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18th International Swiss Climate Summer School, 8-13 September 2019, Ascona, Switzerland
Monday, 10 December 2018
We would like to let you know about the 18th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2019 "Carbon and Climate in the Paris World: Getting out of the Fossil Fuel Carbon Budget Crunch" which will be held on 8 – 13 September 2019, in Ascona, Switzerland. The motivation for this highly interdisciplinary summer school is the current paradoxical situation wherein the internationally recognized warming targets of 2°C or even 1.5°C imply a tightly limited fossil fuel emission budget for the entire 21st century, while the trends in the fossil fuel emissions suggest that this budget is consumed within the next one to three decades. With conventional mitigation and adaptation options not sufficiently exploited, humankind may need to deploy unconventional methods to meet its climate target. This summer school addresses Early Stage Researchers from the climate, engineering, social and economic sciences.
Application deadline: 11 January 2019.
Release of the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2)
Friday, 07 December 2018
We would like to inform you that the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) was released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) via https://carbon2018.globalchange.gov. With over 200 contributing experts, this interagency highly influential scientific assessment was led by the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) and U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program. Individual chapter PDFs can be downloaded HERE. Incorporating 19 chapters distributed across four interconnected sections (I. Synthesis, II. Human Dimensions of the Carbon Cycle, III. State of Air, Land, and Water, IV. Consequences and Ways Forward), SOCCR2 assesses the last decade of cross-sectoral carbon cycle advances across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, in the global context. The global community might also be interested in the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment which was released simultaneously via https://nca2018.globalchange.gov.
The 4th GOA-ON International Workshop, 14-17 April 2019, Hangzhou, China
Wednesday, 05 December 2018
We are happy to let you know that the 4th Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) International Workshop (http://www.goa-on2019.com/en/index.html) will be held in Hangzhou, China from 14 to 17 April 2019. The Workshop, co-sponsored by IOCCP, will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss emerging aspects from the coupled effects of ocean acidification with multi-stressors, review global ocean acidification status and forecast capabilities, and explore opportunities for capacity development. The workshop is consisted of various events to facilitate an open, multi-level and comprehensive communication and exchanges among participants. There will be invited keynotes, selected oral presentations at plenary sessions, accepted oral presentations at parallel sessions, poster sessions, special events, and summaries organized in a three-and-a half day program. In addition, the Organizing Committee will host several activities to foster a relaxing atmosphere for participants, including ice-breaker, workshop banquet, and city tour by night. IOCCP is co-chairing the session on "Observing ocean and coastal acidification and the impacts on organisms and ecosystems", one of the four thematic sessions of the workshop.
Deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2019. Travel grant award applications are due by 31 January 2019.
OceanPredict'19: Advancing the science and application of ocean predictions, May 2019, Halifax, Canada
Monday, 03 December 2018
Ocean scientists, ocean observation specialists, industry representatives, service providers and users of ocean data & products from across the local, national & international operational oceanography community will gather in Halifax, Canada, for the GODAE OceanView Symposium, OceanPredict '19 (http://oceanpredict19.org/). The Symposium, aimed at advancing the science and application of ocean predictions, will take place on 6-10 May 2019. The event will present high-level speakers providing expert insight into the latest ocean research & development efforts, products and services and applications. OceanPredict'19 offers participants to engage in special science splinter meetings, poster sessions, booth exhibitions and discussions to explore and define the direction of future operational oceanography. As marine biogeochemistry observations are becoming increasingly needed to develop future ocean predictions, members of our community might be interested in contributing to one or more of the many themes selected for this symposium.
Abstract submission deadline: 7 December 2018.
Survey on ocean acidification research and observation data – SDG 14.3.1 Indicator methodology
Friday, 30 November 2018
The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO invite you to take part in a survey on ocean acidification research and observation data. Your answers to this survey will help trace where ocean acidification data is being collected, and where it is stored and served, to facilitate reporting on one of the indicators of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, 'Life below water'. SDG14 Target 3 on ocean acidification calls to 'minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels'. IOC-UNESCO is the custodian agency for the Indicator 14.3.1, which is used to measure the progress made to achieve the target. With the support from GOA-ON, and other experts in the field of ocean acidification, IOC-UNESCO has developed the SDG Indicator 14.3.1 Methodology 'average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations'. The Methodology provides the necessary guidance on which variables to report, how to conduct ocean acidification measurements and on how to report the collected information in a transparent and traceable manner.
You can take part in the survey by following the link HERE. Please submit your answers by December 20, 2018.
Invitation to take part in a U.S. GO-SHIP survey
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
On behalf of an external review committee, we invite you to participate in a survey of the US GO-SHIP program. US GO-SHIP is an affiliate of international GO-SHIP, which performs global ship-based decadal surveys to collect, document, and store high precision and full depth hydrographic and biogeochemical data from the global ocean. The US CLIVAR and OCB programs are coordinating an external community review of US GO-SHIP to assess and provide feedback on program planning, progress, and opportunities to advance the scientific research of US CLIVAR and OCB.
This survey is one step of the process to collect community input. It is intended to gauge the effectiveness and value of US GO-SHIP operations, products and science and seeks to find opportunities to strengthen these in the future. We ask your input no matter your level of contact with US GO-SHIP, whether a casual observer and consumer of GO-SHIP data or science, a student who has gone on a cruise, a member of the Executive Committee, or anywhere in between. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please fill out the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GO-SHIP) by December 7, 2018.
Shipboard training opportunities in 2019
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
We would like to inform you that the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), as part of its capacity-building programme, will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities on-board research vessels during 2019. Normally, specific calls are made a minimum of six months before the cruise begins. However, you are invited to submit your application already now because sometimes the POGO shipboard training programme is offered an available berth at shorter notice. We would also like to announce a call for applications for the first specific opportunity to join a 'South-North Atlantic Training Transect' (SoNoAT) cruise on board the RV Polarstern in June 2019. SoNoAT is a training survey that brings together International participants through a collaboration between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), AtlantOS project, POGO and funded through the Nippon Foundation. There will be 25 scholarships available for participants, which include travel to the departure port, return flight from Bremerhaven, and all costs involved with living on board during the training.
The call for applications for SoNoAT will be open until 30 November 2018. Successful candidates will be informed by the middle of December.
New data publications available from OCADS/NCEI
Thursday, 15 November 2018
We would like to let you know that the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) published two new data publications. NDP-098 is a data synthesis product containing "A comprehensive global oceanic dataset of discrete measurements of helium isotope and tritium during the hygrographic cruises on various ships from 1952-10-21 to 2016-01-22 (NCEI Accession 0176626)." NDP-099 is a new data numeric package describing "Current calcite (CaCO3) dissolution at the seafloor caused by anthropogenic CO2 (NCEI Accession 0176672)."
Training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors, 10-19 June 2019, Kristineberg, Sweden
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
We are thrilled to announce that IOCCP and EU BONUS INTEGRAL Project (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea) are organizing a 10-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 10-19, 2019 at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences, in Kristineberg, Sweden. Application process will open in mid-December 2018. Save the dates and stay tuned for updates on the course.
Should you like to forward this information to your peers, please use the attached course flyer.
2019 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program
Friday, 09 November 2018
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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