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 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
Dr. Paul Chamberlain recently defended his PhD thesis "Semi-Lagrangian Float Motion and Observing System Design" at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Paul has studied and predicted where floats will go when they are underwater and the best locations to...
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...
Mariana Bif, a Research Specialist at MBARI, was recently interviewed in article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists entitled: Beware the Blob! Ocean heatwaves threaten microbes that help counter global warming. Mariana talks about using data from biogeochemical floats to look at anomalous amounts of organic carbon in the ocean during blob years and outlines the connection with climate change.
Revolutionizing our understanding of the ocean
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