Stability of Geographical Position and Configuration of Borders of Bioproductive Water Zones of the World Oceans, Observations by Orbiting Station Crews (Diatomeya (Diatom)) - 01.14.15

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Diatomeya ocean observations program.
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From space, Earth’s oceans can look like one big body of water, but some areas are highly productive while others are mostly barren. This investigation used high-resolution photographs from space to examine boundaries between these different types of ocean waters and how they change over time.  Researchers first developed a new method for pinpointing a photograph’s location and for observing color contrasts between different waters. They then created a database of the productive waters of the North and South Atlantic Oceans and the Black and Azov Seas. This database serves as a useful tool for managing trade, fishing activity, and science among countries bordering these waters.

The following content was provided by M. E. Vinogradov, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • M. E. Vinogradov, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    November 2000 - April 2009

    Expeditions Assigned
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Investigation of stability of geographic location and configuration of boundaries of the World Ocean bioproductive water areas.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Photographic camera Mikon F5, Dictophone, Laptop DIATOMEYA Kit, Video camera Sony DSR-PD150P for video filming of the World Ocean bioproductive areas.

    Operational Protocols
    Exploration of the World Ocean areas within a latitude belt of + or - 54 degrees aimed at check search and determination of current coordinates of location of bioproductive water areas. Recording of a shape, structure and morphometric characteristics of formations contrasting in color within specified bioproductive areas of the ocean.

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    Results/More Information

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    Results Publications

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    Imagery

    image A picture taken during the Diatomeya experiment.
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    image NASA Image: ISS020E014498 - Earth observation taken as part of Seiner operations by the Expedition 20 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Seiner is a test of information support procedure by the ISS Russian Segment crews in full-scale conditions for scientific-searching and fishing operations performed by State Fishery Committee ships in the World ocean waters.
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