NASA Ocean Color Research Team (OCRT)

Meeting Agenda
11-13 April 2006 (Newport, RI)

TUE - 11 Apr

NASA Headquarters Update

8:30-8:35 Welcome -- P. Bontempi/NASA HQ

Future Project Updates

9:00-9:30 NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and NPOESS Programs & NASA-NOAA Research to Operations Working Group -- J. Gleason/NASA GSFC
9:50-10:10 GLORY Mission and Possibilities for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry -- J. Chowdhary/NASA GISS
10:10-10:30 BREAK

Current Project Updates

11:00-11:20 Data Policy, SeaBASS, Modeling -- G. Fargion/UCSD- CHORS

Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction

11:20-11:40 Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Program -- D. Anderson/NASA HQ
11:40-12:00 Assimilation and Ocean Color Modeling -- W. Gregg/NASA GSFC
12:00-1:15 LUNCH

Advance Planning Discussion

2:30-3:00 BREAK
3:00-3:55 Discussion and Community Input/Recommendations -- P. DiGiacomo/NASA JPL and P. Bontempi/NASA HQ
3:55-4:00 Expansion of Argo capabilities -- B. M. Uz/UMD

Atmospheric Correction

4:40-5:00 Coastal Water Retrievals of Aerosol Optical Properties -- K. Stamnes/Stevens Inst. Tech.
5:30-8:00 Poster Session
6:00-6:30 GIOVANNI Demo - Jim Acker/NASA GSFC
6:30-8:00 Food/Cash Bar

WED - 12 Apr

Carbon Research

9:20-9:40 Algorithms for Prediction of Coastal CO2 -- R. Letelier/OSU
9:40-10:00 Assessment of River Margin Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes -- S. Lohrenz/ USM
10:00-10:20 Organic Matter Metabolism in a Coastal Ocean Ecosystem -- P. Matrai/Bigelow Lab.
10:20-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 The Bermuda Bio-optical project -- N. Nelson/UCSB
11:40-1:00 LUNCH

Carbon Budgets/Modeling

1:20-1:40 Carbon Cycle off the West Coast of North America -- J. McWilliams/UCLA
1:40-2:00 Carbon Flux along Continental Margins -- F. Muller-Karger/USF
2:00-2:20 Nutrient Budgets and Carbon Export -- S. Neuer/Arizona State University

Carbon and Interdisciplinary Science (con't)

2:20-2:40 Aeolian Iron Input and Ocean Nitrogen/Carbon Cycle -- Y. Gao/Rutgers Univ.
3:00-3:20 BREAK
3:20-3:40 Nutrient constraints in the tropical Pacific -- M. Behrenfeld/OSU

Chlorophyll a - Primary Productivity Algorithms

5:30-7:00 Poster Session (Plaza Foyer)

THU - 13 Apr

Coupled Bio-Physical/Productivity

8:30-9:00 Primary Production from Space -- M. E. Carr/NASA JPL
9:40-10:00 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton on the New England Shelf -- H. Sosik/WHOI
10:20-10:40 BREAK
10:40-11:00 Assimilation Numbers in the Ocean -- J. Marra/Columbia-LDEO
11:00-11:20 Coastal Ocean Biological Response to Urbanization and Climate Variability in the Southern California Bight -- P. DiGiacomo/NASA JPL
11:40-12:00 Feedback and Action Items -- P. Bontempi/NASA HQ