GO-BGC/BGC Argo Float Data Workshop
Accelerate your data analysis skills and launch new collaborations through this hands-on multi-day workshop focused on data from the Biogeochemical Argo global float array. Attendees will generate research ideas utilizing GO-BGC/BGC Argo float data and start working...
GO-BGC-affiliated students become PhDs
Drs. Paul Chamberlain, Rosalind Echols, and Channing Prend have recently graduated after defending their PhD theses.
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...
Beware the Blob! Ocean heatwaves threaten microbes that help counter global warming
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.
What’s climate change really doing to the ocean? Ask the robots.
Mariana Bif, a Research Specialist at MBARI, recently published an article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists entitled: What’s climate change really doing to the ocean? Ask the robots.
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.
Robots to fan out across world’s oceans to monitor their health
After years studying the icy waters of the Southern Ocean with floating robotic monitors, a consortium of oceanographers and other researchers is deploying them across the planet, from the north Pacific to the Indian Ocean.
GO-BGC floats on NSF’s list of 7 “cool” robots
NSF features the GO-BGC array of robots in a report linking robotics with benefits to society.
Taking the vital signs of the global ocean with biogeochemical floats
March 31, 2021 – With the first floats of the GO-BGC array deployed in the western North Atlantic, researchers now look forward to a new influx of data.