Field Campaigns & Projects

EXPORTS: EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing:

EXPORTS is a NASA large-scale field campaign that will provide critical information for quantifying the export and fate of upper ocean net primary production (NPP) from satellite observations. The overarching goal of EXPORTS is to develop a predictive understanding of the export and fate of global ocean primary production and its implications for the Earth’s carbon cycle in present and future climates.

  • EXPORTS Website

OBB Campaign Scoping Studies

Under the NASA ROSES 2012 A.3 Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program element, NASA advertised for scoping studies to identify the scientific questions and develop the initial study design and implementation concept for a new NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry field campaign or related team project (scale on par with ICESCAPE, SO GasEx, etc.).

Three scoping study projects were funded in 2012 & 2013 for a future Field Campaign. EXPORTS is now a fully funded field campaign (see above). View abstracts.

Arctic COLORS: Arctic-COastal Land Ocean InteRactionS

Arctic-COLORS is currently drafting its implementation plan under the leadership of Maria Tzortziou, Antonio Mannino, and Irina Overeem. COLORS aims to quantify the coupled biogeochemical/ecological response of the Arctic nearshore system to rapidly changing terrestrial fluxes and ice conditions.

  • Arctic-COLORS StoryMap
  • Draft Science Plan for a NASA Field Campaign in the Coastal Arctic
  • Arctic-COLORS Final Strategic Science Plan (2015)

ICESOCC: Scoping for Interdisciplinary Coordinated Experiment of the Southern Ocean Carbon Cycle

PI: Brian Mitchell Scripps Institution of Oceanography Science Plan reviewed in 2016

  • NASA ICESOCC Website

Supporting Missions

  • KORUS-OC: An International Cooperative Ocean Color Field Study in Korea
  • CORAL: COral Reef Airborne Laboratory
  • NAAMES: The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study