PACE Mission Survey

The PACE mission, a hyper-spectral mission spanning from the UV to the NIR, is preparing for launch in 2023 and in anticipation we would like to develop radiative products that will be most useful for the community. To guide this effort, we are asking potential PACE data users to provide input on what products of […]

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Tiny phytoplankton seen from space

Picophytoplankton, the smallest phytoplankton on Earth, are dominant in over half of the global surface ocean, growing in low-nutrient “ocean deserts” where diatoms and other large phytoplankton have difficult to thrive. Despite their small size, picophytoplankton collectively account for well over 50% of primary production in oligotrophic waters, thus playing a major role in sustaining […]

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A new Regional Earth System Model of the Mediterranean Sea biogeochemical dynamics

The Mediterranean Sea is a semi-enclosed mid-latitude oligotrophic basin with a lower net primary production than the global ocean. A west-east productivity trophic gradient results from the superposition of biogeochemical and physical processes, including the biological pump and associated carbon and nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus) fluxes, the spatial asymmetric distribution of nutrient sources (rivers, atmospheric deposition, […]

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OCB Webinar Series

OCB is extending the series – now accepting new titles and abstracts. Click to submit Upcoming DATE THEME SPEAKER(S) TITLE(S) 15 December  12 pm (EST) Spatial and temporal perspectives on the role of rivers in the Arctic coastal carbon cycle Andrea Pain (UMCES Horn Point) Riverine export of carbon and nutrients from deglaciating Arctic landscapes: […]

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Implementation of the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array: Request for Community Engagement

GO-BGC Executive Team* On October 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (MSRI) grant to implement the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array – a sustained robotic network of profiling floats carrying chemical and biological sensors that will revolutionize our understanding of ocean biogeochemical cycles, carbon uptake, acidification, deoxygenation, […]

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OCB Diversity Assessment – please take our survey

As a cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional organization, the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is conducting this brief survey to understand the current diversity of people in the OCB network and gather feedback on how we can increase support of and engagement with scientists from underrepresented groups in OCB-related careers. While we do intend to share summaries […]

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OCB to lead NSF-funded EarthCube Research Coordination Network for Marine Ecological Time Series (METS RCN)

Last September, OCB organized an NSF EarthCube-funded meeting focused on shipboard ocean time series data (meeting report). One of the key recommendations that emerged from this workshop was the need for a sustained activity such as a research coordination network (RCN) focused on developing ecological and biogeochemical data and metadata standards and broadening users of […]

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A quest for change

“The only way we can change the geoscience culture is by a massive shift in individual mindsets, with the aim of moving the field from passively non-racist to actively anti-racist.” – Kuheli Dutt (2019) – Nature Geoscience “Racism, injustice and police brutality are awful on their own, but are additionally pernicious because of the brain power […]

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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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