. Yoder (2012). State of Climate 2011 - Global Ocean Phytoplankton, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, S107-S110. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Taillandier V., D'Ortenzio, F. and D. Antoine (2012). Carbon fluxes in the upper mixed layer of the Mediterranean Sea in the 1980s and the 2000s, Deep Sea Research, part I, 65, 73-84. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Blain, S., D'Ortenzio, F., Antoine, D., Ras, J., Guinet, C. (2012). Quenching correction for in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence acquired by autonomous platforms: A case study with instrumented elephant seals in the Kerguelen region (Southern Ocean). Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 10, 483-495. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2011

  • Antoine D, Siegel, D.A., Kostadinov, T., Maritorena, S., Nelson, N.B., Gentili, B., Vellucci, V. and N. Guillocheau (2011), Variability in optical particle backscattering in three contrasting bio-optical oceanic regimes, Limnology and Oceanography, 56(3), 2011, 955–973. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gernez P., D. Antoine and Y. Huot (2011). Diel cycles of the particulate beam attenuation coefficient
    under varying trophic conditions in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea: observations and modeling, Limnology and Oceanography, 56, 17-36. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Martinez, E., D. Antoine, F. D'Ortenzio, and C. de Boyer Montégut, 2011, Phytoplankton spring and fall
    blooms in the North Atlantic in the 1980s and 2000s, Journal of Geophysical research, 116, C11029, doi:10.1029/2010JC006836 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Masotti I., C. Moulin, S. Alvain, L. Bopp, A. Tagliabue and D. Antoine. Large-scale shifts in phytoplankton
    groups in the Equatorial Pacific during ENSO cycles, Biogeosciences, 8, 539–550. (Acess to paper on line)
  • Saba V.S., M.A. M. Friedrichs, D.Antoine, R.A. Armstrong, I.Asanuma, M.J. Behrenfeld, A.M. Ciotti, M.Dowell, N. Hoepffner, K.J. W. Hyde, J. Ishizaka, T. Kameda, J. Marra, F. Mélin, A. Morel, J.O’Reilly, M. Scardi, W.O. Smith Jr., T.J. Smyth, S. Tang, J. Uitz, K. Waters, T.K. Westberry, 2011, An evaluation of ocean color model estimates of marine primary productivity in coastal and pelagic regions across the globe, Biogeosciences, 8, 489–503. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Turk, D., C. S. Meinen, D. Antoine, M. J. McPhaden, and M. R. Lewis, 2011, Implications of changing
    El Niño patterns for biological dynamics in the equatorial Pacific ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L23603, doi:10.1029/2011GL049674. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Xing, X., Morel, A., Claustre, H., Antoine, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Poteau, A., Mignot, A. (2011). Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorimetry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo Floats. The retrieval of Chlorophyll a, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C06020, doi:10.1029/2010JC006899. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2010

  • Claustre, H., Antoine, D., Boehme, L., Boss, E., D'Ortenzio, F., Fanton D’Andon, O., Guinet, C., Gruber, N., Handegard, N. O., Hood, M., Johnson, K., Lampitt, R., LeTraon, P.-Y., Lequéré, C., Lewis, M., Perry, M.-J., Platt, T., Roemmich, D., Testor, P., Sathyendranath, S., Send, U., & Yoder, J. (2010). "Guidelines Towards an Integrated Ocean Observation System for Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.14 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Saba V.S., M A. M. Friedrichs, M.E. Carr, D. Antoine , R. A. Armstrong, I. Asanuma, O. Aumont, N.R. Bates, M.J. Behrenfeld , V. Bennington, L.Bopp, J.Bruggeman, E.T. Buitenhuis, M.J. Church, A.M. Ciotti, S.C. Doney, M.Dowell, J.Dunne, S.Dutkiewicz , W.Gregg, N.Hoepffner, K.J. W. Hyde, J.Ishizaka , T. Kameda, D.M. Karl, I.Lima, M.W. Lomas, J.Marra , G.A. McKinley, F.Mélin, J. K.Moore, A.Morel, J.O’Reilly , B. Salihoglu, M. Scardi, T.J. Smyth, S.Tang, J.Tjiputra, J. Uitz , M.Vichi, K.Waters, T.K. Westberry and A.Yool (2010). The challenges of modeling depth-integrated marine primary productivity over multiple decades: A case study at BATS and HOT, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB3020, doi:10.1029/2009GB003655. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2009

  • Banzon, V F , H.R. Gordon, C.P. Kuchinke, D. Antoine, K.J. Voss, and R.H. Evans, (2009). Validation of a SeaWiFS dust-correction methodology in the Mediterranean Sea: Identification of an algorithm-switching criterion, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2689–2700. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Dubuisson P., R. Frouin, D.Dessailly, L.Duforêt, J.-F. Léon, K.Voss and D. Antoine (2009). Estimation of aerosol altitude from reflectance ratio measurements in the O2 A-band, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1899–1911. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gernez, P. and D. Antoine (2009). Field characterization of wave-induced underwater light field fluctuations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C06025, doi:10.1029/2008JC005059. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Martinez E., D. Antoine, F. D'Ortenzio and B. Gentili (2009). Climate-driven basin-scale decadal oscillations
    of oceanic phytoplankton, Science, 36, 1253-1256. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2008

  • Antoine, D., F. D'Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott (2008), Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project), Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C07013, doi:10.1029/2007JC004472. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine, D., P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A.J. Scott and P. Bardey, 2008, The «BOUSSOLE» buoy A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests and performance at sea, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 968-989. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Bailey, S., S.B. Hooker, D. Antoine , B.A. Franz, and P.J. Werdell (2008), Sources and assumptions for the vicarious calibration of ocean color satellite observations, Applied Optics, 47(12), 2035-2045. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • D'Ortenzio, F., D. Antoine and S. Marullo (2008). Satellite-driven modelling of the upper ocean mixed layer and air-sea CO2 flux in the Mediterranean Sea, Deep-Sea Research I, 55, 405-434. (Get PDF Reprint)..
  • Friedrichs, M.A.M., M.-E. Carr, R. T. Barber, M. Scardi, D. Antoine , R. A. Armstrong, I. Asanuma, M. J. Behrenfeld, E. T. Buitenhuis, F. Chai, J. R. Christian, A. M. Ciotti, S. C. Doney, M. Dowell, J. Dunne, B. Gentili, W. Gregg, N. Hoepffner, J. Ishizaka, T. Kameda, I. Lima, J. Marra, F. Mélin, J. K. Moore, A. Morel, R. T. O'Malley, J. O'Reilly, V. S. Saba, M. Schmeltz, T. J. Smyth, J. Tjiputra, K. Waters, T. K. Westberry, A. Winguth (2008). Assessing the uncertainties of model estimates of primary production in the tropical Pacific ocean, Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.05.010/.(Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2007

  • Morel, A., Claustre, H., Antoine, D. and B. Gentili (2007). Natural variability of bio-optical properties in Case 1 waters: attenuation and reflectance within the visible and near-UV spectral domains, as observed in South Pacific and Mediterranean waters. Biogeosciences,4, 913-925 (Access to paper on line)
  • Voss, K., Morel, A. and D. Antoine Detailed validation of the bidirectional effect in various Case 1 waters for application to Ocean Color imagery. Biogeosciences, 4, 781-789. (Access to paper on line)
  • 2006

  • Antoine D. (2006), Global- and Ocean-scale primary production from satellite observations, In "Manual of Remote Sensing, 3rd edition, volume 6, Remote Sensing of the Marine environment", J.F.R. Gower Ed., ASPRS pub., Bethesda, MD, 85-147. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Antoine D. and D. Nobileau, (2006). Recent increase of Saharan dust transport over the Mediterranean Sea, as revealed from ocean color satellite (SeaWiFS) observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmosphere,111, D12214, doi:10.1029/2005JD006795.(Get PDF Reprint).
  • Antoine, D. M. Chami, H. Claustre, F. D'Ortenzio, A. Morel, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, F. Louis, J. Ras, E. Roussier, A.J. Scott, D. Tailliez, S. B. Hooker, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, C. Dempsey and D. Adams. 2006, BOUSSOLE : a joint CNRS-INSU, ESA, CNES and NASA Ocean Color Calibration And Validation Activity. NASA Technical memorandum N° 2006 - 214147, 61 pp. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Carr, M.-E., M.A.M. Friedrichs, M. Schmeltz, M.N. Aité, D. Antoine, K.R. Arrigo, I. Asanuma, O. Aumont, R. Barber, M. Behrenfeld, R. Bidigare, E. Buitenhuis, J. Campbell, A. Ciotti, H. Dierssen, M. Dowell, J. Dunne, W. Esaias, B. Gentili, S. Groom, N. Hoepffner, J. Hishisaka, T. Kameda, C. LeQuéré, S. Lohrenz, J. Marra, F. Mélin, K. Moore, A. Morel, T. Reddy, J. Ryan, M. Scardi, T. Smyth, K. Turpie, G. Tilstone, K. Waters, Y. Yamanaka (2005) A comparison of global estimates of marine primary production from ocean color, Deep-Sea Research, Part II, 53, 741-770 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gattuso J.-P., Gentili B., Duarte C. M., Kleypas J. A., Middelburg J. J. and D. Antoine (2006). Light availability in the coastal ocean: impact on the distribution of benthic photosynthetic organisms and their contribution to primary production. Biogeosciences 3, 489-513. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2005

  • Antoine, D., Morel, A., Gordon, H.R., Banzon, V.F. and R.H. Evans (2005) Bridging ocean color observations of the 1980's and 2000's in search of long-term trends. Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 110, C06009, doi:10.1029/2004JC002620 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • D'Ortenzio, F., D. Iudicone, C. de Boyer Montégut, T. P., D. Antoine, S. Marullo, R. Santoleri, and G. Madec (2005), Seasonal variability of the mixed layer depth in the Mediterranean Sea as derived from in situ profiles, Geophysical Research Letters , 32 (L12605, doi:10.1029/2005GL022463.). (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Nobileau, D. and D. Antoine (2005) Detection of blue-absorbing aerosols using near infrared and visible (ocean color) remote sensing observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 95, 368-387. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2004

  • Bosc, E., A. Bricaud and D. Antoine (2004). Seasonal and interannual variability in algal biomass and primary production in the Mediterranean Sea, as derived from four years of SeaWiFS observations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18, GB1005, 10.1029/2003GB002034. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2003

  • Antoine, D., Morel, A., Gentili, B., Gordon, H.R., Banzon, V.F., Evans, R.H., Brown, J.W., Walsh, S., Baringer, W. and A. Li (2003). In search of long-term trends in ocean color. EOS, 84, 32 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2002

  • Bricaud, A., Bosc, E. and D. Antoine (2002). Algal biomass and sea surface temperature in the Mediterranean basin: intercomparison of data from various satellite sensors, and implications for primary production estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment, 81, 163-178 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Campbell, J., D. Antoine, R. Armstrong, K. Arrigo, W. Balch, R. Barber, M. Behrenfeld, R. Bidigare, J. Bishop, M.-E. Carr, W. Esaias, P. Falkowski, N. Hoepffner, R. Iverson, D. Kiefer, S. Lohrenz, J. Marra, A. Morel, J. Ryan, V. Vedernikov, K. Waters, C. Yentsch, and J. Yoder (2002). Comparison of algorithms for estimating ocean primary production from surface chlorophyll, temperature and irradiance, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16, 3, 10.10129, 2001, GB001444 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Morel, A., Hooker, S.B., Babin, M., Antoine, D., Oubelkheir, K., Bricaud, A., Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B. and S. Maritorena (2002). Is desert dust making oligotrophic waters greener? Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 1469, 10.1029/2001GL014056 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Fougnie, B., Patrice Henry, P., Morel, A., Antoine, D., Montagner, F. (2002). Identification and characterization of stable homogenous oceanic zones: climatology and impact on in-flight calibration of space sensors over rayleigh scattering. Ocean Optics XVI, Santa Fe, NM, (Extended Abstract).
  • Morel, A. and D. Antoine (2002). Small critters - Big effects. Science, 296, 1980-1982 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Morel, A., Antoine, D. and B. Gentili (2002). Bidirectional reflectance of oceanic waters: Accounting for Raman emission and varying particle phase function, Appied Optics, 41, 6289-6306 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1999

  • Antoine, D. and A. Morel (1999). A multiple scattering algorithm for atmospheric correction of remotely-sensed ocean colour (MERIS instrument) : principle and implementation for atmospheres carrying various aerosols including absorbing ones, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20, 1875-1916. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 1998

  • Antoine, D. and Morel, A. (1998). Relative importance of multiple scattering by air molecules and aerosols in forming the atmospheric path radiance in the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum, Applied Optics, 37, 2245-2259. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine, D. (1998). Apports de la télédétection spatiale de la couleur de l'océan à l'océanographie, cours à destination des étudiants de 3ème cycle, Océanis 24, 81-150. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1996

  • Antoine, D. and A. Morel (1996). Oceanic primary production : I. Adaptation of a spectral light-photosynthesis model in view of application to satellite chlorophyll observations, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 10, 43-55. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Antoine, D., André, J.M. and A. Morel (1996). Oceanic primary production : II. Estimation at global scale from satellite (Coastal Zone Color Scanner) chlorophyll, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 10, 57-69. (Get PDF reprint 16MB)
  • Morel, A., Antoine, D., Babin, M., and Y. Dandonneau (1996). Measured and modeled primary production in the Northeast Atlantic (EUMELI JGOFS program): The impact of natural variations in photosynthetic parameters on model predictive skill. Deep-Sea Research I, 43, 1273-1304. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 1995

  • Antoine, D. and A. Morel (1995). Modelling the seasonal course of the upper-ocean pCO2. 1 - Development of a one-dimensional model. Tellus 47B, 103-121. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine, D. and A. Morel (1995). Modelling the seasonal course of the upper-ocean pCO2. 2 - Validation of the model and sensitivity studies. Tellus 47B, 122-144. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Antoine, D., Morel, A. and J.M. André (1995). Algal pigment distribution and primary production in the Eastern Mediterranean as derived from Coastal Zone Color Scanner observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 16,193-16,209. (Get PDF Reprint 44MB)
  • 1994

  • Morel, A., and D. Antoine (1994). Heating rate within the upper ocean in relation to its bio-optical state, Journal of Physical Oceanography 24, 1652-1665. (Get PDF Reprint)
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2006-2009                           Head of the « Marine optics and remote sensing team » at LOV

Aug 2008-July 2009         Visiting scientist at the University of California at Santa Barbara (ICESS)

Since October 2008          Senior Research scientist (DR1), CNRS, LOV

Since October 2000          Research scientist (CR1), CNRS, LOV

Since October 1996          Research scientist (CR2), CNRS, LOV

Feb. 95–Sept. 1996            Post-Doctoral fellow, at LPCM (former LOV) and ACRI-st

Short summary

I'm a CNRS senior research scientist at the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing group of the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche in France. I received a doctorate degree in oceanography from the Université Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France, in 1995. My research interests include marine optics, bio-optics, radiative transfer and applications, ocean colour remote sensing including atmospheric corrections, modelling of oceanic primary production from satellite ocean colour. I was involved in the definition, preparation and implementation of the European Space Agency (ESA) ENVISAT-MERIS ocean colour satellite mission. I have served as chair (2007-2009) of the ocean group of the French space agency (CNES) scientific committee. I now serve as chair of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, and I'm a member of the ESA’ Earth Science Advisory Committee.

Responsibilities in programs / projects (chronological order) :

1)            Development of MERIS algorithms: from 1995 to 2003, I had a leadership role in the development of atmospheric corrections algorithms for the ESA MERIS ocean colour satellite mission.  This was done in the frame of the “Expert Support Laboratories”, including my lab, the Plymouth Marine Lab (UK), the free Univ. of Berlin, the GKSS in Hamburg, the Joint Research Center in Ispra (Italy), the LISE in Wimereux (France), all being coordinated by ACRI-st.

2)            Coordination of two research proposals submitted to the EC: in 1997, « M6P » proposal concerning global primary production from MERIS observations (6 European partners). In October 2001: « ESOC » proposal concerning BOUSSOLE and other time series projects in Europe (7 partners). These projects were not selected.

3)            Collaboration with Univ. Miami: (decadal changes in global ocean colour). This work requested a permanent effort of coordination, insofar as we had each one on our side other projects and various responsibilities. The success of this project also led to a new project (GLOBPHY), funded by the French “Agence Nationale de la Recherche”.

4)            Proposal coordination for a future space mission, BIOGEOSAT: this proposal was made in 2002 to ESA (in response to the “Earth Explorer” ITT) with the support of CNES, with the objective of installing a constellation of ocean colour micro satellites, combined with an instrument in geostationary position. The consortium that I had set up included 7 research partners in Europe/ Canada, and 4 industry partners in Europe

5)            BOUSSOLE: I entirely set up the BOUSSOLE project, which resulted in the drafting of very many proposals (space agencies, national bodies, Europe 5th PCRDT…), by the need for coordinating a multitude of “day-to-day” actions in order to be able to maintain within reasonable times the development of the project.

6)            I was chairman of a working group elected by the IOCCG on “Ocean-Colour Data Binning Issues”. The final report was published in 2004 by IOCCG (N°4, http://www.ioccg.org ).

7)            I coordinate a “Research and technology” action funded by CNES, the goal of which being to develop a radiance camera for the measurement of the underwater radiance distribution.

8)            GlobCOLOUR Project: I bring my expertise in ocean colour remote sensing to the GlobCOLOUR project financed by the ESA (2006-2008).

9)            Coordination of the GLOBPHY project, financed by the French ANR (2007-2009): project joining together 3 French labs, around the topic: “Analysis of decadal exchanges in the total ocean phytoplankton through the synergistic uses of satellite data and 1-D and 3-D models”.

Organisation of meetings / seminars

1)            Organisation of the 1st meeting of the GlobCOLOUR project, in Villefranche, December 2006 (50 participants). See at http://www.globcolour.info/workshops_forum_agenda.html

2)            Co-chairman of the upcoming 19th  “Ocean Optics” conference, October 2008.

3)            Member of the planning committee for the 18th  “Ocean Optics” conference, Oct. 2006, Montreal.

4)            Co-organiser with H Claustre of the session “Marine optics and biogeochemistry: from micro- to global scale (BG3)” at the 27th assembly EGS, Nice, 2002.

5)            Organisation of an IOCCG workshop in Villefranche (October 25-26, 2001, on “ocean colour data binning issues”)

Responsibilities / implications in France              

1)            Responsible of the “optics and remote sensing” team at LOV (25 people)                                                                                                                                               2006 – 2008

2)            President of the CNES scientific committee (TOSCA)                         2001 - 2009

3)            Member of the scientific committee of the “Programme National de

      Télédétection Spatiale”                                                                                          2002 – 2007


International engagements and responsibilities

1)            Chairman IOCCG                                                                                          2010 - ongoing

2)            Member of the IOCCG                                                                                   2003 - 2009

3)            Chairman of IOCCG WG on GEO ocean color observations            2008 - ongoing

4)            Chairman of the IOCCG WG on ocean colour data  binning           2001 - 2004

5)            Member of the IOCCG working group on atmospheric corrections

of satellite ocean colour observations                                                                      2001 - 2009

6)            Member of the European Space Agency ESAC                                     2009 - ongoing

7)            Member of working group « Remote Sensing of Shelf Seas Ecosystems »,

                Marine Board of the ESF (European Science Foundation)                 2005 – 2006

8)            Participant to the « Primary Productivity Algorithm Round Robin » project

Organised by NASA.                                                                                                     1999 – ongoing

9)            Member of the SIMBIOS Project                                                  2000-2002

10)          Member of the MERIS Quality Working Group (ESA)                        2003 - ongoing

11)          Member of the EUROCEAN network of excellence                             2005 – 2008

Oceanographic cruises

Participation to PROPPAC 4 (ORSTOM, SW Pacific, November 1989; one month)

Participation to EUMELI 4 (LOV, NE Tropical Atlantic, June 1992; one month)

Chief scientist for the BOUSSOLE-AOPEX cruise (Mediterranean, August 2004; 20 days)

Chief scientist for most of the BOUSSOLE monthly cruises in 2001-2002, and more occasionally since 2003 (N/O « Tethys-II »)

Chief scientist for the deployment cruises for the BOUSSOLE mooring (12 cruises)

Participant to the MALINA cruise (1 month, August 2009) in the Beaufort Sea (CCGS Amundsen)
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