David Doxaran
Research scientist (2007-present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 24
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 38 39

Ph.D. (2000-2002)

UMR-EPOC 5805, Université Bordeaux 1 (France)
Dissertation topic:Ocean colour remote sensing and numerical transport modelling of sedimentary fluxes in the Gironde estuary Get PDF
DEA (1998-1999)
UMR-EPOC 5805, Université Bordeaux 1 (France)
Dissertation topic:Quantification of suspended sediments in the Gironde estuary using SPOT satellite data and the numerical transport model (SAM-2D).
M.Sc. in Physics Applied to Ocean-Atmosphere (1997-1998)
Université de Toulon et du Var (France)
B.Sc. in Physics (1997)
Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour (France)
Research interests:
Ocean colour remote sensing, optical properties of turbid estuarine and coastal waters, bio-optical modelling, atmospheric corrections, sediment transport modelling


  • Bellacicco M., D. Ciani, D. Doxaran, V. Vellucci, D. Antoine, M. Wang, F. D’Ortenzio and S. Marullo. Assessing the potential benefits of the geostationary vantage point for generation of daily satellite biogeochemical products, Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing, 10, 1944; doi:10.3390/rs10121944 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Constantin S., Doxaran D., Derkacheva A., Novoa S. and H. Lavigne (2018). Dynamics of Suspended Particulate Matter in a Macro-Tidal River Plume (the Gironde) as observed by Ocean Color Satellite Data at Multiple Temporal Scales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 202, 172-184, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2018.01.004 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Favareto L.R., Rudorff N., Kampel M., Frouin R., Röttgers R., Doxaran D., Murakami H. and C. Dupouy (2018). Bio-optical characterization and ocean colour inversion in the eastern lagoon of New Caledonia, South Tropical Pacific, Remote Sensing, 10, 1043; doi:10.3390/rs10071043. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Knaeps, E., Doxaran, D., Dogliotti, A., Nechad, B., Ruddick, K., Raymaekers, D., and Sterckx, S. (2018). The SeaSWIR dataset, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1439-1449, doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1439-2018.
  • Luo, Y., Doxaran, D., Ruddick, K., Shen, F., Gentili, B., Yan, L. and H. huang (2018). Saturation of water reflectance in extremely turbid media based on field measurements, satellite data and bio-optical modelling. Optics Express, 26, 10435-10451. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2017

  • Blondeau-Patissier D., T. Schroeder, L. Clementson, V.E. Brando, D. Purcell, P. Ford, D.K. Williams, D. Doxaran, J. Anstee, N. Thapar and M. Tovar-Valencia (2017). Bio-Optical properties of two neighboring coastal regions of tropical Northern Australia: The Van Diemen Gulf and Darwin Harbour. Frontiers in Marine Science, 114 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00114 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Constantin S, Constantinescu S, Doxaran D (2017). Long-term analysis of turbidity patterns in Danube Delta coastal area based on MODIS satellite data (2017). Journal of Marine Systems 170, 10-21, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.01.016. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Eom J., Choi J. K., Won J. S., Ryu J. H., Doxaran D., Ruddick K. and S. Lee (2017). Spatio-temporal variation in suspended sediment concentrations and related factors of coastal waters based on multispatial satellite data in Gyeonggi Bay, Korea. Journal of Coastal Research, 33, 653–667, doi: 10.2112/jcoastres-d-16-00012.1 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gangloff A, Verney R, Doxaran D, Ody A, Estournel C (2017). Investigating Rhône River plume (Gulf of Lions, France) dynamics using metrics analysis from the MERIS 300m Ocean Color archive (2002 − 2012). Continental Shelf Research, 144, 98-111, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2017.06.024.
  • Gernez P, Doxaran D, Barillé L (2017). Shellfish Aquaculture from Space: Potential of Sentinel2 to Monitor Tide-Driven Changes in Turbidity, Chlorophyll Concentration and Oyster Physiological Response at the Scale of an Oyster Farm. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00137.
  • Many G, Bourrin F, Durrieu de Madron X, Ody A, Doxaran D, Cauchy P (2017). Glider and satellite monitoring of the variability of the suspended particle distribution and size in the Rhône ROFI. Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.05.006. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Novoa S., Doxaran D., Ody A., Vanhellemont Q., Lafon V., Lubac B. and P. Gernez (2017). Atmospheric Corrections and Multi-Conditional Algorithm for Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing of Suspended Particulate Matter in Low-to-High Turbidity Levels CoastalWaters. Remote sensing, 9, 61; doi:10.3390/rs9010061 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2016

  • Constantin S., Doxaran D. and S. Constantinescu (2016). Estimation of water turbidity and analysis of its spatio-temporal variability in the Danube River plume (Black Sea) using MODIS satellite data. Continental Shelf Research,112, 14–30. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Di Polito C., Ciancia E., Coviello I. , Doxaran D., Lacava T., Pergola N. , Satrian V. and V. Tramutoli (2016). On the Potential of Robust Satellite Techniques Approach for SPM Monitoring in Coastal Waters: Implementation and Application over the Basilicata Ionian Coastal Waters Using MODIS-Aqua. Remote Sensing, 8, 922, doi:10.3390/rs8110922 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Doxaran D., Leymarie E., Nechad B. Dogliotti A., Ruddick K., Gernez P. and E. Knaeps (2016). Improved correction methods for field measurements of particulate light backscattering in turbid waters. Optics Express, 24(4) ,3615-3637. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lee Z, Shang S, Lin G, Chen J, Doxaran D (2016) On the modeling of hyperspectral remote-sensing reflectance of high-sediment-load waters in the visible to shortwave-infrared domain. Applied Optics, 55, 1738-1750, doi: 10.1364/AO.55.001738. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Many G., Bourrin F. Durrieu de Madron X., Paired I., Gangloff A., Doxaran D., Ody A., Verney R., Menniti C., Le Berre D., Jacquet M. (2016). Particle assemblage characterization in the Rhone river ROFI, Journal of Marine Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.12.010 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Ody A., Doxaran D., Vanhellemont Q., Nehad B., Novoa S., Many G., Bourrin F., Verney R., Pairaud I. et B. Gentili (2016). Potential of High Spatial and Temporal Ocean Color Satellite Data to Study the Dynamics of Suspended Particles in a Micro-Tidal River Plume. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(3), 245; doi:10.3390/rs8030245.(Get PDF Reprint)
  • Röttgers R., Doxaran, D. and C. Dupouy (2015). Quantitative filter technique measurements of spectral light absorption by aquatic particles using a portable integrating cavity absorption meter (QFT-ICAM), Optics Express, 24(2), A1-A20. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2015

  • Dogliotti A.I., Ruddick K.G., Nechad B., Doxaran D. and E. Knaeps (2015). A single algorithm to retrieve turbidity from remotely sensed data in all coastal and estuarine waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, Remote Sensing of Environment 156, 157–168 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Doxaran, D., Devred E. and M. Babin (2015). A 50% increase in the amount of terrestrial particles delivered by the Mackenzie River into the Beaufort Sea (Canadian Arctic Ocean) over the last 10 years. Biogeosciences, 12, 3551–3565. (Get PDF Reprint)
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  • Knaeps, E. , Ruddick, K.G., Doxaran, D., Dogliotti, A.I., Nechad, B., Raymaekers, D. and S. Sterckx (2015). A SWIR based algorithm to retrieve Total Suspended Matter in highly turbid waters, Remote Sensing of Environment, 168, 66–79. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Bressac M, Guieu C, Doxaran D, Bourrin F, Desboeufs K, Leblond N, Ridame C (2014) Quantification of the lithogenic carbon pump following a simulated dust-deposition event in large mesocosms. Biogeosciences 11: 1007-1020 | doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1007-2014. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Doxaran, D., Lamquin N., Park Y. J., Mazeran C., Ryu J. H., Wang M. and A. Poteau (2014). Retrieval of the seawater reflectance for suspended solids monitoring in the East China Sea using MODIS, MERIS and GOCI satellite. Remote Sensing of Environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.020 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Gernez P., Barillé L., Lerouxel A., Mazeran C., Lucas A. and D. Doxaran (2014). Remote sensing of suspended particulate matter in turbid oyster-farming ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010055 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Matsuoka, A., M. Babin, D. Doxaran, S. Hooker, B.G. Mitchell, S. Bélanger and A. Bricaud (2014). A synthesis of light absorption properties of the Arctic Ocean: application to semianalytical estimates of dissolved organic carbon concentrations from space. Biogeosciences, 11, 3131–3147, www.biogeosciences.net/11/3131/2014/, doi:10.5194/bg-11-3131-2014. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Rontani J.F., Charriere B., Sempéré R., Doxaran D., Vaultier F., Vonk J.E. and J.K. Volkman (2014). Degradation of sterols and terrestrial organic matter in waters of the Mackenzie Shelf, Canadian Arctic. Organic Geochemistry, 75, 61–73. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Saulquin B., Fablet R., Ailliot P., Mercier G., Doxaran D., Mangin A. and Hembise Fanton d’Andon O. (2014). Characterization of Time-Varying Regimes in Remote Sensing Time Series: Application to the Forecasting of Satellite-Derived Suspended Matter Concentrations. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, DOI 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2360239. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2013

  • Bélanger, S., Cizmeli, S. A., Ehn, J., Matsuoka, A., Doxaran, D., Hooker, S., and Babin, M.(2013). Light absorption and partitioning in Arctic Ocean surface waters: impact of multiyear ice melting, Biogeosciences, 10, 6433-6452, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6433-2013. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Forest A., M. Babin, L. Stemmann, M. Picheral, M. Sampei, L. Fortier, Y. Gratton, S. Bélanger, E. Devred, J. Sahlin, D. Doxaran, F. Joux, E. Ortega-Retuerta, W.H. Jeffrey, J. Martín, B. Gasser, J.C. Miquel, Ecosystem function and particle flux dynamics across the Mackenzie Shelf (Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean): an integrative analysis of spatial variability and biophysical forcings. Biogeosciences, 10, 2833-2866. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Astoreca R., Doxaran D., Ruddick K., Rousseau V. and C. Lancelot (2012). Influence of suspended particle concentration, composition and size on the variability of inherent optical properties of the Southern North Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 35, 117–128. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Bressac M., Guieu C., Doxaran D., Bourrin F., Obolensky G. and J.M. Grisoni (2012). A mesocosm experiment coupled with optical measurements to assess the fate and sinking of atmospheric particles in clear oligotrophic waters. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-011-0269-4, 32, 153-164. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Doxaran, D., Ehn, J., Bélanger, S., Matsuoka, A., Hooker, S., and M. Babin (2012): Optical characterisation of suspended particles in the Mackenzie River plume (Canadian Arctic Ocean) and implications for ocean colour remote sensing, Biogeosciences, 9, 3213-3229, doi:10.5194/bg-9-3213-2012 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lamquin N., Mazeran C., Doxaran D., Ryu J. H. and Y. J. Park (2012).. Assessment of GOCI radiometric products using MERIS, MODIS and field Measurements. Ocean Science Journal, 47(3), 287-311 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lorthiois T., D. Doxaran and M. Chami (2012), Daily and seasonal dynamics of suspended particles in the Rhône River plume based on remote sensing and field optical measurements. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI: 10.1007/s00367-012-0274-2 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Mikkelsen O.A., M. Chami, and D. Doxaran (2012). Contributions from Particles in Europe (PiE) 2010,Villefranche-sur-Mer, France: an introduction, Geo-Mar. Letters, 32, 85-87, DOI 10.1007/s00367-012-0279-x. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Doron, M, S. Bélanger, D. Doxaran and M. Babin (2011). Spectral variations in the near-infrared ocean reflectance. Remote Sensing of Environment, 15, 1617-1631 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Mermex group including D'Ortenzio, M. Babin, M. Chami, D. Doxaran and V. Taillandier (2011). Marine ecosystems' responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcing in the Mediterranean. Progress in Oceanography, 91, 97-166. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2010

  • Leymarie, E. , D. Doxaran, and M. Babin (2010). Uncertainties associated to measurements of inherent optical properties in natural waters, Applied Optics, 49, 5415-5436 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Petus, C., Chust, G., Gohin, F., Doxaran,, D., Froidefond, J.M. and Y. Sagarminaga (2010). Estimating turbidity and total suspended matter in the Adour River plume (South Bay of Biscay) using MODIS 250-m imagery. Continental Shelf Research, 30, 379-392. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2009

  • Doxaran D., J.M. Froidefond, P. Castaing and M. Babin, 2009. Dynamics of the turbidity maximum zone in a macrotidal estuary (the Gironde, France): Observations from field and MODIS satellite data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 81, 321–332. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Doxaran D., Ruddick K. McKee D., Gentili B., Tailliez D., Chami M., and M. Babin (2009), Spectral variations of light scattering by marine particles in coastal waters, from the visible to the near infrared. Limnology and Oceanography, 54, 1257-1271. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • McKee, D.,Chami, M., Brown, I., Calzado, V. S., Doxaran, D., and A. Cunningham, A. (2009). Role of measurement uncertainties in observed variability in the spectral backscattering ratio: a case study in mineral-rich coastal waters, Applied Optics, 48 (24), 4663-4675. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2007

  • Doxaran, D., M. Babin and E. Leymarie.  Near-infrared light scattering by particles in coastal waters. Optics Express, Vol. 15, No. 20 12834-12849 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2006

  • Doxaran, D., Cherukuru, R.C.N. and Lavender, S.J., 2006. Inherent and apparent optical properties of turbid estuarine waters: measurements, modelling and application to remote sensing. Applied Optics, 45, 2310-2324. (Get PDF Reprint).

Doxaran, D., Castaing, P. and Lavender, S.J. (2006). Monitoring the maximum turbidity zone and detecting fine-scale turbidity features in the Gironde estuary using high spatial resolution satellite sensor (SPOT HRV, Landsat ETM+) data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 2303-2321. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Cherukuru, R.C.N. and Lavender, S.J. (2005). Use of reflectance band ratios to estimate suspended and dissolved matter concentrations in estuarine waters. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 1763-1769. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Cherukuru, C. R.C., Lavender, S.J. and Moore, G.F. (2004b). Use of a spectralon panel to measure the downwelling irradiance signal: case studies and recommendations. Applied Optics, 43, 5981-5986. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Cherukuru, R.C.N. and Lavender, S.J. (2004a). Surface reflection effects on upwelling radiance field measurements in turbid waters. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 6, 690-697. (Get PDF Reprint)

Froidefond, J.M., Lahet, F., Doxaran, D., Prost, M.T. and Ternon, J.F. (2004). Mudflats and mud suspension observed from satellite data in French Guiana. Marine Geology, 208, 153-168. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Froidefond, J.M. and Castaing, P. (2003). Remote sensing reflectance of turbid sediment- dominated waters. Reduction of sediment type variations and changing illumination conditions effects using reflectance ratios. Applied Optics, 42, 2623-2634. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Froidefond, J.M. and Castaing, P. (2002b). A reflectance band ratio used to estimate suspended matter concentrations in coastal sediment-dominated waters. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 5079-5085. (Get PDF Reprint)

Doxaran, D., Froidefond, J.M., Lavender,S.J. and Castaing, P. (2002a). Spectral signature of highly turbid waters. Application with SPOT data to quantify suspended particulate matter concentrations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 81, 149-161. (Get PDF Reprint)

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