NASA Ocean Color Research Team (OCRT)

Meeting Agenda
May 2023

Mon - 8 May 2023

NASA Headquarters Update

9:00 am
Welcome/program update for NASA Ocean Biology & Biogeochemistry/ Advanced Science Plan/Community Q & A
– L. Lorenzoni / NASA, J. Scott/NASA Headquarters

Marine Debris Detection

10:00 am
Optical remote sensing of marine debris: what’s possible and how?
- C.Hu/USF
10:12 am
SQOOP: Spaceborne quantification of Ocean micrO-Plastics
- H. Dierssen / U. Connecticut
10:24 am
Fluorescence Lidar for Ocean Research and Observations (FLORO) investigates lidar measurements
- M Cowell/ Ball Aerospace
10:36 am

- V. Chirayath / U. Miami
10:48 am
Toward Optical Characterization of Marine Microplastic Pollution
- R. Foster/NRL
11:00 am
- BREAK (20 min) -

Advances in foundational and future optics

11:20 am
Uncertainties in Remote Sensing Reflectance Product from Ocean Color Satellite Sensors
- A Gilerson/CCNY
11:32 am
Developing a data-driven model to minimize adjacency effects in Landsat-8 imagery
- C. Begeman / SSAI
11:44 am
CALIGOLA and POLCUBE: Introduction of Measurement Capability
- Y. Hu / NASA Langley
11:56 am
Advantages of lidar for ocean research: spotlight on CALIPSO and ICESat-2
- K. Bisson / OSU
12:02 pm
Quantifying uncertainty via machine learning models in aquatic remote sensing
- A. Saranathan / SSAI
12:14 pm
Cross-calibration of ocean color sensors in polar orbit using an intermediary geostationary sensor
- J. Tan / SIO
12:20 pm
- LUNCH (1 hr, 20 min) -

Carbon and climate

1:40 pm
EXPORTS update
- I. Cetinić / GSFC
2:00 pm
Sea Surface pCO2 reconstruction and assessment in the Western Arctic Ocean under a changing climate
- Y.Li / U. Delaware
2:12 pm
Ocean carbon and oxygen response to Mt Pinatubo
- G. McKinley/ Columbia U Land ocean continuum

Land ocean continuum

2:24 pm
A Land to Sea Paradigm: Impact of Spatially and Temporally Varying Nutrient and Freshwater Fluxes on Coastal Carbon Dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico
- M. Gierach/JPL
2:36 pm
Estimating carbon fluxes using remotely sensed river discharge
- J. Gehring/ Northeastern
2:42 pm
Scaling patterns and tradeoffs in ecosystem resistance and resilience
- Lerner / TAMU
2:48 pm
Dissolved organic carbon and particle dynamics in Mississippi-Atchafalaya deltaic system using adaptive semi-analytic and multi-satellite approach
- E. D'sa/Louisiana State U.
3:00 pm
Mapping Concentration and Carbon Content of Total Suspended Solids in the Coastal Marshes and Estuaries of Louisiana Using Imaging Spectroscopy
- J. Harringmeyer / BU
3:06 pm
Quantifying the global sink of CDOM by photobleaching in the surface ocean using remote sensing
- X. Zhu / BU
3:12 pm
Impact of islands on ocean ecology
- G. Bourdin / U Maine
3:18 pm
- BREAK (12 min) -

Little life: marine phytoplankton and zooplankton

3:30 pm
Copepods from space: detecting swarms of Calanus in the Gulf of Maine
- C. Mitchell/Bigelow
3:42 pm
Phytoplankton community structure in the Tropical Atlantic
- A. Subramaniam/Columbia
3:48 pm
Diel Vertical Migrations of Mesozooplankton: Asymmetry in Swimming and Mixing
- Y. Su / Brown U
3:54 pm
Regional and basin scale trends in ocean NPP linked to climate change
- J Wu/ Columbia

Icy ecosystems

4:00 pm

- S. Bushinsky / U Hawai′i Manoa
4:12 pm
Remote Sensing of Biophysical Properties in Coastal Arctic Waters – Preliminary Results
- W. Moses/NRL
4:24 pm
Arctic Deltas and Coastal Margins as Buffers and Transformers of Carbon
- M. Tzortziou/CCNY
4:36 pm
Assessing the lateral transfer of dissolved organic carbon from North American boreal terrestrial ecosystems to the Arctic Ocean using observations and models
- C. Fichot / BU
4:48 pm
Characterizing Northern Alaskan river runoff over sea ice during spring freshets using remote sensing reflectance spectra
- L. Catipovic / WHOI
4:54 pm
Wrap up day 1
- L. Lorenzoni

Tue - 9 May 2023

Ocean biology and biogeochemistry: Our Science – spotlight on MUREP

9:00 am
Welcome/ introduction to day 2
- L. Lorenzoni / NASA Headquarters
9:10 am
Focused mentoring and wider workshops to connect high school students with NASA science
- J. Beckler / FAU
9:25 am
Genomic-to-space measurements reveal global ocean nutrient stress
- A. Martiny/UCI
9:40 am
Engaging Students and Stakeholders in Predictions of Harmful Algal Blooms
- M. Peacock / NWIC
9:55 am
Integrating Systems Models and Remote Sensing to Explore Aquatic Ecosystem Vulnerability to Global Change in Lake Huron
- C. Calvo (on behalf of J. Martina)/Texas State U.
10:10 am
Remote Sensing of Sargassum Accumulation and Impacts on Tropical Marine Ecosystems
- R. Armstrong/UPR
10:25 am
Wildfire impacts on watershed transport of carbon to coasts
- M. Lopez on behalf of E. Hestir/U. Merced / JPL
10:40 am
Mapping coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise to support healthy coastal communities in Hawai′i
- J. Burns /U. Hawai′i
10:55 am
Building and Evaluating Pipelines to Identify Submerged Kelps in New England from Remote Sensing Imagery
- J. Byrnes/UMass. Boston
11:10 am
Sometimes you have to walk first: public databases, Sargassum inundations, and downstream nutrient fluxes in the Caribbean
- E. Cruz-Rivera/Morgan State & UVI
11:25 pm
- BREAK (25 min) -

NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group updates

11:50 am
NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group update
- B. Franz / NASA GSFC
12:10 pm
- C. Proctor, I. Soto / NASA GSFC
12:30 pm
Field program support group update (in situ protocols, fieldwork)
- A. Mannino / NASA GSFC
12:40 pm
- A. Mannino on behalf of J. Salisbury / NASA GSFC
12:50 pm
- LUNCH (1 hr, 10 min) -

NASA flight/mission updates

2:00 pm
Flight program updates (PACE and PACE SVC)
- J. Werdell/ NASA GSFC
2:20 pm
PACE SAT updates
- H. Dierssen/UCONN
2:35 pm
PACE Applications updates
- M. Tzortziou/NASA GSFC
2:45 pm
- K. Turpie/UMBC
2:55 pm
- K. Knoblespiesse/GSFC
3:05 pm
- BREAK (25 min) -

Existing, emerging, and future of remote sensing

3:30 pm
Tracking the wildfire response of California's giant kelp forests
- L. Berberian / UC Merced
3:36 pm
Fish from space: Acoustic and remote sensing data fusion reveals the dynamics of mid-trophic level organisms
- J. Guiet / UCLA
3:48 pm
Demonstrating Fresh and Coastal Water Products from PACE/OCI Proxy Observations
- R. O’Shea /SSAI
3:54 pm
Aquaverse: An Aquatic Inversion scheme for remote sensing of fresh and coastal waters
- A. Ashapure /SSAI
4:00 pm
Atmospheric CO2 observations over the ocean from OCO-2: Challenges and Opportunities
- A. Chatterjee/JPL (OCO)
4:12 pm
Toward Understanding the Drivers of Global Kelp Forest Dynamics
- T. Bell / Whoi
4:24 pm
Evaluating the Use of Satellite Remote Sensing for cyanoHAB Public Health Warnings
- B. Lopez Barreto / UC Merced
4:30 pm
Wrap up
- L. Lorenzoni / NASA Headquarters
4:45 pm
Adjourn to JSW poster session