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)
Ocean Fertilization Website - an informational website with resources for scientists and non-scientists, including "the basics" of iron and ocean iron fertilization, scientific and gray literature, policy documents, web and education resource list, newspaper/media articles, fertilization experiment links, and an infographic available in English and Spanish: https://web.whoi.edu/ocb-fert/
Ocean acidification Sea Islands infographic and accompanying video from @GullahGeechee by Queen Quet
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, and in Falmouth, MA at the Eight Cousins bookstore in and at the WHOI gift shop (proceeds from local sales will go to Falmouth STEM Boosters' new science fair materials fund).
A children's book, Ocean Sunlight, on phytoplankton, photosynthesis, and the marine food web is now available. Click here for more information. View interview with the author and illustrator.
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.