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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VIS-NIR -
Full Name Multi-spectral Optical Camera - Visible & Near Infrared Status Approved
Instrument Agencies CONAE, AEB Maturity
Instrument Type Ocean colour instruments Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean Colour - Open ocean, coastal & in-land waters.
Resolution Summary 200m - 800 m
[Best Resolution: 200m]
Swath Summary 1400 km
[Max Swath: 1400 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Visible & Near Infrared, 11 bands: 412 - 443 - 490 - 510 - 555 - 620 - 665 - 680 - 710 - 765 - 865 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectancePhotosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) 
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration 
Ocean suspended sediment concentration 
Radiation budgetDiffuse attenuation coefficient (DAC) 
Instrument Missions
SAC-E/SABIA_MAR-B - Misión Satelital Argentina Brasileña para Información del Ambiente Marino (2019 - 2027)
SAC-E/SABIA_MAR-A - Misión Satelital Argentina Brasileña para Información del Ambiente Marino (2020 - 2025)
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