WGCCBOCS

WGCCBOCS

ICES/PICES Working Group on Climate Change and Biologically-driven Ocean Carbon Sequestration

 

 

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The ICES/PICES Working Group on Climate Change and Biologically-driven Ocean Carbon Sequestration (WGCCBOCS) focuses mainly on characterizing and assessing biologically-driven ocean carbon pumps and their consequences under a changing climate.

​​​​Carbon sequestration is an important earth-ecosystem service provided by the oceans. Atmospheric carbon dioxide, CO2, is transferred into the ocean where some of it is transformed by the pelagic foodwebs into organic material, some of which is exported from the surface and sequestered in coastal shelf sediments and the deep ocean, or partly transformed into long-lived dissolved organic compounds. 

WGCCBOCS, made up of members from both ICES and PICES countries, has the long-term objective of improving predictions and advice for climate policy and adaptation in a changing climate. 

In the first working group meeting in June 2016, five teams were established to: identify current knowledge of the biologically-driven carbon pumps, develop standard monitoring protocols, promote collaboration for developing new experimental approaches and facilities, explore techniques for the prediction of biologically-mediated ocean carbon sequestration, and provide scientific advice to international organizations such as IPCC​


 

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