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Survey on ocean acidification research and observation data – SDG 14.3.1 Indicator methodology
Friday, 30 November 2018
The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO invite you to take part in a survey on ocean acidification research and observation data. Your answers to this survey will help trace where ocean acidification data is being collected, and where it is stored and served, to facilitate reporting on one of the indicators of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, 'Life below water'. SDG14 Target 3 on ocean acidification calls to 'minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels'. IOC-UNESCO is the custodian agency for the Indicator 14.3.1, which is used to measure the progress made to achieve the target. With the support from GOA-ON, and other experts in the field of ocean acidification, IOC-UNESCO has developed the SDG Indicator 14.3.1 Methodology 'average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations'. The Methodology provides the necessary guidance on which variables to report, how to conduct ocean acidification measurements and on how to report the collected information in a transparent and traceable manner.
You can take part in the survey by following the link HERE. Please submit your answers by December 20, 2018.
Invitation to take part in a U.S. GO-SHIP survey
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
On behalf of an external review committee, we invite you to participate in a survey of the US GO-SHIP program. US GO-SHIP is an affiliate of international GO-SHIP, which performs global ship-based decadal surveys to collect, document, and store high precision and full depth hydrographic and biogeochemical data from the global ocean. The US CLIVAR and OCB programs are coordinating an external community review of US GO-SHIP to assess and provide feedback on program planning, progress, and opportunities to advance the scientific research of US CLIVAR and OCB.
This survey is one step of the process to collect community input. It is intended to gauge the effectiveness and value of US GO-SHIP operations, products and science and seeks to find opportunities to strengthen these in the future. We ask your input no matter your level of contact with US GO-SHIP, whether a casual observer and consumer of GO-SHIP data or science, a student who has gone on a cruise, a member of the Executive Committee, or anywhere in between. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please fill out the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GO-SHIP) by December 7, 2018.
Shipboard training opportunities in 2019
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
We would like to inform you that the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), as part of its capacity-building programme, will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities on-board research vessels during 2019. Normally, specific calls are made a minimum of six months before the cruise begins. However, you are invited to submit your application already now because sometimes the POGO shipboard training programme is offered an available berth at shorter notice. We would also like to announce a call for applications for the first specific opportunity to join a 'South-North Atlantic Training Transect' (SoNoAT) cruise on board the RV Polarstern in June 2019. SoNoAT is a training survey that brings together International participants through a collaboration between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), AtlantOS project, POGO and funded through the Nippon Foundation. There will be 25 scholarships available for participants, which include travel to the departure port, return flight from Bremerhaven, and all costs involved with living on board during the training.
The call for applications for SoNoAT will be open until 30 November 2018. Successful candidates will be informed by the middle of December.
New data publications available from OCADS/NCEI
Thursday, 15 November 2018
We would like to let you know that the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) published two new data publications. NDP-098 is a data synthesis product containing "A comprehensive global oceanic dataset of discrete measurements of helium isotope and tritium during the hygrographic cruises on various ships from 1952-10-21 to 2016-01-22 (NCEI Accession 0176626)." NDP-099 is a new data numeric package describing "Current calcite (CaCO3) dissolution at the seafloor caused by anthropogenic CO2 (NCEI Accession 0176672)."
Training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors, 10-19 June 2019, Kristineberg, Sweden
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
We are thrilled to announce that IOCCP and EU BONUS INTEGRAL Project (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea) are organizing a 10-day international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation:a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors." The course will be held on June 10-19, 2019 at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences, in Kristineberg, Sweden. Application process will open in mid-December 2018. Save the dates and stay tuned for updates on the course.
Should you like to forward this information to your peers, please use the attached course flyer.
2019 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program
Friday, 09 November 2018
Invitation to comment on the revised GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Nutrient Manual
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
On behalf of the International SCOR working group #147, 'Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data' and the writing team led by Susan Becker (SIO-UCSD, USA), we are happy to inform you that they have completed the final draft of the updated version of the GO-SHIP nutrient manual entitled: "The precise and accurate determination of dissolved inorganic nutrients in seawater; Continuous Flow Analysis methods and laboratory practices." You can download the draft document from the IOCCP web site HERE. The public commenting will close at the end of this year, on 31 December 2018, at which time the comments and suggestions will be collated into a final published Manual.
US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program Activity Solicitation for 2019
Monday, 05 November 2018
Biogeochemical-Argo program newsletter #5
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 5th Newsletter which summarizes the program highlights and coming events. In this issue you can learn about: unanimous support from IOC-UNESCO Member States given to the proposal to incorporate biogeochemical sensors in the Argo array, Canada's financial commitment to support the implementation of the BGC-Argo program, past and upcoming workshops, and reports from successful float deployments, among other news.
You can subscribe to receive future issues of the Biogeochemical-Argo newsletter via this link.
"Guideline of Ocean Observations" published by Japan Oceanographic Society
Monday, 15 October 2018
We are happy to inform you about a newly published "Guideline of Ocean Observations" edited and published by The Oceanographic Society of Japan (JOS). The Guideline describes state-of-the-art protocols of the measurement of various oceanographic parameters that cover wide range of oceanographic topics from ocean weather to seafloor observation. The Guideline consists of 64 chapters in 10 volumes, but note that a few of the chapters are currently still in writing. In the process of protocol writing, 30 authors reviewed various existing international guidelines such as ISO, IAPSO and GO-SHIP guidelines, and examined the best protocols for each parameter. For those parameters which are not included in any existing international guidelines, original protocols were newly described by the authors and then reviewed by referees. These guidelines will be useful for oceanographers worldwide, and oceanographers of all countries are invited to use this Guideline as a reference for their ocean observations. The 3rd edition of all the volumes of the Guideline can be accessed freely and openly as PDFs at: http://kaiyo-gakkai.jp/jos/en/guide/preface
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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