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Vincent Vantrepotte

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Physical oceanography, transport and remote sensing team


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MREN Tél : 03 21 99 64 14
32 avenue Foch Fax : 03 21 99 64 01
62930 Wimereux, france Email :

Research topics

Ocean color remote sensing
Bio-optical algorithms
Marine optics
Ocean carbon cycle and biogeochemistry


- 1999 : Master degree in biological oceanography (Paris 6)
- 2003 : PhD in marine optics (Paris 6)


- Delgado, A.L., Jamet, C., Loisel, H., Vantrepotte, V., Perillo, G.M.E., Piccolo, M.C. (2014) Evaluation of the MODIS-Aqua Sea-Surface Temperature product in the inner and mid-shelves of southwest Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, International Journal of Remote Sensing 35 (1) , pp. 306-320.

- Loisel, H., V. Vantrepotte, C. Jamet, and D. N. Dinh Challenges and new advances in ocean color remote sensing of coastal waters. Chapter in Oceanography Research (2013). InTech. Editor E. Zambianchi. ISBN 980-953-307-949-8.

- Vantrepotte, V., Gensac, E., Loisel, H., Gardel, A., Dessailly, D., and Mériaux, X., (2013). Satellite assessment of the coupling between in water suspended particulate matter and mud banks dynamics over the French Guiana coastal domain, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 44, pp25-34.

- Alvain, S., V. Vantrepotte, J. Uitz, L. Duforêt-Gaurier (2012). Use of global satellite observations to collect information in marine ecology, In Sensors for ecology : Towards integrated knowledge of ecosystems, J.-F. Le Galliard, J.-M. Guarini, and F. Gaill [Eds], CNRS, Institut Ecologie et Environnement, France, pp. 227-242.

- Vantrepotte, V., H. Loisel, D. Dessailly, X. Mériaux. Optical classification of contrasted coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment 123 (2012) 306–323 doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.004

- Demarcq H., Reygondeau G., Alvain S. Vantrepotte, V. (2012), Monitoring marine phytoplankton seasonality from space Remote sensing of environment volume : 117 pages : 211-222 doi : 10.1016/j.rse.2011.09.019 .

- Loisel, H., V. Vantrepotte, K. Norkvist, X.Mériaux, M. Kheireddine, J. Ras, M. Pujo-Pay, Y. Combet, K. Leblanc, G. Dall’Olmo, R. Mauriac, D. Dessailly and T. Moutin (2011). Characterization of the bio-optical anomaly and diurnal variability of particulate matter, as seen from scattering and backscattering coefficients, in ultra-oligotrophic eddies of the Mediterranean Sea, Biogeosciences, 8, 3295–3317.

- V. Vantrepotte, H. Loisel , X. Mériaux, G. Neukermans, D. Dessailly, C. Jamet, E. Gensac, and A. Gardel (2011). Seasonal and inter-annual (2002-2010) variability of the suspended particulate matter as retrieved from satellite ocean color sensor over the French Guianacoastal waters. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, ISSN 0749-0208

- MERMEX Group (2011), Marine Ecosystems Responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean. Influence of solar radiation., Progress in Oceanography, 91 (2), 97-166.

- Vantrepotte V., Mélin, F. (2011). Inter-annual variations in the SeaWiFS global chlorophyll a concentration (1997-2007), Deep Sea Research I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2011.02.003.

- Vantrepotte V., Loisel H., Mélin F., Desailly D. ,Duforêt-Gaurier L. (2011). Global particulate matter pool temporal variability over the SeaWiFS period (1997-2007) Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2010GL046167.

- Mélin F., V. Vantrepotte, M. Clerici, D. D’Alimonte, G. Zibordi, J.-F., Berthon, E. Canuti (2011). Multi-sensor satellite time series of optical properties and chlorophyll a concentration in the Adriatic Sea, Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2010.12.001.

- Loisel H. Lubac B., Dessailly D., Duforêt-Gaurier L., and Vantrepotte V. (2010). Effect of inherent optical properties variability on the chlorophyll retrieval from ocean color remote sensing : an in situ approach, Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 20.

- Vantrepotte V., Mélin F. (2010). Temporal variability in SeaWiFS derived apparent optical properties in the European marine waters, Continental Shelf Research, 30, 319-334.

- Vantrepotte V., Mélin, F. (2009). Temporal variability of 10-year global SeaWiFS time series of phytoplankton chlorophyll a concentration., ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsp107.

- Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte V. (2008). Phytoplankton diel and vertical variability in photobiological responses at a coastal station in the Mediterranean Sea, Journal Plankton Research, 30 : 645-654, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbn028

- Vantrepotte V., Brunet, C., Mèriaux, X., Le´cuyer, E., Vellucci, V., Santer, R. (2007). Bio-optical properties of coastal waters in the Eastern English Channel, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 72 (1-2), 201-212.

- Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte V., Corato, F. Conversano, F. (2007). Vertical Variability and Diel Dynamics of Picophytoplankton in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea) in Summer. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 346, 15-26.

- Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Vantrepotte, V., Corato, F., Conversano, F. (2006). Picophytoplankton diversity and photoacclimation in the Strait of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea) in summer. I. Mesoscale variations, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 44 (2), 127-141.

- Casotti, R., Mazza, S., Brunet, C., Vantrepotte, V., Ianora, A., Miralto, A. (2005). Growth inhibition and toxicity of the diatom aldehyde 2-trans, 4-trans-decadienal on Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophyceae), Journal of Phycology, 41 (1), 7-20.

- Brunet, C., Casotti, R., Aronne, B., Vantrepotte, V. (2003). Measured photophysiological parameters used as tools to estimate vertical water movements in the coastal Mediterranean. Journal of Plankton Research, 25 (11), 1413-1425.