CANCELLED 2020 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program

COURSE CANCELLED FOR 2020 The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org) will support tuition, travel, and housing expenses for up to five U.S.-based students or postdocs to participate in the 2020 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program taking place June 1 – 12, 2020 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

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Tiny, but effective: Gelatinous zooplankton and the ocean biological carbon pump

Barely visible to the naked eye, gelatinous zooplankton play important roles in marine food webs. Cnidaria, Ctenophora, and Urochordata are omnipresent and provide important food sources for many more highly developed marine organisms. These small, nearly transparent organisms also transport large quantities of “jelly-carbon” from the upper ocean to depth. A recent study in Global […]

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Chasing Sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean

The pelagic brown alga Sargassum forms a habitat that hosts a rich diversity of life, including other algae, crustaceans, fish, turtles, and birds in both the Gulf of Mexico and the area of the Atlantic Ocean known as the Sargasso Sea. However, high abundances of Sargassum have been appearing in the tropical Atlantic, in some […]

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New paper published by Nitrogen fixation working group members

Just published! A new paper by the members of OCB’s Developing best practices for measurement of oceanic 15N2 fixation rates and relationships to communities working group. White, A.E., Granger, J., Selden, C., Gradoville, M.R., Potts, L., Bourbonnais, A., Fulweiler, R.W., Knapp, A.N., Mohr, W., Moisander, P.H., Tobias, C.R., Caffin, M., Wilson, S.T., Benavides, M., Bonnet, […]

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Meeting Report: NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data

Now available: Meeting report from the September 2019 NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data organized by OCB. Click report cover below to download, and learn more about the workshop here. . Read or download the PDF

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The Technology is Here, the Time is Now: Expanding Biological Measurements on GO-SHIP

The Technology is Here, the Time is Now: Expanding Biological Measurements on GO-SHIP A new report from SCOR WG 154 (P-OBS) The oceanographic community has made great strides over the past couple of decades in developing physical and biogeochemical observing capacity. However, a more holistic understanding of marine ecosystem function and change requires large-scale and […]

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New Working Group: Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes

The goal of this working group will be to assess critical uncertainties in existing observation-based products, determine how best to integrate observation-based open-ocean and coastal-ocean CO2 air–sea fluxes, and quantify uncertainties in the natural (pre-industrial) outgassing of CO2. The first meeting of this working group will take place May 5-6, 2020 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. […]

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OCB BioGeoSCAPES Scoping Workshop

Laying the foundation for a potential future BioGeoSCAPES program: Assessing needs and capabilities for studying controls on ocean metabolism through integrated omics and biogeochemistry PIs: Ben Twining, Mak Saito, Alyson Santoro, Adrian Marchetti, Naomi Levine Dates/Venue: October 14-17, 2020 (Woods Hole, MA). Registration to open May 2020 Learn more

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