FSG: Workshops & Training

University of Maine Ocean Optics Class

FSG staff members participate in a NASA'sponsored summer course conducted at the University of Maine Ira C. Darling Marine Center titled Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing.

Teacher and students in class.

This 4-week course consists of a combination of graduate-level lectures, field research with state-of-the-art instrumentation, group projects, and intensive analysis and presentation of data. It provided a hands-on experience for 20 U.S. and international students based on collaboration with core University of Maine faculty, guest faculty and speakers, and NASA'scientists. Deliverables to NASA have included high quality bio-optical data collected during class-sponsored field campaigns for submission to the SeaWiFS Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS) for use in OBPG satellite validation and algorithm development activities ...

Teacher and students in boat.

... and comprehensive multi-instrument calibration/deployment/data analysis documents that accompanied these data submissions. The OBPG uses the latter as a template for all current data submissions to SeaBASS from NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry funded scientists.