How environmental drivers regulated the long-term evolution of the biological pump

The marine biological pump (BP) plays a crucial role in regulating earth’s atmospheric oxygen and carbon dioxide levels by transferring carbon fixed by primary producers into the ocean interior and marine sediments, thereby controlling the habitability of our planet. The rise of multicellular life and eukaryotic algae in the ocean about 700 million years ago […]

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Climate-driven pelagification of marine food webs: Implications for marine fish populations

Global warming changes the conditions for all ocean life, with wide-ranging consequences. It is particularly difficult to predict the impact of climate change on fish because fish production is conditioned on both temperature and food resource (zooplankton and benthic organisms) changes. Climate change projections from Earth system models show a negative amplification of changes in […]

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Mixotrophy Working Group open meeting February 1

The new Mixotrophs and Mixotrophy: Driving the Direction of Future Mixotrophic Research OCB Working Group will hold their first meeting on February 1, 11am to 12:30pm (EST). Anyone who is interested in hearing more about the working group and potentially participating is encouraged to attend. The meeting will also be recorded and made available via […]

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Newly Funded OCB Activites

We are excited to announce the outcome of the most recent OCB Activity Proposal Solicitation. The following activities will kick off in 2021: Carbon isotopes in the ocean: Ensuring high-quality results in the future (small workshop) – PIs: Ann P. McNichol (WHOI), Roberta Hansman (WHOI), Bob Key (Princeton), and Rolf Sonnerup (Univ Washington) Daily to […]

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New OCB Scientific Steering Committee Members Elected

Thank you for all of the high-quality nominations that were submitted this year! In January 2021, we will welcome four new members to the OCB Scientific Steering Committee: Susanne Menden-Deuer (URI) – marine planktonic food web structure and function, plankton ecology Xinping Hu (TAMU Corpus Christi) – estuarine carbon cycle under changing climate conditions and […]

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OCB Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars DATE THEME SPEAKER(S) TITLE(S) 26 January 2021 1 pm (EST) REGISTER Ocean Acidification Impacts in the North Atlantic Louise Cameron (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The consequences of ocean warming and acidification for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery Marcos Fontela (CCMAR – Centre of Marine Sciences of Algarve) The Northeast Atlantic is running out […]

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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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New Trace Gases Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) and paper from OCB Workshop

A number of laboratories throughout the world measure dissolved methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) to quantify their spatial and temporal distributions, determine the rates of production and consumption, and also derive emissions to the overlying atmosphere. To maximize the scientific value of these studies, dissolved CH4 and N2O measurements made by all laboratories should […]

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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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