Dickey, T. D. UC Santa Barbara, tommy@icess.ucsb.edu
Feely, R. D. PMEL,
Wanninkhof, R. H. AOAL,
Chavez, F. P. MBARI,
Bates, N. R. BBSR,
Moore, C. WET Labs, Inc.,
Dickey, T. D.. UC Santa Barbara, tommy@icess.ucsb.edu

 
A NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: OCEANOGRAPHIC -SYSTEMS FOR CHEMICAL, OPTICAL, AND PHYSICAL EXPERIMENTS (O-SCOPE)
 
The NOPP sponsored Ocean-Systems for Chemical, Optical, and Physical Experiments (O-SCOPE) program addresses the need for next-generation autonomous near real-time long-term time series measurements in critical regions of the world oceans. To systematically obtain high resolution, long-term, interdisciplinary oceanic data, in analog to the Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 time series, there is need to improve the variety, quantity, quality, and cost-effectiveness of observations using a network of strategically placed moorings. Impacts of O-SCOPE relate to the development of the proposed technologies which can be used to quantify 1) trends in biogeochemical and bio-optical variables and 2) seasonal, interannual, and decadal changes in upper ocean biogeochemical and bio-optical variability and carbon fluxes. The O-SCOPE interdisciplinary sensor suites (e.g., pCO2 sensors, nitrate analyzers, and spectral optical sensors) will be tested on testbed moorings near Bermuda and Monterey Bay. The newly developed systems will also be placed on the new NOPP mooring located at Ocean Weather Station "P" in the North Pacific.
 
Day: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: 03:45 - 04:00pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: SS12FR0345E