How fast are elements sinking in the ocean?

The sinking of elements in the ocean influences many important processes such as deep ocean carbon storage and the availability of trace metals for phytoplankton. Previously, quantification of this sinking flux has been done using sediment trap deployments or tracer measurements of a particle-reactive radioisotope. Since sediment traps and each particular radioisotope each have caveats […]

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You better repeat it: Serial ocean acidification experiments on fish early life stages

To detect potential effects of acidification on marine organisms, experimenters most commonly use within-experiment replication, but repeating the experiments themselves is rarely done. While the first approach suffices to detect major CO2 effects, other potentially important responses may get detected and robustly quantified only via serial experimentation. A study by Baumann et al. in Biology Letters comprises a meta-analysis of […]

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ROSES-18 new opportunities

ROSES-18 Amendment 67 presents a new opportunity in program element A.48, Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission System Vicarious Calibration. ROSES-18 Amendment 66 presents a new opportunity: Carbon Monitoring System in this program element, A.49 – A.49 Carbon Monitoring System The first amendment (ROSES 2018 program element A.48) is focused on delivery of the system vicarious calibration for the PACE mission OCI.  The second amendment (ROSES 2018 program […]

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OCB accepting applications for 2019 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program

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 2019 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program taking place June 3-14, 2019 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. If interested, please send a 2-page CV and a 1-page statement […]

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OCB now hosting US IIOE-2 Website

The website for the OCB Indian Ocean Science Planning community workshop has been revamped as both an archive for the 2017 workshop (report, presentation slides and recordings, poster gallery) and the new home of information, publications and more related to the US Steering Committee of the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition. Please visit and share […]

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2019 OCB Summer Workshop Plenary Sessions

OCB Summer Workshop Plenary Sessions The 2019 OCB Summer Workshop will be held June 24-27 in Woods Hole, MA. Registration will open in Spring 2019. The 2019 plenary sessions are: Anthropogenic changes in ocean oxygen: Coastal and open ocean perspectives (Chairs: Julie Granger, Adam Martiny, Alyson Santoro, and Ben Twining) Approaches and challenges to understanding […]

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Newly Funded OCB Activities

OCB is pleased to announce the outcomes of the recent OCB proposal solicitation. With 11 proposals, the decision process was challenging this year. The proposals were scored based on scientific merit, relevance to OCB, potential benefits to the broader OCB community, and timeliness. The following new OCB activities have been selected for funding in 2019-2020. […]

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OCIM Workshop June 23 at OCB 2019

A 1-day workshop will be held in Woods Hole on Sunday, June 23 just before the OCB workshop for those interested in using an ocean circulation inverse model (OCIM) in their research. The OCIM is a data-constrained, lightweight, MATLAB-based ocean circulation model for global modeling of biogeochemical tracers. It has been used to model nutrients, […]

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