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CMS Oceans Pilot Products

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Studies to Explore the Feasibility of New Ocean Pilot Products

Two pilot products were investigated: 1) global maps of monthly global air-sea CO2 fluxes and 2) an assessment of the contribution of coastal ecosystems to regional carbon budgets preformed by two closely related NASA IDS projects.

Studies to Provide a Scientific Foundation for Future Ocean Carbon Monitoring Products

Two research projects established a foundation for entirely new types of ocean carbon products: 1) to develop a technique for routinely assessing phytoplankton carbon biomass in the field and 2) use of biological and bio-optical observations to address the role of calcifying phytoplankton in the carbon dynamics of the Arctic Ocean.