Research

The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a five year investigation to resolve key processes controlling ocean system function, their influences on atmospheric aerosols and clouds and their implications for climate.
Fantail of the RV Atlantic Explorer

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) represents the largest pool of reduced carbon in the ocean. Despite being such a large and important pool of organic matter the oceanographic community has suffered from a paucity of high quality DOM data. The goal of these projects is to quantify and characterize the distribution patterns of DOM and its constituents across the major basins of the global ocean.

BIOS-SCOPE is a five year, multi-institutional research program for the study of microbial oceanography in the North Atlantic Ocean, with fieldwork centered near the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site. Established in 2015, the underlying objective of this project is to cultivate cross-disciplinary collaborations that utilize a broad suite of scientific approaches, integrating genomic data with field measurements to evaluate marine microbial communities and their influence on biogeochemical cycles in the ocean.

Coastal Oceanography

Through a number of collaborative projects such as the NSF sponsored Diatom and DOM (PIs Carlson and Brzezinski), the SBC LTER (PI Reed) and the NASA sponsored Plumes and Blooms (PI D. Siegel) projects we investigate the role that microbes play in the biogeochemistry of the Santa Barbara Channel.

Microbial Ecology and Coral Reefs

We examine the microbial interaction with water column biogeochemistry in the coral reef system of Moorea. This work is conducted through a number of collaborative projects including the NSF sponsored MCR LTER project.