Compilation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) data obtained from global ocean observations from 1994 to 2020

This compilation consists of measurements of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical and hydrographic parameters obtained during the global ocean observations from 1994-01-01 to 2019-12-31. Measurements of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the open ocean have increased greatly since the late 1980’s, spurred by the growth in scientific interest directed at the ocean carbon […]

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Community survey: Use of CO2-in-seawater reference materials

The U.S. Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification is engaging in efforts to increase the resilience of the production and distribution of reference materials for the quality control of measurements of seawater CO2 system parameters. Currently, there is a single source of reference materials for total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and pH in seawater and […]

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Register now for virtual OCB2021

We are excited to present an interactive series of events with early career activities,interactive panel discussions, virtual poster sessions, and opportunities for networking and socializing throughout the month of June. The OCB SSC has been busy for several months planning plenary sessions for this year’s workshop. This year, for each plenary session, the plenary talks […]

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Acidity across the interface from the ocean surface to sea spray aerosol

The pH of aerosols controls their impact on climate and human health. Sea spray aerosols are one of the largest sources of aerosols globally by mass, yet it has been challenging to measure the pH of fresh sea spray aerosols in the past. A recent study published in PNAS measured sea spray aerosols under controlled […]

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Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array

Save the Date! June 28-30, 2021 Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array Building a Community of Biogeochemistry Float Data Users The Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) array is a 5-year effort funded by the US National Science Foundation to produce and deploy 500 profiling floats equipped with biogeochemical sensors in the world […]

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OCB Webinar Series

OCB Webinars See below for recordings of the OCB webinar series. We will be starting the series again after the virtual OCB2021 Summer Workshop. Before each webinar, register to receive connection details. We record and share videos below and on our YouTube channel to accommodate those who cannot participate in real time. Use the Twitter […]

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Fishes Contribute Roughly 1.65 Billion Tons of Carbon in Feces and Other Matter Annually

Press release by Rutgers: Scientists have little understanding of the role fishes play in the global carbon cycle linked to climate change, but a Rutgers-led study found that carbon in feces, respiration and other excretions from fishes – roughly 1.65 billion tons annually – make up about 16 percent of the total carbon that sinks […]

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Newly Funded OCB Activites

We are excited to announce the outcome of the most recent OCB Activity Proposal Solicitation. The following activities will kick off in 2021: Carbon isotopes in the ocean: Ensuring high-quality results in the future (small workshop) – PIs: Ann P. McNichol (WHOI), Roberta Hansman (WHOI), Bob Key (Princeton), and Rolf Sonnerup (Univ Washington) Daily to […]

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Ocean Carbon Exchange

Find jobs, funding and student opps, read news from the OCB Project Office, community and partner organizations, view upcoming meeting and deadlines and more in the Ocean Carbon Exchange eNewsletter, sent every other Thursday. Read the latest issue and sign up here. Please send announcements to ocb_news@whoi.edu.  

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