Estimating ocean productivity using our eyes in the sky: An introduction.

The world’s oceans are full of life. Phytoplankton form the base of all marine food webs, a key driver in oceanic productivity and is the reason that salmon is on your plate. Chlorophyll-a is a pigment found inside phytoplankton that reflects light and therefore can be distinguished using remote sensing techniques. Remote what? Remote sensing. The use of satellite…