THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OSMI -
Full Name Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies KARI Maturity
Instrument Type Ocean colour instruments and Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Whisk-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean colour measurements for biological oceanography.
Resolution Summary 1 km
Swath Summary 800 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.412 µm, 0.443 µm, 0.490 µm, 0.555 µm; NIR: 0.765 µm, 0.865 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration 
Instrument Missions
KOMPSAT-1 - Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite 1 (1999 - 2008)
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