Expanding Tara Oceans Protocols for Underway, Ecosystemic Sampling of the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface During Tara Pacific Expedition (2016–2018)

The Ocean and the Atmosphere are the main engines of the global geochemistry. Therefore, their interface represents a “chokepoint” for gas and nutrient exchanges. As stressors become more presents in the atmosphere, it is likely that they will strongly impact the capacity for the Ocean to absorb CO2.

This paper presents the protocol developed to assess the community changes in the upper layer of the Ocean and map the mechanisms underpinning Ocean/Atmosphere processes. This protocol relies on the collect of mass data to begin to understand these mechanisms and “catapult the ocean-atmosphere science into the modern ‘big data’ era “.

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