Stefani Novoa
Post-doctoral researcher (2015 - present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 38
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
PhD (2010 - 2012)
University of the Basque Country - AZTI Foundation (Spain)
Dissertation topic: Water quality assessment and characterisation of chlorophyll-a variability related to river discharges, within the southeastern Bay of Biscay: Evaluation and development of chlorophyll-a algorithms for MODIS and MERIS imagery

Master Degree (2007 - 2009)

University of the Basque Country (Spain) – University of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Dissertation topic: Changes in the benthic subtidal vegetation along the Basque coast (North Spain)
Research interests:
Water quality monitoring, ocean colour remote sensing


  • Constantin S., Doxaran D., Derkacheva A., Novoa S. and H. Lavigne (2018). Dynamics of Suspended Particulate Matter in a Macro-Tidal River Plume (the Gironde) as observed by Ocean Color Satellite Data at Multiple Temporal Scales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 202, 172-184, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2018.01.004 (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2017

  • 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

  • Ody A., Doxaran D., Vanhellemont Q., Nehad B., Novoa S., Many G., Bourrin F., Verney R., Pairaud I. et B. Gentili (2016). Potential of High Spatial and Temporal Ocean Color Satellite Data to Study the Dynamics of Suspended Particles in a Micro-Tidal River Plume. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(3), 245; doi:10.3390/rs8030245.(Get PDF Reprint)

Novoa, S. ; M.R. Wernand ; H.J. van der Woerd  (2014). The modern Forel-Ule scale: a 'do-it-yourself' colour comparator for water monitoring. Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publications 9: 14025. DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2014.14025 (PDF)

  Petus, C.; V. Marieu; S. Novoa; G. Chust; N. Bruneau; J.M. Froidefond (2013). Monitoring spatio-temporal variability of the Adour River turbid plume (Bay of Biscay, France) with MODIS 250-m imagery. Continental Shelf Research. ISSN 0278-4343,

  Novoa, S.; M. R  Wernand, H. J. van der Woerd (2013). The Forel-Ule scale revisited spectrally: preparation protocol, transmission measurements and chromaticity. Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications 8: 13057. DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2013.1305 (PDF)

  Novoa, S., G. Chust, Y. Sagarminaga; M. Revilla, A. Borja (2012). Water quality assessment using satellite derived chlorophyll-a within the European directives, in the southeastern Bay of Biscay. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64:739-750. Doi: 10.1016. /j.marpolbul.2012.01.020.
  This article was used as a source for:  'Science for Environment Policy', 21st  of June 2012, entitled “Satellite images used to assess coastal and sea water quality”, European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service.

  Novoa, S., G. Chust, J.M. Froidefond, C. Petus, J. Franco, E. Orive, S. Seoane, A. Borja (2012).Water quality monitoring in Basque coastal areas using a local chlorophyll-a algorithm and MERIS images. Journal of Applied Remote sensing 6:063519. Doi:10.1117/1JRS.6.063519 (PDF).

 Novoa, S., G. Chust, V., Valencia, J.M., Froidefond, D., Morichon (2011). Estimation of chlorophyll-a concentration in waters over the continental shelf of the Bay of Biscay: a comparison of remote sensing algorithms. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(23): 8349-8371. (PDF)

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