Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF)

Click for full details: Program Solicitation NSF 21-538 Full Proposal Target Date March 3, 2021 November 12, 2021 Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter SYNOPSIS The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and […]

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How zooplankton control carbon export in the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean exhibits an inverse relationship between surface primary production and export flux out of the euphotic zone. The causes of this production-export decoupling are still under debate. A recently published mini review in Frontiers in Marine Science focused on zooplankton, an important component of Southern Ocean food webs and the biological pump. The […]

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Water clarity impacts temperature and biogeochemistry in Chesapeake Bay

Estuarine water clarity is determined by suspended materials in the water, including colored dissolved organic matter, phytoplankton, sediment, and detritus. These constituents directly affect temperature because when water is opaque, sunlight heats only the shallowest layers near the surface, but when water is clear, sunlight can penetrate deeper, warming the waters below the surface. Despite […]

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New trace gas paper!

New paper inspired by discussions at OCB workshop on oceanic methane and nitrous oxide: Ideas and perspectives: A strategic assessment of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the marine environment Wilson, S. T., Al-Haj, A. N., Bourbonnais, A., Frey, C., Fulweiler, R. W., Kessler, J. D., Marchant, H. K., Milucka, J., Ray, N. E., Suntharalingham, […]

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OCB Webinar Series

OCB is extending the series – now accepting new titles and abstracts. Click to submit Upcoming DATE THEME SPEAKER(S) TITLE(S) 15 December  12 pm (EST) REGISTER Spatial and temporal perspectives on the role of rivers in the Arctic coastal carbon cycle Andrea Pain (UMCES Horn Point) Riverine export of carbon and nutrients from deglaciating Arctic […]

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PACE Mission Survey

The PACE mission, a hyper-spectral mission spanning from the UV to the NIR, is preparing for launch in 2023 and in anticipation we would like to develop radiative products that will be most useful for the community. To guide this effort, we are asking potential PACE data users to provide input on what products of […]

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Implementation of the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array: Request for Community Engagement

GO-BGC Executive Team* On October 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (MSRI) grant to implement the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array – a sustained robotic network of profiling floats carrying chemical and biological sensors that will revolutionize our understanding of ocean biogeochemical cycles, carbon uptake, acidification, deoxygenation, […]

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OCB to lead NSF-funded EarthCube Research Coordination Network for Marine Ecological Time Series (METS RCN)

Last September, OCB organized an NSF EarthCube-funded meeting focused on shipboard ocean time series data (meeting report). One of the key recommendations that emerged from this workshop was the need for a sustained activity such as a research coordination network (RCN) focused on developing ecological and biogeochemical data and metadata standards and broadening users of […]

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A quest for change

“The only way we can change the geoscience culture is by a massive shift in individual mindsets, with the aim of moving the field from passively non-racist to actively anti-racist.” – Kuheli Dutt (2019) – Nature Geoscience “Racism, injustice and police brutality are awful on their own, but are additionally pernicious because of the brain power […]

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