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Future of the Ocean and its Seas: Non-governmental input to the G7
Thursday, 13 October 2016
We would like to inform you that the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and SCOR--three groups of the International Council for Science (ICSU)--prepared a document entitled "Future of the Ocean and its Seas: a non-governmental scientific perspective on seven marine research issues of G7 interest". There are several key issues of interest to the marine carbon and biogeochemistry observing community discussed in separate chapters of the document, in particular devoted to: ocean acidification, de-oxygenation, and plastic pollution of the marine environment.
Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory (FixO3) Project Newsletter
Monday, 10 October 2016
We would like to let you know that the Year 3 Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) Project Newsletter has now been published. FixO3 seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community. The newsletter focuses on data products and other key information about the FixO3 project, including relevant carbon cycle and ocean acidification measurements.
A new SOCAT paper highlights its wide scientific impact
Friday, 07 October 2016
We would like to let you know about the publication of the SOCAT version 3 article in the Earth System Science Data (ESSD, open-access journal) entitled: “A multi-decade record of high-quality fCO2 data in version 3 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT).” This "living data" publication documents the methods and data sets used for the assembly of SOCATv3 data collection and compares these with those used for earlier versions. Moreover, the paper discusses the importance of SOCAT by highlighting its citation in three categories of high-impact reports, as well as the use of SOCAT for a variety of scientific applications.
IAEA OA-ICC Training Course on Ocean Acidification, Ensenada, Mexico - opening the door for new collaborative projects in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Friday, 30 September 2016
A group of 20 early-career scientists representing 11 nations in Latin-America and the Caribbean had the chance to attend a training course on ocean acidification, held on 5-10 September 2016 in Ensenada, Mexico. Led by an international group of highly experienced lecturers, the participants entering the field of ocean acidification obtained a solid theoretical framework and practical hands-on experience needed to set up coherent experiments. Moreover, this capacity building exercise offered the participants networking opportunities for future collaborative projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, including through the LAOCA (Latin American Ocean Acidification) network.
10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10) abstract submission open
Thursday, 29 September 2016
We would like to let you know that registration and abstract submission is now open for the 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10), to be held on 21-25 August 2017, in Interlaken, Switzerland. Please visit the Conference website to check out the program, see the list of invited keynote speakers, submit your abstract and registration, and to note down the important deadlines for this event.
Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2017
The Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) committed to study global deoxygenation
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
The Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE), a new working group of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, met recently on 7-9 September 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. GO2NE, which assembles coastal and open ocean scientists, modelers, and biological, chemical and physical oceanographers, seeks to integrate worldwide research efforts on deoxygenation in the open ocean and coastal areas. In the coming years GO2NE plans a number of actions to raise awareness on current and future impacts of declining oxygen concentrations on ocean and human health. For more information about the meeting please follow this LINK, and to read more about GO2NE in general see the IOC page HERE.
“ACO 2016 – A Connected Ocean” Science Conference, 11-13 October 2016, Brest, France
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
The “ACO 2016 - A Connected Ocean” Science Conference will be held on 11-13 October 2016 in Brest, France. The challenge for future ocean knowledge and data integration sets the stage for this conference. This conference, co-organized with EuroGOOS, is built around five thematic sessions and a workshop through which participants will explore new approaches, new technologies and new challenges for knowledge of ocean processes.
You may submit your abstracts for an oral or poster contribution until end of September 2016.
“OceAn pH Research Integration and Collaboration in Africa - ApHRICA” project kick-off
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
A pilot project aiming to install and operate ocean sensors on platforms operated by colleagues in Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles and South Africa to study ocean acidification in East Africa was officially launched during the kick-off workshop at the end of July. The project is called "OceAn pH Research Integration and Collaboration in Africa – ApHRICA". The launch of ApHRICA will not only enhance local ocean monitoring efforts in East Africa but will also facilitate connections to global efforts such as the Global Ocean Acidification Network (GOA-ON).
SCOR Newsletter #32
Friday, 12 August 2016
We would like to let you know that the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Newsletter #32 is now available for download here. This issue features news from several SCOR Working Groups and Large-Scale Ocean Projects, as well as an article on SCOR's Visiting Scholar program which is now in its 8th year.
Public Review of the new Global Climate Observing System Implementation Plan
Thursday, 11 August 2016
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is inviting the community to participate in the public review of the new 2016 GCOS Implementation plan “The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs".
Anyone interested in climate observations is kindly invited to comment on this draft by September 5, 2016.
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…
|IOCCP meetings, IOCCP-related meetings as well as events related to a wider scope in marine biogeochemistry.