Announcing Plenary Topics for OCB2022

Plenary Topics for OCB2022 Summer Workshop (titles may change)  Biological Pump response to changing climate – 2-part session (Chairs: Susanne Menden-Deuer, Raleigh Hood, Adam Martiny, Seth Bushinsky, Scott Doney) Carbon capture and biogeochemical cycling in coastal waters- Blue carbon capacity beyond carbon burial in coastal wetlands  (Chairs: Aleck Wang, Jaime Palter, Maria Tzortziou) Extreme ocean events  (Chairs: […]

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Announcing New OCB SSC Members

Please join us in welcoming five new members to the OCB SSC! Susanne Craig (NASA GSFC) Shaily Rahman (Univ Colorado, Boulder) Jeff Bowman (SIO) Tim DeVries (UCSB) Zachary Erickson (early career) (NOAA PMEL) We thank the outgoing members Marjorie Friedrichs (VIMS), Julie Granger (Univ. Connecticut), Raleigh Hood (UMCES), Adam Martiny (Univ. California, Irvine), and Maria Tzortziou […]

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Seagrass is not a silver bullet for climate change

Coastal management actions aimed at protecting or restoring seagrass meadows are often assumed to have the collateral benefit of removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Be aware, however: not all seagrass meadows are alike. Under certain conditions, some release more carbon dioxide than they absorb and are net carbon sources to the atmosphere. This is now shown […]

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Apply now for IOCCG Summer Lecture Series

Applications are now open for the 2022 International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Summer Lecture Series. The course is scheduled to take place from 18-29 July 2022 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), which is part of the IMEV (Institut de la Mer, de Villefranche), and hosts the Marine Optics, Remote […]

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OCB-US CLIVAR Ecological Forecasting Workshop webinar

OCB-US CLIVAR Ecological Forecasting Workshop webinar with Dr Simone Alin January 11, 2021 The Olympic Coast as a sentinel: Integrated social-ecological vulnerability assessment and co-developing ocean resource management tools with tribal and state managers As part of a regional vulnerability analysis, our team synthesized existing oceanographic data sets and model projections to understand how the […]

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US SOLAS Science Plan release

In October 2019, OCB convened a workshop for US-based scientists working at the air-sea interface to identify research priorities and facilitate the communication and collaboration required for future significant research advances. Leadership for this workshop was provided by the Ocean Atmosphere Interaction Committee (OAIC). Emerging from the discussions at the workshop is a new US […]

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New OCB Activities for 2022

Announcing the New OCB Activities beginning in 2022 – more information coming soon. Training activity What’s behind the curtain of the NASA Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission? (PIs: J. Werdell, B. Cairns, I. Cetinić, A. Mannino, V. Martins, L. Remer, P. Zhai) Workshop & working group Problem solving in marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR): […]

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Abstracts open: Ecological Forecasting along N. American Coastlines Workshop

Daily to Decadal Ecological Forecasting along North American Coastlines Workshop, a joint workshop between OCB and US CLIVAR will take place April 12-14, 2022. Currently the plan is to host the workshop in person in Woods Hole, MA with virtual participation options. Abstract submission is open for poster presentations (deadline January 21) Coastal areas share […]

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Report Release & Briefing: A Research Strategy for Ocean CDR and Sequestration

Webinar Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11am-12pm ET View recording The Committee on A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration will be releasing their report entitled A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration on December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET. A public report release webinar will also be held from 11:00 AM […]

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