2012 NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting

23-25 April 2012
Seattle, WA

MON — 23 April 2012

NASA Headquarters Update

9:00-10:00 Welcome/Program Update for NASA Ocean Biology & Biogeochemistry/Community Q&A — P. Bontempi/NASA Headquarters

NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group Updates

10:00-10:30 NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group Update — B. Franz/NASA GSFC
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:15 OBPG Field Program Support Office and SeaBASS updates — J. Werdell/NASA GSFC & C. Proctor/NASA GSFC
11:15-11:30 SeaDAS Updates — S. Bailey/NASA GSFC
11:30-12:00 Discussion — OBPG
12:00-1:30 LUNCH — (on your own)
1:30-1:45 Update on HPLC Processing and Analyses — C. Thomas/NASA GSFC

Flight Project Updates

1:45-2:15 Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) VIIRS data product assessment — K. Turpie/NASA GSFC SSAI (PDF version)
2:15-2:30 Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) VIIRS data access — Axel Graumann/NOAA NCDC
2:30-3:00 A report form the PACE (Pre-Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission Science Definition Team — C. DelCastillo/Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory
3:00-3:20 Aerosol-Cloud-ocean Ecosystem (ACE) mission: Update on ocean-relevant activities — M. Behrenfeld/OSU
3:20-3:50 BREAK
3:50-4:10 Update on NASA's Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Mission Pre-Formulation Activities and International Geostationary Ocean Color Activities — A. Mannino/NASA GSFC (Air Mass Fraction animation)
4:10-4:30 Portable Remote Imaging SpectroMeter (PRISM) — An Airborne Sensor — Z. Mouroulis/NASA JPL

Project Updates

4:30-5:00 Analysis of GOCI and HICO data in Preparation for GEO-CAPE — C. Davis/Oregon State University
5:00-5:30 Biogeochemical and Optical Analysis of Coastal DOM for Satellite Retrieval of CDOM, DOC, and Terrigenous DOM from the Northeastern U.S. Continental Margin — A. Mannino/NASA GSFC
5:30 ADJOURN
5:30-6:30 Poster Session

TUES — 24 April 2012

IOCCG special session: towards an international ocean color science team meeting

9:00-9:10 Introduction and Overall Goals of the Special Session — D. Antoine/LOV
9:10-9:30 The development of IOCCG since its inception, and the role it currently has in the international ocean color community — J. Yoder/WHOI
9:30-9:50 Current IOCCG activities related to global ocean color CDRs, and rationale for an International Ocean Color Science Team Meeting — D. Antoine/LOV
9:50-10:10 IOCCG standing working group on ocean color CDRs evaluation — J. Yoder/WHOI
10:10-10:30 Current status of the CEOS/IOCCG INSITU-OCR initiative — S. Bailey/NASA GSFC
10:30-10:50 BREAK
10:50-11:10 An example of international science community building: the GHRSST project — P. Minnett/University of Miami
11:10-11:30 Lessons learned from SIMBIOS, in particular in terms of international coordination — B. Franz/NASA GSFC

11:30-12:00 Discussion session — All
Above discussion in particular about:
  • What would you expect from an annual IOCST meeting?
  • What type of organization/content would be appropriate?
  • What sort of outputs would be useful?
  • Which balance between talks, working sessions, posters would be appropriate?

10:30-10:50 LUNCH — (on your own)

Student/Post-Doc Projects

1:30-2:00 A model based on stacked-constraints approach for partitioning the light absorption coefficient of seawater into phytoplankton and non-phytoplankton components — Guangming Zheng/UCSD-SIO
2:00-2:30 Variations in light absorption by phytoplankton, non-algal particles and colored dissolved organic matter in continental shelf waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico — Sumit Chakraborty /Univ. of S. Mississippi
2:30-3:00 The Effect of ENSO on Phytoplankton Composition in the Pacific Ocean — Cecile Rousseaux/NASA GSFC/USRA
3:00-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:00 Developing and Applying an Integrated Multi-scale Earth System Modeling Framework to Study the Impacts of Changing Climate, Local Weather, and Land Use on Watersheds and Downstream Coastal Ecosystems — Cedric David/Univ. of Texas - Austin (River flow in the Mississippi River Basin)
4:00-4:30 Improvements in Understanding the Specular and Spectral Effects of Emergent Marsh Vegetation — Kevin Turpie/NASA GSFC SSAI (PDF version)

Project Updates

4:30-5:00 Remotely sensing primary production: Value and advantage of ocean color IOP products — Z. Lee/University of Massachusetts-Boston
5:00-5:30 Development and application of picoseconds lifetime analyses in the upper ocean to the interpretation of satellite-based, solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence signals — M. Gorbunov/Rutgers Univ. (PDF version)
5:30 ADJOURN
5:30-6:30 Poster Session

WED — 25 April 2012

Project Updates

8:00-8:30 On the biogeochemical roles of the rates of phytoplankton cell division and grazing mortality — K. Banse/University of Washington
8:30-9:00 Trends in ocean carbon uptake — G. McKinley/University of Wisconsin - Madison
9:00-9:30 Abrupt Loss of Phytoplankton Biodiversity in the Arabian Sea — New Insights from th INDO-US Collaborative Study — J. Goes/Columbia University - LDEO (PDF version) (Salp feeding video) (Pedinomonas video)
9:30-10:00 The Tara Oceans expedition - a world of data — E. Boss/University of Maine
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:00 High Reflectance Waters of the Southern Ocean — Recent observations from the 'Great Calcite Belt' — B. Balch/Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
11:00-11:30 An Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) for ocean carbon uptake between the WOCE (1990s) and CLIVAR (2000s) decades — K. Rogers/Princeton University
11:30-12:00 Open discussion/Community Q&A on OBB activities/Next OCRT — P. Bontempi/NASA Headquarters
12:00 ADJOURN