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OceanObs'19: submission open for abstracts of Community White Papers
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
The organizers of OceanObs'19: An Ocean of Opportunity are soliciting abstracts of Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven anticipated themes (Discovery, Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity, Climate Variability & Change, Water, Food, & Energy Security, Pollution & Human Health, Hazards & Maritime Safety, and Blue Economy) and two crosscutting themes on data information system and ocean observing governance. Based on the contributed abstracts of Community White Papers, the OceanObs'19 Program Committee will solicit full Community White Papers in April 2018, to be submitted by end of September 2018. The Program Committee may recommend that authors of particular abstracts collaborate and merge the concepts described in separate abstracts to develop a joint Community White Paper. The papers will be peer-reviewed and published in an open access journal before the conference.
Reminder about the deadlines for 2018 SOCAT annual update
Monday, 18 December 2017
On behalf of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) we would like to remind you about two important deadlines related to the annual update of SOCAT. The deadline for data submission for SOCAT version 6 is 15 January 2018, and the deadline for quality control for SOCAT version 6 is 31 March 2018. As always, we count on your timely contributions to this great community effort.
Support needed for SCOR Visiting Scholars Program
Friday, 15 December 2017
SCOR is currently reviewing applications for its 2018 Visiting Scholars program, the 10th year of the program. Many more good applications were received this year than can be supported through existing funding, even though the number of Scholars funded each year has been expanded to five. Therefore, SCOR is seeking funding for one additional Visiting Scholar for 2018.
So far, 26 Visiting Scholars have served in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. SCOR supports the cost of airfare and some local costs, while hosting institutions provide lodging, keeping the cost per Visiting Scholar to a modest 2,500 USD. Donations for one additional Visiting Scholar for 2018 can be made at https://www.razoo.com/story/Yl2u7g. 100% of any donations will be used for the SCOR Visiting Scholars program. Thank you for any support you can provide! For U.S. donors, SCOR's 501(c)(3) tax status does not allow donors to claim donations for tax exemptions.
Variability in the Oxycline and its ImpaCts on the Ecosystem (VOICE) Science Plan Workshop report published
Thursday, 07 December 2017
We are happy to inform you about the publication of the report of the Variability in the Oxycline and its ImpaCts on the Ecosystem (VOICE) Science Plan Workshop which took place on 13-15 September 2017 in Monterey, CA, USA, and hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). The workshop was a three-day event, held in conjunction with the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) third annual meeting (11-13 September 2017). The workshop was attended by 22 scientists from around the globe, and was the first opportunity to establish communication and initiate coordination of efforts leading to the implementation of the VOICE project, which is an outcome of the Implementation of Multi-disciplinary Sustained Ocean Observations (IMSOO) workshop in February 2017. The workshop was generously sponsored by GOOS, IOCCP, NOAA and SOLAS, and its organisation was facilitated by the IOCCP Office.
VOICE will assess the current readiness level of the observing requirements, existing observing capabilities and availability of data products to deliver information on the variability in the oxycline and its impacts on the ecosystem in selected OMZ regions around the globe: the Humboldt Current System, West Africa (Canary and Benguela Current Systems), Northern Indian Ocean, and the California Current System. The VOICE Science Plan Workshop provided an excellent and in depth summary of the regional requirements, observing capability, data and information product management to form a basis for comprehensive observing system readiness level assessment in accordance with the Framework for Ocean Observing guidelines.
You can access the workshop report as PDF from this site:
GOOS webinar on Marine Ecological Time Series, 5 December, 15:00 UTC
Thursday, 30 November 2017
We would like to warmly invite you to the upcoming Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) webinar on "Unsung heroes in the spotlight: a look at Marine Ecological Time Series, and what they are telling us about the ocean" scheduled for 5 December, at 15:00 GMT/UTC. The webinar will be presented by Laura Lorenzoni (University of South Florida, USA).
Call for nominations to the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) invite nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). This call is for Scientific Members, with terms starting at the annual SSC meeting (Hangzhou, China, 6-9 May 2018). Nominations from experts in carbon, biogeochemistry and ecosystems are encouraged.
The deadline for nominations is 1st February 2018.
“A user’s guide for selected autonomous biogeochemical sensors” published by IOCCP
Thursday, 23 November 2017
We would like to inform you about the publication of “A user's guide for selected autonomous biogeochemical sensors” now available for download as PDF from the IOCCP website HERE. The guide presents a final outcome of the 1st International IOCCP Sensors Summer Course held in 2015 in Kristineberg, Sweden. This user’s guide provides easy-to-follow steps on the usage (including preparation, deployment, recovery and basic data processing) of selected autonomous biogeochemical sensors which measure oxygen, nitrate, pCO2 and pH.
Global Carbon Budget 2017 published
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
We would like to let you know that the Global Carbon Budget 2017 has now been published. Please see the Global Carbon Project website (http://www.globalcarbonproject.org) to access the highlights, paper, data, and a myriad of figures, infographics and videos related to the annual update of the global carbon budget and trends for the year 2016, and projections for 2017. You may also want to visit the Global Carbon Atlas http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org to explore in detail global and national CO2 emissions.
Public review of GCOS requirements for Essential Climate Variables due by end of 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is launching an open review of the current requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECV) that are the basis for the global systematic observation of the climate system. GCOS would like to invite as wide a possible range of reviewers to participate. This is the first step in a revision and update of the requirements planned for 2021/2. Revisions to the existing ECV and ECV products or proposals for new ECV or ECV products can be made and support for the existing requirements is also encouraged. These requirements are intended to be user requirements: what is needed by users. We encourage the marine biogeochemistry community to review these user requirements, in particular the ones set for Ocean Biogeochemistry ECVs: Inorganic Carbon, Nitrous Oxide, Nutrients, Ocean Colour, Oxygen and Transient Tracers - all of which have their corresponding Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) as defined by GOOS.
Comments should be submitted by end of 2017 using the on-line form at:
GOOS webinar on SOCAT (15 November) and US CLIVAR webinar on Ocean Carbon Hot Spots (14 November)
Friday, 10 November 2017
We would like to let you know about two very interesting webinars coming up next week. The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) webinar on the Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT) will be presented by Dorothee Bakker (University of East Anglia; UEA) and Kim Currie (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research; NIWA), and is scheduled for November 15, 18:00 GMT/UTC. The joint US CLIVAR and the US Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Program webinar on Ocean Carbon Hotspots, following up on a recent workshop on that topic, is scheduled for November 14, 18:00 GMT/UTC. It features Stu Bishop (North Carolina State University), Keith Rodgers (Princeton University), Alison Gray (University of Washington) and Dongxiao Zhang (NOAA PMEL).
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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