Participate in an ‘Omics Webinar Series

OCB is supporting an exciting new small group activity Intercomparison of metatranscriptomic methods for characterizing microbial eukaryote contributions to the biological carbon pump, which is being led by Harriet Alexander (WHOI), Natalie Cohen (UGA), Sarah Hu (TAMU), and Adrian Marchetti (UNC Chapel Hill). The goal is this working group is to determine how various methodological […]

READ MORE »

Leaky Deltas Workshop – Spring 2025

Scoping Workshop: Leaky deltas: sources or sinks in the global carbon cycle? Dates to be announced – Spring 2025LSU (New Orleans, LA) River deltas and the adjacent coastal ocean are critical interfaces between terrestrial and oceanic environments. Deltas are the entry point of ~50% of the fresh water and 40% of all global particulate matter […]

READ MORE »

PACE HACKWEEK – apply by March 17

READ MORE »

OCB to sponsor early career participation in 2024 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Summer Course

2024 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program June 3-14, 2024 (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY) The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program will support three US-based students or postdocs to participate in this course, including tuition, housing, and a travel stipend. To apply for support, please send your 2-page CV (NSF biosketch format) and a brief […]

READ MORE »

OCB2024 Plenary Sessions Announced

OCB2024: June 10-13, 2024 (Woods Hole, MA) Registration will open in early April Submarine groundwater discharge (Chairs: Shaily Rahman, Kanchan Maiti, Yige Zhang) Coupled biogeochemical cycles – interconnected controls on ocean fertility (Chairs: Victoria Steck, P. Dreux Chappell, Zachary Erickson, Jessica Luo, Kristen Krumhardt, Randie Bundy) Air-sea interactions (Chairs: Rachel Stanley, David “Roo” Nicholson, Tim […]

READ MORE »

OCB Ocean Atmosphere Interactions Committee seeking nominations!

The Ocean Atmosphere OCB Subcommittee focuses on ocean atmosphere interactions and their role in marine biogeochemical cycles. For our mission statement, previous activities, and recently written US-SOLAS science report, see our website.  Our committee meets remotely once a month to lead initiatives, plan activities, interact with international SOLAS, etc. For more details, see our charge […]

READ MORE »

OCB mCDR Updates

OCB Principles of Engagement on mCDR Given the broad and thriving mCDR landscape, the OCB SSC recently developed a Principles of Engagement document to help guide new research activities, collaborations, and communications around mCDR. Read the document HERE. Must Read on mCDR Regional Node Updates Gulf of Mexico Node Activities GMx regional node 1st zoom […]

READ MORE »

Registration is open: Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean Workshop

Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean: Tracing physical, biogeochemical, and ecological signals from the surface to the deep sea (OCB/US CLIVAR joint workshop) April 23-25, 2024 (University of Delaware, Virden Center)  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Visit Workshop website to register and get more info This workshop will bring together observational oceanographers and modelers […]

READ MORE »

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. Read the latest issue and sign up here. Please send announcements to ocb_news@whoi.edu.  

READ MORE »

Recent Science Highlights

Coastal DOM database – CoastDOM v1

We present the first edition of a global database (CoastDOM v1) and a resulting data manuscript, which compiles previously published and unpublished measurements of DOC, DON, and DOP in coastal waters, consisting of 62,338 (DOC), 20,356 (DON), and 13,533 (DOP) data points, respectively. CoastDOM v1 includes observations of concentrations from all continents between 1978 and […]

READ MORE »

Two OCB-led articles featured in AGU Eos Feb. Oceans Issue

A Closer Look-Sea at the Ocean’s Carbon Cycle AGU Eos highlights the following two articles emerging from OCB-led activities, including the OCB 2022 plenary session on the biological carbon pump and the 2022 OCB Workshop Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal: Essential Science and Problem Solving for Measurement, Reporting, and Verification. Our Evolving Understanding of Biological Carbon […]

READ MORE »

New synthesis of global ocean greenhouse gas fluxes

Resplandy, L., Hogikyan, A., Müller, J. D., Najjar, R. G., Bange, H. W., Bianchi, D., et al. (2024). A synthesis of global coastal ocean greenhouse gas fluxes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 38, e2023GB007803. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023GB007803.

READ MORE »

New framework reveals gaps in US ocean biodiversity protection

Gignoux-Wolfsohn et al., New framework reveals gaps in US ocean biodiversity protection, OneEarth (2023), https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2023.12.014. (accompanying fact sheet)

READ MORE »

Ocean iron fertilization may amplify pressures on marine biomass with only a limited climate benefit

Amidst a heightened focus on the need for both drastic and immediate emissions reductions and carbon dioxide removal to limit warming to 1.5°C (IPCC, 2022), attention is returning to ocean iron fertilization (OIF) as a means of marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR). First discussed in the early 1990s by John Martin, the concept posits that […]

READ MORE »

Addressing the problem of additionality in ocean alkalinity enhancement

The ultimate goal of marine carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (mCDR) is to sequester more atmospheric CO2 in the ocean than the ocean already does today. As such, any mCDR deployment must lead to quantifiably more CO2 sequestration in the ocean than would have happened without the deployment. This requirement is referred to as “additionality.” To […]

READ MORE »