Features

Climatologies o ...

New plots to interact with buoy data and assess biological thresholds ...

CB-06

The CB-06 mooring is located 6 nautical miles offshore of Coos Bay and ...

2016 West Coast ...

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

News

NOAA buoys measuring Carbo ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017

NOAA observing buoys validate findings from NASA’s new satellite for measuring ca ...

NOAA and partners plan upg ...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ocean observation experts met recently to plan for the redesign of TPOS ...

Human caused carbon emissi ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NOAA research links human caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail shells off ...

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.