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IOCCP - BONUS INTEGRAL Biogeochemical Sensors Training Course - Lectures available online and Eos article published!
Friday, 08 November 2019
We are excited to share with you an online version of the IOCCP - BONUS INTEGRAL Training Course on a Suite of Biogeochemical Sensors. Thanks to the Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA), a project of IOC/IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO), we have uploaded slides and many hours of video recordings covering the entire theoretical part of the course. The online materials are available freely and openly via the professional education platform of OTGA here: https://classroom.oceanteacher.org/course/view.php?id=394. Use the 'login as guest' option to access without registration.
We encourage you to send us feedback on the course materials so that we know if these are useful to you, and also how we can improve the course in the future. Please spread the news among your networks, and if you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #SensorsTraining2019 along with @ioccp_org and @BonusIntegral.
At the same time, we are happy to share with you the just published Eos article on "Training the next generation of marine biogeochemists" in which the course organizers share their perspectives on the experience and anticipated impact of the training course held in June in Sweden. If you're keen on learning more about this technical capacity building initiative, check out the course website at: http://www.ioccp.org/2019-training-course
Presentations and recommendations of the 8th BGC-Argo Data Management meeting
Monday, 04 November 2019
We would like to let you know that the various presentations and recommendations of the 8th Biogeochemical Argo Data Management meeting (Villefranche-sur-Mer, October 14-15, 2019) are now available to view and download from the website here: http://biogeochemical-argo.org/past-meetings-2019-admt20.php
Near real-time biogechemical data from Chilean moorings available now on GOA-ON Data Portal
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
You can read about other OA-related news in the most recent October issue of the GOA-ON newsletter.
Comments sought on draft plan for new biological measurements on GO-SHIP
Thursday, 24 October 2019
We would like to inform you that SCOR WG 154 on Integration of Plankton-Observing Sensor Systems to Existing Global Sampling Programs (P-OBS) is seeking comments on a draft report on "Recommendations for plankton measurements on the GO-SHIP program with relevance to other sea-going expeditions." The report can be found at https://sites.google.com/maine.edu/p-obs/final-draft-report and comments should be sent to Emmanuel Boss (emmanuel.boss[at]maine.edu) by 30 November 2019.
1st ICOS OTC pCO2 instrument inter-comparison, 24 Aug - 4 Sep 2020, Oostende, Belgium
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
We are excited to let you know that the EU Research Infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) - Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) is inviting interested parties to join the 1st ICOS OTC pCO2 instrument inter-comparison. The exercise will take place between 24 August and 4 September 2020 at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende, Belgium. The aim is not only to compare different instrumentation, but also to improve the handling of instrumentation and of data, in order to achieve the best possible measurement quality being delivered. The results will be published preferably in a data paper with actual instrumentation names mentioned.
If you are interested in the inter-comparison, please sign up to the e-mail list here. For details and a tentative timetable of activities see below or on the OTC site here. For further inquiries please contact Tobias Steinhoff from ICOS-OTC (e-mail: tost[at]norceresearch.no).
Changes in SCOR Executive and other updates in SCOR Newsletter #41
Friday, 18 October 2019
We would like to draw your attention to the newest issue of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Newsletter #41. Among other things, you can read about the recent SCOR Annual Meeting, approval of new SCOR WG groups (C-GRASS and DeepSeaDecade) and about changes in SCOR Executive Office. On 1 February 2020 Dr. Patricia Miloslavich will assume duties as the new SCOR Executive Director, replacing Dr. Ed Urban who will step down after serving SCOR for 19 years as its Executive Director.
On behalf of all of IOCCP, we would like to congratulate Patricia on her new appointment. In her capacity as project officer of GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel, Patricia has helped develop a strong partnership with IOCCP as GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel. We are excited to be able to work closely together with Patricia in her new role as SCOR Executive Director. At the same time, we want to sincerely thank Ed for his long-standing support for oceanic research in general, and in particular for IOCCP in our mission to promote the development of coordinated and sustained marine carbon and biogeochemistry observations. We wish Ed best of luck in his new endeavours.
8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS), 19 May – 22 May 2020, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
We would like to let you know that the 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS), a 5 yearly event, will be held in Plymouth, UK, on 19-22 May 2020. The focus is on the physicochemical and biogeochemical processes that govern atmosphere-water gas exchange and fluxes, which include turbulence, shear, breaking waves, bubbles and natural and anthropogenic surfactants. The scope of the conference covers all domains where atmosphere and water meet, which include but are not limited to, fresh water, estuarine, mountain, glacial, marine (coastal and open ocean) and polar regions. Topics include: field observations, laboratory and numerical studies, near-surface processes, biological effects including surfactants, the micro-layer, remote sensing, global scale processes and many more.
Call for new members of IOCCP Scientific Steering Group
Monday, 14 October 2019
IOCCP is looking for applications for two new members of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG). We hope to attract motivated and energetic experts working at the interface of marine observations and information product development within two specific fields described in the call. New SSG members will start their terms early next year. As indicated in the call, please feel free to contact us with any related questions you might have.
You can view the complete call online below or as PDF in the attached.
Ocean Acidification and Deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean - a special report by the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
Friday, 11 October 2019
We are happy to let you know that the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) has recently released its Special publication on “Ocean Acidification and Deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean.” The report, edited by Tsuneo Ono (National Research Institute for Far Seas Fisheries/Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency) and Jim Christian (University of Victoria, Canada), aims to improve our knowledge and communications of the future of the North Pacific marine ecosystems and the potential impacts of human activities on the North Pacific. This is a contribution to the primary objective of FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems) - an integrative Scientific Program undertaken by the member countries and affiliates of PICES.
The report can be freely downloaded from here: https://meetings.pices.int/publications/special-publications/Special-Report%205-Ocean_Acidification.pdf.
First pCO2 data available in near-real time from the Integrated Carbon Observation System - Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS-OTC)
Wednesday, 09 October 2019
We are excited to let you know that the European Research Infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS OTC) now delivers data with partial pressure of CO2 in water, together with ancillary measurements, from several stations in near-real time (NRT) mode. You can search, preview and download the NRT data from the ICOS Carbon Portal (https://www.icos-cp.eu/) by selecting “ICOS OTC NRT Product” under data type as in HERE. Currently, you can view NRT data from R/V G. O. Sars (PI: Ingunn Skjelvan, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre) and from M/S Nuka Arctica (PIs: Are Olsen and Meike Becker; University of Bergen) from the ICOS Norway network.
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