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SOCAT version 2022 released
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
We are excited to announce the release of Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2022 which is now available via www.socat.info. The ocean absorbs a quarter of the global CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from human activity. The community-led Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (www.socat.info) is key for the quantification of ocean CO2 uptake and its variation, now and in the future.
SOCAT version 2022 has quality-controlled in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements made on ships, moorings, autonomous and drifting surface platforms for the global ocean and coastal seas from 1957 to 2021. The main SOCAT synthesis and gridded products contain 33.7 million fCO2 values with an estimated accuracy of < 5 μatm. A further 6.4 million fCO2 sensor data with an accuracy of 5 to 10 μatm are separately available. SOCAT is used for quantification of ocean CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and for evaluation of climate models and sensor data. The SOCAT synthesis products are a crucial step in the value chain based on in situ inorganic carbon measurements of the ocean, which provides policy makers with vital information in climate negotiations. The need for accurate knowledge of global ocean CO2 uptake and its variation makes sustained funding of in situ surface ocean CO2 observations and their synthesis imperative.
Please see the SOCATv2022 release poster for more information. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the timely, annual release of SOCATv2022!
Approaching abstract submission deadlines for SOLAS Open Science Conference & 7th Argo Science Workshop
Thursday, 09 June 2022
We would like to bring your attention to two events with looming deadlines for abstract submission: 20 June for the 8th SOLAS Open Science Conference, and 15 June for the 7th Argo Science Workshop.
The 2022 Call for POGO-SCOR Fellowships is open!
Thursday, 21 April 2022
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2022 is now open for applications. The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Priority is given to applicants in the early stages of their career development. The fellowship offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on aspects of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. It provides financial support to cover the return airfare from the fellow's home country to the host institution, and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence for the period of the visit.
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022. All applications should be made through the application portal which will open on the 30 of April. For more information and details on how to apply please see:
ICOS Science Conference abstract submission deadline extended until the 25th of April, 2022.
Thursday, 14 April 2022
This is to let you know that the ICOS Science Conference abstract submission deadline has been extended until the 25th of April, 2022. When submitting your abstract you need to choose which session the conference presentation is intended for. The full list of sessions can be viewed on the conference website: www.icos-ri.eu/sc2022. We especially encourage you to consider contributing the sessions focused on ocean carbon observations such as:
- B2:"The value chain of (surface) ocean CO2 measurements" by Steinhoff, Bakker, Grkitzalis, Lauvset and Olsen
- B3: "New developments in estimates of the ocean sink for CO2" by Watson & Hartman
- C4: "New developments in mapping regional CO2 fluxes" by Becker & Bittig
Invitation to join the Global Ocean Oxygen Database and ATlas (GO2DAT) Hackaton, 2-5 May 2022
Thursday, 14 April 2022
We are happy to invite you to join the Hackathon on generating and exploring ideas for developing a Global Ocean Oxygen Database and ATlas (GO2DAT) from 2 to 5 May 2022 organized by the Ocean Decade Programme 'Global Ocean Oxygen Decade' (GOOD). Develop as a team a prototype in 48 hours non-stop time and think about its use, using various digital data related to ocean oxygen. The Hackathon is a Satellite Event contributing to the International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit (4-5 May 2022).
More information and the link for the registration of your team for the Hackathon are available here. Teams can apply for tackling only one challenge or several challenges with their envisioned prototypes. The registration process will end on 22 April 2022.
Report of the XVI Session of the IOCCP SSG & GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel
Wednesday, 06 April 2022
We would like to let you know that the report of the XVI Session of the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group & Global Ocean Observing System Biogeochemistry Panel of Experts (IOCCP-SSG-16) has been published. You can access the report from our site HERE.
The report summarizes the current status and future plans related to IOCCP's coordination and communication activities including our contribution to various UN Ocean Decade programmes and projects. 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.
GOA-ON Webinar on Ocean Acidification in the latest IPCC WG2 report, April 29, 14-15 UTC
Friday, 01 April 2022
We would like to let you know that the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Webinar Series resume on April 29th at 14:00-15:00 UTC. Join Dr. Sarah Cooley, Director of Climate Science at the Ocean Conservancy, Dr. Helen Gurney-Smith, Research Scientist at DFO Canada, and Dr. Libby Jewett, Director of NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program for a presentation on ocean acidification findings in the newly released IPCC Working Group 2 report.
The report assessed the current state of knowledge about ocean acidification and its impacts on ocean systems both globally and regionally. New model projections detail the development of ocean acidification through the water column, and how its future development depends on global emissions choices. The report also assesses how ocean acidification is acting individually and in combination with other stressors, driving a variety of outcomes for ocean ecosystems and the people that depend on them. Climate change will affect how we live, work and play in coastal regions including impacts on biodiversity, cultural connections, food and livelihoods. Each of the presenters was a lead author on a different WG2 chapter and will provide insights accordingly.
To register for the webinar follow the link HERE.
OASIS webinar on Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes, 30 March 2022, 15:00-16:00 UTC
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
We would like to inform you that Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) is hosting a science webinar "Best Practices panel discussion on Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) needed for air-sea CO2 fluxes" on Wednesday March 30, 2022, at 15:00-16:00 UTC. The Panel includes: Ralph Keeling (Scripps, USA); Dariia Atamanchuk (Dalhousie, Canada); Warren Joubert (SAWS, South Africa); Adrienne Sutton (NOAA PMEL, USA). To join the webinar, follow this link: https://meet.goto.com/IOOC/oasis-webinars.
OASIS webinars, held approximately quarterly, highlight new science studies and activities emerging in the air-sea flux space and encompass a broad set of flux disciplines (physics, carbon, biogeochemistry). To watch past webinars, see the OASIS website or Youtube channel!
Update on the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World
Monday, 21 March 2022
Registration open for two POGO-sponsored training opportunities
Friday, 18 March 2022
We would like to let you know that registrations are still open for two new POGO-sponsored training opportunities.
"Best practices for biogeochemical ocean observation: instrumentation, operation, quality control" will be a hybrid event with in-person sessions hosted at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban, Scotland. The training event will take place on 5-17 June 2022, there will be designed to increase utilization of biogeochemical data sets. The organisers will share experiences with moored and float biogeochemical sensors made by different projects. Some funding is available to support attendance by Early Career Scientists - for travel, registration fees and observations. Click here for more details and to register. Deadline for registrations: 31 March 2022.
"Regional training workshop on observing the coastal and marginal seas in the western Indian Ocean including the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman" will take place on 7-9 June 2022 in hybrid format with three components taking place simultaneously – physical workshop venues in Maputo, Mozambique, virtual attendance and presentation in Kuwait, and global virtual attendance. The workshop will encourage the countries bordering the western Indian Ocean (including marginal seas) to be engaged in coastal observing programs and research as effective partners, and will also identify the training needs and capacity building in the participating countries and provide the opportunity for starting countries to learn from others who have already established programs. Limited grants are available to support the on-site participation. Click here for more details and to register. Deadline for registrations: 25 March 2022.
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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