“I am delighted to launch the Ocean Science domain with Commentaries and Research Articles written by oceanographers who are leaders in their fields.”
I am delighted to launch the Ocean Science domain with Commentaries and Research Articles written by oceanographers who are leaders in their fields. These writings explore the critical topics of the day, from the changing Arctic Ocean (Kevin Arrigo) to ocean acidification in the Pacific Ocean (Jeremy Mathis and Dick Feely) to the impacts of the BP oil spill on coral life in the deep Gulf of Mexico (Chuck Fisher and colleagues). An insightful Commentary addressing energy capture by the ocean (Dave Karl) will soon be joining these lead-off pieces, with other manuscripts in the pipeline that address evolutionary responses to ocean acidification, human impacts at the river-ocean interface, and policy issues for ocean navigation. The first special feature in the Ocean Science domain will address one of the ocean’s most productive ecosystems, where ice meets the sea in coastal Antarctica, in a linked series of articles on the project called ASPIRE (led by Tish Yager), for Amundsen Sea Polynya International Research Expedition, jointly funded by the US National Science Foundation and the Swedish Research Council. Please join us in this new, open-access, interdisciplinary and international publishing venture by submitting your research to the Ocean Science domain.