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

Robotic floats provide new look at ocean health and global carbon cycle

Microscopic marine life plays a fundamental role in the health of the ocean and, ultimately, the planet. Just like plants on land, tiny phytoplankton use photosynthesis to consume carbon dioxide and convert it into organic matter and oxygen. This biological transformation is known as marine primary productivity.

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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We are recruiting & looking for a motivated and ambitious scientist as new team member in our Marine Biogeochemical Modelling group at GEOMAR: https://www.geomar.de/en/karriere/job-single-en/scientist-m-f-d-marine-ecological-biogeochemical-modelling

The Arctic is warming much faster, as climate change's impact grows: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/11/climate-changes-impact-intensifies-us-is-poised-pass-major-bill/ @wapo

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Finishing up the week at the EARTH: Education and Research, Testing Hypotheses workshop learning about the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array at the UW Botanical Garden Azalea Row watch on the campus of the University of Washington. I took a break between sessions for a stroll through the surrounding gardens. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Toured the University of Washington Oceanography Float Lab to get a closer look at the floats that provide the data we have been exploring in the workshop. Finished the day at Ray's Boathouse, Cafe & Catering on Puget Sound. Global Ocean Biogeochemistry ArrayEARTH: Education and Research, Testing Hypotheses ... See MoreSee Less

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