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Using satellites, I study the colour of oceans to protect marine life

Interview of Marina Levy, Oceanographer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Season 1, episode 3
4 min / Published

Phytoplankton are important for the climate and for ocean life. They are fascinating microscopic organisms, invisible to the naked eye, but visible from Space. A reduction in the quantities of phytoplankton would lead to a reduction in the ocean’s resources and its capacity to capture carbon dioxide, one of the causes of the greenhouse effect.

  • SDG 14
  • marine life
  • phytoplankton
  • greenhouse gas
  • ocean
  • Space
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable development goals
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • IRD
  • CNRS
  • CNES
  • copernicus
  • sentinel-2
  • satellite
  • earth observation
  • teledetection
  • remote sensing
  • European commission
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