Ocean Ecology

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 01, 2023
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Quiet Friday
Quiet Friday: a day for you to use as you choose for your work life balance. Management will not schedule any required or mandatory meetings on this day. You can choose and use the day as you need it.
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Monday, December 04, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Goddard Applied Sciences Seminar
Earth Action: Updates to the Directive on Project Applications Programs
Christina Moats-Xavier, MBA, NASA Earth Action Program | Mission Engagement
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Monday, December 04, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
SED Town Hall
Agenda coming soon
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Featured Videos

PhyTon Phrightday: PACE and ICESat-2 Mess with Mesodinium

In this crossover Photon Phrightday, Dr. Ivona Cetinić and Dr. Kelsey Bisson tell how both the PACE and ICESat-2 missions can provide complementary and unique observations for the Arctic phytoplankton, Mesodinium rubrum.

PACE Mission Enlists the U.S. Marine Band for Acoustic Testing Fanfare

As the PACE mission nears the end of its environmental testing, Systems Engineer Gary Davis enlists the help of the United States Marine Band to see if musicians can match the acoustic levels the spacecraft is subjected to in testing.

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


NASA’s PACE spacecraft completed its journey Tuesday, Nov. 14, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to the Astrotech Spacec...

Monday, November 20, 2023

The transport carrier containing NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) observatory spacecraft was offloaded at the Astrotech Space O...

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

It is a pleasure to announce the selections for the 2023 Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics (HBG) Annual Peer Awards! Administrative/Business Su...

Friday, October 20, 2023

July 18 - July 25, NASA ARSET just completed an advanced, online training titled Monitoring Water Quality of Inland Lakes using Remote Sensing. This t...

Friday, August 04, 2023