1999 a group of researchers gathered at the National Science Foundation
headquarters to help identify potential critical biological issues that need to
be addressed in order to improve our understanding of ocean carbon
cycles. This initiative was
born from the recognition that we still do not have a good comprehension
of the role that marine ecosystems play in atmospheric carbon
sequestration and burial.
The tasks of the committee were defined as to:
time to review the documents we
have made available in this website and send
us your comments. This site has been designed primarily to
keep the oceanographic community aware of our progress and to broaden
the participation of this community. Some of the issues we
would like addressed by the community at large are:
All input received will be posted in our comments section to encourage open discussion. Your comments may be made anonymously if desired. We welcome your input!
Webpage by Jasmine S. Bartlett, Oregon State University.