NASA’s Decade for Ocean Observation from SpaceKruti Desai2019-12-05T18:09:10+00:00
NASA’S DECADE FOR OCEAN OBSERVATION FROM SPACE
Summary and Expectations
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) welcomes OceanObs’19 participants to a dialogue about NASA’s ocean observation plans for the 2020’s. A panel will share highlights of NASA’s on-orbit oceanography missions, upcoming launches – the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission and the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, and ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission, airborne field campaigns – the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project and the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) project. If time allows, broader links to NASA’s ocean-related science team activities will be discussed. Topics will be presented as “flash” talks by a panel followed by audience questions and discussion with the panelists.
Feedback processes with identified users and resource stakeholders are needed from the beginning, and should be reviewed on an ongoing basis to identify what is fit-for-purpose for users and societal benefit (and to adjust as needed).
Case studies can highlight the value of ocean observing information products so that nations will want to commit to sustained ocean observing activities.
Take into account existing pieces, commitments and regulations for developing a fit-for-purpose ocean observing system.