Assessing requirements for sustained ocean color research and operations

Carl F. Schueler, James Yoder, David Antoine, Carlos E. del Castillo, Robert H. Evans, Claudia Mengelt, Curtis Mobley, Jorge Louis Sarmiento, Shubha Sathyendranath, David A. Siegel, Cara Wilson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Satellite measurements of ocean color provide a unique global perspective on the health of marine ecosystems and their contribution to the global cycle of nutrients, oxygen, and carbon, as well as their response to long-term climate change. The nation is at risk of losing access to ocean color data because existing satellite sensors are aging and planned new satellite missions might not be able to acquire data at the accuracy required for climate research. This paper summarizes the results of a National Research Council report on the minimum requirements to sustain global ocean color measurements for research and operational use and options to minimize the risk of an ocean color data gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2011
StatePublished - 2011
EventAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2011 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2011Sep 29 2011

Publication series

NameAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2011


OtherAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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