Thank you to everyone who participated! The recordings are now on the OCB YouTube channel.
The first meeting of the OCB Working Group on Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes convened, May 5-6, 2020 via Webex. The first day of the meeting (May 5) was open to everyone and included presentations on the current state of understanding of the global ocean carbon sink. Please visit the working group website to view the meeting agenda.
About this Working Group
This working group was assembled in 2019 to assess critical uncertainties in existing observation-based air-sea carbon fluxes, determine how best to integrate observation-based open-ocean and coastal-ocean CO2 air–sea fluxes, and quantify uncertainties in the natural (pre-industrial) outgassing of CO2. These efforts will lead to better constraints on the contemporary ocean carbon sink and its variability. The results of this OCB Working Group will assist the global carbon community in understanding the state of the global carbon cycle so as to contribute to international efforts to address climate change.