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GO-BGC-affiliated students become PhDs

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...

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.

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.

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).

Adopt-A-Float Sticker Contest

Adopt-a-Float Sticker Contest2022 Sticker Contest The 2022 Adopt-a-Float Sticker Contest has concluded and we have a winning entry and three honorable mentions. We were greatly impressed with all of the entries and thank you for your submissions! During the 2021-22...