Amália Maria Sacilotto Detoni
& Remote Sensing
I am a biological oceanographer, and my research line is focused on applying remote sensing techniques and knowledge of ocean optics, phytoplankton physiology, biological and physical oceanography to better understand how the marine ecosystem functions and can be managed. I have worked with bio-optics in-situ shipboard measurements on a broader basin-scale or global context coupling these data with remote sensing to understand the dynamic of the phytoplankton assemblage relative to oceanography features and potentially contributing to improvements in remote sensing monitoring.
During my developing academic career, I have been keenly interested in research
opportunities in the fields of marine phytoplankton dynamics, gene expression by phytoplankton functional types, bio-optical characteristics, mesoscale oceanographic processes, ocean color remote sensing, and biogeochemical-ecosystem modeling. In all of this previous work, I have been dedicated to improving our understanding of oceanic primary productivity processes having experience as a visiting student at MIT (working with ecological model) and, as a postdoctoral researcher, at National Institute of Space Research (Brazil) and at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University, U.S.).
I am also interested in using bio-optics and remote sensing as tools for monitoring coastal water to improve coastal monitoring of harmful phytoplankton blooms and ecosystem disruptive algal blooms, especially around aquacultures areas.
Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN-CSIC)
Campus Universitario Río San Pedro, s/n
11519 Puerto Real, Cádiz
+34 956 832 612