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

Southern Indian Ocean

"The southern Indian Ocean is characterized by a confluence of diverse water masses, each with distinct physical characteristics, nutrient conditions, plankton communities and production rates."

This Suoimi-NPP/VIIRS scene was collected on October 28, 2016. Click on the above image for a larger version.