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Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2020 is now available!
Thursday, 18 June 2020
On behalf more than 100 contributing scientists worldwide, we proudly announce the release of 2020 version of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT, www.socat.info) which is a synthesis activity with annual public releases prepared by international marine carbon scientists. SOCAT version 2020 contains 28.2 million in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements for the global ocean and coastal seas with an accuracy < 5 μatm, while a further 2.3 million fCO2 values with an accuracy of 5 to 10 μatm are made available separately. SOCAT documents the increase in surface ocean CO2 (carbon dioxide), a critical measure as the oceans are taking up one quarter of the global CO2 emissions from human activity.
The SOCAT community-led synthesis product is a key step in the value chain based on in situ inorganic carbon measurements of the oceans, which provides policy makers with essential information on ocean CO2 uptake in climate negotiations. The global need for accurate knowledge of ocean CO2 uptake and its variation makes sustained funding for in situ surface ocean CO2 observations imperative. The annual SOCAT release is a Voluntary Commitment for SDG 14.3 (#OceanAction20464) and contributes to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The poster handout has further details on 2020 version key features, findings and other information, including timeline for preparing the 2021 version.
Call for Applications for an Early-Career Scientist to Join the SCOR Executive Committee
Monday, 01 June 2020
We would like to let you know that the call for applications for an Early-Career Scientist (ECS) to join the SCOR Executive Committee is open. The ECS in the SCOR EC will help reaching out to the broader early-career community and get it involved into SCOR activities. Term of appointment is for 2 years. More information about the position and application instructions can be found here.
EU H2020 EuroSea project strengthens coordination of marine biogeochemistry observations
Monday, 18 May 2020
“Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable Use of the Oceans (EuroSea)” is a European Union Horizon 2020 Innovation Action running from November 2019 to December 2023. Through its ambitious vision and objectives EuroSea will, among other things, strengthen European and global coordination of marine biogeochemistry observations.
EuroSea generously supports the IOCCP Project Officer position for the time frame 2020-2022, and enables a number of key activities which help fulfil IOCCP Terms of Reference as well as implement relevant recommendations from OceanObs’19 Conference and Community White Papers. The activities are related to: (i) increasing the readiness level of delayed mode biogeochemical data products, (ii) enhancing ocean carbon flux observations (and estimates of their economical value), and (ii) supporting global coordination of marine debris observations.
2020 Call for review of SCOR Working Group Proposals
Thursday, 14 May 2020
We would like to let you know that the SCOR Executive Committee invites SCOR National Committees, individuals and interested organisations to assist in the review of SCOR working group proposals. Ten working group proposals were submitted to the SCOR Secretariat in response to the 2020 Call. These are available on the SCOR Web site. Instructions to review the proposals can be found here.
Call for abstracts for the 9th International EuroGOOS Conference, 14-15 October 2020, Brest, France
Monday, 11 May 2020
We would like to let you know that a call for abstracts is open for the 9th International EuroGOOS Conference "Advances in Operational Oceanography: Expanding Europe's ocean observing and forecasting capacity." The conference will take place in Brest, France, from 14 to 15 October 2020. The event will be hosted by SeaTech Week. The conference provides a forum for a broad range of implementers and users of operational oceanography services, including marine scientists and technologists, private companies, and policymakers. This year there is a number of themes and topics related to marine biogeochemistry which our community might find interesting.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 May 2020. For more information on the Conference format, provisional programme and details of abstract submission process, please see the Conference website at https://eurogoos.ifremer.fr
OCB Working Group Webinar: Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 15:00–20:00 UTC
Monday, 04 May 2020
We would like to let you know that the first meeting of the US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Working Group on "Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes" will take place this week, May 5-6, 2020 via Webex. The first day of the meeting (May 5) is open to everyone and will include presentations on the current state of understanding of the global ocean carbon sink. If you're interested, please register in advance HERE. After you submit your registration, Webex will send you an invitation with connection information, including a phone number if you prefer telephone audio. You can visit the working group website to view the meeting agenda. The presentations on May 5 will be recorded and posted on the OCB YouTube channel for viewing later. All webinar attendees will be muted, but you can type in questions and participate in discussion via the Q&A function as time allows at the end of each block of talks.
This working group was assembled in 2019 to assess critical uncertainties in existing observation-based air-sea carbon fluxes, determine how best to integrate observation-based open-ocean and coastal-ocean CO2 air–sea fluxes, and quantify uncertainties in the natural (pre-industrial) outgassing of CO2. These efforts will lead to better constraints on the contemporary ocean carbon sink and its variability. The results of this OCB Working Group will assist the global carbon community in understanding the state of the global carbon cycle so as to contribute to international efforts to address climate change.
New global ocean pCO2 climatology combining open ocean and coastal areas available from OCADS/NCEI
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
We would like to let you know that a new combined surface pCO2 climatology, produced by Peter Landschützer (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany) and co-authors, is now available and archived at NOAA's Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) Project, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The data product was created by merging 2 published and publicly available pCO2 datasets covering the open ocean (Landschützer et. al 2016) and the coastal ocean (Laruelle et. al 2017). Both fields were initially created using a 2-step neural network technique. Full documentation with metadata and dataset download links can be obtained from the product website: https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0209633. A manuscript describing the method and the dataset was submitted to Earth System Science Data journal.
This product is free to be used. Please cite this data set as:
Landschützer, Peter; Laruelle, Goulven; Roobaert, Alizee; Regnier, Pierre (2020). A combined global ocean pCO2 climatology combining open ocean and coastal areas (NCEI Accession 0209633). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi: https://doi.org/10.25921/qb25-f418. Accessed [2020-04-08].
5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World - abstract submission deadline postponed
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
We would like to let you know that in view of the current situation with COVID-19, the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World has extended the deadline for submissions of abstracts until Friday, 24 April 2020. Applicants for Travel support will be notified on the outcome of their application by 7 May. A decision will be made by mid-May on whether to continue with the proposed date (7-10 September 2020) or delay the Symposium.
The Symposium organizers are monitoring the situation closely and updates will be posted on the Symposium website: http://highco2-lima.org/index.htm
Deadlines extended for SCOR WG proposals and SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020
Friday, 27 March 2020
Webinar on project SO-CHIC: Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate – Apr 7, @ 13:00 UTC
Friday, 20 March 2020
We would like to let you know about a webinar introducing a new EU Horizon 2020 project SO-CHIC (Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate). The webinar will take place on April 7, at 13:00 UTC, and will be given by Jean-Baptiste Sallée (LOCEAN-IPSL, France). You can register for the webinar here:
To contribute to reducing uncertainties in climate change predictions, the overall objective of SO-CHIC is to understand and quantify variability of heat and carbon budgets in the Southern Ocean through an investigation of the key processes controlling exchanges between the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice using a combination of observational and modelling approaches. The SO-CHIC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°821001.
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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