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Ocean acidification becomes one of WMO’s ‘Global Climate Indicators’
Monday, 21 May 2018
We would like to inform you that Ocean Acidification has been considered as one of World Meteorological Organization's Global Climate Indicators - a set of seven parameters that describe the changing climate without reducing climate change to only temperature. They comprise key information for the most relevant domains of climate change: temperature and energy, atmospheric composition, ocean and water as well as the cryosphere. These Global Climate Indicators have been identified by scientists and communication specialists in a discursive process led by GCOS during workshops and scientific panel meetings and have been finally endorsed by WMO. They form the basis of the annual WMO Statement of the State of the Global Climate, which is submitted to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
First order draft expert review of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Thursday, 17 May 2018
This is to inform you that the Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) will take place from 4 May until 29 June 2018. Expert Reviewers can register at www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/srocc/fod/register.php up to a week before the end of the review period, until 22 June 2018, 23:59 (CST). The Expert Review of the First Order Draft is a key element of the IPCC assessment process. Experts from around the world will offer comments and suggestions to the author teams. The report authors address every comment received when they prepare the next draft, and the review process aims to include the broadest possible scientific perspective.
The 3rd Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Science Conference 2018 - abstract submission closes on May 18
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
We would like to let you know that abstract submission will soon close for the 3rd Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Science Conference to be held on 11-13 September 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Conference welcomes abstracts within 14 themes in biogases and cycles research (see below for details). Contributions from commercial companies are welcome, but with the restriction that the presenting and/or first author of an oral presentation or posters cannot be affiliated to a commercial company.
Extended deadline: 18 May 2018 at 12:00 (UTC+2)
Galapagos Ocean Acidification Summer School, 19-28 August 2018, Galapagos, Ecuador
Monday, 14 May 2018
We would like to let you know that applications are now open for the 2018 Galápagos Ocean Acidification Summer School which we have informed you about in our latest issue of the IOCCP Conveyor. The course will be held at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador on 19-28 August 2018. The course is co-organized by IOCCP SSG member and 2018 SCOR Visiting Scholar Cristian Vargas. The aim of the course is to use natural CO2 gradients around Roca Redonda volcanic CO2 vent site to conduct in situ observations using a wide range of techniques for long-term capacity building (chemistry, biology, geology, etc) and data collection. This will be an advanced training course with a combination of theoretical training and field expedition.
The deadline for applications is 4 June 2018. To apply, please fill out the attached application form and send it to the course organizers together with a letter of intention and a CV. For more information on the course objectives, target participants, lecturers and organizers, please see the attached course flyer.
European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) Stakeholder Consultation on the draft strategy and implementation plan
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
On 25 April, the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) stakeholder consultation is launched to collect feedback on the draft strategy and implementation plan for 2018-2022. EOOS is a coordinating framework designed to align and integrate Europe's ocean observing capacity in the long-term; to promote a systematic and collaborative approach to collecting sustained information on the state and variability of our seas; and to underpin sustainable management of the marine environment and its resources. Stakeholder co-design and engagement are key to developing EOOS as a truly integrated and sustained ocean observing framework. The benefits of EOOS will likely span world-wide as its vision, guiding principles and proposed implementation framework are complementary to those of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). Therefore, we encourage the global marine biogeochemistry observationalist community to become part of this consultation process.
The survey will close on 15 June 2018. To read the EOOS draft strategy and implementation plan and submit your feedback please go to the consultation page: http://www.eoos-ocean.eu/consultation-2018/.
Synthesis and intercomparison of ocean carbon uptake in CMIP6 models Working Group Workshop, 8-9 Dec 2018, Washington, DC, USA
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
We would like to let you know that applications are now open to attend a community workshop on "Synthesis and intercomparison of ocean carbon uptake in CMIP6 models." The workshop organized by US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) will be held December 8-9, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA, just before the Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting. Climate and Earth System Modeling Centers around the world are currently preparing their state of the art models to participate in the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), which will inform the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment. Each center is planning to perform ocean carbon experiments in the boreal spring/summer/fall 2018 time frame. This activity will complement existing coordination of European modeling centers by building lines of communication between the US observational and analysis communities and the various contributing modeling centers in the US (NASA/GISS, NCAR/CESM, and NOAA/GFDL), Canada (CCCMA), and Australia (CSIRO). The organizers plan on reserving ~20% for attendees to be in early career (PhD - tenure track) stage.
Deadline for submitting applications: 13 July 2018. To apply, follow the link HERE.
Call for Review of 2018 SCOR Working Group Proposals
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Nine working group proposals that have been submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2018 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. This is, in fact, one of the most important ways in which SCOR’s National Committees and cooperating organizations can provide input to SCOR on scientific priorities. SCOR WG proposal reviews are due to Ed Urban, Executive Director of SCOR, before 1 August 2018. Decisions on which group(s) will be funded will be made at the SCOR annual meeting on 4-7 September 2018 in Plymouth, UK.
Invitation to an OceanBestPractices Online Meeting, 8 May 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP): new web page is now live!
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
We would like to inform you that the new Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) website is now live. If you're looking for GLODAP data in various formats, want to know who the GLODAP Reference Group is, or want to find out more about GLODAP and its impact, check out the website at https://www.glodap.info. The new web page is built on the same framework and is meant to serve a similar purpose as the SOCAT web page (www.socat.info). This should make many of you feel right at home from the start. If you're keen on receiving timely updates on GLODAP-related news, follow GLODAP on twitter (#GLODAP).
US OCB Oceanic Methane & Nitrous Oxide Workshop, 28-31 Oct 2018, Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, CA, USA
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
We would like to inform you that the application for the US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry workshop on "Oceanic Methane and Nitrous Oxide: The present situation and future scenarios" is now open. The workshop will take place 28-31 October 2018 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in California, USA. This three-day workshop builds off a series of global inter-comparison exercises of nitrous oxide and methane. It will cover chemical analysis, microbial metabolism, and our observational and predictive capabilities, as well as address questions to help determine the future directions of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the global oceans.
Participation in the workshop is open to everyone and attendees will be decided based on application. You can submit your application electronically at: https://web.whoi.edu/methane-workshop/application/. All documents including planning papers, agendas, and presentations will be made available from the workshop website over the forthcoming months.
Deadline to apply is 1 June 2018.
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