Annapolis Science Café at 49 West: “Putting the PACE in Space: A New Generation of Global Satellite Observations."


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Putting the PACE in Space: A New Generation of Global Satellite Observations”, by Emerson Sirk, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSC), Ocean Ecology Lab & SSAI and Corrine Rojas, NASA GSC, Ocean Ecology Lab & SAIC.

The ocean makes up about 70% of the Earth’s surface and plays a major role in the climate system. Global ocean color satellite instruments have provided a wide-scale, continuous view into ocean ecosystems since the 1990s that have given scientists insight otherwise unobtainable from boats or aircraft. This information is very useful for studying fisheries, algal blooms, water quality, and climate studies. NASA’s PACE mission, launching in January 2024, will provide a key innovation in measurements of ocean color – hyperspectral data. Major topics will include motivations for PACE, future research and applications and an overview of the mission timeline.

Please join us for the Annapolis Science Café at 49 West in person, but Zoom is available too; if interested in Zoom or other questions, email annapoliscafesi@gmail.com. You may reserve seats for this event at 49 West by calling 410-626-9796. The event is free but you need to buy something from the restaurant.

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States

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