Ocean Color and Climate Change Exhibit
— Jacques Cousteau
The Ocean Color and Climate Change Exhibit was created as part of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center‘s Internal Research and Development (IRAD) Program's Education Component. The exhibit strives to inform the public about climate change by taking them through a historical tour of oceanographic research to our modern research methods using the remote sensing capabilities of satellite to study the Earth's oceans.
By using satellites, we can identify the “colors” of the ocean or levels of chlorophyll and phytoplankton. How phytoplankton interact with the ocean serve as an indicator of climate change. To learn more about the crucial role of phytoplankton, check out the NASA video entitled, “The Ocean‘s Green Machines“ at http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010400/a010497/index.html