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

Gulf Stream Eddies and the Gulf of Maine

As autumn color moves southward across New England, phytoplankton color limns the North Atlantic eddy field between the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Maine.

This Aqua-MODIS scene was collected on October 7, 2016. Click on the above image for a larger version.