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Sabine

Director
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
External Collaborator
Category: 
Theme 1: Observations
Address: 
PMEL
7600 Sand Point Way NE
98115 Seattle , WA
United States
Phone: (206) 526-6800
Washington US
E-mail address: 
chris.sabine@noaa.gov
Interests: 
Understanding the global carbon cycle, the role of the ocean in absorbing CO2 released from human activity, and ocean acidification
Biography: 

Christopher L. Sabine is director of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA. He also holds an affiliate faculty position in the University of Washington School of Oceanography and is a senior fellow at the UW/NOAA Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Oceans (JISAO). Sabine received his PhD. in chemical oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 1992. Since that time he has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on carbon cycling. His current research focuses on understanding the global carbon cycle, the role of the ocean in absorbing CO2 released from human activity, and ocean acidification. He has been a scientific advisor for a number of national carbon programs in the U.S. and internationally. He has won several awards including the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for pioneering research leading to the discovery of increased acidification in the world’s oceans and was NOAA’s research employee of the year in 2009 for leadership. He is currently a coordinating lead author for working group 1 of the IPCC 5th assessment report, Chapter 6: Carbon and other Biogeochemical Cycles. For more information go to: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/

Dr. Sabine will work with SOCCOM scientists to optimize the observing systems and will help evaluate scientific results.