When marine-terminating glaciers ‘pump’ the ocean

How will increasing meltwater from Greenland affect the biogeochemistry of the ocean? Release of meltwater into the ocean has physical and biogeochemical effects on the local water column. With respect to nutrient availability, meltwater supplies the bioessential nutrients iron and silicic acid but is deficient in nitrate and phosphate. However, despite very low meltwater nitrate […]

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Primary productivity à la mode

The presence of large-scale Ekman downwelling is the textbook explanation for low nutrient concentrations, and hence low productivity, in subtropical gyres. However, recent research has suggested that mesoscale eddies oppose and substantially reduce this downwelling, a process known as eddy cancellation (Doddridge et al, 2016). Eddy cancellation represents a substantial alteration to the widely accepted […]

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2019 OCB Activity Solicitation

2019 OCB Activity Solicitation The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is soliciting proposals for OCB activities that will take place or begin during the 2019 calendar year. We seek proposals for OCB-relevant workshops and activities….Read More

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Ocean Carbon Exchange

Find jobs, read news from the OCB Project Office and OCB Community, view upcoming meeting and deadlines in the Ocean Carbon Exchange eNewsletter, sent every other Thursday. Click to read the latest issue or sign up here. Note, this eNewsletter replaces the ocb-all email listserv. The Ocean Carbon Exchange archive is available here. Please send announcements to […]

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OCB supports early career participation in IMBeR ClimECO6 Summer School

Beatriz Dias is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation. Her work includes developing models to aid management decision making in Northeast US large marine ecosystem and Northern Brazil. Her work includes exploring different fisheries management scenarios effects on marine food webs and identifying monitoring priority areas for species of […]

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Seeking OCB SSC nominations and community input on OCB 2019

The following SSC members are scheduled to rotate off at the end of 2018: Dennis McGillicuddy (WHOI) – physical-biological interactions in the open ocean and coastal margins, mesoscale dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, zooplankton population dynamics Anton Post (FAU) – biology of algae and its ecology, evolution and genomics Andrew Barton (SIO) – marine ecosystem tipping points, […]

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OCB travel stipends for 2019 SOLAS Open Science Conference

OCB recently approved a travel support request to provide travel stipends to help offset the costs for U.S.-based postdocs to attend the 2019 SOLAS Open Science Conference (April 21-25, 2019, Sapporo, Japan). OCB is seeking applications from interested U.S.-based postdocs who require financial assistance in order to attend the conference. Travel stipend recipients will be […]

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Report from Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop published

Western boundary current (WBC) regions display the largest magnitude air-to-sea carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes of anywhere in the global ocean, exhibit large spring blooms and high eddy activity, and are hubs for the subduction of anthropogenic carbon-laden waters into the ocean interior during mode water formation. Yet the influence of biophysical interactions on air-sea CO2 […]

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