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

Latest News

Congrats to Dr. Wijffels

Dr. Susan Wijffels was awarded the Henry Stommel Research Medal, the highest award the American Meteorological Society can bestow on an oceanographer.

GO-BGC celebrates its first anniversary

Locations of GO-BGC floats deployed to date in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. By 2025, the GO-BGC array will cover all the world’s major ocean basins. (MBARI) The NSF-funded Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array) is one year old!  On March 25, 2021, a...

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

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#IPCC’s Synthesis Report is out! 👉 https://bit.ly/SRYRpt23

"More than a century of burning fossil fuels as well as unequal & unsustainable energy & land use has led to global warming of 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels," said scientists in the #IPCC report released this week.

A new study in Nature Climate Change led by @Scripps_Ocean in partnership with NOAA Fisheries expands our understanding of the underexplored area of research on the occurrence of hypoxic events on coral reefs. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-023-01619-2
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MBARI’s 2022 Annual Report is out today!

Dive in and learn more about the work of our science, engineering, marine operations, and communications teams last year: https://annualreport.mbari.org/2022/

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