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Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
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Clémence Goyens

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Post doctoral fellow

Phone : 418-723-1986 #1167
Fax : 418-723-1849


Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography: October 2010-September 2013 at the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Geosciences (LOG, Wimereux, France), “Validation and improvement of atmospheric correction algorithms in turbid coastal waters for MODIS-AQUA”. Supervisor Dr. Cedric Jamet; Co-supervisor Prof. Hubert Loisel.

Master Earth Observation (Remote Sensing and Earth Modelling): September 2007- June 2009 at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium, MSc. Thesis : “Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Sahel: Relation between cloud characteristics and rain efficiency”, Supervisor Prof. N. Van Lipzig.

Bachelor and Master Geographical Sciences: September 2001- June 2005 at the Faculty of Science, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, MSc. Thesis: “Quantification and reasons of land-use change in the zone devoted to large-scale agriculture in the Narok district (Kenya). Application of remote sensing and GIS”, Supervisor Prof. E. Lambin.

Additional education and training: Ocean Optics Summer School: 'Calibration and validation for ocean color remote sensing' at the Darling Marine Center, Walpole, Maine, USA, 10-31 July 2011 (Prof. Boss, Prof. Mobley, Mr. Werdell, Prof. Perry, Dr. Roesler, Prof. Voss)

Research Interests:

- Satellite Remote Sensing
- Atmospheric Correction Algorithms
- Sea-Ice Contamination in Ocean Color data
- Apparent and Inherent Optical Properties of Optically Complex Waters


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.

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. 

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 

- 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 

- 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

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


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 Center, 11-29 July 2011 (Funding provided by NASA)