Satellites to the Seafloor: Autonomous Science to Forge a Breakthrough in Quantifying the Global Ocean Carbon Budget - Part IIstudy page
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February 4 - 6, 2014
This study explores how a dedicated observational program that incorporates the latest advances in ocean robotics, autonomous science and numerical modeling can provide new insight into the marine carbon cycle. The study will address the critical problem of intermittency and patchiness that characterizes physical and biogeochemical processes in the ocean. A major goal will be to identify how a coordinated network of ocean robots and satellites, which may have the ability to autonomously interpret data, communicate amongst different assets, and adopt adaptive sampling strategies, will improve our ability to monitor key processes such as remineralization and carbon fluxes throughout the upper ocean. This study brings together scientists and technologists in order to align innovative ocean sampling approaches to important but poorly understood aspects of the marine carbon cycle.
Study Co-Lead Becky Castaño from JPL.
Study Co-Lead Andy Thompson from Caltech.
Study Co-Lead James Kinsey from WHOI.