Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Advancing the Integration of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemistry: Second Annual Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Summer Workshop; Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 23–26 July 2007



The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program, a scientific community-driven coordinating body designed to promote U.S. research and international cooperation, focuses on the ocean's role as a component of the global Earth system, bringing together research in geochemistry, ocean physics, and ecology to advance our understanding of ocean biogeochemistry. The second annual OCB summer science workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, took place at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, convening 155 participants.

Plenary sessions focused on three broad interdisciplinary themes: (1) interplay between biotic structure and biogeochemical cycles, (2) changing ocean biogeochemistry, and (3) terrestrial/coastal ocean cross-boundary fluxes.