There is currently considerable interest in margin processes within the oceanographic community, particularly in the closely related areas of carbon, nitrogen and iron cycling. To bring multiple investigators together, we are convening a Town Hall at the OSM 2024 Meeting in New Orleans on Monday from 12:45 to 1:45 (220-222, Second Floor). Much of the rationale arose from conversations within the GEOTRACES community as well as the product of the Benthic Ecosystem and Carbon Synthesis (BECS) Working Group, which has been working under the auspices of OCB for over a year. The goal of the town meeting is to start a wider conversation about margin processes amongst geochemists, biologists, physical oceanographers and modelers to talk about common problems. We are particularly excited about convening a Town Hall at this meeting to engage international researchers. Many groups, especially in Europe and Japan, have well established margin processes and we are keen to learn from them. It would greatly assist us in planning and addressing issues people care about if you could RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) and fill out this questionnaire. We plan to present an overview but the setup is informal, in order to encourage discussion. If you have some ideas or slides you would like to contribute, please send them to us for inclusion – it would be much appreciated.
We have funds for lunch for the first 30 participants!
Organizers: Cristina Schultz, Jim Moffett, Jessica Luo, Matt Long