Short film highlighting Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry research and the exciting technology scientists are using to understand the oceans of today and tomorrow.
In October 2018, an Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB)-sponsored workshop addressed questions to help determine the future directions of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the global oceans. The workshop was designed to sit at the interface between laboratory analysis of trace gases, our comprehension of the relevant microbial processes, and our observational and predictive capacity to resolve spatial-temporal variability associated with methane and nitrous oxide in the oceans. The objective was to define the key questions that need to be addressed in the near future and provide practical guidance about how they can be addressed. Please visit the website for more about oceanic methane and nitrous oxide, and about the 2018 workshop.
A multi-year model showing the distribution of 4 types of phytoplankton.
Credit: MIT Darwin Project, ECCO2, MITgcm - Oliver Jahn (MIT), Chris Hill (MIT), Mick Follows (MIT), Stephanie Dutkiewicz (MIT), and Dimitris Menemenlis (JPL)
- New from Global Carbon Atlas - The Carbon Story: Interactive Infographics to learn about carbon emissions from human activity and climate change impacts (suitable for general public and school kids)
- OCB teaching/outreach slide deck Temporal and Spatial Perspectives on the Fate of Anthropogenic Carbon: A Carbon Cycle Slide Deck for Broad Audiences - also download explanatory notes
- Interactive Global Carbon Cycle Exhibit (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
- The Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds - Peter Griffith (NASA) talks about "fast" and "slow" carbon
- CarboSchools - Partnerships between climate researchers and secondary school teachers
- US Global Change Research Program climate change indicators
- Lesson plan on Taking the Temperature of Ancient Oceans
- Cooley, S. and OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee (2009). OCB Ocean Acidification lab/outreach kit, 29 pages.
- Ocean Acidification exhibit in spectrUM’s on-campus museum (M. DeGrandpre, Univ. Montana)
- OA C-More kit (see resources below)
ASLO e-lecture series on Ocean Acidification:
- Feely, Richard A. and Doney, Scott. 2011. Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem
- Jiang, Li-Qing, et al. 2016. How to Document - Ocean Acidification Data
- Paytan, Adina and Hönisch, Bärbel. 2016. Ocean Acidification - A Paleo Perspective
- L&O e-lecture on the biological carbon pump: Neuer, S., M. Iverson and G. Fischer. 2014. The Biological Carbon Pump as part of the global carbon cycle. Limnol. Oceanogr. e-Lectures, doi:10.4319/lol.2014.sneuer.miversen.gfischer
A new children’s book To the Top of the World images and stories of an Arctic GEOTRACES expedition. The book is available for sale online at www.healycruisebook.com, at the Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth, MA (with proceeds from local sales will go to supporting Falmouth STEM Boosters' new science fair materials fund) and at the WHOI gift shop.
Lost Antarctica – Adventures in a Disappearing Land. Written for the general public and with excellent reviews in Nature, Smithsonian Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, and strong endorsements by E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Bill Gates, among others, an entire chapter of Lost Antarctica is devoted to explaining ocean acidification and its current and potential impacts on Antarctic marine life. Jim was also recently interviewed on NPR's On Point show.
New science journal for children, reviewed by kids! Frontiers for Young Minds
C-MORE Science Kits - OCB hosts the Ocean Acidification, Marine Mystery, Ocean Conveyor, and Marine Debris kits for use by teachers on the eastern seaboard. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.