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Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer

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Dr. Martinez-Vicente is a bio-optical oceanographer, specialised on the study of the optical properties of particles in the aquatic environment (oceanic, coastal and inland) to pioneer new multidisciplinary remote sensing applications for ocean colour data. Currently, he leads the research at PML on remote sensing detection of marine plastic debris pollution and harmful algal bloom detection algorithms. 

Education And Skills:

  • PhD in Marine Optics (2010, U. Wales-Bangor, UK) 
  • MSc in Coupled Marine Ecosystem Modelling (1997-1998, U. Liege, Belgium) 
  • BSc in Marine Sciences (1992-1997, U. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) 
  • Fluent in 4 languages (Spanish-mother tongue, English, Italian, and French)

Employment history:

  • Bio-optical scientist , Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, 2008 – present 
  • Junior bio-optical scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, 2002- 2008 
  • Research associate, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1998-2001 

  • Martinez-Vicente V., Simis S.G.H., Alegre R., Land P.E., Groom S.B. (2013) Initial results with automated ship-borne reflectance measurements and data processing in near-coastal waters in the Western Channel. Jour. Of Euro. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publications.,8, doi: 10.2971/jeos.2013.13060.
  • Martinez-Vicente, V., Dall’Olmo, G., Tarran, G., Boss, E., Sathyendranath S. (2013) Optical backscattering is correlated with the phytoplankton carbon across the Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-5, doi:10.1002/grl.50252.
  • Martinez-Vicente, V., Tilstone, G. H., Sathyendranath, S., Miller, P., Groom, S. B. (2012) Contributions of phytoplankton and bacteria to the optical backscattering coefficient over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 445, 37-51.

Recent publications

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