Related Projects

Two efforts are underway to improve communication and to coordinate existing and new U.S. ocean biogeochemistry research programs. The first, Ocean Carbon and Climate Change (OCCC) was established in 2005 and focuses directly on the ocean carbon system and its interaction with the atmosphere and land carbon reservoirs. OCCC is part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Interagency Partnership Carbon Cycle Science Program and is the marine counterpart of the North American Carbon Program (NACP). Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) was established in February 2006 by the NSF, NASA and NOAA and will focus more broadly on marine biogeochemistry (including carbon), ecology and the U.S. research communities involved in OCCC, SOLAS and IMBER. The OCB and OCCC have a joint Scientific Steering Committee (OCB-SSC), chaired by Scott Doney. The efforts of the two steering entities will be closely interrelated because the OCCC-SSG members are a sub-group of the OCB-SSC. An OCCC Implementation Strategy was published in 2004 (Doney et al., 2004) outlining a program of oceanic monitoring and research aimed at determining how much carbon dioxide is being taken up by the ocean at the present time and how climate change will affect the future behavior of the carbon sink.

 

CCSP logo CCSP
U.S. GCRP Carbon Cycle Science Program including NACP
gcp GCP
Global Carbon Project
IMBER logo IMBER
Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
nacp NACP
North American Carbon Program
OCCC cover OCCC Report
Ocean Carbon and Climate Change Implementation Strategy Report
OCCC Scientific Steering Group
soccr

SOCCR
The State of the Carbon Cycle Report

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CARBOOCEAN IP

Marine carbon sources and sinks assessment

US SOLAS logo SOLAS
Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study
US CDIAC logo CDIAC
DOE ORNL
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center-Ocean CO2
geotracers GEOTRACES an international study of the global marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes
epoca EPOCA: European Project on OCean Acidification
ioccp IOCCP: International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project
basin BASIN: Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis and INtegration
U.S. CLIVAR: Climate Variability & Predictability