Biogeochemistry

On Earth, life and climate are inextricably linked through a variety of interacting cycles and feedback loops. Because these cycles involve biological, geological and chemical processes, scientists refer to them as ā€œbiogeochemical cyclesā€ ā€“ with the carbon cycle being of particular focus for many research studies.

BIOSā€™s long-running ocean measurement programs ā€“ theĀ Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS)Ā and theĀ Oceanic Flux Program (OFP)Ā ā€“ are valued assets within the oceanographic research community, having enabled seminal advancements in the field of marine biogeochemistry. Hundreds of studies, carried out by collaborating scientists from every continent, have utilized these data to document climate changes.

TheĀ Marine Biogeochemistry LaboratoryĀ supports the BATS program and several other biogeochemistry initiatives throughout the world.

In addition, BIOS researchers are: