Emanuele Organelli
Post-doctoral researcher (2012 - present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 39 11
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Studies funded by Fellowship (2011 - 2012)
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Dissertation topic: Remote sensing of phytoplankton groups in the Mediterranean Sea
Ph.D. in Biosystematics and Plant Ecology (2008 - 2010)
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Dissertation topic: Exploitation of phytoplankton light absorption spectra to detect taxonomic composition of algal communities
Master Degree in Environmental Biology (2004 - 2007)
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Dissertation topic: Detection of phytoplankton groups by IOPs and AOPs
Research interests:
Marine bio-optics; Detection of phytoplankton groups exploiting IOPs and AOPs; Analysis of changes in the phytoplankton communities structure; Ocean colour remote sensing


  • Terzi E., Lazzari P., Organelli E., Solidoro C., Salon S., D’Ortenzio F., Conan P. (2018) Merging bio-optical data from Biogeochemical-Argo floats and models in marine biogeochemistry. Biogeosciences Discussions, submitted.
  • 2018

  • Barbieux, M., Uitz, J., Bricaud, A. Organelli, E., Poteau, A., Schmechtig, C., Gentili, B., Leymarie, E., Penkerc'h, C., Obolensky, O., D'Ortenzio, F. and H. Claustre (2018). Assessing the variability in the relationship between the particulate backscattering coefficient and the chlorophyll a concentration from a global Biogeochemical-Argo database, Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, doi:10.1002/2017JC013030 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Kheireddine, M., M. Ouhssain, E. Organelli, A. Bricaud and B.H. Jones. Light absorption by suspended particles in the Red Sea: effect of phytoplankton community structure and pigment composition. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123. doi:10.1002/2017JC013279 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Organelli E., Dall’Olmo G., Brewin R.J.W., Tarran G.A., Boss E., Bricaud A. (2018). The open-ocean missing backscattering is in the structural complexity of particles. Nature Communications 9, 5439, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07814-6. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2017

  • Bracher A, Bouman H, Brewin RJ, Bricaud A, Brotas V, Ciotti AM, Clementson L, Devred E, Di Cicco A, Dutkiewicz S, Hardman-Mountford NJ, Hickman AE, Hieronymi M, Hirata T, Losa SN, Mouw CB, Organelli E, Raitsos DE, Uitz J, Vogt M, Wolanin A (2017) Obtaining phytoplankton diversity from ocean color: A scientific roadmap for future development. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Dall’Olmo, G., R.J.W. Brewin, F. Nencioli, E. Organelli, I. Lefering, D. McKee, R. Röttgers, C. Mitchell, E. Boss, A. Bricaud and G. Tilstone. Determination of the absorption coefficient of chromophoric dissolved organic matter from underway spectrophotometry. Optics Express, doi: 10.1364/OE.25.0A1079 (Get PDF reprint).
  • Organelli, E., Barbieux, M., Claustre, H., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Bricaud, A., Boss, E., Briggs, N., Dall’Olmo, G., D'Ortenzio, F., Leymarie, E., Mangin, A., Obolensky, G., Penkerc'h, C., Prieur, L., Roesler, C., Serra, R., Uitz, J. and X. Xing (2017). Two databases derived from BGC-Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications at the global scale. Earth System Science Data, 9, 861–880, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-861-2017 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli, E., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Barbieux, M., Uitz, J., D'Ortenzio, F. and G. Dall’Olmo (2017), Bio-optical anomalies in the world’s oceans: an investigation on the diffuse light attenuation coefficients derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 10.1002/2016JC012629, (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli, E., Nuccio, C., Lazzara, L., Uitz, J., Bricaud, A. and L. Massi (2017), On the discrimination of multiple phytoplankton groups from light absorption spectra of assemblages with mixed taxonomic composition and variable light conditions. Applied Optics, 56(14), 3952-3968, https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.56.003952, (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Roesler, C., J. Uitz, J, Claustre, H., Boss, E., Xing, X., Organelli, E., Briggs, N., Bricaud, A., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., D'Ortenzio, F., Ras, J., Drapeau, S., Haëntjens, N. and M. Barbieux (2017), Recommendations for obtaining unbiased chlorophyll estimates fromin situ chlorophyll fluorometers: A global analysis of WET Labs ECOsensors, Limnology and Oceanography methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10185 (Get PDF reprint).
  • Xing, X, H. Claustre, E. Boss, C. Roesler, E. Organelli, A. Poteau, M. Barbieux, F. D'Ortenzio, G. Qiu and H. Wang (2017). Correction of in-situ chlorophyll fluorometry for contribution by dissolved organic matter. Limnology and Oceanography methods, 15, 80-93, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10144 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2016

  • Organelli, E., H. Claustre, A. Bricaud, C. Schmechtig, A. Poteau, X. Xing, L. Prieur, F. D'Ortenzio, G. Dall’Olmo, Vellucci, V. (2016). A novel near real-time quality-control procedure for radiometric profiles measured by Bio-Argo floats: protocols and performances, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(5), 937-951, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0193.1 (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)
  • 2014

  • 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

  • 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)

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