Southern Ocean Large Area Carbon Export

Solace Workshop: November 16-18, 2021. IMAS, Hobart, Tas.

Itinerary:

November 16:

  • Morning-Afternoon: Science Presentations; Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS

November 17:

  • Morning-Early Afternoon: Breakout groups w/ international collaborators (Glider team (USA), Float team (France)); Aurora Lecture Theatre & Rori Flex Space, IMAS
  • Late Afternoon: Breakout Group Summary Presentations; Aurora Lecture Theatre , IMAS
  • Evening: BBQ,; IMAS Deck

November 18:

  • Morning: Breakout groups; Aurora Lecture Theatre & Rori Flex Space, IMAS
  • Afternoon: Manuscript planning; Aurora Lecture Theatre , IMAS

The Voyage

The aim of the voyage is to develop an approach to quantify the changing effectiveness of CO2 sequestration by the biological pump that can be implemented using remote-sensing of the ocean surface by satellites and it’s interior by autonomous vehicles (especially BIO-ARGO profiling floats).

Flow chart illustrating how plankton community structure affects the properties of sinking organic particles and ultimately the strength and efficiency of the biological carbon pump.