NASA Upgrades Algae Forecasting

 Seagriculture EU 2024

NASA is studying our oceans through their newest satellite called Pace, which stands for Plankton Aerosol Cloud and (O)cean Ecosystem. Launched in February of this year to enhance hurricane and algae forecasting, Pace will benefit coastal areas by being able to detect marine life like cyanobacteria or red tide from space.
 
PACE’s data will help to better understand how the ocean and atmosphere exchange carbon dioxide. The mission will have the capability to tell what kind of phytoplankton there are in the ocean, and whether it’s harmful or good for the environment.
 
Perhaps most beneficial, it will help identify the extent and duration of harmful algal blooms. NASA intends for PACE to extend and expand long-term observations of our living planet and, by doing so, will take Earth’s pulse in new ways for decades to come.​

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