OCB is a network of scientists who work across disciplines, such as ocean chemistry, biology and physics, to understand the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle and the response of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles to environmental change. OCB is a bottom-up organization that responds to the continually evolving research priorities and needs of its network.
OCB brings together scientific disciplines and cultivates partnerships with complementary US and international programs to address high-priority research questions in ocean biogeochemistry. OCB plays multiple important support roles for its network:
OCB cultivates a continually growing scientific network that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations, informs new projects and funding opportunities, and advances our mechanistic understanding of marine ecosystem-carbon cycle dynamics and their responses to environmental change. OCB activities provide an effective interdisciplinary model and forum for scientific inquiry and discussion.
View outcomes of the OCB mid-term review (Powerpoint presentation, July 2014), facilitated by SustainaMetrix in 2013-2014.
View OCB Timeline created by SustainaMetrix and OCB Project Office staff. This continually updated visualization features scientific and programmatic antecedents leading up to the development of the OCB Program in 2006, as well as key activities, partnerships, and outcomes of the OCB Program since its inception.