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NASA ocean color scientists, Dr. Ivona Cetinic and Aimee Neeley, demonstrate a hands-on activity on the transmission, absorption, and scattering of different colors of visible light. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[15-May-19] Beyond Blue: Why Ocean Color Really Matters Webinar 2
Project Scientist Dr. Jeremy Werdell and Mission Systems Engineer Gary Davis discuss why PACE is designed to look at the ocean, tiny airborne particles, and clouds together. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[30-Apr-19] Beyond Blue: Why Ocean Color Really Matters Webinar 1
A digital rendering shows the instruments and associated equipment that will be included on board the PACE spacecraft. Credit: NASA
[13-Dec-18] PACE Spacecraft In Orbit Over Earth
 Credit: NASA
[13-Dec-18] Beauty Shot of the PACE Spacecraft
In this video, the PACE spacecraft is seen from afar, and then grows larger as the viewer is brought closer to the satellite. Credit: NASA
[13-Dec-18] PACE Spacecraft Approach
In this animation, a digital model of the PACE spacecraft is shown rotating on a blank background. Credit: NASA’s Conceptual Image Laboratory
[13-Dec-18] Rotating PACE Spacecraft
PACE in orbit. Credit: <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4700">NASA Scientific Visualization Studio</a>
[06-Dec-18] PACE Satellite in Orbit
Joaquim Goes, Research Professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York City joins Hari Sreenivasan discuss invasive algal blooms on SciTech Now. Credit: PBS
[02-Oct-18] Invasive Algal Blooms Discussed on SciTech Now
Two research vessels from the EXPORTS oceanographic campaign set sail to study the fates and carbon cycle impacts of microscopic underwater organisms. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann
[08-Aug-18] Two Research Vessels Leave for the Twilight Zone
This montage of ocean color and other coastal observations was created by NASA for World Oceans Month 2018. Credit: NASA Ocean
[12-Jun-18] Colorful Coastlines: Coastal Images from NASA Satellites
The colors on this map represent types of phytoplankton modeled by a high-resolution ocean and ecosystem model known as MITcgm. Credit: The Darwin Project (MIT)
[08-May-18] Modeled Phytoplankton Distribution
This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke from July 31 to November 1, 2017, to reveal how these particles are transported across the map. This visualization is a result of combining NASA satellite data with mathematical models that describe the underlying physical processes. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
[01-May-18] Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation
Gene Feldman and Compton Tucker and SVS data visualizer, Alex Kukesi show how the "Living Planet" visualization was created. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[09-Feb-18] A Candid Look at NASA’s "Living Planet"
On a BBC news video, Dr. Jeremy Werdell is interviewed about a new NASA visualization featuring 20 years of ocean color data. Credit: Video by Paul Blake / BBC
[28-Nov-17] Dr. Werdell - Ocean Color Interview (BBC)
This data visualization represents 20 years worth of data taken by SeaStar/SeaWiFS, Aqua/MODIS, and Suomi NPP/VIIRS satellite sensors, showing the abundance of life both on land and in the sea. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[17-Nov-17] Earth: Our Living Planet
In this video, PACE Project Scientist Dr. Jeremy Werdell comments on the new time-lapse of life on our entire planet over the last two decades, and discusses how NASA data are being used to study the health of ocean ecosystems. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[17-Nov-17] Project Scientist Comments on New NASA Timelapse
This new animation captures the entirety of this 20-year record, made possible by multiple satellites, compressing a decades-long view of life on Earth into a captivating few minutes. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[14-Nov-17] Our Living Planet From Space
This data visualization shows the Earth’s biosphere from September 1997 through September 2017. It represents twenty years of data taken primarily by SeaStar/SeaWiFS, Aqua/MODIS, and Suomi NPP/VIIRS satellite sensors, and shows the abundance of life both on land and in the sea. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[14-Nov-17] 20 Years of Global Biosphere
This video is part of a NASA Earth campaign focused on our Living Planet. Credit: NASA
[13-Nov-17] Changing Colors of Our Living Planet
NASA satellites collect vital data for research and can help keep an eye on tiny marine life from space. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[03-Nov-17] Biodiversity
Aerosols are particles or droplets in the atmosphere. Their chemical and physical properties can have significant influences on climate and the energy budget of Earth. PACE will help monitor aerosols in the atmosphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[03-Nov-17] Aerosols
NASA missions monitor the ocean from space to protect fisheries and human health. The detection of harmful algal blooms, like red tides, will help us avoid their negative impacts. Credit: NASA/GSFC
[29-Oct-17] Harmful Algal Blooms
PACE will collect measurements in a number of areas that will contribute to fisheries management, which is vital for food security. Credit: NASA
[18-Oct-17] Fisheries Food Security
PACE will reveal new information about Earth. Credit: PACE Mission
[15-Mar-17] PACE - Observing Our Home Planet
The PACE mission will look "beyond the rainbow" to reveal new information about microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton. Credit: PACE Mission
[08-Mar-17] Seeing Earth the "Hyper" Way
The HyperPro radiometer is deployed off the R/V Falkor. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute/Kirsten Carlson
[24-Feb-17] Deploying the HyperPro Radiometer
A quick video of the retrieval of the HyperPro radiometer. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute/Kirsten Carlson
[24-Feb-17] Retrieving the HyperPro Radiometer
As the Sea to Space cruise wraps, take a look back at the wide-ranging specialties of the team as they discuss goals, highlights, and the challenges overcome. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute
[19-Feb-17] Wrapping up the Expedition
See up close how the results of sampling from the Sea to Space expedition by researchers will work with readings from satellites to increase our understanding of fundamental processes important to life on Earth. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute
[13-Feb-17] Sampling Results
This video gives a great look into what many probably assume is an easy task: recovering samples and getting them on board Research Vessel Falkor. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute
[10-Feb-17] Recovering Equipment in Rough Seas
A tour of the research and instruments being used on the Sea to Space Particle Investigation. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute
[05-Feb-17] Sea to Space - Instruments
Scientists lower the Wirewalker, an instrument designed to take numerous water-column measurements (e.g., temperature, salinity, oxygen). Credit: NASA Earth
[30-Jan-17] Deployment of a Wirewalker
An introduction to the Sea to Space expedition. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute
[29-Jan-17] Introduction to Sea to Space Particle Investigation Cruise
An introduction to phytoplankton and their important roles in Earth's ecosystem. Credit: PACE Mission
[05-Jan-17] Phytoplankton Add Color to Our Ocean
Observing ocean life from shore, to ship, to satellite. Credit: PACE Mission
[01-Dec-16] How Do We Sense Life in the Ocean?
Jeremy Werdell, oceanographer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses the importance of microscopic plankton in the global carbon cycle. Credit: Goddard Media Studios. Music: Molecular by Mark Hawkins
[07-Nov-16] Carbon and Climate Soundbite
This video introduces the PACE Mission. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
[23-Feb-16] PACE Mission Introduction
Earth's oceans show a decline in microscopic plant life. Credit: Goddard Media Studios
[23-Sep-15] Earth's Oceans Show Decline in Microscopic Plant Life
Researchers find that populations of microscopic marine plants - phytoplankton - have decreased by 1% per year in the northern hemisphere. Credit: Goddard Media Studios
[12-Sep-14] Phytoplankton Levels Dropping
This video shows changes in chlorophyll (milligrams per cubic meter) over time based on data from NASA's Aqua/MODIS instrument. Credit: NASA
[03-Jan-12] Ocean Chlorophyll Concentration (2009-2012)
Particles affect how the atmosphere reflects and absorbs visible and infrared light. Higher Aerosol Optical Depth values indicate hazy conditions while low values correspond to clear skies.
[02-Jan-12] Global Monthly Aerosol Optical Depth (2000-2015)
Cloud Fraction maps show what fraction of an area was cloudy on average for each month. Colors range from blue (no clouds) to white (very cloudy).
[01-Jan-12] Global Monthly Cloud Fraction (2000-2015)