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Deadline extended to apply for the IOCCP & ICOS OTC biogeochemical sensors training course, 5-18 June 2023, Kristineberg, Sweden
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
We would like to let you know that we have extended the deadline to apply for the IOCCP and the ICOS OTC training course "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors". New application deadline is 10 February 2023. Please see below for more information about the course.
Fixed-term, full-time Science Communication Officer position open at IOCCP / IO PAN, Sopot, Poland
Thursday, 29 December 2022
We are excited to offer a fixed-term, full-time employment as a Science Communication Officer based at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN) in Sopot, Poland as part of IOCCP and IO PAN's Large-Scale Processes Team of the Department of Marine Chemistry & Biogeochemistry. The position is available initially until May 31, 2024 (15 months), with the possibility of extension depending on the availability of funds and mutually satisfactory employment. The monthly salary will be around PLN 10,000 net, depending on the employee's experience. Other terms of employment (e.g. part-time) can be negotiated on an individual basis. The position is open to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens.
The candidate will support the team of scientists in a wide range of duties related to international communication and coordination of elements of the global ocean observation system. The tasks will be performed in close collaboration with many foreign institutions as part of several international projects, e.g. IOCCP, H2020 EuroSea, H2020 ECOTIP, Horizon Europe OceanICU. All tasks are performed in English. We offer very interesting and independent work in a small team and a friendly atmosphere that promotes creativity and personal development of colleagues.
Please submit your applications electronically by January 27, 2023. We plan to conduct interviews with selected candidates on February 6-10, 2023. Employment is scheduled to start on March 1, 2023 or earlier. For details on the position and the application process see below or in the attached full announcement.
Applications OPEN for biogeochemical sensors training course, 5-18 June 2023, Kristineberg, Sweden
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
IOCCP and the Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS OTC) are thrilled to open online applications (http://www.ioccp.org/2023-training-course) for an international training course "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors". The course will be held at the Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation in Kristineberg, Sweden, on June 5-18, 2023. The goal of the course is to further develop proficiency in the use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to improve the quality of the data currently generated by autonomous biogeochemical sensors. This intensive, 14-day training course will provide trainees with lectures, hands-on in-situ and laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to improve in-depth knowledge on instrument know-how, troubleshooting, data management, data reduction and quality control.
The course is open to 28 participants, PhD students and early-career researchers with large prospects for utilising the course experience to advance their ongoing or planned research projects and their scientific career in general. Detailed application instructions are available from the course page on the IOCCP website.
Application deadline: 1 February 2023. Please help us spread the news about the course by circulating this flyer.
Call for cruise data submissions for GLODAPv2.2023
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
After the successful release of GLODAPv2.2022, the GLODAP Reference Group is looking ahead and preparing the upcoming update GLODAPv2.2023. We encourage the community to respond to the official call for new cruise submissions. The team is looking for cruises which have “carbon-relevant” data, i.e. have a finalized cruise bottle file with at least one of the Essential Ocean Variable sub-variables listed below:
- Inorganic Carbon EOV (sub-variables: TA, DIC, pH, fCO2), and/or
- Transient Tracers EOV (sub-variables: CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, SF6, CCl4), and/or
- Stable Carbon Isotopes EOV (C-13) and/or C-14
Please share the announcement broadly among your peers.
GOA-ON Webinar on Carbon cycle monitoring in the extreme latitudes: the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean, 14 December, 3 PM UTC
Wednesday, 09 November 2022
We invite you to join the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)’s December webinar, "Carbon cycle monitoring in the extreme latitudes: the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean” on December 14, 2022 at 3 PM UTC. Dr. Margaret Ogundare (Federal University of Technology, Akure) and Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (University of Calgary) will be presenting their work in polar regions, which spans topics such as increasing the spatial and temporal observations of the Southern Ocean, the Arctic marine carbon sink, as well as neural network machine learning.
To register for the webinar follow this link:
To view recordings of past GOA-ON webinars visit the GOA-On YouTube channel:
GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS Summer School on ocean deoxygenation and acidification, 6-12 November 2023, La Serena, Chile
Tuesday, 08 November 2022
We are excited to bring to your attention the GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS International Summer School, which will be held in Chile in November 2023. The Summer School is designed to prepare the next generation of ocean scientists that will engage in multidisciplinary research and increase our understanding on the response of marine ecosystems in the next decades. Students will learn the necessary knowledge and skills of the many disciplines needed to understand the ocean and atmospheric processes involved in ocean deoxygenation and acidification with a focus on Eastern Boundary Upwelling systems. It will expose students and early-career scientists to recent developments and methodologies in the study of biogeochemical and physical feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere in a changing environment.
The GOOD-OARS-CLAP-COPAS Summer School is open to graduate and doctoral students, and early career scientists interested in interacting with world leading experts in the field in a friendly atmosphere, and enhance their understanding of the processes constraining the future state of the oceans and environmental risks to marine habitats and ecosystems.
Location: Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA) & University of Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile
Dates: 6 - 12 November 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 November 2022
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETAINED APPLICATIONS: 15 January 2023
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 31 January 2023
2022 GCOS IP has been published together with the new set of ECVs Requirements
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
We would like to let you know that the Global Climate Observing System programme (GCOS) has recently published the 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan and the 2022 ECV Requirements. The GCOS Implementation Plan is a response to the findings of the 2021 GCOS Status Report, implications arising from the IPCC 6th assessment report and recent scientific studies on the climate cycles. The publication provides recommendations for a sustained and fit for purpose Global Climate Observing System. Global climate monitoring needs to cover the entire Earth system from the atmosphere to the oceans, from the cryosphere to the biosphere, and encompassing the water, energy and carbon cycles. It identifies six themes, each of them including several actions that if undertaken in the next 5-10 years, will lead to an improved Global Climate Observing System. It also aims to serve WMO Member States in addressing the challenges of climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The actions in the Implementation Plan and the requirements were compiled by experts of the GCOS panels in consultation with their respective communities. IOCCP as GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel contributed to the update of the ECV requirements and formulation of 2022 GCOS IP actions which address the marine biogeochemistry component of the global climate observing system. The 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan and the 2022 ECVs Requirements will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, as well at the 2nd GCOS Climate Observation conference in Darmstadt, Germany.
IOCCP & ICOS OTC Training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors, 5-18 June 2023, Kristineberg, Sweden
Thursday, 06 October 2022
We are thrilled to announce that IOCCP and ICOS OTC (Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre) are organizing a 14-day international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors." The course will be held on June 5-18, 2023 at the Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation, in Kristineberg, Sweden. Application process will open in mid-December 2022. You can read about the past editions of the course from our website here: www.ioccp.org/index.php/training
Save the dates and stay tuned for updates on the course. You can also help us spread the news by sharing the attached course flyer.
GOOS Ocean Observing System Report Card 2022
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
We are happy to share with you that the new GOOS Ocean Observing System Report Card has just been released with a dedicated section on ocean carbon observing! The Report Card was prepared in collaboration with GOOS partners and experts, including from IOCCP, and produced by its operational centre OceanOPS.
The high-level annual report provides a deep insight on the state, capacity and value of our Global Ocean Observing System. In 2022, it focuses on how an integrated observing network adds value to society across the three GOOS delivery areas of climate, operational services and ocean health. The Report highlights physical, biogeochemical and, for the first time, biological observations, providing a global view of the state of the GOOS, identifying the latest observing networks’ progress, the key challenges and opportunities to enhance the system. It also includes a dedicated section on the status and value of ocean carbon observations available from ship-based, autonomous and other platforms, highlighting the value of SOCAT and GLODAP data synthesis community efforts.
Access the Report Card here: https://www.ocean-ops.org/reportcard/
We regretfully announce the passing of Dr. Michio Aoyama
Wednesday, 07 September 2022
It is with greatest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Michio Aoyama on September 5, 2022. Dr Aoyama contributed extensively to a variety of activities across marine biogeochemistry. One of his major contributions concentrated on harmonization of global oceanic nutrients observations and data. His leadership in a joint ICES-IOC Study Group on Nutrients Standards (SGONS), followed by co-chairmanship of the SCOR Working Group 147, "Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data (COMPONUT)", followed by his leadership at IOCCP SSG focused on Nutrients EOV, allowed for achieving global consensus on obtaining comparable and accurate nutrients data. His inexhaustible energy in organizing large international workshops, several global inter-comparison exercises and eventually successful lobbying for development, production, distribution and use of nutrients Reference Materials, changed our ability to understand the geochemistry of deep oceanic waters in relation to carbon and dissolved nutrients.
On a personal level, we all enjoyed his friendly enthusiasm and genuine curiosity. We are all in shock with this sudden, unexpected loss.
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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