Welcome to Antares Network Home page

The Antares network was created in July 2003 under the auspices of the IOCCG and POGO and a seed SGP project from IAI. In (2006) Antares grew from South American to Latin American (incorporating Mexico). Furthermore, Antares served as a seed for a global network created in September 2006 named Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network (ChloroGIN) of which Antares forms its Latin American Regional branch.

ANTARES main goal is the study of long-term changes in coastal ecosystems in sites around Latin America to distinguish those due to natural variability from those due to external perturbations (anthropogenic effects). To achieve this goal in situ data from coastal stations, and satellite data (temperature and chlorophyll) from the region are shared among members and with the public. Capacity building, scientific and technical collaboration are key in our task. Current participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, USA, Venezuela.

In this site you will find information about our network and also daily imagery of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Clorophyll from October 2004 until February 2010 Satellital data.

Data policy: The use of any satellite data contained in this site should be acknowledged as 'provided by the ANTARES network http://www.antares.ws – original data from NASA'.

Note: Satellite-chlorophyll is estimated from sea leaving reflectance using empirical algorithms. Errors may arise due to variations in the composition of optically active material in the atmosphere and the sea at particular locations.


Last Actualization September 2015

since September 2009

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