Vincenzo Vellucci
Research engineer (2007-present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 37
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39

Ph.D. Marine Sciences and Engineering (2003-2007)
Università di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Dissertation topic: Inherent and apparent optical properties of the Mediterranean Sea: a reanalysis.


Laurea degree in environmental sciences (1995-2002)
Università di Napoli Parthenope, Naples, Italy
Dissertation topic: From cells to water leaving radiation: potentiality and limits of information retrieving from ocean color.

Research interests:

Marine bio-optics, ocean colour remote sensing, biological oceanography, Mediterranean Sea optical properties, optical moorings.



  • Kheireddine, M., D. Antoine, V. Vellucci, and B. Gentili, Diel changes of the optical backscattering coefficient of oceanic particulate matter determined from diel changes in apparent optical properties: a case study in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), submitted to Applied Optics
  • Ayyala Somayajula S., E. Devred, S. Bélanger, D. Antoine, V. Vellucci, and M. Babin, Evaluation of sea-surface Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) algorithms under cloudy skies and low solar elevations, Applied Optics, submitted.
  • Merlivat L., J. Boutin, D. Antoine, L. Beaumont, M. Golbol, and V. Vellucci, Increase of dissolved inorganic carbon and decrease of pH in near surface waters of the Mediterranean Sea the past two decades apart, Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted
  • 2017

  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Uitz, J. Gentili, B., Ras, J., Vellucci, V., Golbol, M., Antoine, D. and H. Claustre (2017), Influence of the phytoplankton community structure on the spring and annual primary production in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea, 122, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2016JC012668. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2016

  • Organelli, E., H. Claustre, A. Bricaud, C. Schmechtig, A. Poteau, X. Xing, L. Prieur, F. D'Ortenzio, G. Dall’Olmo, Vellucci, V. (2016). A novel near real-time quality-control procedure for radiometric profiles measured by Bio-Argo floats: protocols and performances, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(5), 937-951, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0193.1 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli E., Bricaud, A., Gentili, B., Antoine, D. and V. Vellucci. Evaluation of bio-optical inversion models for the retrieval of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and Colored Detrital Matter (CDM) light absorption coefficients in the Mediterranean Sea using field and satellite ocean color radiometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 297–310 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Antoine D, Siegel, D.A., Kostadinov, T., Maritorena, S., Nelson, N.B., Gentili, B., Vellucci, V. and N. Guillocheau (2011), Variability in optical particle backscattering in three contrasting bio-optical oceanic regimes, Limnology and Oceanography, 56(3), 2011, 955–973. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2007

  • Volpe G., R. Santoleri, V. Vellucci, M. Ribera d'Alcalà, S. Marullo, and F. D'Ortenzio, (2007). The colour of the Mediterranean Sea: global versus regional bio-optical algorithms evaluation and implication for satellite chlorophyll estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment, 107, 625-638. (Get PDF Reprint)

Volpe G., R. Santoleri, V. Vellucci, M. Ribera d’Alcalà, S. Marullo and F. D’Ortenzio. (2007). The colour of the Mediterranean Sea: evaluation and tuning of SeaWiFS chlorophyll algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment 107(4):625-638. (Get PDF)

Vantrepotte V., C. Brunet, X. Mériaux, E. Lécuyer, V. Vellucci and R. Santer. (2007). Bio-optical properties of coastal waters in the Eastern English Channel. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 72(1-2):201-212. (Get PDF)

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