- 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.
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. Image courtesy of NOAA. Download larger version (jpg, 3.3 MB).
Sequim Bay site, Seattle, Washington: Instrument used to take environmental data (e.g., GPS position, temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc). Image courtesy of NOAA. Download larger version (jpg, 2.1 MB).
North Inlet site, Charleston, South Carolina: Coolers ready to be used for transporting refrigerated samples from the site to the lab. Image courtesy of NOAA. Download larger version (jpg, 3.9 MB).