Pierre Gernez
Ph.D. student (2005 - 2009)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 22
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
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M. Sc. Signal and Image processing (2004-2005)
Université Claude Bernard, Ecole Centrale, Lyon, France
Dissertation topic: Galaxy Filament Detection using the Quality Candy Model
INRIA, Sophia Antipolis and Observatoire Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

Engineer (2001-2005)
Chimie, Physique, Electronique, Lyon, France

Research intership (2004)
Free University Berlin, Germany
Dissertation topic: Development of a cloud mask for MERIS images using an artificial neural network.

Research internship (2003)
ESTEC, European Space Agency, The Netherlands.
Dissertation topic: Re-analysis of MERIS straylight correction.


Research interests:

Ph.D. thesis topic:Temporal variability of the bio-optical properties in the North-Western Mediterranean sea (BOUSSOLE site). (Get PDF)



  • Gernez P., Doxaran D. and L. Barillé (2017). Shellfish Aquaculture from Space: Potential of Sentinel2 to Monitor Tide-Driven Changes in Turbidity, Chlorophyll Concentration
    and Oyster Physiological Response at the Scale of an Oyster Farm. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:137.doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00137.
  • Novoa S., Doxaran D., Ody A., Vanhellemont Q., Lafon V., Lubac B. and P. Gernez (2017). Atmospheric Corrections and Multi-Conditional Algorithm for Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing of Suspended Particulate Matter in Low-to-High Turbidity Levels CoastalWaters. Remote sensing, 9, 61; doi:10.3390/rs9010061 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2016

  • Doxaran D., Leymarie E., Nechad B. Dogliotti A., Ruddick K., Gernez P. and E. Knaeps (2016). Improved correction methods for field measurements of particulate light backscattering in turbid waters. Optics Express, 24(4) ,3615-3637. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Gernez P., Barillé L., Lerouxel A., Mazeran C., Lucas A. and D. Doxaran (2014). Remote sensing of suspended particulate matter in turbid oyster-farming ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010055 (Get PDF Reprint)
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  • 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)
  • 2009

  • 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)
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