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New tool for experimental design: Multiple Environmental Driver Design Lab for Experiments (MEDDLE)
Monday, 27 May 2019
We would like to let you know that the SCOR Working Group 149 on "Changing Ocean Biological Systems (COBS)" has launched a new tool used for running best practice experiments in ocean research. The new tool is called MEDDLE: The Multiple Environmental Driver Design Lab for Experiments, and includes learning material/ videos, an experimental design tool to help scientists create accurate and statistically meaningful single and multi-driver experiments, and a simulator that allows users to run several virtual laboratory experiments by setting the combined levels of the drivers, choosing the number of replicates, and considering natural variability.
The launch of the Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy
Thursday, 23 May 2019
We are happy to let you know that the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) has launched its 2030 Strategy during the recent 1st Global Planning Meeting of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, held 13-15 May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The need for expansion of a global ocean observing system, designed to meet the requirements of a broad suite of users, is clear and urgent. The Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy identifies a vision for a truly integrated global ocean observing system that delivers the essential information needed for our sustainable development, safety, well-being and prosperity. The vision presented in the Strategy cannot be achieved by GOOS alone. GOOS will lead the ocean observing community and create the partnerships to grow an integrated, responsive and sustained observing system. The Strategy identifies objectives to deepen engagement and impact, improve system integration and delivery, and build for the future.
IOCCP as GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel is fully committed to being part of the community-wide effort to make this vision a reality.
OceanObs'19 Conference: First Circular and extended deadline for poster submission
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
We encourage you to take a look at the OceanObs'19 Conference first circular which provides a preview of the daily conference program. The Conference will take place 16-20 September 2019, at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, USA. The event will gather 1200 people from 60 nations, hold 50 exhibits, art, entertainment, and more. OceanObs’19 will determine how we meet future user needs (information), improve the delivery of products across the globe (interoperability), advance technology and services (innovation), and balance needs, capabilities, and knowledge worldwide (integration). Achieving these outcomes will result in a fit-for-purpose Global Ocean Observing System over the next decade.
Please also note that due to overwhelming interest, the poster deadline has been extended to June 27, 2019. Stay tuned for further updates by following #OceanObs19 on Twitter or check the Conference website: http://www.oceanobs19.net/
5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, 7-10 September 2020, Lima, Peru
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
The SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification (SIOA) is pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World will be held in Lima, Peru on 7-10 September 2020. The lead organizers are Drs. Wilmer Carbajal (Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University, Peru) and Michelle Graco (Institute of the Sea of Peru, IMARPE) and colleagues, based on their successful bid that was submitted to the SIOA. The previous symposia in this series were held in Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016, each proving to be essential for the international, multidisciplinary community of researchers studying ocean acidification. The same is expected for this 5th symposium, the first to be held in South America.
Please save the dates! More detailed information will soon be available from the organizers.
Manual for the “Installation of autonomous underway pCO2 instruments onboard ships of opportunity” published by NOAA
Thursday, 09 May 2019
We are excited to let you know that our colleagues Dennis Pierrot (NOAA-AOML/Univ. Miami-CIMAS, USA) and Tobias Steinhoff (GEOMAR, Germany) have just produced a manual that is intended to help guide the community on the “Installation of autonomous underway pCO2 instruments onboard ships of opportunity.” The manual is full of good tips based on real experience from the authors and several other members of the community. The information contained in this technical document pertains specifically to the installation of the system built by General Oceanics, Inc. in Miami, Florida. However, most of the instructions and issues discussed should apply to any type of autonomous system. Different sections of the manual describe the different phases of the installation process, from hardware requirements and necessary preparations to the installation and testing of the system.
You can download the document from the IOCCP site HERE. Please cite the document as: Pierrot, D., and T. Steinhoff, 2019: Installation of autonomous underway pCO2 instruments onboard ships of opportunity. NOAA Technical Report, OAR-AOML-50 (doi:10.25923/ffz6-0x48), 31 pp.
Webinar on US NOAA NCEI ocean acidification data management projects, 8 May 2019, 18:00 CEST
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
We would like to inform you about an upcoming webinar on "The Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) and the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) projects" organized as part of the MACAN (US Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network) webinar series. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST. During the webinar, Liqing Jiang, a chemical oceanographer at NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and Associate Research Scientist at University of Maryland will discuss two data management projects residing at NCEI: OADS and OCADS. OADS features rich metadata management and covers all types of ocean acidification data, including chemical, biological & model output. OCADS focuses on inorganic ocean carbon data and serves data producers from the entire international ocean carbon community.
If you're interested, please register for the webinar HERE.
Release of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Implementation Strategy
Friday, 03 May 2019
On behalf of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) we are excited to announce that the GOA-ON Implementation Strategy was officially launched at the 4th GOA-ON International Workshop, held in Hangzhou, China on 14-17 April. This document outlines how to implement the GOA-ON Requirements and Governance Plan, including expanding ocean acidification observations, closing human and technology capacity gaps, connecting scientists regionally and globally, and informing about the impacts of ocean acidification. The aim is to provide guidance that will allow for comparability across the Network, while considering the potentially different requirements and impediments of regions. The Implementation Strategy also offers practical information prompting members to approach GOA-ON’s goals.
The Implementation Strategy can be found on the GOA-ON website HERE. The GOA-ON Executive Council welcomes any feedback you may have about this document by 1 July 2019. You may provide feedback by contacting Jan Newton (janewton[at]uw.edu) and the GOA-ON Secretariat (secretariat[at]goa-on.org) directly.
2019 Call for Review of SCOR Working Group Proposals
Friday, 26 April 2019
Six SCOR working group proposals that have been submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2019 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. SCOR WG proposal reviews are due to Ed Urban, Executive Director of SCOR, before 15 August 2019. Decisions on which group(s) will be funded will be made at the SCOR annual meeting on 23-25 September 2019 in Toyama, Japan.
US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) 2019 Summer Workshop, 24-27 June, Woods Hole, USA
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
We would like to let you know that registration is open for the 2019 US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Summer Workshop which will be held June 24-27 in Woods Hole, MA, USA. You can see the list of plenary sessions with their descriptions and lists of speakers HERE. Presentations and recordings from previous OCB Summer Workshops are available on OCB archive at: https://www.us-ocb.org/summer-workshops/.
There is a registration fee for participating in the OCB Summer Workshop. The workshop will be capped at 180 participants due to space constraints. Registration will close either when this limit is reached or on May 24, whichever comes first. A wait list will then be started. Please plan accordingly and register on time. Fewer than 50 spots remain!
The LDEO global surface water pCO2 database Version 2018 published
Thursday, 04 April 2019
We would like to inform you that the LDEO Database Version 2018 (LDEO_Database_V2018) was published at the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) - a data management project within the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Approximately 13.5 million measurements of surface water pCO2 made over the global oceans during 1957-2018 have been processed to make a uniform data file in this Version 2018. Measurements made in open oceans as well as in coastal waters are included. The data assembled include only those measured using equilibrator-CO2 analyzer systems, and have been quality-controlled based upon the stability of the system performance, the reliability of calibrations for CO2 analysis and the internal consistency of data.
The dataset is available from this link: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/ocads/oceans/LDEO_Underway_Database/.
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