Global Ocean Biochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array)

Global Ocean Biochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array)

Global Ocean Biochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array) 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

U.S. National Science Foundation – United States of America (USA)

The Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array) creates a global fleet of robotic floats, transforming how we observe the ocean.

The program will release a network of 500 robotic floats into the global ocean to collect chemistry and biology data from the surface to more than 1 mile deep. This program drives a shift in our ability to observe and predict, at the global scale, the effects of climate change on ocean metabolism, carbon uptake, and living marine resource management. Collected data will be freely accessible in near real-time. The program includes an outreach program to diversify the blue workforce.

Start Date: 01/11/2020
End Date: 31/10/2025

Lead Contact: Stacy Aguilera-Peterson (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 6- Coastal Resilience, 7- Ocean Observations, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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