Linking Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions with Climate and People

The global and multidisciplinary research project Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) was established to provide international science coordination and capacity building.

Initiated with a first Open Science Conference in 2000 and formally launched in 2004, SOLAS research aims to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is important to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change.


SOLAS Endorsed Project: Carbon-FE

The CARBON Fixation and Export in oligotrophic ocean (Carbon-FE) is a national project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It selects the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre as the study site to examine carbon fixation and export, or the biological bump in general, regulated by differently sourced nutrients including macronutrients (i.e., N, P, Si) and micronutrients (e.g., Fe).

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