Shubha Sathyendranath, PhD
Shubha Sathyendranath is Merit Remote Sensing Scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the UK. Educated in India and France, Sathyendranath has almost 40 years’ experience in the field of marine optics and remote sensing of ocean color. Her interests are wide ranging including bio-optical properties of phytoplankton, marine primary production, biological-physical feedbacks in the ocean, phytoplankton phenology, ecological provinces in the ocean, development of algorithms for remote-sensing of phytoplankton and the use of ocean-color data in climate studies on which subjects she has over 200 publications.
A native of India, Sathyendranath has worked in India, France, Canada and the UK. Her many scientific contributions have been recognized by the award of the Grande Médaille Albert 1er (Monaco). She has devoted considerable effort to capacity building in developing countries (for which she has received the IOC-UNESCO N.K. Pannikkar Medal). She is currently the Science Lead for the ocean-color component of the Climate Change Initiative of the European Space Agency.