NANO alumni publication: Micronektonic fish species over three seamounts in the southwestern Indian Ocean

NANO Alumnus Pavanee Annasawmy and colleagues published the following article in the Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography Micronektonic fish species over three seamounts in the southwestern Indian Ocean Cherel et al. (2020) Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104777   Abstract Taxonomic composition, abundance and biological features […]

NANO alumni publication: Seamount effect on circulation and distribution of ocean taxa in the vicinity of La Pérouse, a shallow seamount in the southwestern Indian Ocean

NANO Alumnus Pavanee Annasawmy and colleagues published the following article in the Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography Seamount effect on circulation and distribution of ocean taxa in the vicinity of La Pérouse, a shallow seamount in the southwestern Indian Ocean Marsac et al. (2020) Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies […]

NANO alumni publication: Micronekton distributions and assemblages at two shallow seamounts of the south-western Indian Ocean: Insights from acoustics and mesopelagic trawl data

NANO Alumnus Pavanee Annasawmy and colleagues published the following article in the Progress in Oceanography Micronekton distributions and assemblages at two shallow seamounts of the south-western Indian Ocean: Insights from acoustics and mesopelagic trawl data Annasawmy et al. (2020) Progress in Oceanography, DOI 10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102161   Abstract Micronekton distributions and assemblages were investigated at two shallow […]

NANO alumni publication: Micronekton distribution as influenced by mesoscale eddies, Madagascar shelf and shallow seamounts in the south-western Indian Ocean: an acoustic approach

NANO Alumnus Pavanee Annasawmy and colleagues published the following article in the Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography Micronekton distribution as influenced by mesoscale eddies, Madagascar shelf and shallow seamounts in the south-western Indian Ocean: an acoustic approach Annasawmy et al. (2020) Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, DOI […]

NANO alumni publication: Stable isotope patterns of mesopelagic communities over two shallow seamounts of the south-western Indian Ocean

NANO Alumnus Pavanee Annasawmy and colleagues published the following article in the Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography Stable isotope patterns of mesopelagic communities over two shallow seamounts of the south-western Indian Ocean Annasawmy et al. (2020) Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104804   Abstract The stable […]

NANO alumni publication: Seasonal and interannual variability of coccolithophore flux in the northern South China Sea

NANO Alumnus W.N.C. Priyadarshani and colleagues published the following article in the Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Seasonal and interannual variability of coccolithophore flux in the northern South China Sea Priyadarshani et al. (2020) Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.01.004   Abstract Coccolithophorids are key player in the […]

NANO alumni publication: Marine megafauna in the northern Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh: Status, threats and conservation needs

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Ocean & Coastal Management Journal Marine megafauna in the northern Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh: Status, threats and conservation needs Begum et al. (2020) Ocean & Coastal Management Journal, DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105228   Abstract This study investigated the status of charismatic marine megafauna in the […]

NANO alumni publication: A bio-physicochemical perspective of the Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and Essowè Panassa and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom A bio-physicochemical perspective of the Bay of Bengal Sarker et al. (2020) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, DOI 10.1017/S0025315420000442   Abstract Knowledge of bio-physicochemical variables […]

NANO alumni publication: The drivers of diatom in subtropical coastal waters: A Bayesian modelling approach

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and Atul Kumar Yadav and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Sea Research The drivers of diatom in subtropical coastal waters: A Bayesian modelling approach Sarker et al. (2020) Journal of Sea Research, DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2020.101915   Abstract Temporal variability in phytoplankton is driven by a range of biotic […]

NANO alumni seminar: Microplastic Analysis Kit Video Guide (video)

NANO Alumnus Yet Yin Hee and Dr Andrew Mayes (University of East Anglia) present the video guide below at Youtube Microplastic Analysis Kit Video Guide   Abstract Dr. Mayes and Dr. Hee present a fast and ‘cheap’ method to measure microplastics that is used in our GRTA project. These analytical kits are available at UMT […]

WOA18 ODV collections now available for Ocean Data View

From Reiner Schlitzer (Ocean Data View, AWI): This is to let you know that WOA18 ODV collections for the “all-years” time span are now available at https://odv.awi.de/data/ocean/world-ocean-atlas-2018/.   The same WOA18 ODV collections are also available on-line via our new “webODV Explore” service at https://webodv.awi.de/explore/. This site provides ODV-like data analysis and visualization in the browser without […]

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2020 released

 The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (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. Synthesis and gridded, quality-controlled products in SOCAT version 2020 contain 28.2 million in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements for the […]

Black women in Ecology, evolution and marine science – sign up for group

The idea of the group is to bring together black women to share our research and resources, collaborate, and provide mentorship. All career stages from undergrad –> professor are welcomed, and non-academic career paths are also welcomed. We are about to schedule our first meeting for the end of July. *Sign up form: * https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1chSLhqclJbOEHrkk-0gEp_73bR54BepM133LJW2p54o/edit?usp=sharing Alternatively, if someone […]

NANO alumni seminar: Lab-to-land in India: An Overview of Ocean Information Services (recording)

NANO Alumnus Nimit Kumar presented the webinar below at OneNOAA Science Seminar Series Lab-to-lab in India: An Overview of Ocean Information Services   Abstract The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is a relatively young organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), teeming with a young workforce. Within a span of two […]

Global Seagrass Report (and summaries in UN languages)

A global report and accompanying materials on the importance of seagrass ecosystems to people and environment: a collaboration between the United Nations Environmnent Programme, GRID-Arendal, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and 33 of the world’s leading seagrass scientists. Along with the main report, we are releasing several accompanying materials including executive summaries in all UN languages, a foresight brief, […]

Oceanscape project – an initiative to identify and connect organisations working in the “ocean space”

Oceanscape is an effort of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative to identify the numerous organisations (including projects, programmes, and other structures) working in the “ocean space”, and to clarify the connections between them (as well as identifying opportunities to make connections where none exist).There are now 74 organizations on Oceanscape. Find out how to add your organization here! […]

Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Video on Building a Network of MPAs in the Yellow Sea

Article: http://www.yslmep.org/?p=4177 Video: http://www.yslmep.org/?aiovg_videos=yslme-marine-protected-areas Building a Network of MPAs in the Yellow Sea editorJuly 13, 2020 Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) calls for protecting 10% of the coastal and marine areas by 2020. In the Yellow Sea region, PR China and RO Korea have committed to achieve this Aichi Target and management […]

Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Video on Enabling the Return of Fish Species in the Yellow Sea

Over-exploitation of marine living resources is one of the primary environmental concerns in the Yellow Sea, resulting to low value and depleted fish stocks. This phenomenon signals a number of underlying causes and multiple pressures facing the fisheries sector and industries in the Yellow Sea region. (Article: http://www.yslmep.org/?p=4071 ) (Video: http://www.yslmep.org/?aiovg_videos=yslme-fish-stock ) As early as 2009, PR China […]

Satellite products for the Essential Climate Variables – Lakes

Satellite products for the ECV – Lakes The ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci) project team is happy to inform you that the first version (1.0) of merged satellite products is now accessible at: https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/3c324bb4ee394d0d876fe2e1db217378 This dataset contains global lake products for the following five thematic Essential Climate Variables (ECVs): • Lake Water Level (LWL) […]

FAO’s State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) 2020

The launch of FAO’s State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) 2020 on World Oceans Day gathered >1500 participants. In case you missed it, please find below the six main messages of the Report: 1.   Now more than ever FISH AND FISH products are essential in the fight against hunger and poverty. 2.   Sustainable intensification, adequate frameworks and innovative value chains are […]

Access to PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission) Products

Access to PRISMA Products To the  Ocean Colour Science Community, PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission), a mission fully funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI), is an Earth Observation  system with a 30 km swath, that combines a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.In particular, the imaging spectrometer takes images with a  pixel size of 30 […]

Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Videos on Marine Litter, IMTA, and Wetland Protection

In celebration of the World Oceans Day, the UNDP/GEF/UNOPS YSLME Phase II Project, in collaboration with various partners, launched three (3) videos showcasing initiatives and innovations in the Yellow Sea region to: (1) Crack down on the Small but Dangerous Microplastics and Address Marine Litter in the Yellow Sea See video here: http://www.yslmep.org/?aiovg_videos=yslme-marine-litter   (2) Promote […]

NANO alumni publication: A review of bioturbation and sediment organic geochemistry in mangroves

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and Md Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the Geological Journal A review of bioturbation and sediment organic geochemistryin mangroves Sarker et al. (2020) Geological Journal, DOI 10.1002/gj.3808   Abstract Mangroves, which are a group of salt tolerant plant community growing in the transition zones of fresh and marine […]

NANO alumni publication: Large-Scale Mode Impacts on the Sea Level over the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

The following publication is an output of the individual research project of Kamal Alawad during the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence (2017-2018), under the supervision of Dr. Monica Ionita and Prof. Gerrit Lohmann, Paleoclimate Dynamics group of the Alfred Wegener Institute. NANO Alumnus Kamal Alawad and colleagues published the following article in the Remote Sensing journal […]

NANO alumni publication: Imprint of Trace Dissolved Oxygen on Prokaryoplankton Community Structure in an Oxygen Minimum Zone

NANO Alumnus Luis Medina Faull and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers in Marine Science Imprint of Trace Dissolved Oxygen on Prokaryoplankton Community Structure in an Oxygen Minimum Zone Faull et al. (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.00360     Abstract The Eastern Tropical North Pacific (ETNP) is a large, persistent, and […]

NANO alumni publication: Assessment of the dynamics of the Volta river estuary shorelines in Ghana

NANO Alumnus Emmanuel Brempong and colleagues published the following article in the Geoenvironmental Disasters Assessment of the dynamics of the Volta river estuary shorelines in Ghana Addo et al. (2020) Geoenvironmental Disasters, DOI 10.1186/s40677-020-00151-1     Abstract Estuarine shorelines similar to marine coastlines are highly dynamic and may increase disaster risk in vulnerable communities. The […]

NANO alumni publication: Advancing Through the Pandemic From the Perspective of Marine Graduate Researchers: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities

NANO Alumni Juan Pardo, Debra Ramon and Luciana Lima and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers in Marine Science Advancing Through the Pandemic From the Perspective of Marine Graduate Researchers: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities Pardo et al. (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.00528     Abstract The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought […]

NANO alumni publication: The harmful unarmored dinoflagellate Karlodinium in Japan and Philippines, with reference to ultrastructure and micropredation of Karlodinium azanzae sp. nov. (Kareniaceae, Dinophyceae)

NANO alumni publication: Massive Methane Loss During Seasonal Hypoxia/Anoxia in the Nearshore Waters of Southeastern Arabian Sea

NANO alumni publication: Estimation of Residence time in coastal waters of Vietnam: A comparison of radioactivity, hydrodynamics, and LOICZ approach

NANO alumni publication: Training expedition in biological and physical oceanography of the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence – Cruise Report

NANO alumni publication: Ultraphytoplankton community composition in Southwestern and Eastern Mediterranean Basin: Relationships to water mass properties and nutrients

NANO alumni publication: Authentication of processed Philippine sardine products using Hotshot DNA extraction and minibarcode amplification

NANO alumni publication: Population dynamics and predatory impact of the alien jellyfish Aurelia solida (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) in the Bizerte Lagoon (southwestern Mediterranean Sea)

NANO alumni publication: Water renewal in the Boughrara lagoon (Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea) under tidal forcing

NANO alumni publication: Comments on the article “Spatio-temporal variations in sulfur-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing bacterial activities during upwelling, off south-west coast of India”

NANO alumni publication: Nutrient stoichiometry (N:P) controls nitrogen fixation and distribution of diazotrophs in a tropical eutrophic estuary

NANO alumni publication: Oceanographic preferences of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in warm stratified oceans: A remote sensing approach

NANO alumni publication: Assessing temporal variation of coloured dissolved organic matter in the coastal waters of South Eastern Arabian Sea

NANO alumni publication: Inter-annual variability in the inherent optical properties along the southeastern Arabian Sea from 2009 to 2015

NANO alumni publication: Seasonal alternation of the ontogenetic development of the moon jellyfish Aurelia coerulea in Maizuru Bay, Japan

2nd edition of the IUCN guidelines for protected area categories for marine areas

Revised IUCN guidelines demystify and clarify protected area categories for marine areas The IUCN guidelines that define a protected area are the foundation for the standards by which protected areas truly become protected. Our new publication explains this subject as it applies to marine areas, seemingly misunderstood in the past. Website: https://www.iucn.org/news/protected-areas/201912/revised-iucn-guidelines-demystify-and-clarify-protected-area-categories-marine-areas   via Foro […]

POGO Marks 20th Anniversary

Early Career Ocean Professionals Survey

This survey will enable Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) to contribute to the preparation phase of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030. The Decade is a critical opportunity to galvanise transformative actions for the ocean we need for the future we want. This survey is conducted under the auspices of […]

NANO alumni publication: First barcode of Ryphila cancellus (Herbst, 1783), from the southwest coast of India

OpenLitterMap empowers people to map and share data on plastic pollution anywhere

OpenLitterMap (https://openlittermap.com/en) empowers you to map and share data on plastic pollution anywhere. Snap it, tag it, share it. It’s like Pokémon Go for Tidy Towns! The data is not just mapped, more importantly, the data is accessible as open data. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data This is a work in progress that is only about 5-10% of where […]

NANO alumni publication: The response of Prorocentrum sigmoides and its associated culturable bacteria to metals and organic pollutants

Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) Survey by IODE

Dear colleague, The Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) was created to improve access to best practices. We are looking for your thoughts on the use of these best practices in ocean observing and also guiding the evolution of the OBPS. Best practices and are a common approach to further consistency in ocean data and information. […]

NANO alumni publication: Morphological variation, ultrastructure, pigment composition and phylogeny of the star-shaped dinoflagellate Asterodinium gracile (Kareniaceae, Dinophyceae)

NANO alumni publication: Effect of Mariculture on bio-optical properties and water quality of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay

NANO alumni publication: Seasonal and interannual variability of coccolithophore flux in the northern South China Sea

Survey: Participate in the evaluation of the current European panorama of research infrastructure services – DL 19 Apr 19

The Newly launched project CatRIS (Catalogue of Research Infrastructure Services) is inviting participants for its survey which is tailored to a wide spectrum of RI users and stakeholders. Participation deadline: 19 Apr 2019 >> See more       via EuroMarine Have any news in ocean sciences to share? Send it to lilian.krug_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

NANO alumni publication: Zoning of marine protected areas for biodiversity conservation in Bangladesh through socio-spatial data

UN-Spider data application of the month: mapping Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) from space

Certain algal produces toxins that, in large amounts, can be harmful to marine life and potentially to humans. Algae forming these dense layers are described as harmful algal blooms (HABs). Monitoring of harmful algal blooms is important for freshwater ecosystems to prevent the contamination of local drinking water sources as well as in coastal regions […]

POGO & AOSED Side Event at COP24

View this email in your browser COP24 Side Event Enhancing ocean and climate observing in developing nations using low-cost technologies and capacity development Dear Colleagues, You are invited to the “Enhancing ocean and climate observing in developing nations using low-cost technologies and capacity development” side event at the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland. When & where: Tuesday, 4 December 2018, […]

ESA’s climate toolbox

CLIMATE ANALYSIS TOOLBOX UPDATED Analyse 40 years of climate data with CCI toolbox An update to ESA’s climate analysis toolbox that combines information collected from numerous satellite missions is now available, and can supercharge climate-change research studies for scientists and degree-level students. The toolbox, which has been developed by ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI), allows […]

World Bank Announces New Global Fund for Healthy Oceans

PROBLUE, which was announced on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, supports the implementation of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal 14, which covers the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources. By investing in the long-term wealth of our oceans, PROBLUE is also fully aligned with the World Bank’s mission to end extreme poverty […]

Southern Ocean Observing System dataportal – SOOSmap

SOOSmap is a new portal for finding circumpolar, internationally curated datasets of observations, developed by the Southern Ocean Observing System. Check it here.   via SOLAS

Ocean-based measures for climate action by IDDRI

Current emission reduction pledges under the 2015 Paris Agreement are insufficient to keep global temperature “well below +2°C” in 2100 relative to pre-industrial levels and to reach targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Increased political ambition is therefore required, as well as enhanced efforts in terms of both mitigation and ecosystem and human […]

Guideline of Ocean Observations by The Oceanography Society of Japan – 3rd Edition

A newly published “Guideline of Ocean Observations” edited and published by The Oceanographic Society of Japan.   Foreword: Measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change are urgently needed; the importance of understanding the state of climate change in the oceans is rising. In monitoring environmental changes at the global scale, it is obviously vital […]

POGO Newsletter: Issue 34 – October 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of the POGO Newsletter. In this edition, as well as news stories from the POGO members, we share reports on POGO-funded projects and working groups, testimonials from recent shipboard training fellows, and other updates from the Secretariat. Click here. We hope you enjoy reading it, and we’d love to hear your feedback – […]

IOCCG Report on Water Quality is now available for download

The final version of the IOCCG Report on “Earth Observations in Support of Global Water Quality Monitoring“, edited by S. Greb, A. Dekker and C. Binding, is now available for download on the IOCCG website at http://ioccg.org/what-we-do/ioccg-publications/ioccg-reports/.  This report aims to strengthen linkages between data providers and end users by providing detailed information needed to support the […]

Publication of the 2nd Ocean State Report & Summary

The Copernicus Marine Service has published the 2nd Ocean State Report (OSR), an extensive analysis on the state of the ocean over the last quarter of a century. The OSR is a periodically published scientific report written by more than 100 scientific experts from more than 30 European institutions. It is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art […]

POGO Statement on the value of ocean observations

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) issued a Consensus Statement on the importance and value of ocean observations, for both science and society.   The Statement reflects the agreement by the Directors of 38 major oceanographic institutions from around the world, to highlight the need for sustained support for ocean observations, their […]

EuroMarine Young Scientists Working Group: Survey for Young Marine Scientists – DL 21 Oct 18

The YSWG invites all early career marine scientists, from PhD candidates/students to post doctoral researchers and research fellows, to help generate a clearer understanding of the challenges they face by filling out this short survey and disseminating it to others Survey opening dates: 8 – 21 Oct 2018 >> See more   via EuroMarine

EMODnet Bathymetry: Developing and providing a harmonised Digital Terrain Model (DTM) for the European sea regions

http://www.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/   via IFPRS

BBI: an R package for the computation of Benthic Biotic Indices from composition data

The monitoring of impacts of anthropic activities in marine environments, such as aquaculture, oil-drilling platforms or deep-sea mining, relies on Benthic Biotic Indices (BBI). Several indices have been formalised to reduce the multivariate composition data into a single continuous value that is ascribed to a discrete ecological quality status. Such composition data is traditionally obtained […]

NANO alumni publication: Scratching Beneath the Surface: A Model to Predict the Vertical Distribution of Prochlorococcus Using Remote Sensing

NANO alumni publication: Mechanisms underlying heterogeneous distribution of moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita s.l. across a sharp pycnocline

NANO alumni publication: Hydrographic parameters and distribution of dissolved Cu, Ni, Zn and nutrients near Jeddah desalination plant

NANO alumni publication: Atmospheric bulk deposition of dissolved nitrogen, phosphorus and silicate in the Gulf of Gabès (South Ionian Basin); implications for marine heterotrophic prokaryotes and ultraphytoplankton

NANO alumni publication: Characterization of oceanic Noctiluca blooms not associated with hypoxia in the Northeastern Arabian Sea

NANO alumni publication: Response of phytoplankton community and size classes to green Noctiluca bloom in the northern Arabian Sea

NANO Alumni S. K. Baliarsingh, V. Sudheesh and co-authors published the following article in the Marine Pollution Bulletin Response of phytoplankton community and size classes to green Noctiluca bloom in the northern Arabian Sea Baliarsingh et al. (2018) Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol 129, pp. 222-230, DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.02.031   Abstract A comprehensive analysis on the phytoplankton ecology with special reference […]

NANO alumni publication: Variability in the Light Absorption Coefficient by Phytoplankton, Non-Algal Particles and Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in the Northern Gulf of California

NANO Alumni Stella Betancur-Turizo, Adriana González, Eduardo Santamaría-del-Angel and co-authors published the following article in the Open Journal of Marine Science Variability in the Light Absorption Coefficient by Phytoplankton, Non-Algal Particles and Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in the Northern Gulf of California Betancur-Turizo et al. (2018) Open Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 8, pp. 20-37, DOI 10.4236/ojms.2018.81002 […]

NANO alumnus publication: The transverse dynamics of flow in a tidal channel within a greater strait

  NANO Alum Maziar Khosravi and co-authors published the following article in the Journal Ocean Dynamics The transverse dynamics of flow in a tidal channel within a greater strait Khosravi et al. (2017) Ocean Dynamics,  pp. 1-16, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s1023   Abstract Vessel-mounted ADCP measurements were conducted to describe the transverse structure of flow between the two headland tips […]

ODATIS ocean data portal launched

Six french partners (CNES, CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, SHOM and Universités Marines) are collaborating on a new website for getting access to ocean data : http://www.odatis-ocean.fr. Search for data on http://www.odatis-ocean.fr/en/acces-aux-donnees/ . Note that the interface is currently in French only, but you should be able to find your way using your favorite online translator.   […]

Re-launch of International Quiet Ocean Experiment web site

The International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) recently launched a re-designed Web site with the same URL as before (see www.iqoe.org). The site features all the content as before, with more modern graphics and better integration of the Aquatic Acoustic Library and the database of observing systems. We need your help to improve the site. For […]

NANO alumnus publication: Seasonal variability in bio-optical properties along the coastal waters off Cochin

  NANO Alumni S.S. Shaju, Nandini Menon, M. Nashad, Mini Raman and co-authors published the following article in the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation   Seasonal variability in bio-optical properties along the coastal waters off Cochin Vishnu et al. 2018, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation: 2018, Vol. 66, pp. 184-195. […]

NANO alumnus publication: Concentration and Human Health Implications of Trace Metals in Fish of Economic Importance in Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria

NANO Alumnus Ngozi M. Oguguah has published the following article at Journal of Health & Pollution  Concentration and Human Health Implications of Trace Metals in Fish of Economic Importance in Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria Oguguah et al. 2017, Journal of Health and Pollution: March 2017, Vol. 7, No. 13, pp. 66-72.   Background. The most significant sources […]

NANO alumnus publication: The baroclinic circulation of the coastal hypersaline water of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

NANO Alumnus Gerry G. Salamena has published the following article at Marine Pollution Bulletin The density-driven circulation of the coastal hypersaline system of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Salamena et al. 2016, Marine Pollution Bulletin 105, 277-285.   Abstract: The coastal hypersaline system of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in the dry season, was investigated for the first time […]

Ocean State Report: the first step in the development of regular annual reporting

Ocean State Report: the first step in the development of regular annual reporting   http://copernicus.eu/news/ ocean-state-report-first-step- development-regular-annual- reporting

March for Science. 22 April 2017, multiple venues worldwide

The March for Science will take place on 22 April 2017. Marches have been organised in over 400 locations across the globe. All the marches have a common three-goal purpose: to advocate for continued international collaboration between institutes, to demand continued emphasis on evidence-based policies, and to appeal for a greater emphasis on science in […]

International Officials Close to Agreement to Protect Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries

HISTORIC ACCORD WOULD PREVENT COMMERCIAL FISHING UNTIL SUSTAINABLE CATCH IS ENSURED Officials from 10 Arctic and non-Arctic countries are close to agreement on a historic accord to protect fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean. At a meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, in March, delegates settled many elements of the deal and expressed confidence that it will […]

Promotional materials for celebrate World’s Ocean Date (courtesy: Sea Change Project)

(courtesy: Sea Change Project Twitter: @SeaChange_EU) Get ready for World Oceans Day 2017 with event ideas, free resources and all-new 2017 promotional materials http://www.worldoceansday.org/promotional-materials

New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration 2016 Field Season and March issue of Oceanography Magazine

The report on the 2016 field season of the E/V Nautilus, Okeanos Explorer and R/V Falkor is now available online here.  The March issue (International Cooperation in Harmful Algal Bloom Science) and supplement (New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration) will be published online by the end of this month. Don’t forget to check the early release […]

Ocean Forum e-discussions

UNDP launched the Ocean Action Hub on 6th March to encourage discussion and the creation of partnerships in preparation for the UN Oceans Conference in New York in June 2017. Follow this link to access links to upcoming e-discussions on topics such as Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and more.

The Coastal Hazard Wheel: a new online tool from the United Nations Environment Programme

by Daniel Strain The United Nations Environment Programme have publicly shared a new online tool: the Coastal Hazard Wheel. This tool allows communities to assess the hazards facing their coastlines, even in data-poor areas. It has three main purposes: – Multi-hazard-assessments at local, regional and national level – Identification of hazard management options for a specific […]

IOC-IAEA GUIDE FOR DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO MONITOR TOXIN-PRODUCING MICROALGAE

The IOC and IAEA is proud to announce the publication of IOC Manuals & Guides no 59  This manual is intended as an introduction to basic analytical techniques that can be applied when designing a standard sampling protocol for both planktonic and benthic microalgae (and associated environmental conditions) and vectors of biotoxins (shellfish and fish). […]

Coral reefs and people in a high CO2 world

Dr Linwood Pendleton and team’s interactive story map is a useful resource for communications and outreach on why reefs are important to people, Endangered Reefs Threatened People This story map won an ESRI creative maps award and highlights how many people depend on coral reefs (by country) and the threats to these reefs posed by OA […]

Nature: Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes?

Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes? Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice. Julia Rosen http://www.nature.com/news/arctic-2-0-what-happens-after-all-the-ice-goes-1.21431

POGO Newsletter, Issue 27 – Jan 2017

The 27th issue of the quarterly POGO Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here  This issue features various news articles from the POGO members, updates on Capacity Building, reports on member-led POGO professional training initiatives, POGO Working Groups & POGO representation at international meetings.  We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue […]

“What Works in Conservation 2017” – Open Access E-book by Sutherland et al. (2017)

“What Works in Conservation 2017” – Open Access E-book by Sutherland et al. (2017) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312472449_What_Works_in_Conservation_2017

Best 10 Open Source Web Mapping Tools that trend for 2017

Best 10 Open Source Web Mapping Tools that trend for 2017 http://monde-geospatial.com/best-10-open-source-web-mapping-tools-that-trend-for-2017/

November issue of the Newsletter of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)

We are pleased to inform you that the November issue of the Newsletter of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) is available from the web site on http://hdl.handle.net/1834/9543 Content: – Caribbean Marine Atlas enters Phase 2 – Ohio Coastal Atlas enters Third Edition – Marine Scotland Information – The Marine Analyst – Indigeo: An SDI […]

GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks available on line

Dear GEO BON community,   It’s with great pleasure that we announce that the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks, edited by Michele Walters and Bob Scholes, is finally available on line, in Open Access. You can access it following this link: http://link.springer.com/book/ 10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7   The GEO Handbook was edited with contributions from over 100 […]

The RV Polarstern sets off from Bremerhaven with young scientists onboard to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions

The RV Polarstern sets off from Bremerhaven with young scientists onboard to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions   On 12th November 2016, the same day that “Oceans” is on the Global Climate Action agenda at the COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference, the RV Polarstern left Bremerhaven, Germany on its transect heading south to Cape […]

documentary “Abrolhos Bank: Largest South Atlantic Coralline Complex”

The documentary “Abrolhos Bank: Largest South Atlantic Coralline Complex” produced by Abrolhos Network (www.abrolhos.org) is available on YouTube channel   Gilberto M. Amado Filho Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Bot?nico do Rio de Janeiro Rua Pacheco Le?o 915, sala 123 22460-030 Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil tel: 21 32042150 http://lattes.cnpq.br/5734763044971419 www.abrolhos.org   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ZuPKfWH0g

Geospatial Analysis – A comprehensive guide and free web-based GIS resource

Geospatial Analysis – A comprehensive guide and free web-based GIS resource Edited by Dr Michael de Smith and Prof Paul Longley, University College London (UK), and Prof Mike Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara (USA) http://www. spatialanalysisonline.com/ HTML/index.html

Announcing the 3rd Blue Planet Symposium

We are pleased to inform you that the 3nd Symposium will be held in College Park, MD, USA, May 31-June 2, 2017. The Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth’s life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human […]

New generation of scientists to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions in North to South Atlantic Ocean Transect

Coinciding with the COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference, the next generation of oceanographers will receive training in the skills required to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions. Twenty-five international post-graduate scholars selected from a total of 212 applicants will be departing from Bremerhaven, Germany on 12th November, heading south along the west African coast to […]

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