NOAA PMEL: Western Boundary Currents and SPRAY Ocean Glider

At Rock Creek, we’re excited to be working with NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL) to produce up to four short YouTube videos per year that will highlight PMEL’s ongoing projects. This video highlights the work of NOAA Scientist Dr. William Kessler to study the currents in the Solomon Sea in order to help predict El Niño weather patterns in the United States. PMEL uses an autonomous SPRAY Ocean Glider to collect the data.

Filming for this project was at PMEL’s lab in Seattle and we combined interview footage with b-roll shot by Dr. Kessler in the South Seas and graphics created in house.

To learn more about PMEL please visit their website or check out their YouTube channel.


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