The virtual US BioGeoSCAPES Planning Workshop, funded by the US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) program will took place in November 2021. The proposed BioGeoSCAPES program aims to improve our understanding of the functioning and regulation of ocean metabolism and its interactions with nutrient cycling, within the context of a hierarchical seascape perspective. This workshop brought US scientists together to present data, discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in such a global scale effort, and to develop a plan for coordinating US interests and objectives with the international momentum towards this initiative.
Workshop Goals include:
- Identify key scientific questions for a coordinated microbial biogeochemistry program
- Discuss current technical capabilities and obstacles, including updates on current ‘omics intercalibration activities
- Develop a strategic plan for US contributions to BioGeoSCAPES
For more information on this activity, please visit the workshop website.
For more information and updates about the international BioGeoSCAPES effort and other national meetings, see www.biogeoscapes.org. Non-US scientists interested in BioGeoSCAPES are encouraged to contact their national representatives for updates on program activities in their home countries.
The US BioGeoSCAPES workshop organizing committee
Ben Twining (Bigelow Laboratory), Naomi Levine (Univ. Southern California), Adrian Marchetti (Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Mak Saito (Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.), and Alyson Santoro (Univ. California, Santa Barbara)