OceanObs'19 Community White Paper Recommendations Synthesis
Members of the OASIS community are working to develop a consolidated report through analysis and synthesis of recommendations from over three dozen OceanObs’19 CWPs. Once complete, this report will be made publicly available and will guide upcoming OASIS activities. If you’d like to participate or have questions about the synthesis report, send us a message by clicking here.
We will soon be initiating the following activities. If you would like to participate or join the community's efforts, send us a message below!
Air-Sea Flux Toolbox: Once developed, this toolbox will be made publicly available as open source code and published in code-themed journals. The toolbox will include well-documented, easy-to-use bulk flux algorithms, asset mapping, direct covariance flux code for physical fluxes (with the possibility to extend to trace gases), and numerical model codes.
Air-Sea Flux Curriculum: This activity will include developing a library of How-To manuals relevant to air-sea fluxes, which will be geared towards early career professionals and Summer Institute students in developing nations.
Our Contributions to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Super Sites for Advancing Understanding of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Boundary Layers
“Super Sites for advancing understanding of the oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers”, led by Carol Anne Clayson (WHOI), envisions multi-year deployments of Super Sites that make state-of-the-art measurements characterizing the coupled ocean-atmosphere boundary layer variability in key regions of the climate system.
A Global Network of Surface Platforms for the Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)
“A global network of surface platforms for the Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)”, led by Jaime Palter (URI/GSO), envisions an integrated global network of drifters, moored buoys, drones, and research vessels and volunteer observing ships for measuring air-sea exchange processes that modulate the Earth’s weather, climate, ecosystems, and fate of marine debris.
The Southern Ocean Storms – Zephyr (SOS-Zephyr) team lead by Joellen Russel (University of Arizona) envisions a groundbreaking new NASA Earth Venture Mission that deploys an innovative scatterometer to provide the critical temporal sampling of high surface winds (> 20 m/s) to quantify the evolving air/sea carbon flux, and improve wind curl estimates to determine carbon supply from the deep ocean. In combination with (OASIS), SOS-Zephyr will transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by significantly reducing the large uncertainties in the Southern Ocean.
Forecasting Changes to Ocean Biodiversity to Inform Decision-Making: A Critical Role for the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)
“Forecasting Changes to Ocean Biodiversity to Inform Decision-Making: A Critical Role for the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)”, led by Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida) seeks to collaborate in a transdisciplinary effort to 1) measure, monitor, and forecast changes in marine biodiversity, 2) understand natural and human-related causes including effects due to climate change, and 3) assess and predict how those changes affect ecosystem function and services over various spatial and temporal scales.
Game-changing increase in air-sea CO2 observations
A “Game-changing increase in air-sea CO2 observations,” led by Adrienne Sutton (NOAA PMEL), proposes a demonstration project for incorporating basin-scale Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) observing into the global surface ocean CO2 observing network, laying the groundwork for efforts to reduce ocean CO2 flux uncertainty.