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What is the Ocean Chemistry Division?

The Ocean Chemistry Division (OCD) is one of the four scientific research divisions within the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The diverse Ocean Chemistry Division scientific staff is comprised not only of chemical oceanographers and atmospheric chemists but also biological oceanographers and geologists. OCD typically employs multi-disciplinary approaches to solve scientific research questions central to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission requirements. The division's work includes projects that are important both in enhancing our basic understanding of the coupled atmospheric/ocean system but also in assessing the current and future effects of human activities on the coastal and oceanic environments. Detailed information about specific research projects can be found within the major research areas section of this site. 

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