Details of Gloria


Dataset identification

Title of datasetGloria
Narrative summary of datasetAERONET-Ocean Color Data, Level 1.0 Real Time Data.
Summary of processing methodologyThe Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), developed to sustain atmospheric studies at various scales with measurements from worldwide distributed autonomous sun-photometers has been extended to support marine applications. AERONET – Ocean Color (AERONET-OC), provides the additional capability of measuring the radiance emerging from the sea (i.e., water-leaving radiance) with modified sun-photometers installed on offshore platforms like lighthouses, oceanographic and oil towers. AERONET-OC is instrumental in satellite ocean color validation activities through standardized measurements a) performed at different sites with a single measuring system and protocol, b) calibrated with an identical reference source and method, and c) processed with the same code.
Project/programmeAeronet OceanColor
Start date2010-11-27
End date2018-03-07

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameJoint Research Centre
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2019-03-18
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{027D87A0-5BE7-4F7A-828F-B04561830252}


Latitude north boundary44.59997
Longitude east boundary29.35967
Latitude south boundary44.59997
Longitude west boundary29.35967
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaBlack Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeOptical properties
ParameterOcean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation
Instrument typeradiometers
Platform typemoored surface buoy
Platform nameGloria
Data quality processing informationNormalized water-leaving radiances (Lwn) are provided in three levels: Level 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0. Level 1.0 data include Lwn determined from sequences of sea measurements taken with viewing geometries minimizing the platform perturbations. The data are unscreened and may not have final calibration applied.

Process information

Submitting organisationETT S.p.A.
Submission identifier (UUID)d1ab1f28-e6dc-4878-8a38-64a557c0b40f
Date of dataset creation2019-03-01
Date of metadata creation2019-03-07
Date of metadata latest revision2019-03-13
Date of publishing2019-03-15
Date of processed dataset publication2021-09-07
Processing data centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Summary record-ID376