Ocean Color Feature
Gulf of Alaska and Station Papa
The skies over Ocean Station Papa are cloudy more often than not, and the North Pacific there is often anything but. On September 30, 2018, however — while a storm churned to the west — Station Papa and much of the Gulf of Alaska basked in sunshine. The VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi-NPP spacecraft took advantage of the clear skies to image phytoplankton communities swirling in the turbulent ocean.
Station Papa has recently been the site of the first stage of the EXPORTS field campaign.
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Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC)
The OBPG serves as a DAAC for satellite ocean biology data produced or collected under NASA EOSDIS, including those from historical missions and partner space organizations. OB.DAAC is a member of the ICSU World Data System.
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.