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


Array Status

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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First GO-BGC floats deployed

The first GO-BGC deployments are being carried out in the western North Atlantic through a partnership with the International Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigation Program (GO-SHIP).

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


The GO-BGC Project is a partnership of researchers from many of the major oceanographic institutions in the U.S. who bring experience in oceanographic data collection and analysis and in public engagement on ocean issues.

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The MATE Floats! challenge is OPEN for registration to teams of students (K-12 and undergraduate) around the globe!
Explore the task and see how to register here:
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As the researchers and crew aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson continue to deploy biogeochemical floats in the western North Atlantic, the arrival of the first profile data marks an exciting step forward for the NSF-funded GO-BGC program. Learn more and follow the blogs here: www.go-bgc.org/news/taking-the-vital-signs-of-the-global-ocean-with-biogeochemical-floats ... See MoreSee Less

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