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The 2016 West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise will survey North Americ ...

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NOAA Scientists on the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE ...

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Postdoc opportunity
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

JISAO is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on new ocean carbon ob ...

The Global Carbon Budget 2 ...
Monday, December 21, 2015

Long-term surface ocean CO2 monitoring contributes to the annual Global Carbon Bu ...

Our Deadened, Carbon-Soake ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

An October 15, 2015 New York Times op-ed on ocean acidification by Richard W. Sp ...

Mission

To advance our scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time in support of NOAA's commitment to improve the Nation's ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources. Our research includes documenting the evolving state of the ocean carbon chemistry with high quality measurements on ships and autonomous platforms, studying the processes controlling the role of the ocean in the global carbon cycle, and investigating how rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change affect the chemistry of the oceans and its marine ecosystems.