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GOA-ON Webinar on Carbon cycle monitoring in the extreme latitudes: the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean, 14 December, 3 PM UTC
Wednesday, 09 November 2022
We invite you to join the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)’s December webinar, "Carbon cycle monitoring in the extreme latitudes: the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean” on December 14, 2022 at 3 PM UTC. Dr. Margaret Ogundare (Federal University of Technology, Akure) and Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (University of Calgary) will be presenting their work in polar regions, which spans topics such as increasing the spatial and temporal observations of the Southern Ocean, the Arctic marine carbon sink, as well as neural network machine learning.
To register for the webinar follow this link:
To view recordings of past GOA-ON webinars visit the GOA-On YouTube channel:
GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS Summer School on ocean deoxygenation and acidification, 6-12 November 2023, La Serena, Chile
Tuesday, 08 November 2022
We are excited to bring to your attention the GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS International Summer School, which will be held in Chile in November 2023. The Summer School is designed to prepare the next generation of ocean scientists that will engage in multidisciplinary research and increase our understanding on the response of marine ecosystems in the next decades. Students will learn the necessary knowledge and skills of the many disciplines needed to understand the ocean and atmospheric processes involved in ocean deoxygenation and acidification with a focus on Eastern Boundary Upwelling systems. It will expose students and early-career scientists to recent developments and methodologies in the study of biogeochemical and physical feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere in a changing environment.
The GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS Summer School is open to graduate and doctoral students, and early career scientists interested in interacting with world leading experts in the field in a friendly atmosphere, and enhance their understanding of the processes constraining the future state of the oceans and environmental risks to marine habitats and ecosystems.
Location: Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA) & University of Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile
Dates: 6 - 12 November 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 November 2022
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETAINED APPLICATIONS: 15 January 2023
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 31 January 2023
2022 GCOS IP has been published together with the new set of ECVs Requirements
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
We would like to let you know that the Global Climate Observing System programme (GCOS) has recently published the 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan and the 2022 ECV Requirements. The GCOS Implementation Plan is a response to the findings of the 2021 GCOS Status Report, implications arising from the IPCC 6th assessment report and recent scientific studies on the climate cycles. The publication provides recommendations for a sustained and fit for purpose Global Climate Observing System. Global climate monitoring needs to cover the entire Earth system from the atmosphere to the oceans, from the cryosphere to the biosphere, and encompassing the water, energy and carbon cycles. It identifies six themes, each of them including several actions that if undertaken in the next 5-10 years, will lead to an improved Global Climate Observing System. It also aims to serve WMO Member States in addressing the challenges of climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The actions in the Implementation Plan and the requirements were compiled by experts of the GCOS panels in consultation with their respective communities. IOCCP as GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel contributed to the update of the ECV requirements and formulation of 2022 GCOS IP actions which address the marine biogeochemistry component of the global climate observing system. The 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan and the 2022 ECVs Requirements will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, as well at the 2nd GCOS Climate Observation conference in Darmstadt, Germany.
IOCCP & ICOS OTC Training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors, 5-18 June 2023, Kristineberg, Sweden
Thursday, 06 October 2022
We are thrilled to announce that IOCCP and ICOS OTC (Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre) are organizing a 14-day international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors." The course will be held on June 5-18, 2023 at the Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation, in Kristineberg, Sweden. Application process will open in mid-December 2022. You can read about the past editions of the course from our website here: www.ioccp.org/index.php/training
Save the dates and stay tuned for updates on the course. You can also help us spread the news by sharing the attached course flyer.
GOOS Ocean Observing System Report Card 2022
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
We are happy to share with you that the new GOOS Ocean Observing System Report Card has just been released with a dedicated section on ocean carbon observing! The Report Card was prepared in collaboration with GOOS partners and experts, including from IOCCP, and produced by its operational centre OceanOPS.
The high-level annual report provides a deep insight on the state, capacity and value of our Global Ocean Observing System. In 2022, it focuses on how an integrated observing network adds value to society across the three GOOS delivery areas of climate, operational services and ocean health. The Report highlights physical, biogeochemical and, for the first time, biological observations, providing a global view of the state of the GOOS, identifying the latest observing networks’ progress, the key challenges and opportunities to enhance the system. It also includes a dedicated section on the status and value of ocean carbon observations available from ship-based, autonomous and other platforms, highlighting the value of SOCAT and GLODAP data synthesis community efforts.
Access the Report Card here: https://www.ocean-ops.org/reportcard/
We regretfully announce the passing of Dr. Michio Aoyama
Wednesday, 07 September 2022
It is with greatest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Michio Aoyama on September 5, 2022. Dr Aoyama contributed extensively to a variety of activities across marine biogeochemistry. One of his major contributions concentrated on harmonization of global oceanic nutrients observations and data. His leadership in a joint ICES-IOC Study Group on Nutrients Standards (SGONS), followed by co-chairmanship of the SCOR Working Group 147, "Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data (COMPONUT)", followed by his leadership at IOCCP SSG focused on Nutrients EOV, allowed for achieving global consensus on obtaining comparable and accurate nutrients data. His inexhaustible energy in organizing large international workshops, several global inter-comparison exercises and eventually successful lobbying for development, production, distribution and use of nutrients Reference Materials, changed our ability to understand the geochemistry of deep oceanic waters in relation to carbon and dissolved nutrients.
On a personal level, we all enjoyed his friendly enthusiasm and genuine curiosity. We are all in shock with this sudden, unexpected loss.
WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium, 30 January-1 February 2023
Wednesday, 07 September 2022
We would like to inform you about the WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium that will take place at WMO Headquarters in Geneva on 30 January-1 February 2023. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 November 2022, 24:00 CET. Based on your submissions, the programme committee will form the sessions considering the topics covered by the Symposium. The programme will be published on 12 December 2022, and the authors will be informed directly. Abstract can be submitted at the Symposium web page WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium | World Meteorological Organization.
First edition of GOOD News from the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE)
Thursday, 25 August 2022
We would like to share with you the very first issue of GOOD News, the quarterly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the latest highlights, events, announcements, and opportunities in the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) and the Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD) - an endorsed program under the UN Decade of the Ocean for Sustainable Development. In particular, we want to draw your attention to the open call for new members of the GO2NE Committee soliciting applications by 4 September.
See the attached newsletter for more news and information on how to subscribe to future releases.
2023 US OCB Activity Proposal Solicitation
Friday, 19 August 2022
The US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is soliciting proposals for OCB activities that will take place or begin during the 2023 calendar year. Due to ongoing pandemic-related uncertainties, in-person activities should include contingency plans in case delays or cancellations are necessary. Proposals for OCB-relevant workshops and activities are sought for:
- Scoping workshops (~50-70 people) that bring together an appropriate body of expertise to foster discussions and build momentum within a specific OCB research area (previous OCB scoping workshops)
- Working groups (~8-12 members) to address targeted science goals/questions and develop products that benefit and engage the broader OCB community (e.g., small “process teams” to improve OCB process understanding and parameterization in earth system models)
- Synthesis activities to bring together existing data sets, model outputs, etc. to support and inform future research efforts
- Intercomparison activities to assess and build consensus on best practices (methodological, modeling, data analysis, etc.) for advancing OCB-relevant research
- Training activities (~30-50 participants plus instructors as needed) to build capacity in different areas of OCB research
Upcoming webinars on deoxygenation by GO2NE (23 Aug) and on ocean acidification by GOA-ON (25 Aug)
Friday, 19 August 2022
We would like to let you know about two webinars which are due to take place next week: on ocean acidification organized by the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), and on deoxygenation organized by the Global Ocean Oxygen NEtwork (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE).
The 15th GO2NE webinar will be held on August 23, 23:00 CEST. The webinar will be moderated by Jodie Rummer (James Cook University, Australia) and will include a presentation on "Coral reef hypoxia: Present-day exposure and projections under warming" by Ariel Pezner (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, USA) and on "Unlocking the vulnerability of reef-forming corals to deoxygenation" by David Suggett (University of Technology Sydney, Australia). You can register for the webinar HERE.
The GOA-ON webinar on "Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Scientific Research in the PI-TOA Region" will take place on August 25, 11:00 AM Fiji. The webinar will be moderated by IOCCP Co-Chair Kim Currie with presentations by Dr Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt, Associate Professor Patila Amosa and Ms Luia Taise. The three speakers will span topics such as establishing a pH time-series on the Suva reef, the effects of ocean acidification on organismal calcification such as corals and bryozoans, and the impacts on the photosynthetic physiology of a green seaweed. These research topics are important in understanding the impact of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems of the Pacific. You can register for the webinar HERE.
The IOCCP promotes the development of a global network of ocean carbon observations for research through technical coordination and communication services, international agreements on standards and methods, and advocacy and links to the global observing systems. The IOCCP is co-sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Read more…
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