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NASA Earth Expeditions: What It's Like to Quarantine Before a Field Campaign

Pandemics can change the plans of nearly everything, including ocean research. That’s exactly what happened with EXPORTS. In 2019, the original North Atlantic Expedition along with its active research projects were canceled.

Coronavirus Impacts Field Work

Goddard Space Flight Center airborne campaigns are highlighted in a recent Capital Weather Gang article in The Washington Post. The article describes the novel coronavirus's impact on scientific research and field campaigns.

Notes from the Field: A Night in the Life of Moon Measurers

We had another successful flight last night. Airborne science has taught me that a great flight is one that provides good data and a story, but a perfect flight offers a story from which we learn something.

PACE Mission featured in Podcast

Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission in an episode of Small Steps, Giant Leaps.

Earth Matters Blog: Changing Ocean Colors

Bluer here, yellower there; here’s what scientists think is in store for the future color of Earth’s oceans.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

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Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

A Return Home from ORACLES

Kirk Knobelspiesse (616) returned from several weeks in the field for the ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) Mission. Based this year on the African island of São Tomé, ORACLES studies smoke, created in sub-Saharan Africa, as it is advected over the South East Atlantic persistent marine stratocumulus cloud deck. Dr. Knobelspiesse helped deploy the Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP) instrument on the NASA P-3 aircraft, and helps develop retrieval algorithms for this instrument while at home.

Del Castillo's Research Cited in Recent Forbes Article

A recent Forbes article described modeling research into how decomposing sea life matter affects ocean temperature. The authors used phytoplankton and colored detrital material (CDM) data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers installed on two NASA satellites that view the surface on an almost daily basis.

Earth Expeditions: Oh, The Places We’ll Go

Before I joined the science crew aboard the R/V Sally Ride and set sail for the middle of the Pacific Ocean for my first ever research cruise, I can honestly say I did not know what to expect.

Earth Expeditions: Diagnosing Diatoms: Do Anemic Diatoms Alter North Pacific Food Webs?

The focus of our team is on a group of phytoplankton called diatoms, which are the floating, single-celled plants of the ocean.

Earth Expeditions Blog: The Inner Space of the Subarctic Pacific Ocean

When one thinks of a NASA mission, thoughts of outer space, stars and other astronomic bodies come to mind. With the EXPORTS mission, NASA turns it focus, quite literally, from outer space to Earth’s inner space of the subarctic Pacific Ocean.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Ride, Sally, Ride: Sally Ride Saturdays on EXPORTS

As anyone who has been on a research cruise can tell you, keeping morale up can be a tricky thing. Inevitably, things will go wrong, you will be short on sleep, and you will hit the point of feeling cranky or tired or frustrated or all three at once. We have five Saturdays together as a group, and each one represents an opportunity to have some fun together at sea.

Notes from the Field Blog: Tale of a Plankton Trip

The Research Vessel Sally Ride left Seattle for the northeastern Pacific Ocean, where scientists will work to understand the interactions between life in the sea and Earth’s carbon cycle.

New PACE videos highlighted on Space.com

Space.com highlighted the four new animated videos released for the PACE mission.

Social Media Highlight: 9 Ocean Facts You Likely Don’t Know, but Should

Earth is a place dominated by water, mainly oceans. It’s also a place our researchers study to understand life. Trillions of gallons of water flow freely across the surface of our blue-green planet. Ocean’s vibrant ecosystems impact our lives in many ways. In celebration of World Oceans Day, here are a few things you might not know about these complex waterways.

Notes from the Field Blog: NAAMES-IV Expedition

What do you see when you go on a research cruise? This is the most common question I get asked when I enthusiastically tell stories of our adventures at sea. For most people, the word “cruise” means travellng from one place to another (often islands or coastal cities) by sea. Our research cruise apparently has only one destination: the ocean (when we are lucky we are trying to get close to a float, that is moving in the ocean).

PACE Science Team Featured in Eos

A recent article in Eos highlighted the unique approach to PACE's Science Team.

Poster Blowout 2018

Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.

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Notes From the Field Blog: GO-SHIP 2017

Notes from laboratory members on the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) campaign.

Notes from the Field: Science at Sea: Challenges, Silver Linings, and Success

As this expedition approaches its end, the participants are bringing back high-resolution imagery, tens of terabytes of data, and the successful testing of new state of the art technologies.

Notes from the Field: Earth Blog: The Ocean's Colors From Space

Antonio Mannino, Oceanographer, investigates and quantifies biological and chemical processes in the ocean.

Notes from the Field: Phytoplankton in Three Phases

Aimee Neely, Biological Oceanographer, is studying particles using a FlowCam, an instrument that takes pictures of all the particles in the water flowing from a pump located in Falkor’s aft.

Notes from the Field: Sea to Space Particle Investigation

The month-long campaign across the Pacific on the R/V Falkor will monitor the diversity of oceanic phytoplankton, microscopic plant-like organisms, and their impact on the marine carbon cycle. Novel measurements will be compared to satellite observations and used in the formulation of the upcoming Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission.

Earth Matters Blog: Something Swirling in the Sea

Milky blue swirls in the Bering Sea stem from Alaska's Bogoslof Island, which has been erupting since mid-December 2016.

Science Jamboree event photos

The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.

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