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Call for sediment organic carbon data contributions to the Euro-Carbon database
Thursday, 27 April 2023
We are pleased to inform you about the EURO-CARBON database initiative which aims to provide a baseline of sediment organic carbon levels on a European regional sea scale. If you have relevant carbon data from marine sediments, then please consider contributing your data to the EURO-CARBON database by 27 June 2023 at the latest. The database can potentially be updated periodically in the future to determine trends in organic carbon pools.
A data paper describing the database will be submitted to the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters (Impact Factor = 8.5). All originators of submitted data and those that provide more than 40 individual carbon observations will be named co-authors on the resulting data article.
POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2023
Monday, 24 April 2023
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) have announced that the POGO-SCOR Fellowship programme for 2023 is now open for applications. The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the ocean, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Workshops on surface ocean pCO2 observations, synthesis and data products, 6-8 November, VLIZ, Belgium
Thursday, 20 April 2023
We are pleased to invite you to a series of workshops on surface ocean pCO2 observations, synthesis and data products, which will be held on 6-9 November 2023 at Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), InnovOcean Campus, Oostende, Belgium.
Surface ocean pCO2/fCO2 (partial pressure/fugacity of CO2) data products and air-sea CO2 fluxes determined from them have become an important input in the quantification of the ocean carbon sink strength in the Global Carbon Budget (GCB) as well as in determining variability and trends of ocean acidification. There are however several aspects of the pCO2 products and the fluxes based on them that are less well known, e.g. their sensitivity to data availability, method of interpolation/gap filling and the overall uncertainty in the air-sea CO2 fluxes.
GO-BGC/BGC-Argo Float Data Workshop at UMass Boston on August 21-23, 2023
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
We would like to let you know about the GO-BGC/BGC-Argo Float Data Workshop that will be held August 21-23, 2023 at UMass Boston. The format of the workshop will be a hands-on exercise with open practices, inclusive participation, and thoughtful problem exploration. Attendees will generate research ideas utilizing Biogeochemical Argo float data and start working on projects as teams. This will be an active experience designed to familiarize participants with float data analysis techniques, illustrate scientific applications of float data, facilitate collaboration among diverse participants, and develop new tools for data analysis. Applications are now open. Evaluation of applications and travel award requests will begin on 20 May 2023.
First DBCP Mediterranean Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications-Part 2
Friday, 07 April 2023
We would like to let you know about the First Data Buoy Coordination Panel (DBCP) Mediterranean Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications-Part 2 that will take place on 2-4 May 2023 in Tunis, Tunisia, and online. Guided by Sana Ben Ismail, IOCCP SSG member responsible for strengthening regional implementation, IOCCP has put together a session dedicated to Carbon & Biogeochemistry Observations as part of this hybrid-workshop.
Our session features presentations from and discussions with Maciej Telszewski (IOCCP Director), Marta Álvarez (CSIC, Spain), Sana Ben Ismail (INSTM, Tunisia), Abed El Rahman Hassoun (GEOMAR, Germany) and Houssine Nibani (AGIR, Morocco), covering a broad range of topics related to global and regional observing capacity, best practices, availability and use of data products, as well as data synthesis and coordination activities. We encourage any interested members of the community, especially from around the Mediterranean region, to join the workshop online through this MS Teams link. More information below and on the event page here.
Call for a new member to IOCCP SSG responsible for Synthesis Activities
Thursday, 16 March 2023
We are excited to let you know that IOCCP is looking for a new member to join its Scientific Steering Group (SSG) for terms beginning on 1 July 2023, to act as a leader responsible for maintaining and expanding IOCCP coordination activities within the theme of IOCCP: “Synthesis Activities.”
Statement from the WMO International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium
Thursday, 09 March 2023
We would like to update you on the outcomes from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium that took place at WMO Headquarters in Geneva on 30 January-1 February 2023.
The Symposium was targeted primarily at entities involved in greenhouse gas observations, modelling, data assimilation and related research in all domains of the Earth System. Symposium was held as one of the milestones in a wider attempt to build an internationally coordinated, operational global greenhouse gas monitoring system across all domains. This activity presents an opportunity for our community to further our own efforts towards a sustained, internationally coordinated routine greenhouse gas monitoring infrastructure with a broad group of stakeholders from scientific, operational, and policy-setting entities. 170 participants discussed current status and ways forward across a wide range of topics related to building such a monitoring system. The full Symposium agenda with most interventions available for viewing and download can be accessed from the Symposium website: https://community.wmo.int/en/meetings/wmo-international-greenhouse-gas-monitoring-symposium.
Call for Community Review on "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)" White Papers
Saturday, 25 February 2023
We would like to let you know that the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)", spearheaded by the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), invites you to participate in the community review of its white papers. The OARS programme provides a vision for ocean acidification research for the next decade by setting out a roadmap that, when implemented in collaboration with multiple partners, will deliver against seven outcomes by 2030 (see below for details). With this review, we invite the community to provide their thoughts and input to the OARS programme and the implementation plans.
Report of the XVII Session of the IOCCP SSG & GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
We would like to let you know that the report of the XVII Session of the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group & Global Ocean Observing System Biogeochemistry Panel of Experts (IOCCP-SSG-17) has been published. You can access the report from our site HERE.
The report summarizes the current status and future plans related to IOCCP's coordination and communication activities including our contribution to various UN Ocean Decade programmes and projects. 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.
2023 Call for SCOR Working Groups & Applications open for the new SCOR Executive Director
Tuesday, 07 February 2023
We would like to let you know that the SCOR Secretariat now invites proposals for new working groups to commence activities in late 2023. Deadline for submission is 12 May 2023. Click here for instructions, guidelines, and a template to help prepare the proposals. The selection of the new SCOR working groups will take place at the 2023 SCOR Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 17-19 October 2023. For more information, read the full call.
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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