GO-BGC hosts quarterly webinars about emerging science using GO-BGC or BGC-Argo float data, focusing on early career researchers. The webinar series is hosted by the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry program.

June 29, 2022

This quarterly GO-BGC webinar focused on investigations of phytoplankton phenology and variability at regional to global scales using a range of chemical and bio-optical sensors on the BGC-Argo floats. We heard four  presentations about exciting new work in this area, followed by a community discussion about best practices, challenges, and future perspectives of using BGC-Argo data to advance our understanding of ecological dynamics and the footprint of progressive climate change on the ocean.


  • Yui Takeshita (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute):  An update for GO-BGC program
  • Nicholas Bock (Columbia University): Biogeographical classification of the global ocean from BGC-Argo Floats
  • Marin Cornec (NOAA Pacific Environmental Laboratory): Dynamics of the deep chlorophyll maxima at a global scale based on bio-optical measurements of BGC-Argo floats
  • Mariana Bif (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute): The impact of heatwaves on the northeast Pacific ecosystem
  • Discussion

March 30, 2022


  • Intro to the GO-BGC webinar series (motivation is to entrain the community to use GO-BGC and BGC-Argo data)
  • Intro to BGC-Argo and GO-BGC
  • Upcoming Float deployment plans (global)
  • How to use BGC-Argo data?
  • What is the quality of BGC-Argo data?
  • Discussion