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NASA Earthdata Webinar "Bio-Optical in situ Data Discovery and Access with SeaBASS"

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm America/New_York
by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey
Announcing the NASA Earthdata Webinar "Bio-Optical in situ Data Discovery and Access with SeaBASS"

SeaBASS, which stands for the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System,
is NASA’s data archive for in situ oceanographic and atmospheric datasets
maintained by the Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC) at
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to serving as a data
repository, SeaBASS operates as a ground-truth, satellite validation and
comparison system in support of NASA’s satellite ocean color missions, which
take measurements of Earth's ocean and atmosphere.

The SeaBASS archive hosts an in-situ-to-satellite validation match-up system,
comparing a variety of oceanic and atmospheric parameters, including
chlorophyll-a, remote sensing reflectance, absorption, backscatter, and
attenuation coefficients, aerosol optical thickness, and more. While the
SeaBASS archive and validation system were initially built for the SeaWiFS
satellite instrument, launched in 1997, SeaBASS has since continued to serve
NASA-supported follow-on ocean-color satellite missions, including MODIS Aqua
and Terra, MERIS, and the joint NOAA/NASA Suomi-NPP VIIRS.

This webinar will focus on how SeaBASS can be leveraged for data search,
discovery, and access, and will demonstrate how SeaBASS supports NASA’s ocean
color satellite products and the broader scientific community through data
management and value-added post-processing features of the SeaBASS tool suite.
The webinar will also present a brief overview of satellite ocean color remote
sensing concepts that are relevant to how the SeaBASS bio-optical archive and
validation system functions.
Event: Bio-Optical in situ Data Discovery and Access with SeaBASS
When: Wednesday 24 January 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT-5)


Joel Scott serves as a research scientist for NASA’s Ocean Ecology Lab and a
data manager for NASA’s SeaBASS data repository under the Ocean Biology
Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC). Joel has worked in satellite
remote sensing, studying air-sea interaction, for over nine years and manages
over 3,900 bio-optical datasets in the SeaBASS repository. Joel’s work for
NASA’s Ocean Ecology Lab involves maintaining format and metadata standards for
diverse in situ ocean data, preserving data protocol and collection
documentation, and supporting the ocean color research community with in situ
algorithm development and validation datasets. Joel also develops analytical
software tools in Python, Perl, and MATLAB for validating NASA’s ocean color
satellite products and algorithms.

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Thank you,
Jennifer Brennan, NASA EOSDIS Communications Lead
Phone: 301-352-4628

Note: Please contact the host, Jennifer Brennan at
if you are unable to register due to capacity being reached.