OCB Scientific Steering Committee

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scientific Steering Committee (OCB-SSC) was formed in February 2006. The OCB-SSC was created jointly by NSF, NASA and NOAA to provide critical leadership to the OCB community by helping to identify research priorities and promote, plan, and coordinate collaborative, multidisciplinary research opportunities in ocean biogeochemistry. SSC members serve a term of three years. Parentheses indicate term end (end of year) for each member.

Simone Alin (NOAA/PMEL) (2014) - ocean acidification, coastal carbon chemistry

Carol Arnosti (UNC) (2015) - organic carbon cycling by microbial communities

Barney Balch (Bigelow) (2014) - marine bio-optics, biocalcification, ocean color algorithm development

Mark Brzezinski (UCSB) (2016) - silicon biogeochemistry, diatoms

Kristen Buck (USF) (2016) - biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine ecosytems

Adrian Burd (UGA) (2016) - physical and biogeochemical process modeling, benthic macrophytes, marine food web dynamics

Craig Carlson (UCSB) (2015) (Chair) - marine microbial ecology, bacterioplankton, dissolved organic carbon

Matthew Church (U Hawaii) (2017) (Vice-Chair) - microbial oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, ocean time-series

Kendra Daly (USF) (ex officio) - biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology

Scott Doney (WHOI) (ex officio) - marine biogeochemical modeling, ocean acidification

Hugh Ducklow (LDEO) (2015) - microbial food web dynamics, coastal ecosystems, long-term monitoring (Palmer LTER)

Sonya Dyhrman (LDEO) (2014) - phytoplankton physiological ecology, application of molecular approaches to study ocean biogeochemistry

Eileen Hofmann (ODU) (2015) - coupled physical-biological modeling of marine ecosystems

Bethany Jenkins (URI) (2016) - marine microbial genetics and implications for biogeochemical processes in marine ecosystems

Ricardo Letelier (OSU) (2014) - marine bio-optics, phytoplankton ecology, satellite remote sensing

Todd Martz (Scripps) (2015) - biogeochemical sensor development, marine inorganic carbon cycle

Jeremy Mathis (U. Alaska, Fairbanks/NOAA/PMEL) (2016) - marine chemistry, biogeochemical processes, ecosystem dynamics, carbon and nitrogen cycling

Susanne Neuer (Arizona State Univ.) (2016) - role of phytoplankton in mediating carbon flux, plankton ecology, and trophic dynamics in both marine and freshwater systems

Michael Roman (UMD/HPL) (2016) - zooplankton ecology, hypoxia in coastal systems

Jorge Sarmiento (Princeton) (2014) - marine biogeochemical cycling (C, N, O, etc.), ocean circulation tracers, general circulation models to study impacts of climate change on ocean biogeochemistry and biology

David Siegel (UCSB) (ex officio) - coupling of physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical processes on micro to ocean basin scales


View OCB SSC Charge and Terms of Reference

View history of OCB SSC membership (2006-present).

View SSC minutes - 2014 SSC minutes (to view SSC minutes prior to 2014, please contact Heather Benway)