NASA's OceanColor Web is supported by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Our responsibilities include the collection, processing, calibration, validation, archive and distribution of ocean-related products from a large number of operational, satellite-based remote-sensing missions providing ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data to the international research community since 1996.

Ocean Color Feature

The Pacific Northwest

Recent studies place the ecosystems of the northeastern Pacific at increasing risk from ocean acidification and hypoxia as we humans continue to warm the climate by burning fossil fuels.

The data used to construct the above MODIS/VIIRS composite were collected on March 30, 2016.