The PACE mission is set to launch in early 2023. Members of the OceanColor community are invited to Join the PACE Early Adopters Program . As data becomes available for analysis, it will be linked below in the 'Early Adopters' section.


Sensor SummaryThe Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, and ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission will make global ocean color measurements to provide extended data records on ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon cycle) along with polarimetry measurements to provide extended data records on clouds and aerosols. Understanding the impacts and feedbacks of the Earth system to climate are of critical importance.
Data Record PeriodOur set of data records covers the entire routine operations period from TBD.
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Data Access
Early AdoptersThe following data is available for analysis.
Data CitationSuggested Citation for PACE data:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. Plankton, Aerosol, Clouds, and ocean Ecosystem {Dataset Name} Data; NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. doi: {DOI}.
Accessed on 12/31/2020

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Mission citation

Werdell, P.J., Behrenfeld, M.J., Bontempi, P.S., Boss, E., Cairns, B., Davis, G.T., Franz, B.A., Gliese, U.B., Gorman, E.T., Hasekamp, O., Knobelspiesse, K.D., Mannino, A., Martins, J.V., McClain, C.R., Meister, G., and Remer, L.A. (2019). The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem Mission: Status, Science, Advances, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 100(9), doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0056.1