Apply now for IOCCG Summer Lecture Series

Applications are now open for the 2022 International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Summer Lecture Series. The course is scheduled to take place from 18-29 July 2022 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), which is part of the IMEV (Institut de la Mer, de Villefranche), and hosts the Marine Optics, Remote […]

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OCB-US CLIVAR Ecological Forecasting Workshop webinar

OCB-US CLIVAR Ecological Forecasting Workshop webinar with Dr Simone Alin January 11, 2021 The Olympic Coast as a sentinel: Integrated social-ecological vulnerability assessment and co-developing ocean resource management tools with tribal and state managers As part of a regional vulnerability analysis, our team synthesized existing oceanographic data sets and model projections to understand how the […]

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US SOLAS Science Plan release

In October 2019, OCB convened a workshop for US-based scientists working at the air-sea interface to identify research priorities and facilitate the communication and collaboration required for future significant research advances. Leadership for this workshop was provided by the Ocean Atmosphere Interaction Committee (OAIC). Emerging from the discussions at the workshop is a new US […]

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Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

The Southern Ocean is indeed a significant carbon sink—absorbing a large amount of the excess carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities—according to a newly published study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The findings provide clarity about the role the icy waters surrounding Antarctica play in buffering the impact […]

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Eddies oxygenate the upper equatorial Pacific

As the ocean warms, the future of the tropical Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZs) remains highly uncertain, in part due to incomplete understanding of processes and poor model representation of how mesoscale circulation impacts ocean biogeochemistry. To help address these gaps, a recent paper explored how mesoscale eddies modulate dissolved oxygen distributions and variability, with a particular focus on the upper northern […]

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New OCB Activities for 2022

Announcing the New OCB Activities beginning in 2022 – more information coming soon. Training activity What’s behind the curtain of the NASA Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission? (PIs: J. Werdell, B. Cairns, I. Cetinić, A. Mannino, V. Martins, L. Remer, P. Zhai) Workshop & working group Problem solving in marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR): […]

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Abstracts open: Ecological Forecasting along N. American Coastlines Workshop

Daily to Decadal Ecological Forecasting along North American Coastlines Workshop, a joint workshop between OCB and US CLIVAR will take place April 12-14, 2022. Currently the plan is to host the workshop in person in Woods Hole, MA with virtual participation options. Abstract submission is open for poster presentations (deadline January 21) Coastal areas share […]

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Report Release & Briefing: A Research Strategy for Ocean CDR and Sequestration

Webinar Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11am-12pm ET View recording The Committee on A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration will be releasing their report entitled A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration on December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET. A public report release webinar will also be held from 11:00 AM […]

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Call for cruise submissions GLODAPv2.2022

GLODAPv2.2021 has been successfully released! But its already time to look ahead and prepare the upcoming update GLODAPv2.2022. To start off, we are now officially calling for new cruise submissions. We are looking for cruises which have “carbon-relevant” data, i.e. have a finalized cruise bottle file with at least one: • Inorganic sub-parameter (TA, DIC, pH, fCO2) and/or […]

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