Project Description

ORBTY Ltda., São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Dr. Marouan Bouali is Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Senior Satellite Remote Sensing R&D Scientist at Orbty Ltda., São José dos Campos, Brazil. In this role, he leads and coordinates ORBTY’s R&D activities related to remote sensing of water quality parameters (chlorophyll-a concentration, turbidity) using high-resolution satellite sensors (Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat 8/9 OLI). He is also responsible for ORBTY’s Multidimensional Dynamic Data Fusion System (M3DFS) which is currently used for the generation of Level 3 meteorological and oceanographic datasets from microwave and infrared instruments.

Dr. Marouan Bouali holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from Télécom Physique Strasbourg and a Master’s degree in Signal and Image Processing from the University of Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. In 2011, he received his PhD in Signal and Image Processing from Télécom ParisTech, Université Paris VI. Following his PhD, Dr. Marouan Bouali joined the NOAA/NEDIS/STAR Sea Surface Temperature team as a Postdoctoral Scientist and then as a Research Scientist I where he was affiliated with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). Following this, he worked as a Research Scientist from 2014 to 2021 at the Satellite Oceanography Laboratory at the Institute of Oceanography in the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil. Since then, he has been in his current position at ORBTY Ltda., a start-up based in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Within the GHRSST framework, his research interests include satellite SST gradients (intercomparison and validation with in situ data), cloud detection algorithms, sensor noise correction and computer vision/machine learning methods for the fusion of multi-mission SST datasets. He is currently working on new techniques for the generation of Metocean Level 3C/3S/4  products from microwave and infrared satellite instruments.

Dr. Marouan Bouali first became involved with GHRSST when he started participating in the GHRSST International Science Team Meetings during his tenure at NOAA/NEDIS/STAR since the SST Team was highly involved in the GHRSST framework. After joining IOUSP in 2014, he continued to participate regularly in the GHRSST annual meetings.

Since becoming part of the GHRSST Community, it has allowed Dr. Marouan Bouali to stay updated on the main scientific challenges associated with the estimation of SST from satellite sensors – from both a user and data provider perspective. Further, it has allowed him to collaborate with scientists from several institutions who are actively involved in GHRSST’s scientific efforts.

For Dr. Marouan Bouali, having dedicated an important part of his research activities at NOAA and IOUSP where he worked on several SST topics including cloud masking, destriping, and data fusion, stand out as significant achievements during his time as a member of the GHRSST Community. Moreover, he was very pleased and honoured to be elected as a member of the GHRSST International Science Team in 2018.

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