Evaluating the safety and efficacy of ocean alkalinity enhancement

ocean alkalinity enhancement

Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) may be a relatively safe way of storing CO2 in the ocean, potentially for thousands of years. This technique mimics natural weathering processes but accelerates them by adding low doses of alkalinity to the ocean’s surface, slightly increasing its pH and enhancing its ability to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Despite the enormous potential for OAE … Read More

Bridging local knowledge and scientific monitoring in coastal Nunatsiavut communities

CTD profiling in Labrador

The Arctic, a region greatly affected by climate change, is experiencing some of the highest rates of warming compared to the rest of the globe. Although much research has focused on understanding the resulting changes in these high-latitude ocean regions, there is a noticeable gap in coastal zone monitoring. This coastal area is often the most utilized and important to … Read More

Introducing the RBR Three or Free calibration guarantee

Three or Free calibration guarantee

With the time and money you invest in every deployment, you need to make sure your instruments are in top shape and producing accurate data. Regular calibration of your instruments is a key to great data. That said, we understand that planning for calibration can be tough, especially if you are under tight timelines. You want to be sure you … Read More

OSM 2022 – RBR Instrumentation User Workshop

Join the RBR Instrumentation User Workshop Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET (UTC-05:00)   This comprehensive workshop is exclusive to OSM 2022 attendees and will cover the essentials of RBR instruments and data management to help you get the most from your ocean observing equipment: Best practices for improving the quality of field data. Practical … Read More

Pushing what’s possible: High resolution estuarine sampling using rapid vertical profiling

Rocky Geyer - Boat Returning

Dr. Rocky Geyer, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, specializes in estuarine and coastal transport processes, sediment transport, and numerical modeling of estuaries and river plumes. But in actuality, everything Geyer studies boils down to a deep love of nature and physics. “At its core, science is about answering questions and understanding. For me, understanding how water mixes or … Read More

The SUNRISE Project: Using RBR instruments to unravel mixing in the Gulf of Mexico

Wirewalker mooring being deployed off the R/V Pelican (photo credit: Dr. Jen MacKinnon)

The coastal ocean is a dynamic and productive environment, critical for the success of fisheries, tourism, and local economies. But these productive environments are also associated with a variety of complex oceanographic features. To better understand and protect these ecosystems, many physical oceanographers are diving deeper into the dynamics that drive mixing and water exchange. Complex coastal features like currents … Read More