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Meike Becker

  • E-mailmeike.becker@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 70
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am a researcher with a focus on chemical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute/University of Bergen in Norway. I focus understanding what governs the uptake of carbon by the worlds oceans, especially the North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas. I am especially interested in the interactions between the upper ocean carbon cycle and the biological cabon pump.



Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). The consolidated European synthesis of CO2 emissions and removals for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990–2020. Earth System Science Data. 4295-4370.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Rapid fCO2 rise in the northern Barents Sea and Nansen Basin. Progress in Oceanography. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Global Carbon Budget 2021. Earth System Science Data. 1917-2005.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The northern European shelf as an increasing net sink for CO2. Biogeosciences.
  • Show author(s) (2021). In-air one-point calibration of oxygen optodes in underway systems. Limnology and Oceanography : Methods. 292-302.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Long-term intercomparison of two pCO2 instruments based on ship-of-opportunity measurements in a dynamic shelf sea environment . Limnology and Oceanography : Methods. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Wintertime fCO2 variability in the subpolar North Atlantic since 2004 . Geophysical Research Letters. 1580-1590.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Winter weather controls net influx of atmospheric CO2 on the north-west European shelf. Scientific Reports. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Trends of Ocean Acidification and pCO2 in the Northern North Sea, 2003-2015. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Biogeosciences.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Global carbon budget 2019. Earth System Science Data. 1783-1838.
  • Show author(s) (2018). A Detailed View on the Seasonality of Stable Carbon Isotopes Across the North Atlantic. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 1406-1419.
  • Show author(s) (2023). The One Ocean Expedition: Science and Sailing for the Ocean We Want. 2023 - 34. 2023 - 34. .
  • Show author(s) (2022). Monitoring ocean acidification in Norwegian seas in 2021 - selected results. .
  • Show author(s) (2023). Havforsuringsprogrammet.
  • Show author(s) (2018). ICOS data used for Ocean acidification research.
  • Show author(s) (2018). CO2 metrology - present situation for the marine community.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Havets rolle i det globale karbonbudsjett.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Rapid fCO2 rise in the northern Barents Sea and Nansen Basin.
  • Show author(s) (2023). An assessment of CO2 storage and sea-air fluxes of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea between 1985 and 2018.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Estimating air sea CO2 flux on the European shelf .
  • Show author(s) (2021). The northern European shelf as increasing net sink for CO2 .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Anthropogenic CO2 emissions and climate change: the state of art and future scenarios .
  • Show author(s) (2017). The Anthropocene in the marine carbon isotope record, δ13C in the Nordic Seas.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Surface ocean pCO2 measurements within ICOS Norway and the example of M/V Nuka Arctica.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Nuka Arctica: North Atlantic Observatory.
  • Show author(s) (2017). pCO2 Measurements on the Voluntary Observing Ship M/V Nuka Arctica 2017.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hvordan skal vi følge med på CO2 utslippene? Klassekampen.
Programme management
  • Show author(s) (2023). Meike Becker og Ingunn Skjevlan - Deepwater acidification.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Surface ocean pCO2 maps along the Norwegian coast-A regional optimization of global pCO2 maps.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Impact of North Atlantic freshening on sea surface fCO2.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2019). Constraining the oceanic uptake and fluxes of greenhouse gases by building an ocean network of certified stations: The ocean component of the Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS-Oceans. Frontiers in Marine Science. 1-15.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • ICOS - Integrated Carbon Observation Systems: Meike Becker is PI for the ships of opportunity (SOOP) Tukuma Arctica (from 2020) and Nuka Arctica (until 2020). This work includes setting up and improving the instrumentation, maintenance, data reduction and quality control.  
  • Co-chair of the Ocean MSA (Montitoring Station assembly) of ICOS
  • Verify: Becker is Co-investigator and responsible for mapping coastal air-sea fluxes of CO2 in Europe
  • One Ocean Expedition: PI for the surface ocean pCO2 measurements onboard. 
  • The Nansen Legacy: Becker is Co-investigator and works on determining the air-sea flux of CO2 in the Barents Sea
  • Havforsuringsprogrammet (Ocean acidification program) of the Norweagian Environmental Agency 

I have experience with the following observations/intrumentations in the lab and at sea:

- surface ocean pCO2 monitoring from commercial ships

- dissolved oxygen observations

- stable carbon isotopes (13C-DIC)

- alkalinity and DIC analysis

- transient tracer analysis

- POC/PON and Chl a analysis

Research groups