Emily Osborne

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Using biogeochemical-Argo autonomous profiling floats to fill major ocean observing gaps and study modern biogeochemical cycling and dynamics.

Quantifying the anthropogenic impact on ocean conditions by using high-resolution marine sediment records that span from the pre-Industrial period to present.

Pairing modern and paleoceanographic records to create the most comprehensive record of anthropogenic impacts on ocean systems .

Emily Osborne, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“The ocean’s history is key to understanding its future. I use a combination of paleoceanographic archives and modern ocean observations to study natural and human-induced ocean changes.”

Dr. Emily Osborne is a Physical Scientist with the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. She is currently investigating regional and global biogeochemical issues related to ocean health and climate through the use of a combination of paleoceanographic approaches, new autonomous sensors, and conventional measurements on large multi-disciplinary oceanographic cruises.

Current Work

Principal Investigator for the AOML Gulf of Mexico biogeochemical-Argo pilot array

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network Science Steering Committee Co-Lead

Coordinating Lead Author for the 5th National Climate Assessment Ocean and Marine Resources Chapter

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2016, Ph.D. Marine Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2012, B.S. Geology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  1. Osborne, E., X. Hu, E.R. Hall, K. Yates, J. Vreeland-Dawson, K. Shamberger, L. Barbero, J.M. Hernandez-Ayon, F.A. Gomez, T. Hicks, Y. Xu, M.R. McCutcheon, M. Acquafredda, C. Chapa-Balcorta, O. Norzagaray, D. Pierrot, A. Munoz-Caravaca, K.L. Dobson, N. Williams, N. Rabalais, and P. Dash. Ocean acidification in the Gulf of Mexico: Drivers, impacts, and unknowns. Progress in Oceanography, 209:102882, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102882 2022
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  2. Xu, Y.-Y., R. Wanninkhof, E. Osborne, M. Baringer, L. Barbero, W-J. Cai, and J. Hooper. Inorganic carbon transport and dynamics in the Florida Straits. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 127(10):e2022JC018405, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC018405 2022
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  3. Roemmich, D., L. Talley, N. Zilberman, E. Osborne, K.S. Johnson, L. Barbero, H.C. Bittig, N. Briggs, A.J. Fassbender, G.C. Johnson, B.A. King, E. McDonagh, S. Purkey, S. Riser, T. Suga, Y. Takeshita, V. Thierry, and S. Wijffels. The technological, scientific, and sociological revolution of global subsurface ocean observing. Oceanography, 34(4):2-8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.supplement.02 2021
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Corporate Innovation Award 2022

For innovation in large-scale autonomous observations in oceanography with global impacts in marine and climate science and technology.