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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/.
Paris Declaration on All-Atlantic Ocean Observing released at the First International AtlantOS Symposium
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
We would like to let you know that the consortium of the EU-Horizon 2020 funded project AtlantOS (“Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System“) and participants of the First International AtlantOS Symposium have released the Paris Declaration calling for an All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System that builds on cooperation through Galway and Belem Statements. The Declaration and the Symposium mark the transition from the EUHorizon 2020 Project AtlantOS to its development into the international All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System.
The Symopsium, which took place on 25-28 March at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France), was attended by scientists, policy makers, users, funders, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The participants of this four-day long international meeting not only celebrated the success of four years of AtlantOS project work involving 62 partners from 18 countries and the investment of 20 million Euros, but also, presented a plan and ambition for the next decade of ocean observing in the Atlantic Ocean Basin to deliver on the needs of the Atlantic communities.
GLODAPv2_2019 data product released!
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
We are very happy to inform you that the GLODAPv2_2019 data product has been released on March 26, 2019, during the First International AtlantOS Symposium in Paris. The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) is a data synthesis activity of carbon-relevant ocean interior data by a consortium of international marine scientists. The EU project AtlantOS supported the new release, together with the IOCCP and numerous national funding bodies, universities and research institutes.
GLODAPv2_2019 is an incremental update of the GLODAPv2 data product released in 2016. Data from 116 new cruises have been added and small errors in the previous GLODAPv2 data product have been corrected. GLODAPv2_2019 contains data from 840 cruises with more than 1.1 million Niskin bottle sample analyses covering all oceans from 1972 through 2017.
Cabo Verde Declaration on Ocean Observations
Thursday, 21 March 2019
We would like to let you know that following its 20th Annual Meeting, held in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, in January 2019, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) has issued the Cabo Verde Declaration on Ocean Observations. In this Statement, the Directors of around 40 major oceanographic institutions call, in unison, on Governments worldwide to provide sustained support for ocean observations through a fully operational Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The Statement highlights the societal benefits derived from ocean observations and emphasises the currently insufficient resources available for international coordination for the scale of the work that is required as well as the need for full engagement of the developing world.
Call for applications: POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2019
Friday, 15 March 2019
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2019 is now open for applications. The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the ocean, 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 30 April 2019. For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/pogo-scor-fellowship. All applications should be submitted through http://www.marinetraining.eu/POGOSCOR19. Please e-mail pogoadmin[at]pml.ac.uk should you have any queries and feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.
Workshop on Underway and sensor CO2 data and metadata quality control procedures, 1-3 April, Sopot, Poland
Monday, 11 March 2019
We are pleased to inform you about a technical workshop on "Underway and sensor CO2 data and metadata quality control procedures" to be held on 1-3 April 2019 at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science in Sopot, Poland. The workshop is sponsored by the EU project AtlantOS and EU BONUS INTEGRAL (Integrated carbon and trace gas monitoring for the Baltic Sea) project. The goal of this workshop is to update the participants on the protocols enabling globally coherent quality control of surface ocean CO2 data, using a series of lectures and practicals given in the context of the most comprehensive surface ocean CO2 data set: the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT; www.socat.info).
Call for applications: OA-ICC/SCOR training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios, 24-28 June 2019, Monaco
Thursday, 07 March 2019
We would like to let you know that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group 149 are organizing a training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios. The course will take place on 24-28 June 2019, at IAEA Environmental Laboratories in Monaco. The objectives of this training course are to become familiar with the modes of learning available in the new SCOR WG149 web-based best practice guide (to become available in April 2019). This best practice guide will provide a valuable platform to test methods and best practices for ocean acidification studies within a multi-stressor context that were developed at an IAEA Technical Meeting held in Monaco in June 2017. The course will include both lectures and discussions in plenary sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions in smaller groups to support the online tools. Subjects to be covered include: introduction to multiple-driver studies and to a newly developed online best practices guide for multi-stressor experiments, including a decision support tool, and the MEDDLE (Multiple Environmental Driver Design Lab for Experiments) simulator.
Deadline for applications through competent official authorities: 5 April 2019.
Webinar on the development & validation of a profiling glider pH sensor, 5 March 2019, 4-5 PM CET
Friday, 01 March 2019
We would like to inform you about an upcoming webinar on "The development & validation of a profiling glider pH sensor for high resolution observations of coastal & ocean acidification". On 5 March 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM CET, Elizabeth Wright-Fairbanks of Rutgers University will focus on a recent and ongoing collaborative project that has developed the first integrated underwater profiling glider platform and sensor system for sampling carbonate chemistry throughout the water column of the coastal ocean. This effort contributes to the US Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN). The results presented will demonstrate the ability for gliders to routinely provide high resolution water column data on regional scales that can be applied to acidification monitoring efforts in other coastal regions.
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