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Three new SCOR Working Groups approved
Friday, 15 September 2017
SCOR held its 2017 Annual Meeting last week in Cape Town, South Africa, celebrating the 60th anniversary of SCOR. An important feature of every SCOR annual meeting is consideration of proposals for new SCOR working groups. The proposals are reviewed by national SCOR committees, partner organizations, and others before the annual meeting and a significant portion of time at the meeting is devoted to discussing the proposals. This year three proposals were considered timely, relevant to SCOR and achievable using a SCOR working group approach.
GOOS Biogeochemistry EOV Specification Sheets - version 2.0 released!
Monday, 28 August 2017
IOCCP as Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Biogeochemistry Expert Panel is happy to announce the release of GOOS Biogeochemistry Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Specification Sheets version 2.0! The 2017 revision is the result of GOOS-wide dedicated efforts to better harmonize the EOV and associated concepts across all disciplines: physics & climate, biogeochemistry, biology & ecosystems; and to align the EOVs closer with the corresponding Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) developed by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS - see the 2016 GCOS Implementation Plan for details).
The International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series (IGMETS) time series status report published
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series (IGMETS) has released its report entitled “What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean? A status report” (http://igmets.net/2017 or download). The report writing was generously supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST).
This report presents an analysis and overview of oceanic trends through the end of 2012, based on a collection of over 340 in situ marine ecological time series, and supplemented with satellite-based spatio-temporal sea surface temperature and chlorophyll background fields. This report features electronic supplements in the form of a Metabase (http://igmets.net/metabase) and the IGMETS time series Explorer (http://igmets.net/explorer), which allow users to further expand on the information featured in the text. The information contained in the report and IGMETS metabase is relevant for a number of Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), including the biogeochemistry ones.
The new Ocean CArbon Data System (OCADS) Project (former CDIAC Ocean) web site is open to public
Monday, 21 August 2017
PIRATA Project 20 Years Conference: Contributing to the understanding and prediction of the Tropical Atlantic Climates
Thursday, 10 August 2017
We would like to inform you that the 22nd PIRATA Conference (PIRATA 22) titled "PIRATA Project 20 Years Conference: Contributing to the understanding and prediction of the Tropical Atlantic Climates" will take place on 5-10 November 2017 in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. The PIRATA acronym, originally defined as "Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic" in 1997, has been changed in 2008 to "Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic". PIRATA is a multinational observation network, established to improve our knowledge and understanding of ocean-atmosphere variability in the tropical Atlantic. It is a joint project of Brazil, France and the United States of America.
For information on conference sessions and abstracts, as well as the organizing committee and meeting logistics, please see the conference website: http://www.funceme.br/pirata22/
Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2017
Reminder: IOCCP side event registration and 'SOCAT at 10' festive dinner at ICDC10
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
With less than 2 weeks left to the 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10), we would like to remind you about IOCCP half-day workshop on “Marine Carbon and Biogeochemistry Data Management and Synthesis” which will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday, 23 August 2017, as an official part of the Conference. This exciting side event will highlight the accomplishments, plans and challenges of communities engaged in delivering to and using existing and planned marine carbon and biogeochemistry data products. Moreover, as SOCAT is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, we are happy to invite all SOCAT contributors, users and their travel companions to take part in a 'SOCAT at 10' festive dinner planned for the evening of Wednesday, 23 August 2017, at 19:00.
Relevant sessions at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February 2018, Portland, OR, USA
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
In light of the fast approaching abstract submission deadline for the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February, Portland, OR, USA, we provide a subjectively selected list of sessions relevant for the marine biogeochemistry community. You can access the list through the link HERE.
Please remember that the abstract submission deadline is 6 September 2017, 23:59 EDT.
Quick survey on the effectiveness of SCOR communications
Friday, 04 August 2017
On behalf of SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research) we would like to ask you to provide input to a survey on their communication strategy. The survey is designed to take no more than 10 minutes of your time and will help SCOR understand the needs of our community. Your input from the perspective of ocean carbon community will be appreciated. To access the survey please follow this link.
Global Ocean Science Report – The Current Status of Ocean Science around the World
Thursday, 03 August 2017
On World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission presented the first ever global stock-taking of marine science at the United Nations' Ocean Conference in New York. The Global Ocean Science Report identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including workforce, infrastructure and publications. It is the first collective attempt to systematically highlight opportunities as well as capacity gaps to advance international collaboration in ocean science and technology.
Biogeochemical-Argo program Newsletter #3
Tuesday, 01 August 2017
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 3rd Newsletter which summarizes the program highlights and coming events. In this issue you can learn about the featured BGC Argo articles on sensor performance in the SOCCOM profiling float array (Johnson et al.), on particulate concentrations at depth analysed with float data (Poteau et al.), and the EOS article on shedding new light on the "Ocean's many hues" (Organelli et al.). Check out also the status of BGC Argo float deployments during the PEACETIME cruise, and the BGC Argo session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting.
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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