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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OCI -
Full Name Ocean Color Instrument Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Ocean colour instruments Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format CCSDS packets
Measurements and Applications Ocean colour spectrometer for measuring ocean leaving light which contains information on biological components.
Resolution Summary 1 km
Swath Summary 2500 km swath
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UV-NIR (350 - 800 nm); SWIR (940, 1240, 1378, 1640, 2130 and 2250 nm)
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Instrument Missions
ACE - Aerosol Clouds and Ecosystem Mission (2022 - 2023)
PACE - Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (2022 - 2025)
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