Martiny Participating in this Year’s Bio-GO-SHIP Cruise
CISESS Consortium Scientist Adam Martiny (UCI), the task leader of “UCI Bio-GO-SHIP - A Global Analysis of Large-Scale Changes to Ocean Plankton Systems” hit a delay last year when the BIO-Ship had a COVID-related cancellation. He is currently on this year’s cruise. The goal of the voyage is to:
Collect multiple chemical and biological datasets (see figure below);
Develop data standards and best practices for integration with existing repositories;
Assess impact of large-scale hydrographic changes on near-surface ocean plankton community composition and traits; and
Investigate relationships among euphotic zone plankton community structure, the vertical particle size distribution, and carbon export.
For more information, go to the NOAA GOMO website at https://globalocean.noaa.gov/News-Events/piloting-bio-go-ship-on-us-cruises-to-study-plankton-and-ocean-processes