Stability of Geographical Position and Configuration of Borders of Bioproductive Water Zones of the World Oceans, Observations by Orbiting Station Crews (Diatomeya (Diatom)) - 05.13.15
Diatomeya ocean observations program. Science Results for Everyone
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. Experiment Details
M. E. Vinogradov, Russia
Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
November 2000 - April 2009
Previous ISS Missions
Investigation of stability of geographic location and configuration of boundaries of the World Ocean bioproductive water areas.
Photographic camera Mikon F5, Dictophone, Laptop DIATOMEYA Kit, Video camera Sony DSR-PD150P for video filming of the World Ocean bioproductive areas.
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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Vinogradov PV, Kaleri AY, Yevgushchenko AN, Koprova LI, Tishchenko YG. Scientific observations of the ocean from space onboard the International Space Station. Kosmonavtika i Raketostroenie (Cosmonautics and Rocket Engineering). 2007; 49(4): 85-90.
Armand NA, Zavyalov PO, Yevgushchenko AN, Koprova LI, Tishchenko YG. Results of ocean observations from space under the “Diatomeya” space experiment program on the ISS RS. Fundamental Space Research; Latest Developments in the Field of Geoecological Monitoring of the Black Sea Region and Outlooks on Implementing Them, Solnechnyy bereg, Bulgaria; 2008 September 22-27
Ground Based Results Publications
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
A picture taken during the Diatomeya experiment.
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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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