Pteropod populations stable or increasing according to long-term study along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Shelled pteropods (pelagic snails) are abundant planktonic predators and prey, linking grazers and higher trophic levels and contributing to the carbon cycle via consumption and excretion. Pteropods have been heralded as bioindicators of ocean acidification, given their aragonitic shell’s susceptibility to dissolution, which could ultimately lead to declining abundance. However, pteropod population dynamics are understudied, […]

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Zooplankton vertical migrations represent a significant source of carbon export in the ocean

Huge numbers of tiny marine animals, known as zooplankton, migrate between the surface ocean and the twilight zone (200 – 1,000 m below the surface) everyday; it is the largest migration event anywhere on the planet. How much carbon do these animals transport with them and how much do they leave behind sequestered in the […]

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ROSES-19 Released and ROSES-18 new opportunities

NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2019 (ROSES-2019) – Released March 14, 2019 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 […]

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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

The 2019 OCB Summer Workshop will be held June 24-27 in Woods Hole, MA. Registration will open in early April. The 2019 plenary sessions are: Anthropogenic changes in ocean oxygen: Coastal and open ocean perspectives  Approaches and challenges to understanding biogeochemical cycling across the land-ocean aquatic continuum Calcification and the carbon cycle  Carbon cycle feedbacks […]

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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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