GO-BGC

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

Data from floats and ships, tutorials, and frequently asked questions on using the data

Array Status

Array map and status tables, current and future deployments

Adopt-a-Float

Partnering teachers with scientists to bring research into the classroom

Events

Upcoming events related to the GO-BGC project including conferences, webinars, meetings, and coursework.

GO-BGC utilizes autonomous robotic floats to measure temperature, salinity, pH, nitrate, chlorophyll, suspended particles, light, and derived parameters DIC, pCO2 and total alkalinity in the ocean from the surface to 2000m. These floats can operate continuously for years in all weather conditions, providing near real-time observations of ocean biogeochemistry and ecosystems throughout the world’s oceans.  GO-BGC will deploy 500 autonomous floats in the world’s oceans between 2021 and 2026 as part of the OneArgo array. GO-BGC data are made freely available through our  Data page and the Argo data system.

Floats deployed

Scheduled deployments

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Data

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

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Deployment maps

Float array map and status table, current and future deployments

Adopt-A-Float

Partnering teachers with scientists to bring research into the classroom

Events

Upcoming events related to the GO-BGC project

Latest News

OSM 2024

OSM 2024 - SOCCOM & GO-BGC Relevant Sessions   MBARI will be in Exhibit Booth 413 with a demo float and SOCCOM/GO-BGC swag. Click the image for the most up to date schedule of GO-BGC and SOCCOM related Oral, Town Hall, eLightening and Poster sessions.

COP28: Observing the Changing Ocean

GO-BGC's Dr. Lynne Talley presented at COP 28. The ocean takes up more than 90% of the extra heat and 30% of the excess carbon dioxide produced by human activity that is exacerbating climate change. As a consequence, marine oxygen levels are dropping and marine...

COP28: A heated case for sustained ocean observations

GO-BGC's Dr. Lynne Talley presents at COP28. Marine heatwaves are a significant ecological and socioeconomic threat, worldwide, and have been increasing in both duration and frequency, a trend that is likely to continue. Though heatwaves at the sea surface can be...

Upcoming Events

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