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OceanObs'19: Regular registration and poster abstract submission open!
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
We would like to let you know that regular registration for the OceanObs'19 Conference is now open. The poster abstract submission and registration have been integrated. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, the option will be available during your registration process.
Regular registration and poster abstract submission will close March 1, 2019. Late registration will open through September 16, 2019. For more on fees, deadlines, posters, and event registration click here. To view the conference at-a-glance click here.
Biogeochemistry as a New Frontier in Operational Oceanography
Monday, 08 October 2018
The implementation of operational oceanography in the past 15 years has provided many societal benefits and has led to many countries adopting a formal roadmap for providing ocean forecasts. In the coming years biogeochemistry observations will challenge the new generation of data assimilation researchers. Published recently by GODAE OceanView, the book on "New Frontiers in Operational Oceanography" outlines the current state-of-the-art in operational oceanography with two chapters dedicated to marine biogeochemistry: on in situ observations (Chapter 6) and on modelling and data assimilation (Chapter 22).
For more detailed description of the book, full table of contents with chapter's authorship outlined, access to individual chapters and link to online order of a hard copy of the book please go to https://www.godae-oceanview.org/outreach/education-training/gov-summer-school-2017/publication/.
2019 Special POGO Visiting Fellowship for Ship-board Training on an Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export (ANDREX) Cruise
Thursday, 04 October 2018
We are pleased to let you know that Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), in partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), is offering a POGO-PML Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export (ANDREX) Cruise. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to visit PML for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; and to go on the cruise (February 14 to April 10, 2019) to help make biogeochemical observations (carbonate and oxygen chemistry).
The deadline for applications for the 2019 fellowship is Wednesday 17 October 2018. All applicants will be informed of the decision within one month of the deadline.
Kiel Declaration on Ocean Deoxygenation: "The ocean is losing its breath"
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
We would like to bring to your attention the recently published „Kiel Declaration on Ocean Deoxygenation" in which participants of the International Ocean Deoxygenation Conference (https://conference.sfb754.de/event/1) urgently call for more marine and climate protection as "the ocean is losing its breath." The document is one of the outcomes of the conference held on 2-7 September 2018 in Kiel, Germany. More than 300 scientists from 33 countries attended the conference to discuss the decline of oxygen, its causes and consequence. At the conclusion of the conference, the scientists published the „Kiel Declaration". Everyone who is concerned about ocean deoxygenation and agrees to the declaration is welcome to sign to show their support. You can read and sign the declaration by following this link: https://www.ocean-oxygen.org/declaration
Applications open for Ocean Teacher Global Academy training course on Ocean Data Management for Researchers
Friday, 28 September 2018
We would like to let you know about an upcoming training course offered by the Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) on Ocean Data Management for Researchers, held on 3-7 December at the IOC-UNESCO Project Office for International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Oostende, Belgium. This training course is aimed at researchers at the post-graduate level and provides a comprehensive introduction to a variety of marine datasets and formats and the use of software for synthesis and analysis of marine data. The importance of good research data management practices and the role of researchers will also be highlighted. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course. Please note that priority will be given to participants originating from Europe and North African countries. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged. A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all successful students.
Application deadline: 15 October 2018
Vacancy: Director of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC)
Thursday, 27 September 2018
We would like to let you know that the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) which is one of the central facilities of the pan-European research infrastructure, Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS RI), is recruiting a new director. The OTC director will be the pivotal voice of the OTC and further develop the strategic vision for the marine network of ICOS, and overseeing its implementation together with the OTC staff in Bergen, Norway, and in the United Kingdom. The director will be part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, the largest climate research centre in the Nordic countries and among the leading centres in Europe. From 2019 it is expected that the UK will co-host the OTC through the National Oceanography Centre, University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. This is a full-time and permanent position with a negotiable start date.
Application deadline: 10 October 2018. For more information about the position please see our site HERE.
Ocean Colour EOV Specification Sheet published
Monday, 24 September 2018
We are happy to inform you that the Ocean Colour Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Specification Sheet has been published and is available for viewing and download (for more information on the EOV process visit our site HERE.) To access all the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) EOV Specification Sheets, please follow this link: www.goosocean.org/eov.
The document has been prepared as a joint effort by the International Ocean Colour Coordination Group (IOCCG) and GOOS Panels. The challenge of describing the multidisciplinary requirements and applications of ocean colour measurements was met by a task team of dedicated experts from IOCCG Committee and GOOS Expert Panels: Emmanuel Boss (University of Maine, USA), Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida, USA), Rosalia Santoleri (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy), Simon Bélanger (Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada) and Taka Hirata (Hokkaido University, Japan). Extensive feedback was obtained through two rounds of review provided by the IOCCG Committee, which consists of members drawn from national space agencies and the ocean colour community. We hope that the observing community will find this document useful in the process of implementing the vision for multi-disciplinary and multi-platform sustained ocean observing system.
SDG Indicator 14.3.1 Methodology accepted by the IOC-UNESCO Executive Council
Thursday, 13 September 2018
We would like to let you know that during its 51st Executive Council Meeting in July 2018, the Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO welcomed the Methodology for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target Indicator 14.3.1. The SDG Target Indicator 14.3.1 calls for "average marine acidity measured at an agreed suite of representative sampling stations". The Methodology provides guidance to scientists and countries about how to carry out measurements following the best practices established by experts in the ocean acidification community, including members of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) and IOCCP, and explains how to report the collected information. You can view the accepted Methodology, available in English, French, Spanish and Russian HERE.
Critical dates for proposed paper contributions for IPCC 6th Assessment Report Working Group 1.
Thursday, 06 September 2018
We would like to inform you about two critical dates for scientific paper submission and acceptance for proposed paper contributions to be used by the 1st Working Group of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6-WG1). Of particular interest to our community is Chapter 5: Global Carbon and other Biogeochemical Cycles and Feedbacks. The process is open to accepting drafts of papers under review - they will be provisionally included in the literature database. You can view the full IPCC AR6 WG1 timeline together with background information and chapter outlines at this link: https://wg1.ipcc.ch/AR6/AR6.html
Latest submission for review date: 31 December 2019
Latest acceptance for publication date: 30 September 2020
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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