Ocean Ecology

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 01, 2024
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Earth Science Industry Awareness Seminar
Quantum Space
Quantum Space is an early-stage space company building solutions for mobility and logistics, space domain awareness, and comm/PNT services in near and deep space. Co-founders Kam Ghaffarian (Intuitive Machines, Axiom Space, X-energy) and Ben Reed have assembled a team of space veterans at their headquarters in Rockville, MD and are developing commercial capabilities for national security, civil and commercial applications. The vision for the company is QuantumNet, an interconnected network of spacecraft providing seamless connectivity from the earth to the moon.
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Tuesday, March 05, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter 2024 GMAO Seminar Series on Earth System Science
Stephanie Granger – NASA JPL
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Tuesday, March 05, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) Policy Speaker Series
Forest Guardian: Saving Mexico's Forests Using EO, Coding, and a Pinch of Legal Insights
Heriberto Padilla Ibarra, CEO, Innovaciones Tecnológicas de Iberoamérica S.C. (Mexican Technology Company)
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Featured Videos

Ocean Color Countdown with PACE

The color of our oceans, lakes and rivers can tell us a lot about what's going on just beneath the surface. With the new hyperspectral capabilities of the PACE mission, we'll know more about the health of aquatic ecosystems and those impacts on human health and climate studies. We explore just five different ocean colors around the globe and find out what those colors tell us.

PACE's Instruments Reveal a New Dimension of Atmospheric Info

Two instruments on NASA’s upcoming PACE satellite mission will look at aerosols and clouds – the A and C in the mission’s name, Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem – to help scientists learn more about their characteristics and interactions in Earth’s systems.

The Insanely Important World of Phytoplankton

Ivona Cetinić, the Science Lead for Ocean Biogeochemistry for PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem), describes the weird, wonderful and important world of phytoplankton and why it's important for the PACE mission to study these tiny creatures.

A Sea of Data: The PACE Mission

The data from PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) will help us better understand how the ocean and atmosphere exchange carbon dioxide. In addition, it will reveal how aerosols might fuel phytoplankton growth in the surface ocean.


Local News


3, 2, 1 … LIFTOFF! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 ...

Thursday, February 08, 2024

NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft has successfully made contact with ground stations back on Earth providing teams wi...

Thursday, February 08, 2024

NASA and SpaceX are standing down from the Wednesday, Feb. 7 launch of the agency’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission due to un...

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Individual bits of tiny living beings and inanimate particles are too small for your eye to see. But when billions to trillions of them aggregate in o...

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Launch weather officers with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predict 95% favorable weather conditions for the launch of NAS...

Wednesday, February 07, 2024