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Information about the Satellite Oceanography Data Laboratory


Through funding from NERACOOS and distributed other grants for research in the Gulf of Maine, the laboratory operates a direct internet-based wide-band link to NOAA satellite receiving sites. The connection downloads each day the data stream from NOAA polar orbiting weather satellites, measuring sea surface temperature. These data, as well as ocean color data from NASA sateliites, are processed to ocean products on a cluster of Linux workstations hosting a comprehensive suite of digital image processing and GIS software and peripherals. These data products are used for ocean research in the lab, distributed to interested associates, and used for both graduate and undergraduate research in the School of Marine Sciences.

The Lab is part of  The University of Maine Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Applications.  A cross-disciplinary initiative funded by the University of Maine and NASA's MISSION to PLANET EARTH