Ocean Color Feature
Waiting for the Curtain
Photosynthesizing, carbon-pumping protists and bacteria paint the wide North Pacific with their signature pigments and light-scattering characteristics. They are small, but they are many -- numerous enough to be sensed by platforms orbiting hundreds of kilometers overhead, but not on this day...read more
Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC)
The OBPG serves as a Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) 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 and is a member of the International Council for Science - World Data System (ICSU-WDS).
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.