Tutorials, webinars, interviews, and other video resources.
Dr. Alison Gray presents data available from GO-BGC floats and how to access through various Data Access Centers (DACs) as well visualization tools linked through the GO-BGC website.
Drs. Marin Cornec, Yibin Huang, Raphaelle Sauzede, Quetin Jutard, and Catherine Schmechtig lead data users through R with GO-BGC float data. Code from the tutorial is available at: Github.com/go-bgc.
The carbon superhighway, also known as the “biological pump”, is a process that transports carbon dioxide from the atmosphere down into the deep sea. Understanding the carbon superhighway is important because the ocean is one of Earth’s biggest carbon dioxide storehouses, soaking up about 25% of the total human carbon emissions per year.
Just like land, the ocean has seasons. There are seasons when things grow and seasons when things decay. We know this thanks to hundreds of robotic floats equipped with sensors collecting data about ocean health and transmitting it back to scientists on shore.
As wind blows over the surface of the ocean, engery from the wind is transferred into the ocean but deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere and the left in the southern hemishpere.
GO-BGC + OCB Webinar Series
The Global Biogeochemical-Argo Fleet: Knowledge to Action Workshop
Workshop on the New Global Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array
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 called marine primary productivity, and it ebbs and flows in response to changes in our climate. In a study in Nature Geoscience, MBARI Senior Scientist Ken Johnson and MBARI Research Specialist Mariana Bif demonstrated how a fleet of robotic floats are revolutionizing our understanding of ocean primary productivity and, ultimately, ocean health.
Like GO-BGC that deploys floats globally, the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) Program deploys robotic floats only in the Southern Ocean. Drs. Ken Johnson (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Insititute (MBARI)), Lynne Talley (Scripps Insitution of Oceanography), Steve Riser (University of Washington), Joellen Russell (University of Arizona), Jorge Sarmiento (Princeton University) and Heidi Cullen (MBARI) all provide insight into why robotic floats are revolutionizing oceanographic monitoring.