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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
Only a few days left to apply for the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network 2019 workshop
Monday, 28 January 2019
Applications open for biogeochemical sensors training course, 10-19 June 2019, Kristineberg, Sweden
Friday, 21 December 2018
IOCCP and BONUS INTEGRAL are thrilled to open online applications (http://www.ioccp.org/2019-training-course) for an international training course "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors". The course will be held at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg, Sweden, on June 10-19, 2019. The goal of the course is to further develop proficiency in the use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to improve the quality of the data currently generated by autonomous biogeochemical sensors. This intensive, 10-day training course will provide trainees with lectures, hands-on in-situ and laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to improve in-depth knowledge on instrument know-how, troubleshooting, data management, data reduction and quality control.
The course is open for 28 participants, PhD students and early-career researchers with large prospects for utilising the course experience to advance their ongoing or planned research projects and their scientific career in general. Detailed application instructions are available from the course page on the IOCCP website.
Application deadline: 1 February 2019.
Sessions relevant to marine biogeochemistry at EGU General Assembly, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Please remember that the abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET.
IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): second order draft expert review open
Monday, 17 December 2018
We would like to let you know that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting experts and governments to review the Second Order Draft of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The review is open until 11 January 2019. Expert Reviewers can register with a self-declaration of expertise up to a week before the end of the review period. The report, to be finalized in the second half of 2019, follows the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, which was released on 8 October.
New tools for routine uncertainty propagation for the marine carbon dioxide system
Thursday, 13 December 2018
For those of you who are interested in calculating marine CO2 system variables, we are happy to let you know that propagating uncertainty in these calculations just got easier. IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) funded an effort to code a consistent set of tools in several public packages. Uncertainty propagation add-ons are now available for four of these packages: CO2SYS-Excel, CO2SYS-MATLAB, seacarb, and mocsy. Clicking on those links will lead you directly to the archive where each package can be downloaded, on CRAN for seacarb and on GitHub for the other 3 packages. Links to the uncertainty propagation add-ons can also be found on our Standards and Methods site. A new publication detailing this effort, the tools, and interpretation of results is now available (Orr et al., 2018). The authors highlight, among other things, the use of a new error-space diagram to assess how propagated uncertainty changes with different input uncertainties. The paper also concludes that uncertainties from the constants often dominate propagated uncertainty, so that measurement uncertainty plays little role.
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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