The Official NASA (OB.DAAC) Processing Software, Last update: Feb 2019
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Black Sea image constructed from MODIS Level 2 data
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California coast image constructed from MODIS Level 2 data
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2011 El Nino constructed from MODIS Level 2 data

SeaDAS is a comprehensive software package for the processing, display, analysis, and quality control of ocean color data. While the primary focus of SeaDAS is ocean color data, it is applicable to many satellite-based earth science data analyses. Originally developed to support the SeaWiFS mission, it now supports most U.S. and international ocean color missions.

The latest version (SeaDAS 7.5.3) is the result of a collaboration with the developers of ESA's BEAM software package. The core visualization package for SeaDAS 7 is based on the BEAM framework, with extensions that provide the functionality provided by previous versions of SeaDAS.



Operating Systems

  • Linux: tested on Ubuntu (16.04 LTS)
  • Intel Mac: OS X 10.12

View the complete list of suggested hardware & configuration requirements for supported systems.

Version History

View release notes and obtain historical versions of the SeaDAS software package.