The Ocean Colour project is currently in its third phase which started in April 2019 and has recently released the v5.0 dataset (November 2020) to the international science community following internal quality control and analysis. This follows Phase 2 which ran from 2015-2018, and the original phase 1 project.

These are Plymouth Marine Laboratory (Science lead) (UK), Brockmann Consult (Germany), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany), Joint Research Centre (EU), HYGEOS (France), and Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal).