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10th GO2NE Webinar on Ocean Deoxygenation, 26 January, 15:00 UTC
Thursday, 20 January 2022
Please join the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE) for a new session of its webinar series on ocean deoxygenation. This 10th webinar will take place on 26 January 2022 at 15:00-16:00 UTC. The webinar will feature presentations by: Niels van Helmond (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) on "Sedimentary trace metals: a powerful indicator for bottom water redox conditions," and Laura Bristow (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) on "Nitrogen cycling in anoxic waters: oxygen contamination and the need for in situ measurements." You can register for the webinar HERE. Recordings from this and past webinars are available from here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=unesco+go2ne
"Frontiers in Ocean Observing" supplement published in Oceanography
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
We would like to let you know that Oceanography, the official magazine of The Oceanography Society, published its inaugural supplement on ocean observing, entitled "Frontiers in Ocean Observing: Documenting Ecosystems, Understanding Environmental Changes, Forecasting Hazards." Articles in this collection describe new technologies and reveal some exciting results that advance our understanding of the world ocean and its resources and support its sustainable use and management. Topics covered in the supplement align with the priorities of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) in the following areas: (1) Ocean-Climate Nexus, (2) Ecosystems and Their Diversity, (3) Ocean Resources and the Economy Under Changing Environmental Conditions, (4) Pollutants and Contaminants and Their Potential Impacts on Human Health and Ecosystems, and (5) Multi-Hazard Warning Systems. The sixth and closing chapter describes several exciting new ocean observing technologies.
The supplement contains several articles related to marine biogeochemistry observations, including contributions from IOCCP SSG and Office members. You can access the whole collection here: https://tos.org/oceanography/issue/volume-34-issue-04-supplement
Roadmap for an open-access Global Ocean Oxygen Database and ATlas (GO2DAT) published
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
We are delighted to let you know that an important paper describing a roadmap for an open-access Global Ocean Oxygen Database and ATlas (GO2DAT) has been published in Frontiers in Marine Science (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.724913/full).
Eight current and recent IOCCP SSG members contributed to the work carried by 57 scientists from 45 institutions in 22 countries aimed at fully harnessing the increasing volumes of oxygen data already delivered and in anticipation of much higher quantities of data from autonomous platforms in the open ocean and coastal areas.
In coming months and years, IOCCP’s engagement around the Oxygen EOV will, to large extent, focus on implementing the roadmap laid out in this paper. GO2DAT is hoped to combine oxygen data from the coastal and open ocean measured by a variety of methods on a myriad of operating platforms. Community-agreed, fully documented and consistent quality control (QC) procedure and quality flagging (QF) system will be adopted to support the development of advanced biogeochemical models and data synthesis products, significantly improving our mapping, understanding and forecasting capabilities.
Reminder: Abstracts due and travel grants available for the 53rd International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics,16-20 May 2022, Liège, Belgium
Monday, 20 December 2021
We would like to remind you that the abstract submission deadline for the 53rd International Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics is on 16 January 2022. A limited number of travel grants are offered to young scientists, PhD students and early post-docs who are submitting an abstract as presenting author (oral or poster). To apply for these grants, please send your application before January 31st 2022. Follow this link for more information on the travel grants and application process.
The Colloquium, co-sponsored and co-organized by IOCCP, will take place on 16-20 May 2022 in Liege, Belgium, and is a contribution to the Ocean Decade program Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD). Please see the Colloquium website for a complete list of sessions and other information. Feel free to use the attached flyer to spread the announcement among your colleagues.
Call to contribute to the first global coastal water dissolved organic matter database
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), nitrogen (DON) and phosphorus (DOP) are important pieces of the biogeochemical cycles in coastal waters, with DOC constituting one of the Essential Ocean Variables. Many of us have Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) measurements sitting around in spreadsheets, some published and some unpublished, which may eventually be lost or misplaced. This data properly compiled and freely available would be a valuable resource for the global research community. We have already collected a considerable dataset of DOM values (~5k measurements) but would like to develop this with the DOM research community into a comprehensive global database of observations.
The objectives of the database are to: 1) gather DOM coastal data to have a baseline for future studies (e.g. looking at global environmental change), 2) publish an updated version of the database periodically (e.g. every 5 years) to determine global trends of DOM levels in coastal waters. With this in mind a first data paper describing the database will be submitted to the journal Earth System Science Data, and all data contributors will be co-authors on this manuscript. Therefore, if you have any coastal water DOC and/or DON and/or DOP measurements from estuaries (salinity > 0.1) to the shelf (water depth < 200 m), however old, few or many, we would like to include them in the database. Please also note that we would like to receive the data by the latest on the 15th of April 2022.
Reminder: Call for 2022 SCOR Visiting Scholars - deadline 15 December 2021
Friday, 10 December 2021
For those of you interested in submitting an application for the 2022 SCOR Visiting Scholar program, please note that the deadline is next week, 15 December 2021. For more than a decade, SCOR has supported Ph.D. level ocean scientists from developed and developing countries to teach short courses and provide extended on-site education and mentor-ship at developing country institutions.
"A Global Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Strategy" - a joint G7 FSOI & IOCCP activity launched on 25 November
Friday, 03 December 2021
On 25 November, the EU Office of the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre and IOCCP hosted a 1-day joined workshop to launch the activity "A Global Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Strategy". This activity, endorsed by the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative at its working group meeting in June, will run for 2 years to develop an internationally-agreed strategy and implementation plan for a global network that can be used by governments for coordinated investment actions. The activity will establish a scientific steering group and an International Mission Team, will build on the existing Surface Ocean CO2 reference Observing Network (SOCONET), and will include plans for a full-time coordinator as part of the OceanOPS Centre and support to operationalize the data management centres and the data synthesis project SOCAT.
Ocean Carbon From Space Workshop, 14-18 February 2022, virtual
Wednesday, 01 December 2021
We would like to draw your attention to the Ocean Carbon From Space Workshop organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), together with PML and support from NASA, to be held virtually from 14 to 18 February 2022. This workshop is being organised as the second workshop in the CLEO (Colour and Light in the ocean from Earth Observations) Series and is a contribution to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Work Plan on the Aquatic Carbon Application area, as endorsed by the CEOS Ocean Colour Radiometry Virtual Constellation (OCR-VC) founded within the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG).
The main objective of the workshop is to bring together remote sensing scientists, field scientists and modellers around the common topic of ocean carbon, its pools and fluxes, its variability in space and time and the understanding of its processes and interactions with the earth system. The aim is to articulate a collective view of the current status, identify gaps in knowledge and formulate the scientific roadmap for the next decade, with an emphasis on evaluating where Earth Observations (EO) may contribute.
Abstract submission closes on 8 December 2021. Visit https://oceancarbonfromspace2022.esa.int to view the workshop sessions and other information.
Global Carbon Budget 2021 published
Friday, 05 November 2021
We would like to let you know that the Global Carbon Budget 2021 has now been published. Please see the Global Carbon Project website (http://www.globalcarbonproject.org) to access the highlights, paper, data, and a number of figures, infographics and videos related to the annual update of the global carbon budget and trends for the year 2020, and projections for 2021. The corresponding paper is currently under review for the journal Earth System Science Data, available from here. You may also want to visit the Global Carbon Atlas http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org to explore in detail global and national CO2 emissions.
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/
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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