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Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Atsushi Matsuoka

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Research Associate

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 403198
Fax : 418-656-2339

Ph.D. Fisheries Sciences (2005-2008)
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
Related specialities: Marine Bioresource and Environment sensing, Satellite Oceanography, Marine bio-optics

Masters in Fisheries Sciences (2003-2005)
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
Related specialities: Marine Bioresource and Environment sensing, Satellite Oceanography, Marine bio-optics

B. Sc. Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Science (1999-2003)
Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, Japan

Research Interests :

  • Ocean color remote sensing
  • Marine bio-optics
  • Linkage between physical and Biogeochemical processes
  • Climate change in terms of biological variability
  • Change in Carbon budget in Arctic waters as consequences of global warming

Publications :

Matsuoka, A., M. Babin, and E. C. Devred (2016), A new algorithm for discriminating water sources from space: a case study for the southern Beaufort Sea using MODIS ocean color and SMOS salinity data Remote Sensing of Environment 184, 124-138,

Matsuoka, A., E. Ortega-Retuerta, A. Bricaud, K. R. Arrigo, and M. Babin (2015), Characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Western Arctic Ocean: relationships with microbial activities, Deep-Sea Research Part II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.02.012.

Coupel, P., A. Matsuoka, D. Ruiz-Pino, M. Gosselin, H. Claustre, D. Marie, J.-E. Tremblay, and M. Babin (2014), Pigment signatures of phytoplankton communities in the Beaufort Sea, Biogeosciences, 12, 991-1006, doi:10.5194/bg-12-991-2015.

Monier, A., J. Comte, M. Babin, A. Forest, A. Matsuoka, and C. Lovejoy (2014), Oceanographic structure drives the assembly processes of microbial eukaryotic communities, ISME Journal, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.197.

Arrigo, K. R., D. K. Perovich, R. S. Pickart, Z. W. Brown, G. L. van Dijken, K. E. Lowry, M. M. Mills, M. A. Palmer, W. M. Balch, F. Bahr, N. R. Bates, C. Benitez-Nelson, B. Bowler, E. Brownlee, J. K. Ehn, K. E. Frey, R. Garley, S. R. Laney, L. Lubelczyk, J. Mathis, A. Matsuoka, B. G. Mitchell, G. W. Kent Moore, E. Ortega-Retuerta, S. Pal, C. M. Polashenski, R. A. Reynolds, B. Scheiber, H. M. Sosik, M. Stephens, and J. H. Swift (2014), Phytoplankton blooms beneath the ice in the Chukchi Sea, Deep Sea Research II, 105, 1-16.

Organelli, E., A. Bricaud, D. Antoine, and A. Matsuoka (2014), Seasonal dynamics of light absorption by chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the NW Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), Deep-Sea Research Part I, 92, 72-85.

Matsuoka, A., M. Babin, D. Doxaran, S. B. Hooker, B. G. Mitchell, S. Bélanger, and A. Bricaud (2014), A synthesis of light absorption properties of the Arctic Ocean: application to semianalytical estimates of dissolved organic carbon concentrations from space, Biogeosciences, 11, 3131-3147, doi:10.5194/bg-11-3131-2014.

Antoine, D., S. B. Hooker, S. Bélanger, A. Matsuoka, and M. Babin (2013), Apparent Optical Properties of the Canadian Beaufort Sea, Part I: Observational Overview and Water Column Relationships, Biogeosciences, 10, 4493-4509, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4493-2013.

Hooker, S. B., J. Morrow, and A. Matsuoka (2013), Apparent optical properties of the Canadian Beaufort Sea - Part 2: The 1 % and 1 cm perspective in deriving and validating AOP data Earth System Dynamics products, Biogeosciences, 10, 4511-4527, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4511-2013.

Bélanger, S., S. Cizmeli, J. Ehn, A. Matsuoka, D. Doxaran, S. Hooker, and M. Babin (2013), Optical properties of the southeastern Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean: Impact of multi-year ice melting on the light absorption and photon budgets, Biogeosciences, 10, 6433-6452, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6433-2013.

Ardyna M, M. Babin, M. Gosselin, E. Devred, S. Bélanger, A. Matsuoka, and J.-E. Tremblay (2013), Parameterization of vertical chlorophyll a in the Arctic Ocean: Impact of the subsurface chlorophyll maximum on regional, seasonal and annual primary production estimates, Biogeosciences, 10, 4383-4404, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4383-2013.

Para, J., B. Charrière, A. Matsuoka, W. L. Miller, J. F. Rontani, and R. Sempéré (2012), UV/PAR radiations and DOM properties in surface coastal waters of the Canadian shelf of the Beaufort Sea during summer 2009, Biogeosciences, 10, doi:10.5194/bg-10-2761-2013.

Matsuoka, A., S.B. Hooker A. Bricaud, B. Gentili and M. Babin (2013), Estimating absorption coefficients of coloured organic matter (CDOM) using a semi-analytical algorithm for Southern Beaufort Sea (Canadian Arctic) waters: application to deriving concentrations of dissolved organic carbon from space. Biogeosciences Vol. 10, doi:10.5194/bg-10-917-2013, 917-927.

Matsuoka, A., A. Bricaud, R. Benner, J. Para, R. Sempere, L. Prieur, S. Belanger, and M. Babin (2012), Tracking the transport of colored dissolved organic matter in Southern Beaufort Sea waters, Canadian Arctic: relationship with hydrographical characteristics. Biogeosciences Vol. 9, doi:10.5194/bg-9-925-2012, 925-940.

Ortega-Retuerta, E., W. H. Jeffrey, M. Babin, S. Bélanger, R. Benner, D. Marie, A. Matsuoka, P. Raimbault, and F. Joux (2012), Carbon fluxes in the Canadian Arctic: patterns and drivers of bacterial abundance, production and respiration on the Beaufort Sea margin, Biogeosciences, 9, doi:10.5194/bg-9-3679-2012, 3679-3692.

Doxaran, D., J. Ehn, S. Bélanger, A. Matsuoka, S. B. Hooker, and M. Babin (2012), Remote sensing the dynamics of suspended particles in the Mackenzie River plume (Canadian Arctic Ocean), Biogeosciences, 9, doi:10.5194/bg-9-3213-2012, 3213-3229.

Arrigo, K.R., D.K. Perovich, R.S. Pickart, Z.W. Brown, G.L. van Dijken, K.E. Lowry, M.M. Mills, M.A. Palmer, W.M. Balch, F. Bahr, N.R. Bates, C. Benitez-Nelson, B. Bowler, E. Brownlee, J.K. Ehn, K.E. Frey, R. Garley, S.R. Laney, L. Lubelczyk, J. Mathis, A. Matsuoka, B.G. Mitchell, G.W. Kent Moore, E. Ortega-Retuerta, S. Pal, C.M. Polashenski, R.A. Reynolds, B. Scheiber, H.M. Sosik, M. Stephens, and J.H. Swift (2012), Massive phytoplankton blooms under Arctic sea ice,  Science, 10.1126/science.1215065.

Matsuoka, A., V. Hill, Y. Huot, M. Babin, and A. Bricaud (2011), Seasonal variability in the light absorption properties of Western Arctic waters: parameterization of the individual components of absorption for ocean color applications, JGR-oceans, Vol. 116, doi:10.1029/2009JC005594.

Matsuoka, A., P. Larouche, M. Poulin, W. Vincent, and H. Hattori (2009), Phytoplankton community adaptation to changing light levels in the southern Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 82, pp. 537-546.

Matsuoka, A., Y. Huot, K. Shimada, S. Saitoh, and M. Babin (2007), Bio-optical characteristics of the Western Arctic Ocean: Implications for ocean color algorithms, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 33, pp. 503-518.

Miyakoshi, Y., S. Saitoh, A. Matsuoka, M. Takada, H. Asami, and M. Fujiwara (2007), Evaluation of stacking timing of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in northern Japan by measurement of coastal sea surface temperature using satellite remote sensing, GIS Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 3, pp. 227-240.


Books :

Reynolds, R., A. Matsuoka, T. Hirawake, S. Bélanger, and B. G. Mitchell (2015), Ocean colour algorithms and bio-optical relationships for polar seas, in International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) report on polar seas.

Non peer-reviewed publications :

Matsuoka, A., P. Larouche, T. Hirawake, M.-E. Garneau, K. Simpson, S. Saitoh, and H. Hattori (2006), Dramatic Change of bio-optical properties before and after sea ice production in the mouth of the Mackenzie River and the Cape Bathurst polynya regions, Canadian Arctic, Proceedings of Ocean Optics 18 [CD ROM], 64/1-64/10.

Matsuoka, A., S. Saitoh, and K. Shimada (2005), A new approach for ocean color algorithm in Case2 water using bio-optical field measurements in the Western Arctic Ocean, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2005, Proceedings of SPIE International Society of Optical Engineering, 5977, 597709/1-597709/11.