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Second draft of IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report open for government and expert review
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened the second order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to government and expert review, marking the continued advancement of preparation in the flagship report. The review runs from 2 March to 26 April 2020 and interested experts can register until midnight CET on 19 April at https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6wg1/sod/register.php.
New report on shipboard time series data needs and priorities from the NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data (September 2019, Hawaii)
Thursday, 12 March 2020
We would like to let you know that US OCB have published a report from a recent NSF EarthCube-sponsored workshop on shipboard time series data. The workshop resulted in a number of actionable outcomes which would among other things centralise international coordination of shipboard time series efforts and enhance the global discoverability and interoperability of time-series data, their synthesis and broader applications. The report and citation are available from below:
Benway, H., J. Buck, L. Fujieki, D. Kinkade, L. Lorenzoni, M. Schildhauer, A. Shepherd, A. White. February 2020. NSF EarthCube Workshop for Shipboard Ocean Time Series Data Meeting Report. 59pp. DOI 10.1575/1912/25480
KM Contros GmbH to divest sensor business to -4H-JENA Engineering GmbH
Monday, 09 March 2020
We would like to let you know that on March 1, 2020, KM Contros GmbH (Contros) has sold the sensor business to -4H-JENA engineering GmbH (-4H-JENA). The business has six highly qualified employees who will be a welcome addition to the -4H-JENA team. The agreement also includes a transfer of products (sensors), trademark and patents. The business will remain in Kiel. The following sensors will now become part of -4H-JENA’s portfolio: Contros HydroC pCO2 and pCO2-FT, Contros HydroC CH4 and CH4-FT, Contros HydroFIA pH, Contros HydroFIA TA .
Webinar: How to start and maintain carbonate system in situ observations to evaluate ocean acidification - 6 Mar, 12:00 GMT
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
We would like to let you know about a NANO Global Project webinar on "How to start and maintain carbonate system in situ observations to evaluate ocean acidification", by Dr. Carla Berghoff from Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Argentina. The webinar will take place on 6th March at 12:00 noon (GMT). Dr. Carla Berghoff is a research scientist in the Marine Plankton Dynamics and Climate Change (DiPlaMCC) program at INIDEP. Dr. Berghoff is a biologist with a strong background in carbonate chemistry. During the last six years she participated in several ocean acidification trainings and numerous oceanographic cruises measuring total alkalinity and pH, which gave her vast experience on the analytical determination of the carbonate system. Her research focuses on link the temporal and spatial variability of the carbonate system, the role of the phytoplankton and its impact in regulating air-sea gas exchange in different areas of the Argentine Sea, especially at the EPEA ecological time-series station, maintained by DiPlaMCC-INIDEP. Carla is also a member of the Executive Council of Latin-American Ocean Acidification (LAOCA) Network and of the NANO Global Research Project (https://nf-pogo-alumni.org/projects/global/).
Follow this link to register for the event: https://bit.ly/37WobX6
Applications for the SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 are now open!
Friday, 28 February 2020
We would like to let you know that applications for the SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 are now open. The SCOR-POGO Visiting Fellowship Programme provides funding to researchers, technicians, postgraduate students or post-doctoral fellows from developing countries or with economies in transition to spend between one and three months at another oceanographic institute, or to receive training. You can obtain more information from the flyer: https://scor-int.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/POGO-SCOR-fellowships-2020flyer.pdf
Deadline for application: 31 March 2020
Call for a new member of IOCCP Scientific Steering Group
Monday, 17 February 2020
IOCCP is looking for applications for a new member of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) to act as a leader responsible for expanding IOCCP coordination activities within the themes of IOCCP: ‘Instruments and sensors’ and ‘Technical capacity development’, with the term starting in July 2020. You can view the complete call online below or as PDF in the attached.
Please send your applications by 3 April. Feel free to contact the IOCCP Office with any related questions you might have.
ScarFace – R Shiny user interface for seacarb calculations of seawater carbonate chemistry
Monday, 17 February 2020
‘ScarFace’ is a Shiny web application that has been developed to facilitate the usage of the R-package ‘seacarb’ (http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=seacarb) which is used to calculate the carbonate chemistry of seawater. ‘ScarFace’ enables to use ‘seacarb’ via an user interface (ui) without the need for digging into R. The web app implements the most frequently used functions bjerrum(), carb(), and errors(), which can be simply operated by numerical or slider inputs. In addition to single calculations, batch processing can be performed by uploading csv source tables, where there is no need for pre-defined column names or order. If required, propagated errors can be calculated based on source table or manually entered values.
Raitzsch, M. and Gattuso, J.-P., 2020. ScarFace – seacarb calculations with R Shiny user interface. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3662139. Also available on GitHub: https://github.com/martens73/ScarFace/tree/v1.0.1.
Report of the XIV Session of the IOCCP SSG & GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel
Friday, 14 February 2020
We are happy to inform you that the report from the XIV Session of the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group & Global Ocean Observing System Biogeochemistry Panel of Experts (IOCCP-SSG-14) has been published. You can read and download the report in PDF from our site HERE.
The report summarises the current status and future plans related to IOCCP's coordination activities for each of our themes. We hope that you will find the report informative and many of you will become involved in the activities that the SSG planned for the months to come. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions and comments.
Recommendations for plankton measurements on the GO-SHIP program with relevance to other sea-going expeditions
Thursday, 06 February 2020
We are happy to let you know about a new publication from SCOR WG 154 P-OBS (Integration of Plankton-Observing Sensor Systems to Existing Global Sampling Programs; https://scor-int.org/group/154/). In "Recommendations for plankton measurements on the GO-SHIP program with relevance to other sea-going expeditions" the authors present mature technologies to measure plankton activity as a combination of biomass and diversity indicators across the plankton size spectrum, and demonstrate their readiness to be deployed within the GO-SHIP constraints. The document provides a significant step towards enhancing capacity for open-ocean biological observations, and another milestone towards an integrated ocean observing system. The document is available from OBPS at: https://www.oceanbestpractices.net/handle/11329/1201. Please cite as follows:
SCOR Working Group 154 (2020). Recommendations for plankton measurements on the GO-SHIP program with relevance to other sea-going expeditions. SCOR Working Group 154 GO-SHIP Report. Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, 70pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-718
Marine carbonate system calculations with CO2SYS available in Python and Julia
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Thanks to the work of Matthew Humphreys (NIOZ, the Netherlands), the marine carbonate system calculations with CO2SYS (original package written in MATLAB) are now available in the Python and Julia programming languages. You can download the code and access the full documentation from the respective GitHub repositories.
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