Thank you for all of the high-quality nominations that were submitted this year! In January 2021, we will welcome four new members to the OCB Scientific Steering Committee:
Susanne Menden-Deuer (URI) – marine planktonic food web structure and function, plankton ecology
Xinping Hu (TAMU Corpus Christi) – estuarine carbon cycle under changing climate conditions and marginal sea acidification
Randelle Bundy (UW) – cycling of bioactive trace metals, chemical speciation of iron, copper, nickel and cobalt, impacts on microbial community structure in the ocean, connecting trace metals with productivity and the carbon cycle
Emily Osborne (NOAA/AOML) – ocean biogeochemistry, emphasis on evaluating ocean carbon dynamics and associated impacts to calcifying marine organisms, ocean observations, climate change impacts, paleoclimate
We would like to thank outgoing OCB SSC members Andrea Fassbender (NOAA/PMEL), Amy Maas (BIOS), Clare Reimers (OSU), and Matt Long (NCAR) for their extraordinary leadership and service over the past 3 years.