NOAA Scientists Participate in Ocean Sampling Day

Scientists from NOAA will participate in Ocean Sampling Day on June 21, 2015. Water samples will be collected at 15 sites around the continental U.S. and Hawaii. NOAA’s sites represent about half of the sites located in U.S. waters; 185 total sites will be sampled worldwide in 2015. In addition, some of the NOAA sites will take the opportunity to couple the sampling activities with education activities.

Below are some photos from the sites sampled by NOAA in 2014.

Watch "The Ocean Sampling Day 2014 - A Global Scientific Effort to Study Our Ocean," a short film documenting 2014 sampling activities.

 


 

Filtering seawater to collect marine microbes on special filters.

Scripps Pier site, La Jolla, California: Filtering seawater to collect marine microbes on special filters. Click image for credit and larger view.


Kelly Goodwin (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) checking  collected marine microbes samples through a microscope  in the field lab.

Scripps Pier site, La Jolla, California: Kelly Goodwin (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) checking collected marine microbes samples through a microscope in the field lab. Click image for credit and larger view.


 

 

Shawn McLaughlin filtering water to collect marine microbes.

Oxford Lab pier Site, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland: Shawn McLaughlin filtering water to collect marine microbes. Click image for credit and larger view.


Lonnie Gonsalves preparing to take environmental data at the water sampling site.

Delaware Bay site, Delaware: Lonnie Gonsalves preparing to take environmental data at the water sampling site. Click image for credit and larger view.


 

 

Taking environmental data.

Charleston Harbor site, Charleston, South Carolina: Taking environmental data. Click image for credit and larger view.


Instrument used to take environmental data (e.g., GPS position, temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc).

Sequim Bay site, Seattle, Washington: Instrument used to take environmental data (e.g., GPS position, temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc). Click image for credit and larger view.


 

 

OSD Ala Wai Site–Hawaii: Tiani Naholowaa collecting water at the site.

Ala Wai site, Hawaii: Tiani Naholowaa collecting water at the site. Click image for credit and larger view.


OSD Maunalua Bay Site-Hawaii: Jon Martinez collecting environmental data at the site.

Maunalua Bay site, Hawaii: Jon Martinez collecting environmental data at the site. Click image for credit and larger view.


 

 

OSD North Inlet site-Charleston, South Carolina: Michael Fulton collecting samples.

North Inlet site, Charleston, South Carolina: Michael Fulton collecting samples. Click image for credit and larger view.


OSD North Inlet site-Charleston, South Carolina: Coolers ready to be used for transporting refrigerated samples from the site to the lab.

North Inlet site, Charleston, South Carolina: Coolers ready to be used for transporting refrigerated samples from the site to the lab. Click image for credit and larger view.