Feb. 11, 2022

SOCCOM and GO-BGC participants and collaborators are presenting at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting Feb. 24 - April 4.  You can find the whole list here.

A highlight will be a Town Hall featuring SOCCOM researchers and BGC-Argo partners:

TH15 Biogeochemical-Argo status and plans
Thursday, Feb. 24th at 12 pm ET

The Biogeochemical-Argo program aims to develop a global network of 1000 Argo profiling floats with oxygen, nitrate, pH, and bio-optical sensors. The BGC-Argo array will operate as one component of the One Argo array, including Core-Argo and Deep-Argo. Contributions of floats with biogeochemical sensors have come from over 20 nations. The BGC-Argo array will address key questions such as: What is the ocean’s role in regulating the carbon cycle? What are the drivers of open ocean deoxygenation? How do physical changes in mixing and circulation affect nutrient availability and productivity? Is the timing and location of phytoplankton blooms changing? Development of the array is accelerating with the funding of large scale programs, such as the Global-Ocean Biogeochemistry Array (GO-BGC) that intends to deploy 500 BGC profiling floats with support from the US NSF. This Town Hall event will report on the current status of the in situ array, the real-time and open access data system, planning for future float deployments that are needed to achieve a global distribution, and recent developments in float and sensor technology. The workshop will be of interest to marine biogeochemists, ocean modelers, fishery scientists, and educators wishing to use an open, high quality data resource. 

Session Overview:

  • BGC-Argo intro and GO-BGC/SOCCOM plans
    Ken Johnson (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
  • Euro-Argo plans
    Herve Claustre (CNRS & Sorbonne Universite)
  • Asia/Pacific plans
    Fei Chai (University of Maine)
  • Canadian plans/model linkages
    Katja Fennel (Dalhousie University)
  • GO-SHIP/BGC-Argo & global deployments
    Lynne Talley (UCSD - Scripps Institute of Oceanography)
  • Float pH --> pCO2 update
    Yui Takeshita (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
  • Outreach to the community
    Heidi Cullen (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)