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Interwined Ocean and Climate - a policy brief by the Oceans 2015 Initiative
Thursday, 24 September 2015
The Oceans 2015 Initiative has produced a Policy Brief to try raising the profile of the ocean at 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) and beyond. The English version is available now while the French, Spanish and Chinese versions will be available in the next few weeks from the website below. Do not hesitate to disseminate.
A plea to ocean acidification scientists
Thursday, 27 August 2015
The SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification has expressed its concern over the improper use of terminology by some scientists, media outlets and general public. The plea is published on the OA-ICC news stream where comments can be made. Some distinguished colleagues have have already made interesting comments which might lead us all to a systematic and globally agreed solution.
A 30 years observation-based global monthly gridded sea surface pCO2 product from 1982 through 2011
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
The observation-based pCO2 fields were created using a 2-step neural network technique. In a first step, the global ocean is divided into 16 biogeochemical provinces using a self organizing map. In a second step, the non-linear relationship between variables known to drive the surface ocean carbon system and gridded observations from the SOCATv2 dataset (Bakker et al. 2014) is reconstructed using a feed-forward neural network within each province separately.
Pre-registration open for the 18th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases and related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2015)
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The organizers aim to expand the scope of the meeting to include measurements of dissolved greenhouse gases and related ocean tracers for the first time! First circular
Registration and abstract submission now open for SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 (Kiel, Germany on September 7-11)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
See the conference website for confirmed plenary speakers and further details about the conference. Remember that as a participant, you will be able to express your wish to be considered to give a talk in one of the plenary sessions.
CDIAC Published NDP-094: Climatological Distributions of pH, pCO2, Total CO2, Alkalinity, and CaCO3 Saturation in the Global Surface Ocean
Monday, 15 September 2014
Climatological mean monthly distributions of pH in the total H+ scale, total CO2 concentration (TCO2), and the degree of CaCO3 saturation for the global surface ocean waters (excluding coastal areas) are calculated using a data set for pCO2, alkalinity and nutrient concentrations in surface waters (depths less than 50 m), which is built upon the GLODAP, CARINA and LDEO database.
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program will commence in September 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM website) program will commence in September 2014 with an initial commitment of $3.5 million per year over 6 years ($21 million dollars total). SOCCOM program is a six‐year initiative funded by the US NSF to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.
Ocean Acidification Talking Points ready for distribution
Friday, 18 October 2013
An interesting compilation of the state of ocean acidification research and understanding has just been published and can be downloaded here.
Incorporation of Alternative Sensors in the SOCAT Database and Adjustments to Dataset Quality Control Flags
Friday, 18 October 2013
With the advent of new sensors and platforms to measure surface water CO2 levels, the dataset quality control criteria are updated in SOCAT to accommodate surface water fugacity of CO2 (fCO2) data from these sensors.
U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Summer Workshop 2013
Tuesday, 09 April 2013
This year’s OCB summer workshop will take place July 22-25, 2013 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Please visit the workshop website at http://www.whoi.edu/workshops/ocbworkshop2013/ for more information and to register to attend. The registration deadline is June 19, 2013.
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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