In the Flow

Reporting by Helen Hill for CBIOMES

Senior Research Scientist Francois Ribalet and his team use underway flow cytometry to collect information about the abundance and size of small phytoplankton in the surface ocean. In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Data Ribalet, together with others from the UW-CBIOMES team and elsewhere, share their compilation of Northeast Pacific Ocean underway flow cytometry data collected over the past decade. Continue reading “In the Flow”

Sea Map

As planning for the Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES) took off in January 2017, one need quickly became apparent: a database with tools that would allow the project’s participants to sift through the mountains of oceanographic data collected from their own work and by other initiatives. Introducing: The Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (CMAP) — an open database that merges CBIOMES data with publicly available datasets from satellites and sensors and, more recently, all the other oceanographic research initiatives supported by the Simons Foundation.

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