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Clémence Goyens,  Post-Doctorat



Experience and research interest:

Following her studies in Geographical Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium), Clémence worked for various research institutes further exploiting the capabilities of remote sensing data (among others University of Ghent in Belgium and Tropical Ecosystem Research Centre of CSIRO in Australia). This work experience brought her to apply for a second master degree in Earth Observation at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL, Belgium).
In December 2013, Clémence graduated as a PhD student at the Université de Littoral Côte d'Opale. During her thesis she focused on the validation and improvement of ocean color data in coastal waters. Her main objective was to address the issues of atmospheric correction algorithms in highly scattering waters.
In July 2014, Clémence started a post-doctoral fellowship with the Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (U Laval and CNRS, Québec) and the Aquatel Laboratory (UQAR, Rimouski). Clémence will attempt to develop a robust and reliable correction approach to account for sea-ice contamination in ocean color data processing.


Publications:

Peer reviewed papers:

- Ruddorf, N., Frouin, R., M. Kampel, Goyens, C., Meriaux, X., Schieber, B and Mitchell B. G. (2013). Ocean-colour radiometry across the Southern Atlantic and Southeastern Pacific: Accuracy and remote sensing implications. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 149, pp. 13-32

- Goyens, C., Jamet, C., and Ruddick, K. (2013). Spectral relationships for atmospheric correction. I. Validation of red and near infra-red marine reflectance relationships. Optics Express, Vol. 21(8), pp. 21162–21175. DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.021162. Goyensetal_OE_2003_II.pdf

- Goyens, C., Jamet, C. & Ruddick, K. (2013). Spectral relationships for atmospheric correction. II. Improving NASA's standard and MUMM near infra-red modeling schemes. Optics Express, Vol. 21(18), pp. 21176–21187. DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.021176. Goyensetal_OE_2003_I.pdf

- Goyens, C., Jamet, C., and Schroeder, T. (2013). Evaluation of four atmospheric correction algorithms for MODIS-AQUA images over contrasted coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 131: 63-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.12.006 Goyensetal_RSE_2013.pdf

- Lauwaet D., van Lipzig, N.P.M., Van Weverberg, K., De Ridder, K., and Goyens, C. (2011). The precipitation response to the desiccation of Lake Chad. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 137: 000–000. DOI:10.1002/qj.942

- Goyens, C., Lauwaet, D., van Lipzig, N.P.M., and Schröder, M. (2011). Tracking Mesoscale Convective Sytems in the Sahel: Relation between cloud characteristics and precipitation. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2407 Goyensetal_IJC_2011.pdf

- Cook, G. and Goyens, C. (2008). The impact of wind on trees in Australian tropical savannas: Lessons from Cyclone Monica. Austral Ecology, Vol. 33 (4), pp. 462-470 CookandGoyens_AE_2008.pdf

- Goyens, C., Verdoodt, A., Van De Wauw, J., Baert, G., van Engelen, V.W.P., Dijkshoorn, J.A., et Van Ranst, E. (2007). Base de Données Numériques sur les Sols et le TERrain (SOTER) de l'Afrique Centrale (RD Congo, Rwanda et Burundi). Etudes et Gestion des Sols, Vol. 14 (3), pp. 207-218 Goyensetal_EGS_2007.pdf

Thesis:

PhD. Thesis (2013):
Validation and improvement of atmospheric correction methods for ocean colour images in optically complex coastal waters.  PhdThesis_CGoyens_ULCO_2013.pdf

Earth Observation Master Thesis (2009):
Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Sahel: Relation between cloud characteristics and rainfall efficiency. MasterThesis_CGoyens_KULeuven_2009.pdf

Online Reports
:
- Arellano, A., Briggs, N., Cao, F., Chase, A., Chen, H., Dave, A., Goyens, C., et al., Portfolio of Measurement, Processing, and Analysis Techniques for Optical Oceanography Data, A report created by the students of: Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing, University of Maine Darling Marine Centre, 11-29 July 2011 (Funding provided by NASA), portfolio_compiled_final.pdf