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SOCAT version 2021 released
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
We are excited to announce the release of Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2021 which is now available via www.socat.info. SOCAT documents the increase in surface ocean CO2 for the global oceans and coastal seas. Quantification of the global ocean CO2 uptake to better than 0.2 Pg C yr-1 requires an accuracy of < 2 μatm for in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements. Quality-controlled, synthesis and gridded products in SOCAT version 2021 contain 30.6 million in situ surface ocean fCO2 measurements with an estimated accuracy of < 5 μatm. A further 2.1 million fCO2 values with an accuracy of < 10 μatm are also available. Data collection has continued during the pandemic, albeit at a reduced rate.
Public webinar to kick off the 1st ICOS OTC pCO2 instrument inter-comparison, 25 June 2021, 13:00-14:30 UTC
Monday, 14 June 2021
We are excited to announce that on June 25 at 13:00-14:30 UTC, the Integrated Carbon Observation System - Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS OTC) together with the IOCCP will hold a public webinar to kick off the 1st ICOS OTC pCO2 instrument inter-comparison whichwill take place at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende, Belgium, on 28 June - 11 July 2021.
The webinar will introduce the structure and goals of the exercise but also provide a historical overview and legacy of past pCO2 inter-comparison exercises which took place between 1995 and 2010. The webinar will be moderated by Dariia Atamanchuk (IOCCP Scientific Steering Group member, and theInter-comparison Organizing Committee member) and Artur Palacz (IOCCP Project Officer). The agenda is as follows:
Announcement of the first endorsed actions of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Friday, 11 June 2021
Earlier this week, on World Oceans Day, the IOC-UNESCO announced the endorsement of the first programmes and contributions submitted under the UN Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development. IOCCP has played an active role in preparing five bids which were all successful:
- Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean (CoastPredict) which will “integrate observations with numerical models to produce predictions with uncertainties from extreme events to climate, for the coastal marine ecosystems (their services), biodiversity, co-designing transformative response to science and societal needs.”
- Observing Together: Meeting Stakeholder Needs and Making Every Observation Count which will “transform ocean data access and availability by connecting ocean observers and the communities they serve, through enhanced support to both new and existing community-scale projects.”
- Ocean Observing Co-Design: evolving ocean observing for a sustainable future which will “build the process, infrastructure and tools for co-design, creating an international capacity to evolve a truly integrated ocean observing system, matching agile observing and modelling capability with requirements.”
- Global Ocean Oxygen Decade which will “raise global awareness about ocean deoxygenation, provide knowledge for action and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies and solutions to ensure continued provision of ecosystem services, and minimize impacts on the ocean economy through local, regional, and global efforts, including transdisciplinary research, innovative outreach, and ocean education and literacy.
- Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS) which will “foster the development of the science of ocean acidification including the impacts on marine life and sustainability of marine ecosystems in estuarine-coastal-open ocean environments.”
GOA-ON Webinar Series presents "Arctic-African collaborative OA research on the Canary Current and Benguela Current upwelling systems," 10 June, 14:00 UTC
Tuesday, 08 June 2021
We would like to let you know that the next GOA-ON webinar entitled "Arctic-African collaborative OA research on the Canary Current and Benguela Current upwelling systems" will take place on 10 June at 14:00 UTC. The webinar speakers include: Dr. Mohammed Idrissi, Dr. Melissa Chierici, and Dr. Chibo Chikwililwa. See the attached flyer for more information on the speakers and webinar topic.
Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3237564080229696528. If you missed any of the GOA-ON webinars, you can watch them on the GOA-ON YouTube Channel.
AtlantOS Ocean Hour: Carbon Uptake in the Atlantic Ocean - 8 June, 15:30-16:30 UTC
Monday, 07 June 2021
We would like to inform you about the next AtlantOS Ocean Hour which takes place on June 8, 2021 from 15:30 to 16:30 (UTC), followed by a 30min optional Networking (16:30 - 17:00 UTC). This AtlantOS Ocean Hour will focus on the Carbon Uptake in the Atlantic Ocean. Two overarching questions are: (1) How can we imagine optimal designed observation, monitoring, and evaluation systems in the continuum between the coasts and open ocean? (2) How can we monitor the long-term impacts and efficiency at coastal / open ocean scales with regards to Carbon Geoengineering?
Call for steering committee members of a new NSF EarthCube-funded Marine Ecological Time Series Research Coordination Network (METS RCN)
Thursday, 27 May 2021
We would like to let you know that US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) is building the leadership team for a new NSF EarthCube-funded Marine Ecological Time Series Research Coordination Network (METS RCN) over the next 3-4 years. This RCN is primarily aimed at building community consensus around FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data solutions and broadening users and applications of METS data sets. RCN activities will include both virtual and in-person consensus building activities, a METS data working group, regional user groups, products, and case studies to explore broader applications of METS data sets, and a data hackathon to build capacity to ingest, analyze, and integrate METS data with other disciplinary and cross-disciplinary data to accelerate scientific discovery. Applications for the steering committee members are welcome from all interested and enthusiastic experts in the fields of oceanography, data science, earth system models, statistics, or data synthesis, and with a vested interest in applying FAIR principles across METS programs.
RCN Steering Committee commitments will include:
- virtual planning and discussion meetings every ~6-8 weeks (more often as needed)
- planning and attending (as necessary/interested) RCN activities - travel support is available
- contributing to RCN publications and products
GO2NE Ocean Deoxygenation Webinar No. 7 - 26 May 2021, 14:00-15:00 UTC
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
We encourage you to join the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE) for a new session of its webinar series on ocean deoxygenation. The seventh webinar will take place on 26 May 2021, 14:00-15:00 UTC. The webinar will be moderated by Michael Roman (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA) and will feature two talks by Cassandra N. Glaspie (Louisiana State University, USA) on "Fish diet shifts associated with the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone" and by Nancy N. Rabalais (Louisiana State University, USA) on "Eutrophication-driven coastal hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico."
Register for the webinar here. If you missed previous webinars from the series, you can access the recordings here. To register for the mailing list to receive information about upcoming events, follow this link.
IOCCP welcomes six new members of the Scientific Steering Group
Monday, 24 May 2021
We are absolutely thrilled to let you know that on 1 May 2021, the IOCCP welcomed six new members of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG), completing the biggest rotation on our Panel since its inception. Adrienne Sutton (NOAA PMEL, USA) and Keyhong Park (KOPRI, Republic of Korea) take over the responsibility for the Time Series Efforts theme; Richard Sanders (NORCE, Norway) will lead the Surface Ocean Biogeochemistry Observations theme; Maribel García-Ibáñez (UEA, UK) will coordinate the ship-based component of the Interior Ocean Observations theme; Steve Jones (UiB, Norway) takes responsibility for Data & Information Access Services theme; while Sana Ben Ismail (INSTM, Tunisia) will strengthen the regional implementation of IOCCP coordination and communication services across several of the themes. Our new SSG members were selected and approved by our sponsors from among many outstanding applications. To learn more about our new SSG members, visit their profiles.
At the same time, we want to acknowledge our five outgoing SSG members: Masao Ishii (MRI-JMA, Japan), Rik Wanninkhof (NOAA AOML, USA), Björn Fiedler (GEOMAR, Germany), Benjamin Pfeil (UiB, Norway) and Cristian Vargas (Uni. Concepción, Chile). The IOCCP Scientific Steering Group would like to express their gratitude for being able to channel their enthusiastic and visionary leadership to develop and implement activities of strategic importance to the marine biogeochemistry community. We wish them all the very best in future endeavours and we look forward to their ongoing involvement in the ocean carbon and biogeochemistry community.
Virtual workshop of the OCB WG on Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes - May 26, 15:00-20:00 UTC
Thursday, 20 May 2021
We would like to let you know that the US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) funded Working Group on "Filling the gaps in observation-based estimates of air–sea carbon fluxes" will host a virtual workshop on May 26-27, 15:00-20:00 UTC. All interested are invited to register (follow the link here) for the first day of the meeting. The second day is for the WG members only. The WG is led by Galen McKinley (Columbia/LDEO, USA) and Peter Landschützer (MPI-Hamburg, Germany).
For more information on the workshop programme and the work of the WG, please see here: https://www.us-ocb.org/filling-the-gaps-in-observation-based-estimates-of-air-sea-carbon-fluxes-working-group/
GOA-ON Webinar - Communities of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification - 17 May, 12-13 UTC
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
We would like to let you know that the next GOA-ON Webinar by the Communities of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification will take place on Monday, 17 May 2021, 12:00 –13:00 UTC. The two focal points for the Communities of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification, Bronte Tilbrook (CISRO) and Peter Swarzenski (IAEA), will provide updates about progress made on the Voluntary Commitments (VC) and other developments. They will be joined by Roshan Ramessur (OA Africa Network) and Kirsten Isensee (IOC-UNESCO) who will share lessons learned from their VCs during the past year. The Communities of Ocean Action were created in 2017 at the Lisbon Ocean Conference to serve as a catalyst for change, providing an opportunity to network and collaborate on commitments which address Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.
Register for the webinar by following this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regi…/2393100666611507214
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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