Ocean Carbon Cycling and Climate Impacts on Marine Ecosystems: Third Annual Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Summer Science Workshop 2008; Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 21–24 July 2008



The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program is a coordinating body for the U.S. research community that 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 third annual OCB summer science workshop, sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, took place at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, convening 147 participants.

Daily plenary and poster sessions focused on three interdisciplinary themes: (1) climate sensitivity of ecosystem structure and associated impacts on biogeochemical cycles, (2) carbon uptake and storage, and (3) temporal trends in ecosystem variability.