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Biogeochemical-Argo program newsletter #5
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
We would like to let you know that the Biogeochemical-Argo program has issued its 5th Newsletter which summarizes the program highlights and coming events. In this issue you can learn about: unanimous support from IOC-UNESCO Member States given to the proposal to incorporate biogeochemical sensors in the Argo array, Canada's financial commitment to support the implementation of the BGC-Argo program, past and upcoming workshops, and reports from successful float deployments, among other news.
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"Guideline of Ocean Observations" published by Japan Oceanographic Society
Monday, 15 October 2018
We are happy to inform you about a newly published "Guideline of Ocean Observations" edited and published by The Oceanographic Society of Japan (JOS). The Guideline describes state-of-the-art protocols of the measurement of various oceanographic parameters that cover wide range of oceanographic topics from ocean weather to seafloor observation. The Guideline consists of 64 chapters in 10 volumes, but note that a few of the chapters are currently still in writing. In the process of protocol writing, 30 authors reviewed various existing international guidelines such as ISO, IAPSO and GO-SHIP guidelines, and examined the best protocols for each parameter. For those parameters which are not included in any existing international guidelines, original protocols were newly described by the authors and then reviewed by referees. These guidelines will be useful for oceanographers worldwide, and oceanographers of all countries are invited to use this Guideline as a reference for their ocean observations. The 3rd edition of all the volumes of the Guideline can be accessed freely and openly as PDFs at: http://kaiyo-gakkai.jp/jos/en/guide/preface
Applications open for the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Summer School, September 2019, Xiamen, China
Friday, 12 October 2018
We are very happy to inform you that the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) formed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) will hold an international Summer School from September 2 to 8, 2019, on Xiamen University's Xiang'an Campus in China, hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science. IOCCP is one of the co-sponsors of the event, and IOCCP SSG member Véronique Garçon is part of the Scientific and the Organising Committee.
The IOC-GO2NE SS2019 will bring together 40 PhD students and early career scientists and 16 world-leading international scientists. It aims to connect young researchers with leading scientists from the academic and SMEs world working on oxygen not only in a theoretical framework, but also through practical sessions on laboratory experiments, field work, modelling and special sessions on communication, ethics, and engagement with stakeholder. The IOC-GO2NE SS2019 thus will provide to a generation of young scientists the crucible for designing innovative approaches to achieve the societal transition towards the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations for the next decade. To find more information on the program, organisation and logistics, please see the course website at: http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/summerschool/go2ne/index.asp.
Application closes on 15 November 2018. You can submit your online applications by following this link: http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/summerschool/go2ne/applicationform.asp
OceanObs'19: Regular registration and poster abstract submission open!
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
We would like to let you know that regular registration for the OceanObs'19 Conference is now open. The poster abstract submission and registration have been integrated. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, the option will be available during your registration process.
Regular registration and poster abstract submission will close March 1, 2019. Late registration will open through September 16, 2019. For more on fees, deadlines, posters, and event registration click here. To view the conference at-a-glance click here.
Biogeochemistry as a New Frontier in Operational Oceanography
Monday, 08 October 2018
The implementation of operational oceanography in the past 15 years has provided many societal benefits and has led to many countries adopting a formal roadmap for providing ocean forecasts. In the coming years biogeochemistry observations will challenge the new generation of data assimilation researchers. Published recently by GODAE OceanView, the book on "New Frontiers in Operational Oceanography" outlines the current state-of-the-art in operational oceanography with two chapters dedicated to marine biogeochemistry: on in situ observations (Chapter 6) and on modelling and data assimilation (Chapter 22).
For more detailed description of the book, full table of contents with chapter's authorship outlined, access to individual chapters and link to online order of a hard copy of the book please go to https://www.godae-oceanview.org/outreach/education-training/gov-summer-school-2017/publication/.
2019 Special POGO Visiting Fellowship for Ship-board Training on an Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export (ANDREX) Cruise
Thursday, 04 October 2018
We are pleased to let you know that Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), in partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), is offering a POGO-PML Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export (ANDREX) Cruise. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to visit PML for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; and to go on the cruise (February 14 to April 10, 2019) to help make biogeochemical observations (carbonate and oxygen chemistry).
The deadline for applications for the 2019 fellowship is Wednesday 17 October 2018. All applicants will be informed of the decision within one month of the deadline.
Kiel Declaration on Ocean Deoxygenation: "The ocean is losing its breath"
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
We would like to bring to your attention the recently published „Kiel Declaration on Ocean Deoxygenation" in which participants of the International Ocean Deoxygenation Conference (https://conference.sfb754.de/event/1) urgently call for more marine and climate protection as "the ocean is losing its breath." The document is one of the outcomes of the conference held on 2-7 September 2018 in Kiel, Germany. More than 300 scientists from 33 countries attended the conference to discuss the decline of oxygen, its causes and consequence. At the conclusion of the conference, the scientists published the „Kiel Declaration". Everyone who is concerned about ocean deoxygenation and agrees to the declaration is welcome to sign to show their support. You can read and sign the declaration by following this link: https://www.ocean-oxygen.org/declaration
Applications open for Ocean Teacher Global Academy training course on Ocean Data Management for Researchers
Friday, 28 September 2018
We would like to let you know about an upcoming training course offered by the Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) on Ocean Data Management for Researchers, held on 3-7 December at the IOC-UNESCO Project Office for International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Oostende, Belgium. This training course is aimed at researchers at the post-graduate level and provides a comprehensive introduction to a variety of marine datasets and formats and the use of software for synthesis and analysis of marine data. The importance of good research data management practices and the role of researchers will also be highlighted. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course. Please note that priority will be given to participants originating from Europe and North African countries. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged. A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all successful students.
Application deadline: 15 October 2018
Vacancy: Director of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC)
Thursday, 27 September 2018
We would like to let you know that the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) which is one of the central facilities of the pan-European research infrastructure, Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS RI), is recruiting a new director. The OTC director will be the pivotal voice of the OTC and further develop the strategic vision for the marine network of ICOS, and overseeing its implementation together with the OTC staff in Bergen, Norway, and in the United Kingdom. The director will be part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, the largest climate research centre in the Nordic countries and among the leading centres in Europe. From 2019 it is expected that the UK will co-host the OTC through the National Oceanography Centre, University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. This is a full-time and permanent position with a negotiable start date.
Application deadline: 10 October 2018. For more information about the position please see our site HERE.
Ocean Colour EOV Specification Sheet published
Monday, 24 September 2018
We are happy to inform you that the Ocean Colour Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Specification Sheet has been published and is available for viewing and download (for more information on the EOV process visit our site HERE.) To access all the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) EOV Specification Sheets, please follow this link: www.goosocean.org/eov.
The document has been prepared as a joint effort by the International Ocean Colour Coordination Group (IOCCG) and GOOS Panels. The challenge of describing the multidisciplinary requirements and applications of ocean colour measurements was met by a task team of dedicated experts from IOCCG Committee and GOOS Expert Panels: Emmanuel Boss (University of Maine, USA), Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida, USA), Rosalia Santoleri (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy), Simon Bélanger (Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada) and Taka Hirata (Hokkaido University, Japan). Extensive feedback was obtained through two rounds of review provided by the IOCCG Committee, which consists of members drawn from national space agencies and the ocean colour community. We hope that the observing community will find this document useful in the process of implementing the vision for multi-disciplinary and multi-platform sustained ocean observing system.
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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