The University of Bergen (UiB)/Geophysical Institute (GFI) is the primary academic marine research organisation in Norway with key expertise in physical oceanography, climate research, biogeochemistry, and meteorology. UiB's main tasks in AtlantOS are to:
• Coordinate the marine carbon observations from SOOPs, together with University of Exeter (Task 2.1, UiB lead Prof. T. Johannessen).
• Develop ADCP SOOP and deliver integrated (SOOP and Ferrybox) data products (Task 2.1, UiB lead Prof. C. Schrum).
• Develop and consolidate glider observations in focal areas, glider piloting tools, and glider deployments of new sensors (Task 3.4, UiB lead: Prof. P. M. Haugan).
• To prepare surface ocean carbon data products based on AtlantOS data combined with SOCAT data and protocols (Task 7.5.3, UiB lead Ass. Prof. A. Olsen).
The profile of UiB/GFI emphasising observations of the oceans in order to understand their dynamics, biogeochemistry and ecosystems, is perfectly aligned with these tasks. UiB/GFI hosts the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) of the Integrated Carbon Observing System (ICOS), the Norwegian national research infrastructure for ocean gliders, and the input database for the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas. These elements will contribute directly to our tasks in AtlantOS.
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