Description:The SeaDAS software, developed by NASA is specialized on the processing, visualization, analysis and quality assurance of ocean color data. Most US and International ocean color missions are supported for example: SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS and Sentinel-3A.

Ocean color data can be used to assess chlorophyll levels to determine the locations of algal blooms. Additional applications are tracking pollutant spills, water temperature and turbidity. SeaDAS is based on the BEAM toolbox and falls under the free software licence.

The software allows the conversion of Level 0-3 data and the mapping of the different levels of data.
SeaDas also has strong visualization capacities that enable fast image display and navigation of satellite images.
Software type:Desktop GIS
Accessibility:Install only
Memory: 256 MB minimum, 1 GB+ suggested
Disk: SeaDAS software package (Display only version): ~200 MB SeaDAS software package (with processing capabilities for all sensors): ~5GB 10GB of free space is also suggested for rudimentary data processing and storage.
Display: 15” Console or X-terminal with 20MB memory 1280x1024 resolution 24-bit X display plane depth 256 colors display minimum

For more info see: NASA SeaDAS Configuration and Requirements

Computer System:Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Scope:Image processing, Visualisation
Vector/Raster:Vector, Raster
Optical data or radar data format:Optical
Graphical user interface:Yes