Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)
Oregon State University is a partner institution of CISESS. CISESS enhances understanding of how the natural components of the Earth system—atmosphere, ocean, land, and biosphere—interact with human activities. CISESS researchers will use environmental data from JPSS satellites to develop new, more accurate products that help NOAA improve weather and climate forecasts.
Oregon Fisheries Scientists to Reap Benefits from JPSS Satellites
Chlorophyll can be found in dense concentrations in the ocean and fuels the growth of phytoplankton, a key food source for many creatures like whales, shrimp, and jellyfish. Using the powerful Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, NOAA-20 can make precise oceanographic measurements to measure chlorophyll. In turn, the measurements help scientists understand “hotspots” of where many species live and make predictions about the future productivity of valuable fisheries. Oregon State University has developed a product that is optimized to detect chlorophyll blooms via JPSS satellites in the coastal waters of Oregon.