Welcome to Antares Network Home page
network was created in July 2003 under the auspices of the
POGO and a seed SGP project
Recently (2006) Antares grew from South American to
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 August 2012