Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study

Project Description
The Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study (BOFS) was a Community
Research Project of the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Directorate of the Natural Environment Research Council and was
hosted by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory from April 1987 and
April 1992, with a bridging to April 1993 for cruises to the
Southern Oceans. The North Atlantic field programme was
conducted between May 1989 and July 1991. BOFS formed a
significant part of the UK's contribution to the IGBP's Joint
Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS).

From the outset, BODC took the lead role in organising and
ensuring the proper management and processing of BOFS data. The
aim throughout was to make high quality data readily available
to project scientists with minimal delay, and to ensure the
publication of a comprehensive fully worked up data set at the
end of the project.

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