2014 NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting

5-7 May 2014
Washington, D.C.

MON - 5 May 2014

NASA Headquarters Update

8:30-9:00 Update for NASA's Earth Science Division and Research and Analysis programs - J. Kaye/NASA Headquarters
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

10:00-10:40 NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group Update (MODIS, VIIRS, MERIS, HICO, GOCI, SGLI, OLCI, LandSat-8, Multi-Mission Processing) - B. Franz/NASA GSFC
10:40-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:20 SeaDAS Updates - S. Bailey/NASA GSFC - FutureTech
11:20-11:40 SeaBASS Updates (SeaBASS/NOMAD, Validation Exercises, HPLC Activity, Field Program Support Group Activities)- C. Proctor/NASA GSFC - SSAI
11:40-12:00 In Situ Protocols Update (CDOM absorption workshop, Particle absorption workshop, IOCCG working group, Field Program Support Group) - A. Mannino/NASA GSFC
12:00-1:30 LUNCH - (on your own)

Field Project Updates

1:30-2:00 Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) campaign - I. Cetinic/Univ. of Maine
2:00-2:30 Impacts of Climate on the Eco-Systems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment (ICESCAPE) Synthesis - W. Balch/Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
2:30-3:00 EXport Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing (EXPORTS) - Introducing a Science Plan for a NASA Field Campaign on the Ocean's Biological Pump - D. Siegel/Univ. of California - Santa Barbara
3:00-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:00 Scoping for Interdisciplinary Coordinated Experiment of the Southern Ocean Carbon Cycle (ICESOCC)- G. Mitchell/University of California - San Diego - SIO
4:00-4:30 Arctic COastal Land Ocean InteRactions Scoping Study (Arctic-COLORS) - J. Salisbury/Univ. of New Hampshire
4:30-5:00 The characteristics of IOPs in the Arctic Ocean; Contribution of the Tara Polar Circle expedition - E. Boss/University of Maine
5:00-5:20 GOCAD and the Remote Sensing of Dissolved Organic Carbon and CDOM in the Global Ocean.- D. Aurin/NASA GSFC
5:30-6:30 Poster Session

TUES - 6 May 2014

Beyond PACE: Advanced Planning for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry

9:00-9:10 Introduction and Overall Goals of the Special Session - P. Bontempi/NASA HQ
9:10-9:40 The Science of PACE - What PACE Can and Cannot Do - C. DelCastillo/NASA GSFC
9:40-10:10 Beyond PACE: Future measurements requirements for fully coupled biogeochemical models - A. Gnanadeskan/JHU
10:10-10:30 Update on NASA's Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Mission Pre-Formulation Activities - A. Mannino/NASA GSFC
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:20 Beyond PACE: Future measurement requirements of coastal and applications research - M. Tzortiou/University of Maryland
11:20-12:00 Discussion session, in particular about: next big science questions? Science and missions in preparation for the next NRC Decadal Survey? - All, lead by C. DelCastillo/NASA GSFC
12:00-1:30 LUNCH - (on your own)

Project Updates

1:30-2:00 Future Earth/IMBER and results from the North Atlantic-Arctic workshop - E. Hofmann/Old Dominion University
2:00-2:15 Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study Update - B. Miller/University of Georgia
2:15-2:45 Arctic Productivity Round Robin - P. Matrai /Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
2:45-3:15 North American Carbon Program Coastal Carbon Synthesis - M. Friedrichs/VIMS
3:15-3:45 BREAK
3:45-4:15 Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) for freshwater systems: an early warning indicator for toxic and nuisance blooms using ocean color satellites - B. Schaeffer/EPA
4:15-4:45 Connecting phytoplankton cell size to variability in the ocean carbon sink - C. Mouw/Michigan Tech. University
4:45-5:15 Seasonal, Interannual and Interdecadal Variability in Global Phytoplankton Community Size Structure Derived From Ocean Color Remote Sensing and IPCC-Class Ecosystem Models- I. Marinov/Univ. of Pennsylvania
5:30-6:30 Poster Session

WED - 7 May 2014

Project Updates

8:45-9:00 Autonomously estimating mean particle size using high-frequency fluctuations in optical measurements - N. Briggs/Univ. of Maine
9:00-9:30 A multi-sensor assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: surface expression and volume - C. Hu/Univ. of South Florida
9:30-10:00 The PRISM (Portable Remote Imagine SpectroMeter) Sensor: Evaluating Floating Vegetation and Carbon Flux in Florida Bay - H. Dierssen/University of Connecticut - Avery Point
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:00 Net Community Production and Carbon Export in the Southern Ocean: Measurements and Scaling - M. Bender/Princeton University
11:00-11:30 Closure of particle backscattering coefficient in oligotrophic waters - Z. Lee/Univ. of Massachusetts - Boston
11:30-12:00 Open discussion/Community Q&A on OBB activities/Next OCRT/IOCS - P. Bontempi/NASA Headquarters