ocean research Archives - State of the Planet

crew on boat

A Brief History of Ocean Research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Past and Present

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8.

by |June 8, 2021

Pod of the Planet Episode 16: World Oceans Day 2021

Today we’re celebrating World Oceans Day with a deep dive into an international project to map the entire seafloor.

by |June 8, 2021

In a Vast Ocean, Studying Impact of the Tiniest Creatures

Vast portions of the oceans contain low levels of the nutrients that normally sustain life. Yet these areas are not devoid of life. Once thought to be biological deserts, recent research has shown that such nutrient-poor marine systems could significantly contribute to the amount of carbon dioxide that is trapped into the deep ocean, influencing Earth’s climate.

by |March 3, 2016