Upwelling and solubility drive global surface dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) distribution

What drives the latitudinal gradient in open-ocean surface DIC concentration? Understanding the processes that drive the distribution of carbon in the surface ocean is essential to the study of the ocean carbon cycle and future predictions of ocean acidification and the ocean carbon sink. Authors of a recent study in Biogeosciences investigated causes of the […]

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Air-sea gas exchange estimates biased by multi-day surface trapping

Routine measurements of air-sea gas exchange assume a homogeneous gas concentration across the upper few meters of the ocean. But is this assumption valid? A recent study in Biogeosciences revealed substantial systematic gradients of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the top few meters of the Peruvian upwelling regime. These gradients lead to a 30% overestimate of […]

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SSC nominations are open!

OCB is seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members, including a new early career SSC member. To qualify for the early career slot, a nominee must have completed a PhD within the last 4 years; both postdoctoral researchers and faculty members are eligible. For the early career nominees who are currently postdocs, a […]

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2020 Activity Solicitation

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is soliciting proposals for OCB activities that will take place or begin during the 2020 calendar year. We seek proposals for OCB-relevant workshops and activities as follows: Scoping workshops (~50-70 people) that bring together an appropriate body of expertise to foster discussions and develop forward momentum in a […]

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NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data

NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data September 13-15, 2019 (Univ. Hawai’i) This workshop will provide a much-needed forum for discussion of key issues and barriers surrounding data discovery, access, and interoperability. Participants will strategize a path forward on the development of a common framework for shipboard ocean time series data and metadata reporting, […]

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Moore and Simons Fdns opportunities

Moore­–Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative and the Simons Foundation Life Sciences Division are jointly soliciting proposals for research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell. The application portal will open on July 9, 2019 at 10:00 PDT. The deadline for […]

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OCB2019 June 24-27 in Woods Hole and online

The annual OCB Summer Workshop was held June 24-27 in Woods Hole, MA. Visit the workshop website for the agenda (with slides and recordings), online poster gallery and more,  Twitter (#OCB2019) and visit the OCB YouTube channel for recordings of OCB2019 and past workshops. Mark your calendars for OCB2020, June 22-25, 2020 in Woods Hole, […]

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CMIP6 Hackathon – October 16-18, 2019

The CMIP6 Hackathon will be a hands-on event including tutorials, software development, data analysis, and opportunities for collaboration centered around effective computational workflows and CMIP-related science. The event will be held concurrently at two locations: the NCAR Mesa Lab, in Boulder CO, and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, in Palisades NY.  Limited funding is available […]

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