A conference session entitled "Ocean biogeochemistry and climate: recent advance and novel approaches to synthesis and predictions" will be held at the upcoming EGU general assembly 2019 to be held in Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2019.
Over the past years this EGU session has gathered researchers investigating ocean biogeochemistry at a range of different spatio-temporal scales and from observational and modelling methodologies. The scope of the session remains large to fit in the numerous forcings and impacts of oceanic biogeochemistry. It aims to bring together scientists who study “classical” (e.g. organic and inorganic chemical species) as well as novel biogeochemical variables using a range of complementary techniques, including observations (e.g. in-situ measurements, remote sensing), experiments (e.g. laboratory and mesocosms), and modeling approaches (e.g. Earth System model, ocean biogeochemical-circulation coupled models, ecosystem and theoretical models).
Contributions related to the interactions between the dissolved and particulate phases, the sources and impacts of non-Redfield stoichiometry as well as the links among functions, genes and biogeochemical activities, using compiled global data sets and regional case-studies, are particularly encouraged. Despite the diversity of approaches, the common objectives are to further improve our understanding of the oceanic carbon-pump, the ocean role in global biogeochemical cycles, their connections to marine ecosystems and climate, as well as the development of operational applications.