Antoine Poteau
Research Engineer (2007-present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 39 12
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 38 39

Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie Mesures Physiques - 1996
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille.



Research interests:
Field work and data processing in oceanography.  
Autonomous platforms: gliders and profiling floats , bio-optical and   optical instrumentations.
  • Loisel, H., X. Mériaux, J-F Berthon, and A. Poteau (2007). Investigation of the optical backscattering to scattering ratio of marine particles in relation with their biogeochemical composition in the eastern English Channel and southern North Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 52 739-752.
  • Loisel, H., J.-M. Nicolas, A. Sciandra, D. Stramski, and A. Poteau (2006). Spectral dependency of optical backscattering by marine particles from satellite remote sensing of the global ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 111, C09024, doi:10.1029/2005JC003367.
  • Loisel, H., and A. Poteau (2005). Remote Sensing of Inherent Optical Properties: Fundamentals, Tests of Algorithms, and Applications, Chapter 5. Inversion of IOP based on Rrs and remotely-retrieved Kd. IOCCG Report.
  • Loisel, H., P.-Y. Deschamps, J.-M. Nicolas, C. Moulin, A. Poteau (2005). POLDER-2 Ocean Color Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
  • Meister,G., P. Abel, R. Barnes, J. Cooper, C. Davis, G. Fargion, R. Frouin, M. Godin, D. Korwan, R. Maffione, C. McClain, S. McLean, D. Menzies, A. Poteau, J. Robertson and J. Sherman (2003). Comparison of spectral radiance calibrations at oceanographic and atmospheric research laboratories. Metrologia 40 S93-S96.
  • Frouin, R., D.L. Cutchin, L. Gross-Colzy, A. Poteau, P.-Y. Deschamps (2003). Satellite ocean-color validation using ships of opportunit. NASA Technical memorandum 211622, pp. 44-52.
  • Frouin, R., D.L. Cutchin, L. Gross-Colzy, A. Poteau, P.-Y. Deschamps (2002). Satellite ocean-color validation using ships of opportunit. NASA Technical memorandum 212251, pp. 52-72.
  • Meister,G., P. Abel, K. Carder, A. Chaplin, D. Clark, H. Cooper, C. Davis, D. English, G. Fargion, M. Feinholz, R. Frouin, F. Hoge, D. Korwan, G. Lazin, C. McClain, S. McLean, D. Menzies, A. Poteau, J. Robertson, J. Sherman, K. Voss, and J. Yungel (2003). The Second SIMBIOS Radiometric Intercomparision (SIMRIC-2). NASA Technical memorandum 01930.
  • Meister,G., P. Abel, K. Carder, A. Chaplin, D. Clark, H. Cooper, C. Davis, D. English, G. Fargion, M. Feinholz, R. Frouin, F. Hoge, D. Korwan, G. Lazin, C. McClain, S. McLean, D. Menzies, A. Poteau, J. Robertson, J. Sherman, K. Voss, and J. Yungel (2002). The first SIMBIOS radiometric intercomparison (SIMRIC-1). NASA Technical memorandum 210006.


  • Barbieux, M., Uitz, J., Bricaud, A. Organelli, E., Poteau, A., Schmechtig, C., Gentili, B., Obolensky, O., D’Ortenzio, F. and H. Claustre. 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, submitted
  • 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
  • Poteau, A., Boss, E. and H. Claustre (2017). Particulate concentration and seasonal dynamics in the mesopelagic ocean based on the backscattering coefficient measured with Biogeochemical-Argo floats. Geophysical Research Letters, submitted
  • Rembauville, M., Briggs, N., Ardyna, M., Uitz, J., Catala, P., Penkerc’ch, C., Poteau, A., Claustre, H. and S. Blain (2017). Plankton assemblage estimated with BGC-Argo floats in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted.
  • 2017

  • 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
  • Stanev, E., S. Grayek, H. Claustre, C. Schmechtig, and A. Poteau (2017), Water intrusions and particle signatures in the Black Sea: a Biogeochemical-Argo float investigation, Ocean Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s10236-017-1077-9. (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, Velluci, 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)
  • Sauzede, R., H. Claustre, J. Uitz , C. Jamet, G. Dall'Olmo, F. D'Ortenzio, B. Gentili , A. Poteau and C. Schmechtig. A neural network-based method for merging ocean color and Argo data to extend surface bio-optical properties to depth: Retrieval of the particulate backscattering coefficient. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011408. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2015

  • Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., D'Ortenzio, F., Mangin, A., Serra, R., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Lavigne, H. Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Leymarie, E., Besson, F. and G. Obolensky (2015). Seasonal variability of nutrient concentrations in the Mediterranean Sea: Contribution of Bio-Argo floats. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120,doi:10.1002/2015JC011103 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Doxaran, D., Lamquin N., Park Y. J., Mazeran C., Ryu J. H., Wang M. and A. Poteau (2014). Retrieval of the seawater reflectance for suspended solids monitoring in the East China Sea using MODIS, MERIS and GOCI satellite. Remote Sensing of Environment, (Get PDF Reprint).
  • D’Ortenzio F., H. Lavigne, F. Besson, H. Claustre, L. Coppola, N. Garcia, A. Laës-Huon, S. Le Reste, D. Malardé, C. Migon, P. Morin, L. Mortier, A. Poteau, L. Prieur, P. Raimbault and P. Testor (2014). Observing mixed layer depth, nitrates and chlorophyll concentrations in the North Western Mediterranean: a combined satellite and NO3 profiling floats experiment, Geophysical Research Letters, 41,
    6443–6451, doi:10.1002/2014GL061020. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Poteau, A., D'Ortenzio, F. and X. Xing (2014) Understanding the seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton biomass and DCM in oligotrophic environments: a Bio-Argo float investigation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004781 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Wang, H., Poteau, A. and F. D'Ortenzio (2014). Seasonal dynamics in colored dissolved organic matter in the Mediterranean Sea: patterns and drivers. Deep-Sea Research I, 83, 93-101 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Mignot, A., Poteau, A. and H. Wang (2014). Seasonal Evolutions of Bio-optical Properties and Their Inter-relationships Observed by Bio-Argo Floats in the Sub-polar North Atlantic, Journal of Geophysical Research - Ocean, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010189. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Lavigne, H., F. D'Ortenzio, H. Claustre, and A. Poteau (2012). Towards a merged satellite and in situ fluorescence ocean chlorophyll product. Biogeosciences 9, 2111–2125, doi:10.5194/bg-9-2111-2012, (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Morel, A., Claustre, H., D'Ortenzio, F., and A. Poteau (2012). Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorometry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo floats: 2. Colored dissolved organic matter absorption retrieval. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, No. C4, C04022, (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., F. D'Ortenzio, F., Xing, X, Poteau, A. and J. Ras (2011). From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration. Biogeosciences, 8, 2391–2406, doi:10.5194/bg-8-2391-2011 (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)


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