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
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).
The winning sticker design from Kaylee at McDougal School in Chapel Hill, NC.During the 2021-21 academic year, SOCCOM and GO-BGC held a sticker contest to help bring attention to the Adopt-A-Float program. With almost 20 entries from five different schools, the...
The National Science Foundation has approved a $53 million grant to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health around the world.
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
The GO-BGC Project is a partnership of researchers from many of the major oceanographic institutions in the U.S. who bring experience in oceanographic data collection and analysis and in public engagement on ocean issues.