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Global Ocean Science Report – The Current Status of Ocean Science around the World
Thursday, 03 August 2017
On World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission presented the first ever global stock-taking of marine science at the United Nations' Ocean Conference in New York. The Global Ocean Science Report identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including workforce, infrastructure and publications. It is the first collective attempt to systematically highlight opportunities as well as capacity gaps to advance international collaboration in ocean science and technology.
Biogeochemical-Argo program Newsletter #3
Tuesday, 01 August 2017
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 3rd Newsletter which summarizes the program highlights and coming events. In this issue you can learn about the featured BGC Argo articles on sensor performance in the SOCCOM profiling float array (Johnson et al.), on particulate concentrations at depth analysed with float data (Poteau et al.), and the EOS article on shedding new light on the "Ocean's many hues" (Organelli et al.). Check out also the status of BGC Argo float deployments during the PEACETIME cruise, and the BGC Argo session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting.
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SCOR-POGO International Training Workshop for Nutrient Analysis for participants from developing countries, 5-9 November 2017, Texel, The Netherlands
Thursday, 29 June 2017
We would like to let you know that SCOR International Working Group #147: "Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data (COMPONUT)" have just announced an opportunity for scientists and technicians from developing countries to apply to attend the International Training Workshop for Nutrient Analysis to be held on 5-9 November 2017 at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) laboratories, Texel, The Netherlands. The training workshop, organized by NIOZ and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) for SCOR WG #147, gives insight into nutrient analysis and also offers an opportunity to work in a world leading nutrient facility alongside some of the world's most experienced nutrient chemists using gas-segmented continuous flow analysers (CFA's). This opportunity has been made possible through funding from SCOR and POGO.
Application deadline: 1 August 2017
Report from the XIIth Session of the IOCCP SSG is available
Thursday, 22 June 2017
We are happy to inform you that the report from the XIIth Session of the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group has been published. You can read and download the report in PDF from our site HERE.
The report summarizes the current status and future plans related to IOCCP's coordination activities for each of our themes. We hope that you will find the report informative and many of you will become involved in the activities that the SSG planned for the months to come. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions and comments.
Release of Version 5 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas - celebrating 10 years of SOCAT!
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
On behalf of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) scientific community, we are proud to announce the release of SOCAT Version 5! SOCAT is a synthesis activity by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). SOCAT version 5 has 21.5 million quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations from 1957 to January 2017 for the global oceans and coastal seas. Calibrated sensor data are also available. Automation allows annual, public releases of SOCAT. The SOCAT data is discoverable, accessible and citable. SOCAT enables quantification of the ocean carbon sink and ocean acidification and evaluation of ocean biogeochemical models. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, SOCAT represents a milestone in biogeochemical and climate research, and in informing policy.
Implementation of Multi-disciplinary Sustained Ocean Observations (IMSOO) workshop report published
Monday, 19 June 2017
On 8-10 February 2017, Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Panels for Physics & Climate (OOPC), Biology & Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry (IOCCP), and the Ocean Research Coordination Network (Ocean RCN) co-organized a workshop on "Implementation of Multi-disciplinary Sustained Ocean Observations (IMSOO)".
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Carbon Project sign scientific partnership
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
We would like to inform you that the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Carbon Project (GCP) established a Scientific Partnership Agreement in April 2017. The signed partnership aims to advance our knowledge of the carbon cycle and our ability to predict carbon sinks and sources in the future.
2nd Air-Sea Gas Flux: Progress and Future Prospects workshop report published
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
We would like to let you know that the workshop report from the '2nd Air-Sea Gas Flux: Progress and Future Prospects' workshop is now available to download from HERE. The scientific workshop, held in September 2016 in Brest, France, was organized by the OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases Evolution project as a forum to bring the international and interdisciplinary air-sea gas flux scientific community together to present recent advances, report results from key initiatives and importantly to identify new goals, challenges and opportunities.
The participants discussed among other things, the current state of the marine component of the global carbon observing system, and the need for the 'flux community' to use standard techniques, data formats and common tools, e.g. binning tools that are used and/or needed by communities measuring carbon dioxide fluxes (Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas - SOCAT) and nitrous oxide/methane fluxes (MarinE MethanE and NiTrous Oxide - MEMENTO).
4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans, June 4-8, 2018, Washington, DC, USA
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Mark your calendars for the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans (ECCWO), which will be held June 4-8, 2018, in Washington, DC, USA. The Symposium will bring together experts from around the world to better understand climate impacts on ocean ecosystems - and how to respond.
Deadline for Session/Workshop Theme proposal submission: 9 June 2017. Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2017.
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.
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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