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Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Biogeochemistry, July 2018, Hong Kong, China
Wednesday, 07 February 2018
We would like to inform you that the next Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry will be held in Hong Kong on 8-13 July 2018. There will also be an associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Ocean Biogeochemistry for early-career researchers on 7-8 July. The topic of the 2018 GRC and GRS will be Biogeochemistry of Marine Interfaces. Oral and poster presentations and discussions will address, without being limited to, biogeochemical fluxes between the atmosphere and the ocean; between the surface, intermediate, and deep waters; and between the deep ocean, the seafloor and the sub-seafloor. Socio-economic aspects will also be considered.
Registration opens on February 9 and applications close on 10 June 2018, but you are invited to apply early due to a maximum of 200 participants accepted.
New Ocean Training Partnership (OTP) website is now ‘live’
Friday, 02 February 2018
We want to inform you that the new Ocean Training Partnership (OTP) website is now 'live' at www.oceantrainingpartnership.org. The OTP is an international alliance of marine science organisations that coordinates shipboard training experiences. The current partners are now inviting institutions with spare capacity on research vessels, or Principal Investigators with spare berths on a planned research cruise, to get involved with this capacity-building project. Using funding from the Nippon Foundation, this initiative, which is led by the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) in collaboration with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), will provide grants to support training cruises, and fellowships for early-career scientists is developing countries. In addition to the new website, the OTP is spreading the word via its twitter account (@ocean_training), and the POGO social media channels. Feel free to re-share these messages where appropriate to foster global efforts of the Ocean Capacity Building community.
All you want to know and wonder who to ask about OceanObs'19 - GOOS webinar, 29 Jan, 20h UTC
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
We would like to invite you to the upcoming Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) webinar on "OceanObs'19 – An Ocean of Opportunity" scheduled for 29 January, at 20:00 GMT/UTC. The webinar will be presented by an OceanObs'19 Program Committee Co-Chair Sanae Chiba (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre).
Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) - a new global initiative
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
We are happy to inform you that on 5 December 2017 the UN General Assembly proclaimed a new global initiative, the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the ocean.
This new decade-long push to better understand the global ocean will be led by UNESCO-IOC and will begin on 1 January 2021, within existing structures and available resources, "and calls upon the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to prepare an implementation plan for the Decade in consultation with Member States, specialized agencies, funds, programmes and bodies of the United Nations, as well as other intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and relevant stakeholders." The resolution document stresses the importance of increasing the scientific understanding of the oceans-atmosphere interface, and explicitly encourages participation in ocean observing programmes and geographic information systems, such as the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
As the goal of proclaiming the Decade is to ensure greater coordination of research, IOCCP is very much looking forward to becoming part of this initiative through fulfilling its mission to promote the development of a global network of ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observations.
Opportunities for collaboration - a new feature on our Ocean Interior Observations page
Friday, 12 January 2018
We would like to inform you about a new IOCCP website feature "Opportunities for Collaboration" set up in relation to upcoming hydrographic cruises. There is now a dedicated section where we will share any specific collaboration opportunities as well as inquires for such opportunities. You can find this section on our newly-restructured Ocean Interior Observations theme site.
Currently, there is an open call for piggyback projects onboard R/V Mirai GO-SHIP cruises to I8N & I7S in 2019/20. Please see the site for details.
Workshop on Remote Sensing for Studying the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface, 13-15 March 2018, Potomac, USA.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
We would like to let you know about a SOLAS Workshop on Remote Sensing for Studying the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface to be held on 13-15 March 2018 in Potomac, Maryland, USA. The workshop will facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about developments in remote sensing that can provide new information about the ocean-atmosphere interface, and will help forge collaborations among workshop participants and with the wider community. More information on the agenda, keynote speakers and logistics is available at http://www.solas-int.org/workshop-on-remote-sensing.html.
Participate and submit an abstract by February 12, 2018 here: http://www.solas-int.org/abstract-submission.html.
Global Nutrients Dataset 2013 (GND13) published online
Monday, 08 January 2018
2018 EGU General Assembly sessions relevant to marine biogeochemistry
Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Please remember that the abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2018, 13:00 CET.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from IOCCP!
Thursday, 21 December 2017
At the close of another year, we would like to thank you sincerely for a very engaging and fruitful time together. May the coming New Year bring us even more novel ideas, stronger collaborations and exciting developments in the world of marine biogeochemistry observations.
Merry Christmas and warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!
OceanObs'19: submission open for abstracts of Community White Papers
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
The organizers of OceanObs'19: An Ocean of Opportunity are soliciting abstracts of Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven anticipated themes (Discovery, Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity, Climate Variability & Change, Water, Food, & Energy Security, Pollution & Human Health, Hazards & Maritime Safety, and Blue Economy) and two crosscutting themes on data information system and ocean observing governance. Based on the contributed abstracts of Community White Papers, the OceanObs'19 Program Committee will solicit full Community White Papers in April 2018, to be submitted by end of September 2018. The Program Committee may recommend that authors of particular abstracts collaborate and merge the concepts described in separate abstracts to develop a joint Community White Paper. The papers will be peer-reviewed and published in an open access journal before the conference.
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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