Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy


Research Fellow

E-Mail Address

Phone Number

+44-(0)1847 889664

Joined the ERI

January 5, 2009

Job Description

Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy is an expert in marine optics and physics and has been conducting research on the remote sensing of various aspects of the sea surface such as, ocean colour, air-sea gas exchange, whitecapping, ocean waves and wave energy.


2002 – 2007: Doctor of Phylosophy (Ph.D.), Physical Oceanography. National University of Ireland, Galway, Martin Ryan Institute for Marine Science, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Title: “Using a digital camera for water quality measurements in Galway Bay”



1984 – 1990: Master of Science (MSc.), Experimental Physics. State University of Leiden, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leiden, Netherlands.

Title: “Initiative to the development of a double resonance probe. The NMR part.”


Peer Reviewed Publications


Goddijn-Murphy, L., Peters, S., Van Sebille, E., James, N. A., Gibb, S. (2018), “Concept for a hyperspectral remote sensing algorithm for floating marine macro plastics”. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 126,  255–262;


Woolf, D. K., Land, P. E., Shutler, J. D., Goddijn-Murphy, L. M., Donlon, C. J. (2016),  “On the calculation of air-sea fluxes of CO2 in the presence of temperature and salinity gradients.” J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011427. (link)
Goddijn-Murphy, L., Woolf, D. K., Callaghan, A. H., Nightingale, P. D., Shutler, J. D. (2016), “A reconciliation of empirical and mechanistic models of the air-sea gas transfer velocity”, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 818–835, doi:10.1002/2015JC011096. (link)


McIlvenny, J., Tamsett, D., Gillibrand, P., Goddijn-Murphy, L. (2016),” On the Sediment Dynamics in a Tidally Energetic Channel: The Inner Sound, Northern Scotland.”, J. Mar. Sci., Eng., 2016, 4(2), 31; doi:10.3390/jmse4020031. (link)


Shutler, J. D., Land, P. E., Piolle, J.-F., Woolf, D. K., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Paul, F., Girard-Ardhuin, F., Chapron, B., Donlon, C. J. (2016), “FluxEngine: A flexible processing system for calculating atmosphere-ocean carbon dioxide gas fluxes and climatologies”, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., early online; doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00204.1. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L. M., McIlvenny, J., Gleizon, P., Martín Míguez, B. (2015) “Wave energy resource assessment with AltiKa satellite altimetry: A case study at a wave energy site”, Geoph. Res. Lett., 42(13), doi: 10.1002/2015GL064490. (link)


L. M. Goddijn-Murphy, D. K. Woolf, P. E. Land, J. D. Shutler, and C. Donlon (2015), “The OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases methodology for deriving a sea surface climatology of CO2 fugacity in support of air-sea gas flux studies”, Ocean Sci.,11, 519–541, doi:10.5194/os-11-519-2015. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L., D.K. Woolf, Easton M.C. (2013), “Current patterns in the Inner Sound (Pentland Firth) from underway ADCP data”, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 30(1), 96-111, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00223.1. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L., D. K. Woolf, B. Chapron, P.Queffeulou (2013).” Improvements to estimating the air-sea gas transfer velocity by using dual-frequency, altimeter backscatter.”Remote Sens. of Env. 139, 1–5, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.026. (link)

Goddijn-Murphy, L., D. K. Woolf, C. Marandino (2012), “Space-based retrievals of air-sea gas transfer velocities using altimeters: Calibration for dimethyl sulfide”, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C08028, doi:10.1029/2011JC007535. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L., D. K. Woolf, and A. H. Callaghan (2011), “Parameterizations and algorithms for oceanic whitecap coverage”. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41(4), 742-756, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4533.1. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L., D. Dailloux, M. White and D. Bowers (2009). “Fundamentals of in Situ Digital Camera Methodology for Water Quality Monitoring of Coast and Ocean”. Sensors, 9, 5825-5843, doi:10.3390/s90705825. (link)


Goddijn, L. M. and M. White (2006). “Digital camera measurements of water quality parameters in Galway Bay, Ireland”. Estuar. Coast. Shelf S. 66(3-4): 429-436. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2005.10.002. (link)


Dekker, A. G., H.J. Hoogenboom, L.M. Goddijn and T.J.M Malthus (1997). “The relation between inherent optical properties and reflectance spectra in turbid inland waters.” Remote Sens. Rev. 15: 59-74.


Other Publications

L. GoddijnMurphy, D. Woolf, P. Land, J. Shutler (2013). “The derivation of a CO2 fugacity climatology from SOCAT’s global in situ data.” Proc. of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 9-13 Sept 2013, Edinburgh, ESA Special Publication SP-722.


D K Woolf, L M Goddijn-Murphy, J Prytherch, M J Yelland, P D Nightingale, J D Shutler, J-F Piolle, J Hanafin, B Chapron (2013). “Appropriate treatment of uncertainty and ambiguity; a flexible system for climatological calculations in response to an on-going debate on the transfer velocity, K.” Proc. of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 9-13 Sept 2013, Edinburgh, ESA Special Publication SP-722.


D. K.Woolf, D. K., and L. M. Goddijn-Murphy (2011). “The importance of whitecapping to air-sea interaction and Earth Observation approaches to its retrieval”.  Proc. of ESA, SOLAS & EGU Joint Conference ‘Earth Observation for Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions Science’, 29 November – 2 December 2011, Frascati, Italy, ESA Special Publication SP-703.


Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy, Martin White, David Bowers, Damien Dailloux and Denis Morichon (2010). “Low-cost marine water-quality monitoring”. Technical article. 7 April 2010, SPIE Newsroom, doi: 10.1117/2.1201003.002663. (link)


Goddijn-Murphy, L. and D.K. Woolf (2009) “Advantages of high resolution mapping of tidal currents in the Pentland Firth, using underway ADCP measurements”. Proc. of AiA 2009. “ADCPs in Action”, San Diego, California, 5-7 October 2009.


O’Donnell, C., Egan, A., Lynch, D., Boyd, J., Wall, D. & Goddjin, L. (2007), “Northwest Herring Acoustic Survey Cruise Report and Abundance Estimate, 2007”, FSS Survey Series, Marine Institute 2007. (link)


Mullins, E., Johnston, G., Power, G., Goddijn, L. & Mackey, M. (2006), “Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey Cruise Report March-April 2006”, FSS Survey Series, Marine Institute 2006. (link)


Goddijn, L. M. and M. White (2005). “Modelling digital camera output as a function of yellow substance concentrations in coastal waters.” Proc. of  III International conference, Current Problems in Optics of Natural Waters (ONW), St Petersburg, Russia, 12-16 September 2005.


O’Donnell, C., Mullins, E., Power, G., Goddijn, L. & Mackey, M. (2005), “Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey Cruise Report March-April 2005”, FSS Survey Series, Marine Institute 2005. (link)


O’Donnell, C., Griffin, K., Clarke, M., Lynch, D., Ulgren, J., Goddijn, L., Wall, D. & Mackey, M. (2004), “Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey Cruise Report 2004”, FSS Survey Series, Marine Institute 2004. (link)






Recent Projects


OceanFlux GHG and OceanFlux GHG – Evolution
Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy is currently a Co-investigator in this ESA funded project that exploits the synergistic use of satellite Earth observation data, in situ data and models. During the two 2-year projects (from 2011-2013 and 2014-2016), she has been leading the research in measuring air-sea gas transfer velocity, k, of greenhouse gases (GHG) using satellite remote sensing. Her work has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed publications and the air-sea algorithms for k she has developed are integrated in the projects FluxEngine, an open-source, online tool for calculating air-sea gas fluxes. (link)


Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy was work package leader “Resource Optimization” of the Atlantic Area Programme funded project TURNKEY (Transforming Underutilised Renewable Natural Resource into Key Energy Yields), a transnational collaboration lead by the ERI. As part of this 21-month project (2014-2015), she developed an innovative satellite altimetry algorithm for estimating wave energy resources near the coast. (link)


Research cruises

A total of 129 days active surveying time spent on 4 to 20 day cruises. This included participation as the onboard oceanographer on four acoustic surveys, carried out by Fisheries Science Services of the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Ireland:


6th -11th April 2003, RV Prince Madog, Irish Sea. CRUISE FOR INTERREG PROGRAMME 54170 `The use of ferries to observe water quality of the Irish Sea`.


13th – 17th July 2003, RV Celtic Voyager, Coastal survey Galway – Donegal. Multi-disciplinary study of oceanographic processes on the Atlantic Seaboard.


11th – 21st September 2003, RV Prince Madog, Irish Sea. CRUISE FOR INTERREG PROGRAMME 54170 `The use of ferries to observe water quality of the Irish Sea`.


7th – 18th October 2003, RV Celtic Explorer, Southern Rockall Trough – Multi-disciplinary survey I.


12th – 17th February 2004, RV Celtic Voyager, Irish Sea. CRUISE FOR INTERREG PROGRAMME 54170 `The use of ferries to observe water quality of the Irish Sea`.


1st – 10th October 2004, RV Celtic Explorer, Southern Rockall Trough – Multi-disciplinary survey III.


25th November – 15th December 2004, RV Celtic Explorer, Coastal survey West and South-West of Ireland. Celtic sea herring acoustic survey.


25th March – 14th April 2005, RV Celtic Explorer, Rockall Trough/Rockall Bank. Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey.


26th January – 2nd February 2006, RV Celtic Explorer, Porcupine Bank and Seabight. Oceanographic Survey.


22nd March – 10th April 2006 RV, Celtic Explorer, Rockall Trough/Rockall Bank. Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey.


4th January – 22nd January 2007, RV Celtic Explorer, North-West Herring Acoustic Survey.