André Valente, University of Lisbon, PortugalFollow
Shubba Sathyendranath, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Vanda Brotas, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Steve Groom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Michael Grant, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Malcolm Taberner, EUMETSAT
David Antoine, Sorbonne UniversitésFollow
Robert A. Arnone Prof, University of Southern MissFollow
William M. Balch, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesFollow
Kathryn Baker, ARGANS Ltd
Ray Barlow, Bayworld Centre for Research and Education
Simon Bélanger, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Jean-François Berthon, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Sükrü Beşiktepe, Dokuz Eylul University
Vittorio Brando, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Elisabetta Canuti, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Francisco Chavez, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Hervé Claustre, Sorbonne Universités
Richard Crout, Stennis Space Center
Robert Frounin, University of California - San Diego
Carlos García-Soto, Corazón de María
Stuart W. Gibb, University of the Highlands and Islands
Richard Gould, Stennis Space Center
Stanford Hooker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mati Kahru, University of California - San Diego
Holger Klein, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Susanne Kratzer, Stockholm University
Hubert Loisel, Université du Littoral
David McKee, University of Strathclyde
Brian G. Mitchell, University of California - San Diego
Tiffany Moisan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida
Leonie O'Dowd, Marine Institute
Alex J. Poulton, National Oceanography Centre
Michel Repecaud, IFREMER Centre de Brest
Timothy Smythe, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Heidi M. Sosik, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Michael Twardowski, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc
Kenneth Voss, University of Miami
Jeremy Werdell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Marcel Wernand, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Giuseppe Zibordi, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

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A compiled set of in situ data is important to evaluate the quality of ocean-colour satellite-data records. Here we describe the data compiled for the validation of the ocean-colour products from the ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI). The data were acquired from several sources (MOBY, BOUSSOLE, AERONET-OC, SeaBASS, NOMAD, MERMAID, AMT, ICES, HOT, GeP&CO), span between 1997 and 2012, and have a global distribution. Observations of the following variables were compiled: spectral remote-sensing reflectances, concentrations of chlorophyll a, spectral inherent optical properties and spectral diffuse attenuation coefficients. The data were from multi-project archives acquired via the open internet services or from individual projects, acquired directly from data providers. Methodologies were implemented for homogenisation, quality control and merging of all data. No changes were made to the original data, other than averaging of observations that were close in time and space, elimination of some points after quality control and conversion to a standard format. The final result is a merged table designed for validation of satellite-derived ocean-colour products and available in text format. Metadata of each in situ measurement (original source, cruise or experiment, principal investigator) were preserved throughout the work and made available in the final table. Using all the data in a validation exercise increases the number of matchups and enhances the representativeness of different marine regimes. By making available the metadata, it is also possible to analyse each set of data separately. The compiled data are available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.854832 (Valente et al., 2015).

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