Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, IGBP

Project Description
The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is a Core Project of the
International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). The goal of JGOFS is to
improve knowledge of the processes controlling carbon fluxes between the
atmosphere, surface ocean, ocean interior and its continental margins, and
to monitor the sensitivity of these fluxes with respect to climate
changes. The study covers regional to global spatial scales and seasonal
to interannual time scales.
JGOFS is divided into several task teams including: global survey, process
study, deep ocean flux, continental margins, photosynthesis measurements,
remote sensing, time series, synthesis and modelling, and data management.
A global carbon dioxide (CO2) air-sea flux survey is being carried out in
close collaboration with the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) World
Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). Process studies are regional and
occur in the North Atlantic, Equatorial Pacific, North Pacific, the
Arabian Sea, and the Southern Ocean. Time series studies include the
Bermuda-Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS); the Hawaii Ocean Time-series
(HOTS); European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean, Canary Islands
(ESTOC); Ocean Station Papa (PAPA); and Kyodo North Pacific Ocean Time
Series (KNOT).
JGOFS International Project Office
Centre for Studies of Environment and Resources (SMR)
University of Bergen
Bergen High-Technology Centre
N-5020 Bergen
Tel: (+47) 555 84246
Fax: (+47) 555 89687
[This information was adapted from the IGBP and JGOFS IPO websites.]