Application open for OOI BGC sensor working group

Applications open: Participate in online working group to develop guidelines and best practices for using OOI biogeochemical sensor data We would like to thank everyone who responded to our survey last fall on the planned OOI Biogeochemical Sensor workshop. The feedback we received from the community was incredibly helpful and we have used it to […]

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Extreme events are accelerating coastal carbon cycling

The world is getting stormier, and recent evidence shows significant impacts on coastal carbon cycling. The upticks in extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones have resulted in enhanced delivery of nutrients and organic matter across the land-ocean continuum. Lagoonal estuaries such as the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound (APS) in North Carolina and Galveston Bay in Texas […]

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Counterintuitive effects of shoreline armoring on estuarine water clarity

Around the world, human-altered shorelines change sediment inputs to estuaries and coastal waters, altering water clarity, especially in areas of dense human population. The Chesapeake Bay estuary is recovering from historically high nutrient and sediment inputs, but water clarity improvement has been ambiguous. Long-term trends show increasing water clarity in terms of deepening light attenuation […]

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Wildfire impacts on coastal ocean phytoplankton

Wildfire frequency, size, and destructiveness has increased over the last two decades, particularly in coastal regions such as Australia, Brazil, and the western United States. While the impact of fire on land, plants, and people is well documented, very few studies have been able to evaluate the impact of fires on ocean ecosystems. A serendipitously […]

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CO2-in-seawater reference materials: yesterday, today, and tomorrow – Andrew Dickson March 16 webinar

The U.S. Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification presents: CO2-in-seawater reference materials: yesterday, today, and tomorrow webinar Professor Andrew Dickson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego) March 16, 2021, 9am Pacific (UTC -7:00)/ 12pm EST Register We welcome all who work on ocean acidification and ocean carbonate chemistry studies to attend. This is the […]

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Webinar series on extreme events

Please join us for extreme events and the coastal carbon cycle webinars, a joint series with the North American Carbon Program (NACP) and the US Carbon Cycle Science Program. March 9, 2021 at 1 pm (EST) Tropical storm impacts on carbon transport across the aquatic continuum – Speakers: Chris Osburn (North Carolina State University), Ge […]

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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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OCB Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars Joint OCB-NACP Extreme events and the coastal carbon cycle webinar DATE THEME SPEAKER(S) TITLE(S) 9 March  1 pm EST REGISTER Tropical storm impacts on carbon transport across the aquatic continuum Chris Osburn (North Carolina State University) It was a dark and stormy decade: A tale of hurricanes and coastal carbon cycling in North […]

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