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Call for applications: OA-ICC/SCOR training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios, 24-28 June 2019, Monaco
Thursday, 07 March 2019
We would like to let you know that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group 149 are organizing a training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios. The course will take place on 24-28 June 2019, at IAEA Environmental Laboratories in Monaco. The objectives of this training course are to become familiar with the modes of learning available in the new SCOR WG149 web-based best practice guide (to become available in April 2019). This best practice guide will provide a valuable platform to test methods and best practices for ocean acidification studies within a multi-stressor context that were developed at an IAEA Technical Meeting held in Monaco in June 2017. The course will include both lectures and discussions in plenary sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions in smaller groups to support the online tools. Subjects to be covered include: introduction to multiple-driver studies and to a newly developed online best practices guide for multi-stressor experiments, including a decision support tool, and the MEDDLE (Multiple Environmental Driver Design Lab for Experiments) simulator.
Deadline for applications through competent official authorities: 5 April 2019.
Webinar on the development & validation of a profiling glider pH sensor, 5 March 2019, 4-5 PM CET
Friday, 01 March 2019
We would like to inform you about an upcoming webinar on "The development & validation of a profiling glider pH sensor for high resolution observations of coastal & ocean acidification". On 5 March 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM CET, Elizabeth Wright-Fairbanks of Rutgers University will focus on a recent and ongoing collaborative project that has developed the first integrated underwater profiling glider platform and sensor system for sampling carbonate chemistry throughout the water column of the coastal ocean. This effort contributes to the US Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN). The results presented will demonstrate the ability for gliders to routinely provide high resolution water column data on regional scales that can be applied to acidification monitoring efforts in other coastal regions.
To register for the GoToMeeting webinar, please follow this link:
Summer Course on Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color Remote Sensing, 3–28 June 2019, Walpole, ME, USA
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
An intensive four-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level course in Optical Oceanography will be offered in June 2019 at the University of Maine’s Ira C. Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, USA. This class is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and since 2001 at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today’s leaders in oceanography. The course instructors are: Emmanuel Boss (coordinator), Ivona Cetinic, Curt Mobley, Collin Roesler, Ken Voss, and Jeremy Werdell. A grant for qualified participants will cover the University of Maine tuition, and room & board.
Apply by March 10, 2019, with notification by April 1, 2019. Online application is available at: https://dmc.umaine.edu/ocean-optics-2019-application-form/. For further details see the full announcement at: http://ioccg.org/ocean-optics-summer-class-june2019/
2019 Call for SCOR Working Group proposals - due by 15 April
Monday, 25 February 2019
Attached please find the 2019 Call for SCOR Working Groups.
Applications open for the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at Alfred Wegener Institute on Helgoland and Sylt, Germany
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
We would like to let you know that applications are open for the next Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) on the islands of Helgoland and Sylt. The course is open to 10 participants. Trainees must have at least a first degree in science. Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country and anticipate returning to the country after completion of training at the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at AWI. The 10-month training will promote excellence in integrated, multidisciplinary oceanography at a global scale by emphasizing core skills (e.g. writing, scientific presentations, statistics and experimental design) and specialised scientific topics such as modelling, remote sensing, ocean-atmosphere interactions.
Your application should be submitted by 1 March 2019. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by end of May 2019. Scholarships will be provided from NF-POGO through the CofE that cover travel, room, board, tuition, and a modest allowance for those students accepted into the programme. For more information on course synopsis, eligibility and prospects, please see the website HERE.
Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020 (TPOS 2020) Second Report available for review
Monday, 11 February 2019
We would like to inform you that the Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020 (TPOS 2020) Project released its Second Report draft for community review. TPOS 2020 released its First Report in 2016 and the Second Report builds on that document. It updates the evolving design of the Backbone observing system, drawing on new research and evidence including feedback received on the First Report, and responds to gaps identified by sponsors of the Project. If you would like to be a reviewer of the Second Report, please find it on the TPOS 2020 website (http://tpos2020.org/project-reports/second-report/), along with the Review Template. The marine biogeochemistry community might be particularly interested to review the contents of Chapter 4: Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Observations.
Search for a New Executive Director for the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Friday, 08 February 2019
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is now accepting applications for its next Executive Director, following the retirement of its current Executive Director in boreal fall 2019. The new SCOR Executive Director will be based in United States; the SCOR Secretariat is currently located at the University of Delaware. The position requires international travel. The starting annual salary will be competitive and will depend on qualifications, salary history, and experience of the successful applicant. Interviews will take place at the University of Delaware during the week of 10‐14 June 2019. For more information on duties and requirements, please see the announcement.
The application deadline is 1 April 2019.
OceanObs’19: Call for Breakout Session Leads and Proposals
Thursday, 07 February 2019
The OceanObs’19 organizers are seeking community leaders for the thematic Breakout Sessions during the conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 17-19, 2019. Nominations for session leaders should include a one-page proposal outlining the core focus of the chosen Breakout Session including an overview of the approach, expected outcomes, and benefits. Nominations and proposals must be submitted by no later than February 20, with limited exceptions for U.S. Federal employees. For more details and to submit a breakout session proposal please go to http://www.oceanobs19.net/breakout-sessions/.
A new cookbook for quality control of SOCAT Version 7
Tuesday, 05 February 2019
We are happy to inform you that the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT; www.socat.info) has released an updated cookbook for data quality control procedures. The updated cookbook, which applies from version 7 onward, was prepared by a team led by Siv Lauvset (Bergen, Norway). There is no intention to retrospectively implement the revised quality control criteria for data sets in SOCAT versions 1-6. We also kindly remind you that the deadline for quality control of SOCAT version 7 is 31 March 2019.
You can download the updated cookbook from the SOCAT site HERE.
Online lectures on marine data and science openly available from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Monday, 04 February 2019
The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) in Australia in collaboration with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has developed a series of Marine Data and Science e-lectures that are openly available for all interested users. The lectures are designed to help marine scientists/students learn how to use IMOS ocean observations data in their research. The topic-specific lectures include: ocean primary productivity, the carbon cycle, and ocean acidification, with associated hands-on exercises using real observations to gain experience on how to analyse and interpret the data. While the setting is in Australia, most of the concepts are generic enough to apply to other regions, so the lectures can be freely utilised by others as training material.
You can access the lectures through the Open2U system at: https://open2u.utas.edu.au/Course/4261
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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