We would like to draw your attention to the recent IUCN review report on "Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone's problem." This report is the largest peer-reviewed study so far into the causes, impacts and possible solutions to ocean deoxygenation. Ocean regions with low oxygen concentrations are expanding, with around 700 sites worldwide now affected by low oxygen conditions – up from only 45 in the 1960s. In the same period, the volume of anoxic waters – areas completely depleted of oxygen – in the global ocean has quadrupled, according to the report. The ocean is expected to lose 3–4% of its oxygen inventory globally by the year 2100 under a business-as-usual scenario, but the global average masks local changes that are predicted to
In December 2019, the OceanObs'19 Community White Paper on "Multidisciplinary Observing in the World Ocean’s Oxygen Minimum Zone Regions: From Climate to Fish — The VOICE Initiative" was published. The Variability of the Oxycline and its ImpaCt on the Ecosystem (VOICE; http://www.ioccp.org/voice) initiative, supported by IOCCP since its beginning in 2017, aims to demonstrate how societal benefit applications drive the need for integration and optimization of biological, biogeochemical, and physical components of regional ocean observing related to eastern boundary systems (EBSs). VOICE chose to focus on the upper oxycline (transition between high and low oxygen waters)
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
Earlier this year the Oxygen Theme was added to IOCCP's portfolio and Véronique Garçon was appointed as the SSG member responsible for related IOCCP activities. Now we are happy to invite you to check out the new Oxygen Theme site at: www.ioccp.org/oxygen. You will find information about ongoing IOCCP activities related to oxygen observations, projects and programs involved, as well as links to relevant databases, information products, references and other resources potentially useful to the marine biogeochemistry observing community. If you have any questions or suggestions for how the website could be improved, please don't hesitate to
The 2nd VOICE (Variability of the Oxycline and its ImpaCt on the Ecosystem; http://www.ioccp.org/voice) Science Plan workshop took place on 8-9 September 2018 in Kiel, Germany, in conjunction with the International Conference on 'Ocean Deoxygenation: Drivers and Consequences – Past, Present and Future', held on 3-7 September 2018. The main point on the meeting agenda was to perform the readiness level assessment based on information collected from
IOCCP SSG member Véronique Garçon and IOCCP Director Maciej Telszewski are members of the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Executive Council since its establishment in 2016 as an IOC-UNESCO Working Group. GO2NE is committed to providing a global and multidisciplinary view of deoxygenation, with a focus on understanding its multiple aspects and impacts. The Network offers scientific advice to policy makers to counter this concerning trend and to preserve marine resources in the presence of deoxygenation. Currently, the members of the core working group represent 21 institutions in 11 countries.
A major outcome of GO2NE was an article published in Science in
We are happy to inform you about the publication of the report of the Variability in the Oxycline and its ImpaCts on the Ecosystem (VOICE) Science Plan Workshop which took place on 13-15 September 2017 in Monterey, CA, USA, and hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). The workshop was a three-day event, held in conjunction with the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) third annual meeting (11-13 September 2017). The workshop was attended by 22 scientists from around the globe, and was the first opportunity to establish communication and initiate coordination of
We are happy to inform you about the publication of the report of the Variability in the Oxycline and its ImpaCts on the Ecosystem (VOICE) Science Plan Workshop which took place on 13-15 September 2017 in Monterey, CA, USA, and hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). The workshop was a three-day event, held in conjunction with the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) third annual meeting (11-13 September 2017). The workshop was attended by 22 scientists from around the globe, and was the first opportunity to establish communication and initiate
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