2006 Ocean Color Research Team Meeting

11-13 April 2006
Newport, RI

TUE - 11 Apr 2006

NASA Headquarters Update

8:30-8:35 Welcome -- P. Bontempi/NASA HQ
8:35-9:00 Program Update for NASA Ocean Biology & Biogeochemistry (Advance Planning/ROSES/Budget) -- P. Bontempi/NASA HQ

Future Project Updates

9:00-9:30 NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and NPOESS Programs & NASA-NOAA Research to Operations Working Group -- J. Gleason/NASA GSFC
9:30-9:50 NPP VIIRS (Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite) -- W. Esaias/NASAGSFC
9:50-10:10 GLORY Mission and Possibilities for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry -- J. Chowdhary/NASA GISS
10:10-10:30 BREAK

Current Project Updates

10:30-11:00 Terra/Aqua MODIS & Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Data Processing -- C. McClain/NASA GSFC
11:00-11:20 Data Policy, SeaBASS, Modeling -- G. Fargion/UCSD- CHORS

Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction

11:20-11:40 Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Program -- D. Anderson/NASA HQ
11:40-12:00 Assimilation and Ocean Color Modeling -- W. Gregg/NASA GSFC
12:00-1:15 LUNCH

Advance Planning Discussion

1:15 - 2:30
2:30-3:00 BREAK
3:00-3:55 Discussion and Community Input/Recommendations -- P. DiGiacomo/NASA JPL and P. Bontempi/NASA HQ
3:55-4:00 Expansion of Argo capabilities -- B. M. Uz/UMD

Atmospheric Correction

4:00-4:20 Refinement of MODIS Atmospheric Correction Algorithm -- M. Wang/NOAA NESDIS
4:20-4:40 Atmospheric correction of satellite ocean-color imagery -- R. Frouin/UCSD-SIO
4:40-5:00 Coastal Water Retrievals of Aerosol Optical Properties -- K. Stamnes/Stevens Inst. Tech.
5:30-8:00 Poster Session
6:00-6:30 GIOVANNI Demo - Jim Acker/NASA GSFC
6:30-8:00 Food/Cash Bar

WED - 12 Apr 2006

Carbon Research

9:00-9:20 The mechanisms driving interannual variability in air-sea CO2 flux -- S. Doney/WHOI
9:20-9:40 Algorithms for Prediction of Coastal CO2 -- R. Letelier/OSU
9:40-10:00 Assessment of River Margin Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes -- S. Lohrenz/ USM
10:00-10:20 Organic Matter Metabolism in a Coastal Ocean Ecosystem -- P. Matrai/Bigelow Lab.
10:20-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 The Bermuda Bio-optical project -- N. Nelson/UCSB
11:00-11:20 Eddy-driven changes in phytoplankton species composition in the Sargasso Sea -- D. McGillicuddy/WHOI
11:20-11:40 An interdisciplinary study of land-sea carbon coupling between Maine's Penobscot River and the Gulf of Maine -- B. Balch/Bigelow Laboratory
11:40-1:00 LUNCH

Carbon Budgets/Modeling

1:00-1:20 Eastern U.S. Continental Shelf Carbon Budget -- E. Hofmann/ODU
1:20-1:40 Carbon Cycle off the West Coast of North America -- J. McWilliams/UCLA
1:40-2:00 Carbon Flux along Continental Margins -- F. Muller-Karger/USF
2:00-2:20 Nutrient Budgets and Carbon Export -- S. Neuer/Arizona State University

Carbon and Interdisciplinary Science (con't)

2:20-2:40 Aeolian Iron Input and Ocean Nitrogen/Carbon Cycle -- Y. Gao/Rutgers Univ.
2:40-3:00 Can the Photochemical Oxidation of Carbon to CO2 on Continental Shelves Be Estimated From Satellite Ocean Color Measurements? -- R. DelVecchio/UMD
3:00-3:20 BREAK
3:20-3:40 Nutrient constraints in the tropical Pacific -- M. Behrenfeld/OSU
3:40-4:00 Rising productivity in the Arabian Sea linked to shrinking snowcaps - How satellites helped connect the dots -- J. Goes/Bigelow Laboratory

Chlorophyll a - Primary Productivity Algorithms

4:00-4:30 SeaWiFS Analog Chlorophyll Algorithm Refinement (Improving the Chl algorithm) -- J. Campbell/Univ. of New Hampshire
4:30-4:50 A semi-analytical ocean color inherent optical property model: approach and application -- T. Smyth/PML
5:30-7:00 Poster Session (Plaza Foyer)

THU - 13 Apr 2006

Coupled Bio-Physical/Productivity

8:30-9:00 Primary Production from Space -- M. E. Carr/NASA JPL
9:00-9:20 Spatial and Temporal Variability in Chlorophyll, Primary Production and Export Production in the Southern Ocean -- G. Mitchell/UCSD-SIO
9:20-9:40 Seagrass, CDOM, and sediments: Remote sensing in optically shallow waters of the Bahamas Banks and Florida Bay -- H. Dierssen/Univ. of Connecticut
9:40-10:00 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton on the New England Shelf -- H. Sosik/WHOI
10:00-10:20 Meso- to Submesoscale Variability of Marine Biological Patchiness -- D. Glover/WHOI
10:20-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 Assimilation Numbers in the Ocean -- J. Marra/Columbia-LDEO
11:00-11:20 Coastal Ocean Biological Response to Urbanization and Climate Variability in the Southern California Bight -- P. DiGiacomo/NASA JPL
11:20-11:40 Fluorescence Analysis of Phytoplankton Pigment, Group, and Physiological Variability -- A. Chekalyuk/NASA WFF
11:40-12:00 Feedback and Action Items -- P. Bontempi/NASA HQ
12:00 ADJOURN