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Biogeochemical Profiling Float Workshop, July 9-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA
Monday, 26 March 2018
We would like to inform you that registration is open for the Biogeochemical Profiling Float Workshop organized by US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) program, to be held July 9-13, 2018 at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). The workshop will bring together potential users to discuss biogeochemical profiling float technology, sensors, and data management, to begin the process of the intelligent design of future scientific experiments.
The workshop registration is first come, first served so please register here as soon as possible.
Ocean Deoxygenation Conference (SFB 754), 3-7 Sep 2018, Kiel - abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2018
Friday, 23 March 2018
We would like to draw your attention to the fast approaching abstract submission deadline for the "Ocean Deoxygenation Conference" that will take place in Kiel, Germany, on 3-7 September 2018 (https://conference.sfb754.de/event/1/). The conference will be hosted by the Collaborative Research Center 754 "Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean". The conference will bring together the global scientific community working on Ocean Deoxygenation and aims to identify drivers and consequences of ocean deoxygenation in the past, present and future.
Abstract submission is open and will close on 31 March 2018. Registration closes on 31 July 2018.
New IOCCP Theme and SSG Expert: Véronique Garçon will lead our Oxygen activities
Thursday, 22 March 2018
We are very happy to inform you about the next step that IOCCP is taking towards better serving the global ocean biogeochemistry observing community. As Global Ocean Observing System's Biogeochemistry Panel we are expected to gradually expand marine biogeochemistry coordination and communication efforts from carbon-related parameters onto all Biogeochemistry Essential Ocean Variables (http://www.ioccp.org/index.php/foo). The IOCCP SSG decided that based on the current needs of our community and in line with the expanding scope of IOCCP's mission we will devote a portion of our resources to activities related to Oxygen observations.
We are very excited to tell you that our SSG Expert for Oxygen will be Véronique Garçon! Véronique, who is a CNRS Senior Scientist at LEGOS (Toulouse, France) is not only one of the most experienced scientists working on Oxygen and coupled systems observations globally but also a well-established leader in national (IFREMER, CNRS, French Navy), regional (EGU) and international (SOLAS, SCOR, GO2NE, VOICE) coordination efforts. We would like to utilize Véronique's energy and leadership to improve the global coherence of sustained oxygen observations – a long anticipated expansion of our portfolio driven by our Terms of Reference.
We will soon share more details about our already ongoing as well as planned activities in this arena. In coming months we will also introduce Véronique in one of our communications, but her short bio is already available on our Contacts page.
New IOCCP co-Chair: Kim Currie takes over from Toste Tanhua
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
We are excited to inform you that Kim Currie (NIWA, New Zealand) has joined Masao Ishii at the helm of the IOCCP SSG. In her day job, Kim is a scientist with NIWA and University of Otago in New Zealand, with a focus on marine carbon chemistry. She is responsible for surface ocean carbon programmes and coastal ocean acidification observations in New Zealand, and is actively involved in a number of globally coordinated activities such as SOCAT, GOA-ON and IOCCP. You will have a chance to learn more about Kim and her take on her new role from the next issue of the IOCCP Conveyor which will be published before Easter. We are confident that IOCCP leadership is now in very capable hands as we march on our road towards sustained marine biogeochemistry observations.
We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Toste Tanhua from whom Kim has taken over the IOCCP co-Chairmanship. Toste has enriched IOCCP with his dedicated service for the past decade and we are very grateful for his pro-active attitude and visionary leadership which benefited marine biogeochemistry and ocean observing in general. We are happy to let you know that Toste will continue his community service in his new role as co-Chair of GOOS.
Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) Communiqué regarding Boundary Currents and Shelf Sea Interactions
Thursday, 15 March 2018
On behalf of the Ocean Observations Panel for Physics and Climate (OOPC), an expert panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), we would like to point your attention to a Communiqué regarding Boundary Currents and Shelf Sea Interactions. To provide guidance to GOOS in its advocacy for a coordinated international approach to sustained coastal observing to complement the global network, OOPC is asking ocean observing and prediction communities to help develop strategies to meet the emerging needs for coastal ocean knowledge by establishing a Task Team on Boundary Currents and Shelf Sea Interactions. The purpose of the Communiqué is to invite input on framing the priorities and objectives of the Task Team, and to seek expressions of interest in participating directly in Task Team activities.
2018 Call for POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellows
Thursday, 22 February 2018
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2018 is now open for applications. The program is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation system 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.
The deadline for applications is 9 April 2018.
2018 Call for SCOR Working Group Proposals
Monday, 19 February 2018
Attached please find the 2018 Call for SCOR Working Groups.
LDEOv2017 global surface water pCO2 database published at NCEI
Thursday, 15 February 2018
We would like to let you know that the new LDEOv2017 Database was published at OCADS NCEI: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/ocads/oceans/LDEO_Underway_Database/. Approximately 13.0 million measurements of surface water pCO2 made over the global oceans during 1957-2017 have been processed to make a uniform data file in this Version 2017. 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.
LDEOv2017 should be cited as: Takahashi, T.; Sutherland, S.C.; Kozyr, A. (2018). Global Ocean Surface Water Partial Pressure of CO2 Database: Measurements Performed During 1957-2017 (LDEO Database Version 2017) (NCEI Accession 0160492). Version 4.4. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.NDP088(V2015) [access date].
TPOS 2020 workshop on Bridging Sustained Observations & Data Assimilation, May 1-3, 2018, Boulder, CO, USA
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) project is a broad community effort to rethink and redesign the next-generation sustained observing system in the tropical Pacific. Gaining full benefit from our diverse assemblage of in situ instruments, with increasing satellite capabilities, requires integration through data assimilation in process-realistic Earth system models. In order to foster the communication and collaboration among the observational, modeling, and data assimilation communities, a workshop on Bridging Sustained Observations & Data Assimilation for TPOS 2020 is being held on May, 1-3, 2018 in Boulder, CO, USA. Results of the workshop will identify feasible and fundable recommendations, including process studies, that would advance the development of model parameterizations and data assimilation techniques so the tropical Pacific observing system can meet the needs of monitoring, prediction, and research for the next decades.
Applications & abstract submission close on February 23, 2018.
Biogeochemical-Argo program Newsletter #4
Friday, 09 February 2018
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 4th Newsletter which summarizes the program highlights and coming events. In this issue you can learn about new Scientific Steering Committee members appointed, the successful test of the first profiling float measuring simultaneously all 6 core variables (supported by the EU AtlantOS project), reports from regional float deployments, or a featured BGC-Argo article on "Ocean hotspots of nitrogen loss" published in Nature, among other news.
You can subscribe to receive future issues of the Biogeochemical-Argo newsletter via this link.
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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