Eurico D'SaEurico J. D'Sa

Position: Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-0212
Fax: 225-578-2520

Office: 306 Howe-Russell Geosciences Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.E. University of Bombay, 1981
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Indian Institute of Science, 1990
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi, 1996



Ocean color remote sensing; Bio-optical properties of coastal and ocean waters; Physical-biogeochemical interactions; Optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter; Coastal biogeochemical processes


OCS 1005 (4) Introduction to Oceanography (every Fall)

ENVS 4145 Remote Sensing for Environmental Scientists (every Fall)

OCS 7175 Environmental Optics (every other Spring)


Research Projects (5 most recent)

2010-2014 NASA – Implications of changing sea-ice on phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass and community structure in the Bering Sea. PI. C. Mouw co-PIs. E. J. D’Sa, J. Goes, H. Gomes, J. Miksis-Olds, J. Wang.

2009-2011 NASA – Geospatial Synthesis of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Distribution in the Gulf of Mexico for Water Clarity Decision Making. PI. C. Osburn, co-PIs. P. Coble, R. Chen, E. J. D’Sa, T. Bianchi, and R. Conmy.

2007-2011 NASA – A Gulf-Coast Monitoring and Hazards Decision Support Tool –Enhancements using NASA Earth Science Products, Data and Models. PI. E. J. D’Sa, co-PIs. G. Stone, N. Walker, D. Braud, and D. Ko.

2007-2010- NASA – Spatial and Temporal Variability in Chlorophyll, Primary Production and Carbon Export in the Bering Sea Linked to Climate Change. PI. J. Goes, co-PIs. E. J. D’Sa, and H. Gomes.

2006-2010-BOEM – Long Term Trends in Environmental Parameters along the Louisiana/Mississippi Outer Continental Shelf Using Ocean Color Remote Sensing. PI. E. J. D’Sa


Chaichitehrani, N., E. J. D’Sa, C. L. Osburn, T. S. Bianchi, and B. A. Schaeffer. 2013. Chromophoric dissolved organic matter and dissolved organic carbon from SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS sensors: Case study for the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing, 5:1439-1464.

Naik, P., E. J. D’Sa, J. I. Goes, H. R. Gomes, and C. Mouw. 2013. Light absorption properties of southeastern Bering Sea waters: analysis, parameterization and implications for remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134:120-134.

Wang, J., H. Hu, J. Goes, J. Miksis-Olds, C. Mouw, E. J. D’Sa, H. Gomes, D. R. Wang, K. Mizobata, S. Saitoh, and L. Luo. 2013. A modeling study of seasonal variations of sea ice and plankton in the Bering and Chukchi Seas during 2007-2008. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 118:1-14.

Edwards, B., S. Namikas, and E. J. D’Sa. 2013. Simple infrared techniques for measuring beach surface moisture. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38:192-197.

Naik, P., and E. J. D’Sa. 2012. Phytoplankton light absorption of cultures and natural samples: comparisons using two spectrophotometers. Optics Express, 20:4871-4886.

Dash, P. N. D. Walker, D. Mishra, E. J. D’Sa, and S. Ladner. 2012. Atmospheric correction and vicarious calibration of Oceansat-1 OCM data in coastal case 2 waters. Remote Sensing, 4:1716-1740.

Naik, P., E. J. D’Sa, M. Grippo, R. Condrey, and J. Fleeger. 2011. Absorption properties of shoal dominated waters in the Atchafalaya shelf, Louisiana, USA. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 15:4383-4406.

Laws, E., E. J. D’Sa, and P. Naik. 2011. Simple equations to estimate ratios of new or export production to total production from satellite-derived estimates of sea surface temperature and primary production. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 9:593-601.

Dash, P., N. D. Walker, D. R. Mishra, C. Hu, J. L. Pinckney, and E. J. D’Sa. 2011. Estimation of cyanobacterial pigments in a freshwater lake using OCM satellite data. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 115:4383-4406.

D’Sa, E. J., M. Korobkin, and D. S. Ko. 2011. Effects of Hurricane Ike on the Louisiana-Texas coast from satellite and model data. Remote Sensing Letters, 2:11-19.

Singh, S., E. J. D’Sa, and E. Swenson.  2010. Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) variability in Barataria Basin using excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC). Science of Total Environment, 408:3211-3222.

Wang, F., and E. J. D’Sa. 2010. Potential of MODIS EVI in identifying hurricane disturbance to coastal vegetation in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing, 2:1-18, doi:10.3390/rs2010001.

D’Sa, E. J., and S. DiMarco. 2009. Seasonal variability and controls on chromophoric dissolved organic matter in a large river-dominated coastal margin. Limnology and Oceanography, 54:2233-2242.

D’Sa, E. J., and D.S. Ko. 2008. Short-term influences on suspended particulate matter distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico: satellite and model observations. Sensors, 8:4249-4264.

D’Sa, E. J. 2008. Colored dissolved organic matter in coastal waters influenced by the Atchafalaya River, USA: Effects of an algal bloom. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 2:023502, doi:10.1117/1.2838253.