GO-BGC’s Dr. Lynne Talley presents at COP28.

Marine heatwaves are a significant ecological and socioeconomic threat, worldwide, and have been increasing in both duration and frequency, a trend that is likely to continue. Though heatwaves at the sea surface can be characterized and studied using satellite products, little is known at depth, despite their impact on benthic ecosystems. This session focused on how sustained ocean observations can help understand and predict these phenomena so that mankind can prepare for, and mitigate, their effects.


  • Kelly Oskvig, Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • James Edson, Sr. Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics And Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
  • Lynne Tally, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Sofia Darmaraki, Principal Investigator, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
  • Tammy Russell, PhD Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator, United States of America