Piloting Bio-GO-SHIP on US cruises to Study Plankton and Ocean Processes

NOAA Press Release Piloting Bio-GO-SHIP on US cruises: Towards a global analysis of large-scale changes to ocean plankton systems NOAA’s Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO) and Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), in partnership with NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program, recently awarded $500,000 via the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) to several institutions […]

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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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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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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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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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Community survey: Use of CO2-in-seawater reference materials

The U.S. Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification is engaging in efforts to increase the resilience of the production and distribution of reference materials for the quality control of measurements of seawater CO2 system parameters. Currently, there is a single source of reference materials for total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and pH in seawater and […]

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Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array

Save the Date! June 28-30, 2021 Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array Building a Community of Biogeochemistry 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 […]

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