Tracking an Ocean of Carbon

NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) Director, Dr. Chris Sabine, narrates an educational video on how and why we measure carbon in the ocean.

The Carbon Group at PMEL works to advance our scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time. PMEL's research includes documenting the evolving state of the ocean carbon chemistry with high quality measurements on ships and autonomous platforms, studying the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle and the processes involved, and investigating how rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change affect the chemistry of the ocean and its marine ecosystems.

PMEL's efforts support NOAA's commitment to improve the Nation's ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts, and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources.