Is seaweed farming an effective method to reduce atmospheric CO2?

The world is in need of effective methods to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, and the ocean could potentially help us to meet this objective. One idea, explored since the 1980s, is to grow seaweeds on platforms in the open ocean to fix carbon and sequester it at great depth (ocean afforestation). But would that […]

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Just released: Ocean Sciences Across the Solar System

Now available: Ocean Sciences Across the Solar System NASA report SUMMARY The discovery that there are major oceans beyond Earth is exciting for Earth oceanographers and planetary scientists alike. As life on Earth began in the ocean, these other worlds offer tantalizing possibilities of finding life beyond our own planet. They also offer the possibility […]

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June is OCB2021

We are excited to present an interactive series of events with early career activities, interactive panel discussions, virtual poster sessions, and opportunities for networking and socializing throughout the month of June. The OCB SSC has been busy for several months planning plenary sessions for this year’s workshop. This year plenary talks will be pre-recorded and […]

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Regional scale production shifts drive global ocean production stoichiometry

The C:N:P stoichiometry of global ocean biological production is the gear by which marine biology turns the wheels of the global ocean carbon cycle. From the days of Alfred Redfield until fairly recently, this stoichiometry was assumed a constant in ocean biogeochemistry (e.g., the Redfield ratio). Traditional stoichiometry would predict a carbon export production decline […]

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Open Meeting: May 26 OCB WG Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes

The OCB “Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes” working group will be holding a two day online meeting May 26 and 27. May 26 will have a range of presentations and is open to all interested attendees. Register here. Wednesday, May 26, 11:00-16:00 EDT Who: Working group members and open webinar […]

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Who’s eating whom in the planktonic food web of the Northeast Shelf?

It is critical to quantify the amount of phytoplankton that microzooplankton consume to better understand the flow of carbon toward higher trophic levels in the ocean. The Northeast US Shelf (NES) sustains intense fisheries with huge economical importance, but the links between the planktonic food web and the fish stocks are poorly constrained. A recent […]

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Integrated Ocean Carbon Research New Report

Integrated Ocean Carbon Research: A Summary of Ocean Carbon Knowledge and a Vision for Coordinated Ocean Carbon Research (IOC-R) and Observations for the Next Decade The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has just published the “Integrated Ocean Carbon Research: A Summary of Ocean Carbon Knowledge and a Vision for […]

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Register now: GO-BCG workshop

Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array – Building a Community of Biogeochemical Float Data Users The Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) array is a 5-year effort funded by the US National Science Foundation to produce and deploy 500 profiling floats equipped with biogeochemical sensors in the world ocean.  Deployments will begin in […]

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Compilation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) data obtained from global ocean observations from 1994 to 2020

This compilation consists of measurements of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical and hydrographic parameters obtained during the global ocean observations from 1994-01-01 to 2019-12-31. Measurements of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the open ocean have increased greatly since the late 1980’s, spurred by the growth in scientific interest directed at the ocean carbon […]

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