Ocean Color Feature
The North Sea
The above 9 May 2016 view of the North Sea shows some variation in water color that might be related to differences in the phytoplankton communities that live in that body of water. Measuring these differences is difficult enough from sea level, never mind from orbit. With future ocean color missions such as PACE, NASA hopes to make the task a bit more tractable.
Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center
The OBPG serves as a Distributed Active Archive Center for satellite ocean biology data produced or collected under NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System, including those from historical missions and partner space organizations.
SeaDAS is an image analysis package for the processing and display of satellite ocean color data.
SeaBASS is a repository of in situ oceanographic data to support algorithm development and satellite data product validation activities.
Field Support Group
The OBPG maintains a Field Support Group that collects in situ data, engages in community measurement protocols activities, and hosts an HPLC phytoplankton pigment processing facility.