Joint Town Hall for NASA Hyperspectral Aquatic Missions PACE, GLIMR, and SBG
NASA is developing three new imaging spectroscopy missions for this decade. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) will provide daily global, 1-km resolution observations of the open ocean and coastal and inland waters. The Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) will provide 300-m observations of U.S. regional coastal and inland waters several times a day. The Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) plans to collect global observations at 30-m resolution of coastal and inland waters every several days. These missions advance research capturing synoptic and seasonal variation as well as observing rapid or transient changes related to coastal and inland water events (e.g., harmful algal blooms, pollution, and spills). These missions offer new opportunities to study the open ocean, global coastal and inland water systems with hyperspectral sensors at different spatial and temporal scales enabling new hyperspectral algorithms to enable novel discovery in aquatics research. This town hall provides an update on each mission and a panel-led community discussion regarding cross-mission collaboration and the potential of combined observations as a constellation. Note Bene: This joint meeting intends to obviate scheduling issues with having separate townhalls for each mission as with previous meetings. Potential community discussion topics consider cross-mission cal/val, data fusion, and algorithm evaluation and simulation; explore the benefits to coastal and inland aquatic science and applications; and challenges of analysis readiness and interoperability of data products across these missions. This format has been quite successful for several SBG town halls. Proposed Agenda 1. Brief Intro and NASA Program Update 2. Mission Overviews (status & plans) for: a. PACE b. SBG c. GLIMR 3. General Q&A and discussion 4. Panel-Led Community Discussion. Speakers include Laura Lorenzoni, Kevin Turpie, Jeremy Werdell, Joe Salisbury.
Time is displayed in (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Organizer(s): Turpie, K.