Developing a Community of Practice for Applied Uses of Future PACE Data to Address Food Security ChallengesOcean color satellite measurements have yielded valuable information about the base of the marine food web for over 20 years. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission is building an advanced spectrometer to further refine ecosystem monitoring. Higher spectral resolution data from PACE will enable identification of additional marine biological indicators and their response to multiple stressors to guide sustainable management. Seafood is an important source of protein for a significant number of people. Wild catches cannot match increasing demand and their sustainability is in question. Aquaculture is an ever more important industry to feed the world's population. We share early efforts to engage a community of practice around food security to increase satellite data product use in support of resource management, business decisions, and policy analysis. Understanding the needs of applied scientists as well as non-traditional users of satellite data early in the PACE mission process will improve planning and preparation for a broader user base and hopefully help to mitigate food insecurity.
Schollaert Uz, Stephanie (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Turner, Woody (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Wilson, Cara (National Marine Fisheries Service Monterey, CA, United States)
Werdell, Jeremy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Tzortiou, Maria (City College of New York New York, NY, United States)
Omar, Ali (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)