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Towards a global strategy for monitoring of Surface Ocean CO2 - collaboration between G7 FSOI and IOCCP
Wednesday, 03 November 2021
We are happy to share with you the news that the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) will collaborate with the IOCCP to develop an internationally agreed strategy for Surface Ocean CO2 monitoring. The G7 and IOCCP collaboration was presented by the EU coordinator of the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre during a scoping workshop entitled "Ocean Carbon Capacities: Identifying priorities for collaborative action" held by the EU Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) on 21 October. The workshop focused on an action plan to develop a robust reporting system capable of understanding, evaluating and predicting ocean carbon uptake on an annual basis, placing these in the context of other ocean carbon sources and sinks, and reporting the results of this to the UNFCCC Global Stocktake 2023.
As part of the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre’s scientific and technical support to Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Coordination Centre will work closely with the IOCCP, which acts as the GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel, to catalyse and facilitate the development of this strategy, building on existing observing programmes, data management structures and coordination bodies where possible. Such a strategy is needed to guide coordinated joint investment by governments to implement a global surface ocean CO2 monitoring network capable of responding to the needs of global and regional policy drivers, including the UNFCCC Stocktake.
Please see the complete announcement on the EU4OceanObs website here: https://www.eu4oceanobs.eu/surface-ocean-co2-monitoring/
GLODAPv2.2022 - Call for new cruise submissions open until 17 January 2022
Tuesday, 02 November 2021
We would like to let you know about the call for new cruise submissions in preparation for the next annual release of the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project GLODAPv2.2022 data product. The GLODAP Reference Group is looking for cruises which have “carbon-relevant” data, i.e. have a finalized cruise bottle file with at least one:
• Inorganic sub-parameter (TA, DIC, pH, fCO2) and/or
• Transient tracer (CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, SF6, CCl4) and/or
• Carbon isotope (C13, C14)
The submission deadline for the next update is the 17 January 2022. For submissions or questions, principal investigators are encouraged to check the attached submission requirements document and contact Nico Lange (nlange[at]geomar.de).
The current product, GLODAPv2.2021, can be accessed from here: https://www.glodap.info
COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion, 31 October - 12 November 2021
Monday, 25 October 2021
With COP26 just around the corner, you might be interested in the COP26 virtual Ocean Pavilion (https://cop26oceanpavilion.vfairs.com/) which is dedicated to showcase why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet. It aims to increase knowledge, commitment and action for the ocean-climate nexus at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, this November. Registration for the Ocean Pavilion is free and will provide you with online access to live ocean events on November 1, 5, and 12 and on-demand content from 31 October - 12 November. All you will need is a Wi-Fi connection and a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Follow the registration link here.
This pavilion will aim to give you a real flavour of the ocean events and discussions at COP26 and will:
- Highlight important ocean events such as planned by the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-GCA), and VOP collaborating partners;
- Host panel sessions linking the ocean with the themes of the GCA events and SBSTA Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue themes to provide input to these discussions;
- Feature interviews with Party negotiators to gain insights on the status of discussions;
- Provide a gateway to ocean and climate stories from around the world through virtual exhibits, on-demand videos, reports and other online resources.
The Ocean Pavilion is coordinated by the Global Ocean Forum, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Oceano Azul Foundation, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO under the Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action (ROCA) Initiative, in collaboration with many other partners from across the globe.
Building resilience in the production and distribution of CO2-in-seawater Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Building resilience in the production and distribution of CO2-in-seawater Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) continues to be an issue for the global marine carbon community because there is a single source of reference materials for total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and pH in seawater and a calibrated HCl titrant for seawater alkalinity analysis (A. Dickson Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, USA). On 16 September 2021, as part of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Week, IOCCP contributed to a dedicated session "Community Discussion around CO2-in-seawater CRMs."
Apart from introducing the results from over 240 responses to the "CO2-in-seawater Reference Material Community Survey" organized by the US Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification, the session informed and discussed about the status of CRMs and updates on resilience building globally and regionally in the US, Europe and for developing and lesser resourced laboratories. You can view the recorded webinar from the GOA-ON YoutTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJ2SW54Nhc
Moreover, we recommend reading a related article published on 29 September in Science News: "The world’s only source of critical seawater samples could dry up." You can access it from here: https://www.science.org/content/article/world-s-only-source-critical-seawater-samples-could-dry
53rd International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics,16-20 May 2022, Liège, Belgium
Friday, 01 October 2021
We are excited to let you know that IOCCP is co-organzing and co-sponsoring the 53rd International Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics which will take place on 16-20 May 2022 in Liege, Belgium. The theme of the 53rd Liege colloquium is "Low oxygen environments in marine and coastal waters: Drivers, consequences, solutions." The event will investigate new developments and insights related to deoxygenation in open and coastal waters. The colloquium is a contribution to the Ocean Decade program Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD). Please see the Colloquium website for a complete list of sessions, including one on "Deoxygenation: observing and modelling" co-convened by Véronique Garçon, IOCCP Co-Chair. Véronique and Maciej Telszewski, IOCCP Director, represent IOCCP on the Colloquium Organizing and Scientific Committee.
Abstract submission deadline is on 16 January 2022, and early-bird registration will close on 30 March 2022. Feel free to use the attached flyer to spread the announcement among your colleagues.
Last chance to submit an abstract for Ocean Sciences Meeting, 27 Feb-4 Mar 2022, Honolulu, HI, USA
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
This is a friendly reminder that there is still a chance to submit an abstract for the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM 2022) which will be held on 27 February - 04 March 2022 in Honolulu, HI, USA. This year's conference format allows for in-person, virtual or hybrid attendance. See here for details on which registration option is most suitable for your needs: https://www.aslo.org/osm2022/in-person-virtual-or-hybrid/. In the Conference program you will find many sessions relevant for ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observations and modelling. A complete list of scientific sessions can be found here: https://www.aslo.org/osm2022/scientific-sessions/
Abstract deadline of 11:59 pm EDT on 29 September 2021 will be strictly enforced. Please note that abstract fee was waived for submissions by attendees from developing countries. See here for detailed abstract guidelines: https://www.aslo.org/osm2022/abstract-guidelines/
GO2NE Webinar on Ocean Deoxygenation, 23 September 2021, 14:00–15:00 UTC
Friday, 17 September 2021
Please join the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE) for a new session of its webinar series on ocean deoxygenation. This 9th webinar will take place on 23 September 2021 at 14:00 UTC. The webinar will feature presentations by: Dante Espinoza-Morriberon (Instituto del Mar del Perú) on "Numerical modelling of oxygen variability and deoxygenation trends in the Southeastern Pacific," and Renato Salvatteci (Kiel University, Germany) on "Paleoceanographic evidence for smaller fish species in a warm and oxygen-poor ocean." Recordings from this and past webinars are available from here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=unesco+go2ne
2021 update of Jena CarboScope - a SOCAT-based ocean CO2 flux product
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
We would like to let you know that an updated version of Jena CarboScope ocean CO2 flux product can be accessed from the website at http://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/CarboScope/?ID=oc_v2021. CarboScope provides the temporally and spatially resolved estimates of the global sea-air CO2 flux based on the SOCAT data set of pCO2 observations, as presented in Rödenbeck et al., 2013. The product comprises seasonal, interannual, and day-to-day variations. This update involves the use of SOCATv2021 data and the additional year 2020.
OASIS for a Predicted Ocean, a UN Ocean Decade Laboratory Satellite Event, 16 September @ 14:00 & 23:00 UTC
Thursday, 09 September 2021
On behalf of the event organizers, we invite you to join the OASIS for a Predicted Ocean, a UN Ocean Decade Laboratory Satellite Event held on Thursday, September 16 during two identical one-hour sessions at 14:00 UTC and 23:00 UTC. This online workshop will bring the air-sea observation community together to discuss how we can contribute to Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) themes to make OASIS goals a reality. The Satellite Activity will encourage brainstorming and collaborations using short pre-recorded talks combined with highly interactive online tools. We will use Gather.Town with separate rooms for each theme, whiteboards, a poster session room, small meeting areas, and a larger plenary session. Don’t miss your chance to help launch the OASIS for a Predicted Ocean.
Please register for this workshop at no cost at the following link: https://airtable.com/shreC0mGhtDDUiz2O See below for more information on the themed poster sessions and events timetable.
GOA-ON Ocean Acidification Week 2021, 13-17 September 2021
Monday, 06 September 2021
On behalf of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) we would like to let you know that the Ocean Acidification Week 2021 is just around the corner (Monday 13 September - Friday 17 September, 2021). This year, GOA-ON's virtual OA Week includes 5 plenary sessions, updates from each regional hub, and many community discussion sessions. The full program can be viewed from here.
Please visit the OA Week 2021 webpage for more details about each virtual session, and to register. Feel free to share the webpage and full program with your professional networks.
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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