June is OCB2021

 June 2021 is the month of OCB - registration is open!

We are excited to present an interactive series of events with early career activities, interactive panel discussions, virtual poster sessions, and opportunities for networking and socializing throughout the month of June. The OCB SSC has been busy for several months planning plenary sessions for this year's workshop.

This year plenary talks will be pre-recorded and available for viewing at your convenience 1-2 weeks prior to a live panel discussion that will be conducted in small group format.

Find full agendas, plenary sessions, online meeting platform and more information on the workshop website.

We will record live sessions and make them available on our website and YouTube Channel.

While we miss seeing everyone in person, we have been excited about the broader participation in virtual OCB meetings and webinars over the past year. See you soon at OCB2021!


  • Bridging the divide between ocean biology and geochemistry (Chairs: Dreux Chappell, Adam Martiny, Patrick Rafter)
  • Optical biogeochemistry: Above and below the waterline (Chairs: Amy Maas, Seth Bushinsky, Maria Tzortziou)
  • Ocean-based negative emissions technologies (Chairs: Lennart Bach, Jaime Palter, Clare Reimers, Patrick Rafter)
  • Ocean Worlds (Chairs: Laura Lorenzoni, Paula Bontempi, Adam Martiny)
  • Opportunities and challenges in ecological forecasting (Chairs: Victoria Coles, Marjorie Friedrichs, Charlie Stock, Susanne Menden-Deuer, Raleigh Hood)

OCB will kick off with a virtual early career mixer on June 4. Virtual partial day OCB sessions are tentatively planned for June 7, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 24. In addition to plenary sessions, OCB 2021 will include targeted community discussions on OCB-relevant topics, OCB activity updates, early career and agency program manager networking events, virtual poster sessions, and more!

Stay tuned via our eNewsletter, workshop website, and Twitter (@US_OCB)! Follow and tweet using #OCB2021

New to the OCB Summer Workshop? You can view recordings from previous workshops on the OCB YouTube channel.

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