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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.
WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium, 30 January-1 February 2023
Wednesday, 07 September 2022
We would like to inform you about the WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium that will take place at WMO Headquarters in Geneva on 30 January-1 February 2023. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 November 2022, 24:00 CET. Based on your submissions, the programme committee will form the sessions considering the topics covered by the Symposium. The programme will be published on 12 December 2022, and the authors will be informed directly. Abstract can be submitted at the Symposium web page WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium | World Meteorological Organization.
First edition of GOOD News from the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE)
Thursday, 25 August 2022
We would like to share with you the very first issue of GOOD News, the quarterly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the latest highlights, events, announcements, and opportunities in the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) and the Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD) - an endorsed program under the UN Decade of the Ocean for Sustainable Development. In particular, we want to draw your attention to the open call for new members of the GO2NE Committee soliciting applications by 4 September.
See the attached newsletter for more news and information on how to subscribe to future releases.
2023 US OCB Activity Proposal Solicitation
Friday, 19 August 2022
The US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is soliciting proposals for OCB activities that will take place or begin during the 2023 calendar year. Due to ongoing pandemic-related uncertainties, in-person activities should include contingency plans in case delays or cancellations are necessary. Proposals for OCB-relevant workshops and activities are sought for:
- Scoping workshops (~50-70 people) that bring together an appropriate body of expertise to foster discussions and build momentum within a specific OCB research area (previous OCB scoping workshops)
- Working groups (~8-12 members) to address targeted science goals/questions and develop products that benefit and engage the broader OCB community (e.g., small “process teams” to improve OCB process understanding and parameterization in earth system models)
- Synthesis activities to bring together existing data sets, model outputs, etc. to support and inform future research efforts
- Intercomparison activities to assess and build consensus on best practices (methodological, modeling, data analysis, etc.) for advancing OCB-relevant research
- Training activities (~30-50 participants plus instructors as needed) to build capacity in different areas of OCB research
Upcoming webinars on deoxygenation by GO2NE (23 Aug) and on ocean acidification by GOA-ON (25 Aug)
Friday, 19 August 2022
We would like to let you know about two webinars which are due to take place next week: on ocean acidification organized by the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), and on deoxygenation organized by the Global Ocean Oxygen NEtwork (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE).
The 15th GO2NE webinar will be held on August 23, 23:00 CEST. The webinar will be moderated by Jodie Rummer (James Cook University, Australia) and will include a presentation on "Coral reef hypoxia: Present-day exposure and projections under warming" by Ariel Pezner (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, USA) and on "Unlocking the vulnerability of reef-forming corals to deoxygenation" by David Suggett (University of Technology Sydney, Australia). You can register for the webinar HERE.
The GOA-ON webinar on "Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Scientific Research in the PI-TOA Region" will take place on August 25, 11:00 AM Fiji. The webinar will be moderated by IOCCP Co-Chair Kim Currie with presentations by Dr Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt, Associate Professor Patila Amosa and Ms Luia Taise. The three speakers will span topics such as establishing a pH time-series on the Suva reef, the effects of ocean acidification on organismal calcification such as corals and bryozoans, and the impacts on the photosynthetic physiology of a green seaweed. These research topics are important in understanding the impact of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems of the Pacific. You can register for the webinar HERE.
GLODAPv2.2022 data product released!
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
On behalf of the GLODAP Reference Group, and hundreds of seagoing oceanographers that tirelessly have collected data all over the ocean, we are happy to announce the publication of GLODAPv2.2022.
The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP, www.glodap.info) data product provides access to quality controlled surface to bottom ocean biogeochemical data, with an emphasis on seawater inorganic carbon. GLODAPv2.2022 is an update of the previous version. GLODAPv2.2022 includes measurements from more than 1.4 million water samples from the global oceans collected on 1085 cruises. The data for the 13 core variables have undergone extensive quality control, especially systematic evaluation of bias. Data are available at https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/ocads/oceans/GLODAPv2_2022/
Southern Ocean Observing System 2021-2025 Science & Implementation Plan
Thursday, 11 August 2022
The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) announced the official publication of its new Science and Implementation Plan for the time period spanning from 2021-2025. The document articulates the scientific priorities for SOOS through the identification of key gaps in the observational network and by identifying the priorities in addressing these gaps. This Plan covers the five year period 2021-2025, with emphasis on the capabilities required to support data collection and delivery, and the objectives and actions that SOOS will implement. The plan was developed by the SOOS community with extensive input from the broader Southern Ocean community. The plan has undergone international review and was approved by the SOOS's governing bodies, SCAR and SCOR.
Call for Applications for an Early-Career Scientist to Join the SCOR Executive Committee
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Registration open for 2022 SCOR Annual Meeting
Thursday, 11 August 2022
We would like to let you know that registration is open for the 2022 SCOR Annual Meeting which is taking place on 4-6 October 2022 at the Hotel Paradise in Busan, Korea, and online. The purpose of the SCOR Annual Meetings is to make it possible for national SCOR committees and partner organizations to learn of SCOR accomplishments in the past year, to oversee the work of SCOR, and to approve new working groups and the SCOR budget for the coming year. SCOR meetings also provide an opportunity for international marine science projects and organizations to provide updates about their current work and plans for the future.
SCOR annual meetings are open to any participant and there is no registration fee. Follow the meeting website link to access a link for registering, as well as additional information related to the event including logistics and the reports of activities from the SCOR Working Groups and Projects.
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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