Partnering with NASA

Mission Overview

At the same time an OTZ team was out in the Atlantic on the Henry B. Bigelow, a group from WHOI was in the Pacific split between two ships operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography: R/V Roger Revelle and R/V Sally Ride. The expedition had been long in the works as part of the $40 million NASA- and NSF-funded EXPORTS (EXport Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing) program. The partnership with EXPORTS strengthens the OTZ project’s ability to study how the twilight zone influences Earth’s climate.

Quick Facts

DatesAugust- September 2018
LocationNortheastern Pacific Ocean
ShipR/V Sally Ride
R/V Roger Revelle
Chief ScientistKen Buessleler, Ph.D.
Science QuestionsUnderstand the fate of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and in the ocean’s carbon cycle
TechnologySediment Traps
Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB)
Check out other technology our partners are using on the EXPORTS website
PartnersNASA NSF EXPORTS program