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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.

Blog Notes from the Field: 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).

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.

"What Color is the Ocean" at World Ocean Day 2016

Celebrate World Ocean Day at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Q?rius (pronounced curious) Hall on Saturday, June 4. Visit "What color is the ocean?" from 10 am to 1 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm to learn how light transmits through different water, explore samples through a microscope and see how it looks from NASA satellites. Participants from the Ocean Ecology Laboratory include Stephanie Schollaert Uz, Aimee Neeley, Ivona Cetinic, Javier Concha, Ryan Vandermeulen, and Joel Scott.

Schollaert Uz writes for Earth Science Week

Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz wrote a blog post about ocean color imagery for Earth Science Week.

PACE Project Scientist quoted in Fierce Homeland Security

Dr.Jeremy Werdell, PACE Project Scientist, was quoted from the first PACE press release in a short article in Fierce Homeland Security.

PACE Project Scientist and Deputy Project Scientist (Oceans) Announced

Dr. Jeremy Werdell of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory has been selected as the Pre-Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Project Scientist. Dr. Antonio Mannino, also of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory, has been selected as the Deputy Project Scientist (Oceans).

Three Lab members on South Pacific Bio-optics Cruise

Three members of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory’s Field Support Group will embark on a 45-day journey from Hobart, Tasmania to Papeete, Tahiti on the icebreaker R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP). The group will collect biogeochemical samples and bio-optical data across the South Pacific. These data will eventually be ingested into NASA’s SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS) and subsequently used for ocean color satellite validation activities.

NASA Climate Google+ Hangout -en Español

On September 30, 2013, Ocean Ecology Laboratory Chief, Carlos Del Castillo, participated in a NASA Google+Hangout addressing the topic of Climate Change -- en Español!
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia

Create NASA Earth Day Video, Win Seats to Launch

To mark Earth Day 2012, we are inviting you to create your own compelling video vision of NASA's exploration of Earth. You could be selected to view the launch of an upcoming Earth science mission in person! Deadline is May 31, 2012.
Patrick Lynch
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