A Connected Ocean (ACO) Conference Planned for October in France


ACO 2016 is planned for Oct. 11-13, 2016, in Brest, France. ACO stands for “A Connected Ocean,” and the conference will focus on new approaches, technologies and challenges in relation to ocean processes. The event is endorsed by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). AOC 2016 organizers note that the ocean … Read More

A Web-based Lesson on Ocean-Color Observations in the Red Sea: Phytoplankton Phenological Indices and Their Importance for Coral Reef Biology


A Web-based lesson called LearnEO! uses ocean color images to quantify phytoplankton seasonality and help us understand the functioning of coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1 percent of the world’s ocean surface, and yet they host 25 percent of all the marine species (1). Coral reefs deliver … Read More

I Seaweed, Do You? Using Landsat and Open Source GIS to Locate Sargassum

EarthzineDEVELOP Spring 2014, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

Project Team: Coastal Texas Oceans Team Team Location: Stennis Space Center, Stennis, Mississippi Authors: Shelby Barrett, Project Lead (William Carey University) Emma Strong (University of Southern Mississippi) Jeffrey Frazier (Texas A&M University at Galveston) Brandon Hill (Texas A&M University at Galveston) Kirsten Stokes (Texas A&M University at Galveston) Mentors/Advisors Joseph Spruce (Senior Research Scientist, Computer Sciences Corporation; Science Advisor) Dr. … Read More