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Clipper Around ...

The Clipper Round the World Race has partnered with the Port of Seattle ...

First Landing O ...

Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and its wate ...

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

News

Seaweed Farming
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Seaweed may be thought of as a nuisance, but an increasing number of fishermen, s ...

New Chesapeake Bay OA buoy ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PMEL in collaboration with NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, U.S. IOOS ...

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

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

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.