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2015 update of the Global Carbon Budget and trends
Monday, 11 January 2016
We would like to inform you that the Global Carbon Project has released its newest (2015) annual update for year 2014, with preliminary estimates for year 2015. Relevant PowerPoint slides, figures, publications and other supporting documents are available at:
The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020 Project) Biogeochemistry Task Team Questionnaire
Tuesday, 05 January 2016
The TPOS 2020 Project is evaluating and where necessary will implement changes to the Tropical Pacific Observing System. The project's aim is to ensure and improve the utility and sustainability of the Tropical Pacific Observing System. These deliberations must be based on the current understanding of tropical Pacific science and on anticipation of the needs of observing system stakeholders in the coming decades. To this end, the TPOS 2020 Biogeochemistry Task Team has put together a set of questions specifically about the biogeochemistry observational needs in the TPOS backbone design. The assessment of tradeoffs in the TPOS design will depend in part on answers to these questions.
Input to the Online Questionnaire before 15 January 2016 would be very appreciated!
Launch of the Latin American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA)
Tuesday, 05 January 2016
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Latin American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA Network) a regional counterpart of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON). On December 15th, 2015, a group of 24 scientists from seven Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru met at the city of Concepcion, Chile to establish the LAOCA.
Interwined Ocean and Climate - a policy brief by the Oceans 2015 Initiative
Thursday, 24 September 2015
The Oceans 2015 Initiative has produced a Policy Brief to try raising the profile of the ocean at 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) and beyond. The English version is available now while the French, Spanish and Chinese versions will be available in the next few weeks from the website below. Do not hesitate to disseminate.
A plea to ocean acidification scientists
Thursday, 27 August 2015
The SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification has expressed its concern over the improper use of terminology by some scientists, media outlets and general public. The plea is published on the OA-ICC news stream where comments can be made. Some distinguished colleagues have have already made interesting comments which might lead us all to a systematic and globally agreed solution.
A 30 years observation-based global monthly gridded sea surface pCO2 product from 1982 through 2011
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
The observation-based pCO2 fields were created using a 2-step neural network technique. In a first step, the global ocean is divided into 16 biogeochemical provinces using a self organizing map. In a second step, the non-linear relationship between variables known to drive the surface ocean carbon system and gridded observations from the SOCATv2 dataset (Bakker et al. 2014) is reconstructed using a feed-forward neural network within each province separately.
Pre-registration open for the 18th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases and related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2015)
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The organizers aim to expand the scope of the meeting to include measurements of dissolved greenhouse gases and related ocean tracers for the first time! First circular
Registration and abstract submission now open for SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 (Kiel, Germany on September 7-11)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
See the conference website for confirmed plenary speakers and further details about the conference. Remember that as a participant, you will be able to express your wish to be considered to give a talk in one of the plenary sessions.
CDIAC Published NDP-094: Climatological Distributions of pH, pCO2, Total CO2, Alkalinity, and CaCO3 Saturation in the Global Surface Ocean
Monday, 15 September 2014
Climatological mean monthly distributions of pH in the total H+ scale, total CO2 concentration (TCO2), and the degree of CaCO3 saturation for the global surface ocean waters (excluding coastal areas) are calculated using a data set for pCO2, alkalinity and nutrient concentrations in surface waters (depths less than 50 m), which is built upon the GLODAP, CARINA and LDEO database.
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program will commence in September 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM website) program will commence in September 2014 with an initial commitment of $3.5 million per year over 6 years ($21 million dollars total). SOCCOM program is a six‐year initiative funded by the US NSF to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.
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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