A National Science Foundation Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Project


The Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array is a global robotic network of profiling floats carrying chemical and biological sensors that will revolutionize our understanding of ocean biogeochemical cycles, carbon uptake, acidification, deoxygenation, and ecosystem health.


Data from floats and ships, and tutorials on using the data


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Array map and status table, current and future deployments


Partnering teachers with scientists to bring research into the classroom


Upcoming events related to the GO-BGC project

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Revolutionizing our understanding of the ocean

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Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, the University of Washington, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Princeton University will use this grant to build and deploy 500 robotic ocean-monitoring floats around the globe as part of NSF’s Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 program

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Join us for our next Spanish-language Explorer Series event, "La ciencia de los huracanes" with @RosimarWx on Wednesday, Aug. 11! ⛈️

Aprender más sobre la conversación virtual: https://ncar.ucar.edu/what-we-offer/education-outreach/public/ncar-explorer-series-lectures/la-ciencia-de-huracanes

Now open for discussion, from our collaboration with @GEOMAR_en. What moored sensors can tell us about how and when oxygen from the atmosphere is delivered to the interior of the deep ocean. @OceanFrontier. https://twitter.com/EGU_BioGeo/status/1422465537678979083


Discussion open for comments: Oxygen export to the deep ocean following Labrador Sea Water formation https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2021-185

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Science educators, have you signed up for the Adopt-a-Float program?We are partnering with teachers and classrooms across the country to inspire and educate students about global ocean biogeochemistry and climate change through our “Adopt-A-Float” initiative. This program creates a powerful opportunity for students of all ages to engage directly with world-class scientists and learn about their research by naming and tracking BGC (biogeochemical) floats. After adopting a float with your students, you’ll find resources and activities for your classroom here: www.go-bgc.org/outreach/adopt-a-float More resources are coming soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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