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Latin American Ocean Acidification (LAOCA) Network - website launched and 1st Symposium announced
Friday, 12 May 2017
We are happy to let you know that the Latin American Ocean Acidification (LAOCA) Network has recently launched its website - http://laoca.cl/en/ - which is now accessible in English, Spanish and Portuguese! The mission of LAOCA is to communicate and enhance understanding of ocean acidification process in Latin America, and its interaction with other local processes and their impact on marine ecosystems and their services through international cooperation. IOCCP, as a partner of LAOCA, actively promotes standards and best practices for marine biogeochemistry observations as well as provides technical training on measurement, data handling and data management procedures (Technical workshop on carbonate system measurements) for Latin American colleagues. LAOCA has now also announced the 1st Latin American Symposium in Ocean Acidification, which will be held at Cultural Centre for the Sciencies of CONICET in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 23 to 26 October 2017.
Call for Review of 2017 SCOR Working Group Proposals
Monday, 08 May 2017
Five working group proposals that have been submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2017 SCOR Annual Meeting are available on the SCOR Web site. The Executive Committee will be very grateful for comments from SCOR National Committees, individuals, and interested organizations to assist in the review of these proposals. This is, in fact, one of the most important ways in which SCOR’s National Committees and cooperating organizations can provide input to SCOR on scientific priorities. SCOR WG proposal reviews are due to Ed Urban, Executive Director of SCOR, before 1 August 2017.
Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop, 25-26 September 2017, MBARI, CA, USA
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
We would like to let you know about the upcoming Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop: Biophysical Drivers of Carbon Uptake in Western Boundary Current Regions, which will be held September 25-26, 2017, at MBARI, Moss Landing, CA. This workshop, co-sponsored by Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB), US Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and Ocean Mixing Processes (OMIX), aims to develop an interdisciplinary research community that will facilitate a better understanding of carbon uptake and storage in western boundary current regions, with an emphasis on the Kuroshio Extension. The workshop will bring together the physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic observing community with the climate modelling community. The meeting is open to international participants, with a total of ~60 attendees selected through an online application process.
Abstract/Application due May 19, 2017.
NF-POGO Visiting Fellowship for on-board training for a GEOTRACES North Atlantic cruise
Friday, 21 April 2017
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to announce that with support from the Nippon Foundation (NF) and in partnership with the University of Liverpool, University of Southampton and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), it is offering a NF-POGO Visiting Fellowship for training on-board the GEOTRACES North Atlantic "FRidge" cruise in 2017-18. The programme is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD/MSc) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Priority is given to early-career scientists.
The application deadline is 31st May 2017.
Survey request - Modelling Chemical Speciation in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs
Friday, 21 April 2017
SCOR Working Group 145 (SCOR WG 145): "Modelling Chemical Speciation in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs" kindly asks the marine and freshwater chemistry community to fill out a web-based questionnaire to help generate a set of requirements for chemical speciation modelling tools (encompassing pH, the carbonate system, and nutrient availability and toxicity) which are being developed for marine scientists and businesses by the SCOR WG145. This survey is primarily targeted at non-academic scientists and other users.
Session proposals for 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting due 3 May 2017
Thursday, 20 April 2017
The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) will take place 11–16 February 2018 in Portland, Oregon. This meeting is co-convened by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). Session proposals and tutorial abstracts for 2018 OSM are due 3 May 2017, 11:59 P.M. ET. Abstract submissions will open 12 July 2017 and close 6 September 2017.
Biogeochemical-Argo program Newsletter #2 and webinar today
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 2nd Newsletter which highlights the main activities over the last four months. The Biogeochemical-Argo communities are currently expanding and organizing themselves at a national level. Official inauguration meetings were held in Canada and Australia. Many other events (past and upcoming) are reported in this issue. Among several interesting articles there is a Biogeochemical-Argo presentation given by Hervé Claustre at the 12th IOCCP SSG meeting in February 2017, and an announcement for today's GOOS webinar on Biogeochemical-Argo (April 19, 2017) presented by Ken Johnson. The webinar starts at 15:00 GMT/UTC, and can be accessed directly from HERE.
You can subscribe to receive future issues of the Biogeochemical-Argo newsletter via this link.
PICES-2017 Annual Meeting: Environmental Changes in the North Pacific and Impacts on Biological Resources and Ecosystem Services
Thursday, 06 April 2017
We would like to let you know that the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) is holding its 26th annual meeting on Environmental Changes in the North Pacific and Impacts on Biological Resources and Ecosystem Services, which will take place on September 21 - October 1, 2017, in Vladivostok, Russia. PICES-2017 organizers invite submissions related to characterizing and understanding drivers of North Pacific ecosystem change and their impacts to, and resilience of, ecosystem resources and services. Drivers may include but are not limited to climate change, ocean acidification, coastal eutrophication, aquaculture, fishing, pollution, coastal development, non-indigenous species, and cumulative impacts of multiple stressors.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2017.
Updates from the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)
Friday, 17 March 2017
We would like to encourage you to take advantage of some exciting opportunities to engage with the global ocean acidification community today. First, you can visit the Ocean Action Hub online forum for ocean acidification discussions in advance of the UN Ocean Conference on SDG-14. Second, visit the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) portal and contribute your ocean acidification monitoring assets. Third, take a look at the 3rd GOA-ON workshop Summary for Policymakers to get an overview of ongoing global and regional network activities. Last but not least, consider becoming a mentor or mentee through GOA-ON's Pier2Peer program.
Chemistry of ocean (past present and future) theme at the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference
Friday, 10 March 2017
We would like to let you know that there will be a theme dedicated to "Chemistry of ocean (past, present and future)" at the upcoming Goldschmidt 2017 Conference, held on 13-18 August 2017 in Paris, France. Abstract deadline is: 1 April 2017.
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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