NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: VIIRS Sensor Validation

Between May 9 - 18, at-sea teams will be deploying optical sensors for validation of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite data, with opportunistic mapping and CTD operations. This expedition will start in Key West, Florida, and end in Mayport, Florida. It will be followed by a mapping expedition along the southern U.S. Atlantic coastline from May 22 - June 6. Our next remotely operated vehicle expedition is set to begin June 11.

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