36 new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) added to portfolio

The IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force provides groundwork for conservation of whales, dolphins, sirenians, pinnipeds, and other marine mammals by identifying globally Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) through a robust, peer-reviewed process. IMMAs are discrete portions of habitat, important to marine mammal species, that have the potential to be delineated and managed for […]

EMB Ocean Decade newsletter: Next edition on 15 December

As an Implementing Partner, the European Marine Board has committed to support the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) through various activities and events, which are all highlighted on the EMB website. Earlier this year, EMB launched the Ocean Decade newsletter to provide updates on all EMB’s activities related to the […]

Participate in the PREP4BLUE survey: training, resources, and expertise required to support the EU Mission Ocean

You are invited to take part in a survey of the training, resources, and expertise currently required to support marine and freshwater stakeholders that work in citizen engagement around Europe. The survey is being conducted as part of PREP4BLUE, a Horizon Europe project that supports the EU’s Mission: Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030. The PREP4BLUE survey […]

Database of climate experts from Global South

Carbon Brief has set up the Global South Climate Database to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact scientists and experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. You are requested to consider adding your information if this is relevant to you, so there is a better representation of all voices. via CB […]

Release of the latest version of the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model

Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have released the latest open source version of ERSEM, the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model. The Marine Systems Modelling team have shared the updated version of the model, which is currently used both for regional applications around the world, from the Northwest European shelf to South East Asia, as well as at a global […]

Apply for Horizon Europe Young Observers

Are you interested in how research projects acquire EU funding? Don’t miss this interview with the current Young Observers for insights on the process and tips for a successful application. Deadline to apply for the next round is December 14. For more information click here. via EU Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences […]

Copernicus Ocean State Report is now available

The sixth issue of the Copernicus Ocean State Report and its summary is now available online. This annual publication provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the current state, variations, and changes occurring in the European regional seas and global Ocean over the past decades and for recent years, particularly for 2020. It also highlights […]

Contribute to the Synthesis Report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The Synthesis Report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) will synthesize and integrate materials contained within the Assessment Reports and Special Reports in a non-technical style. The final drafts of the SPM and longer report of the SYR are now submitted to Governments and Observer Organizations. If you would like to contribute to the […]

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) “Dear Colleague Letter”

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) has produced a “Dear colleague letter” in lieu of a formal request for a community of practice in the Ocean Decade forum to support the Marine Life 2030 and other programmes focusing on marine biology observations. The letter aims to enable a dialogue, and coordination and cooperation between programmes. MBON invites […]

Learn about the 2023 Blue Park Award nominees and submit feedback – 04 December 2022

Marine Conservation Institute presents Blue Park Awards to outstanding marine protected areas (MPAs). Blue Park Award nominees undergo a rigorous assessment against science-based criteria. Blue Parks are in the right places, have the right rules, and the right management to effectively protect marine wildlife. Marine Conservation Institute announces the nominees for the 2023 Blue Park Awards. You can read the draft […]

ECOPs Conversations: New Episode!

ECOPs has just released their latest youtube video featuring ECOPs around the world. This week, we discuss community education and Ocean literacy with Chris Promise Nwachukwu – founder of NGO: Green Promise Initiative. Chris has just returned from an Ellen MacArthur Foundation training camp in Ethiopia, exploring ways to ignite circular economy solutions from a […]

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) turns 15

This year, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) turns 15, and they are kicking off their celebrations. Keep an eye on the WoRMS twitter (@WRMarineSpecies) and home page. On November 17th, they will start with a 15-week long series of news messages, highlighting several topics of WoRMS, a number of them from ‘behind the […]

EMBracing the Ocean artist Emily Lartillot’s work performance: Of roots and sea – 25 & 26 November, Paris

EMBracing the Ocean artist-in-residence Emily Lartillot’s choreography ‘Of roots and sea’ will be performed by youth dancers from Steps for a Change dance company at the University of the Earth event at UNESCO Paris on 25 and 26 November 2022. The choreography was developed in collaboration with researcher Yunne Shin from the French National Research […]

EMBracing the Ocean artists endorse Mission Ocean

EMBracing the Ocean artists Lera Litvinova and Emily Lartillot have both submitted their art projects in endorsement of the EC Mission Ocean. Lera’s project supports all three of the Mission Ocean objectives and the “Public mobilisation and engagement” enabler, and you can find out more about her work here. Emily’s project supports the Mission objective “Protect and […]

Re-watch ECOP Wednesdays: How to use your PhD without being an academic

In June 2022, EMB and the Young Ambassadors launched the online ECOP Wednesdays Event Series. The aim is to learn more about the European and international marine science policy landscape, and to interact with research and policy professionals and other relevant stakeholders in this landscape. The 5th ECOP Wednesday series event featured Dr Susanna Pakkasmaa who spoke about how to […]

New report maps potential environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy in Europe

The European Green Deal sets out the ambition to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, while addressing other environmental challenges, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, and ensuring an inclusive and just transition. As part of the Green Deal, the Commission adopted the EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy to […]

Survey to understand practitioner needs for implementing 30×30

Based on the positive response to the Achieving 30×30 for Our Coasts, Oceans, and Communities Conference last November, CoastalQuest has launched a survey to understand the priority needs of practitioners across a broad range of multi-benefit coastal 30×30 initiatives. With this input they will provide training, technical assistance, small grants, and other support to help coastal 30×30 practitioners achieve […]

What webinars do you want to see?

OCTO is just getting started scheduling their 2023 webinars. The are reaching to the EBM Help members asking for any topics that would particularly like to see covered? or critical marine management/conservation issues that need more discussion? Groundbreaking research that should be highlighted? Useful tools more practitioners should know about? Please shoot your email to […]

Ocean Pavilion – COP27 Egypt 2022

If you are attending upcoming COPs and would like to be connected with other ECOPs that also are, please fill in the short form so we can create a sub-group and coordinate accordingly. You can find the form in this link. via ECOPs Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it […]

Short global survey on managing new interventions in changing oceans – Deadline 31 October 2022

Do you care about assisted evolution, cloud brightening, seaweed farming, translocation, coral propagation, and other novel marine interventions? Whether you are a researcher, practitioner, or decisionmaker, we want to hear your views! You are invited to take part in a short global survey about how new interventions in changing oceans are being proposed, assessed, and managed. […]

EU Survey: Towards a manifesto for gender-inclusive STE(A)M education and careers

The EU is facing an unparalleled shortage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers and education. This survey is part of a roadmap of activities to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM, which will also feed into the follow-up to a proposal of the Conference on the Future of Europe that called […]

EMB Young Ambassadors workshop on “Learning to consider varying perspectives in conservation research” – slides and presentation now available online

On 14 October 2022, the EMB Young Ambassadors hosted a workshop on ‘Connecting to the Ocean: Learning to consider varying perspectives in conservation research’ at the YOUMARES Conference in Berlin. The workshop included: (1) a scene-setting presentation by EMB Young Ambassador Juliette Biquet; (2) a presentation by Professor Margherita Pieraccini (University of Bristol, UK) on her work on how […]

New video on EMB’s artist-in-residence Lera Litvinova’s ‘Under the Surface’ Art project highlighting marine pollution

EMB’s artist-in-residence programme ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ provides grants for creative individuals to inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability by expanding societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and the urgency of ensuring its health and resilience now and into the future. Lera Litvinova, one of EMB’s current artist-in-residence, is a Ukrainian visual artist and art curator. As […]

Rewatch recordings: EU Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days 2022 welcomed around 14,000 online participants and almost 200 speakers from all around the world. If you have missed this event or would like to re-watch it, all of this year’s session video recordings are available on the event platform. You can also relive the event by watching the wrap-up […]

EuroSea Gender and Diversity survey

The EuroSea Gender and Diversity Board has launched a survey on oceanographic activities in Europe. EuroSea is a H2020 funded project on Improving and integrating the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting System. This short survey (~10 minutes to answer) includes questions on demographics, background and careers in ocean science organizations, as well as any perceived barriers due to gender or […]

IPBES Report on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species

The IPBES Assessment Report on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species is now out. The assessment considers various approaches to the enhancement of the sustainability of the use of wild species and to strengthen related practices, measures, capacities and tools for their conservation through such use, taking into account the multiple worldviews and knowledge systems that […]

Survey on experiences and needs for ocean data visualization

OCN (Ocean Currency Network) is a Measurement as a Service (MaaS) business to make ocean data easier and less expensive to share and access. They are building a dashboard to visualize and compare multiple ocean datasets and eventually predict ocean patterns and anomalies. They are surveying potential users about their current experiences and needs for […]

Survey to inform best management guidelines for climate change mitigation in MPAs

The IUCN WCPA asks those whose work pertains to protected and conserved Areas to fill out the following survey to help inform the Best Management Guidelines for Climate Change Mitigation in Protected and Conserved Areas. The survey should take no longer than ~10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete this survey is October 19. […]

Introduction to Conservation Social Science course open for registrations

This course offered by Human Nature builds knowledge and confidence for using conservation social science – allowing a better understand what it is, how it is delivered, and how it can help better understand audiences. For more detail and to register, visit this link. Registration closes October 13. via Human Nature Have any news or […]

New publication on impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on marine early-career researchers

The worldwide disruption caused by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the activities of marine scientists working towards the goals of the UN Ocean Decade. As in other disciplines, marine early-career researchers (ECRs) are essential contributors to the development of novel and innovative science. Based on a survey of 322 of our […]

New Youtube series: ECOP conversations

ECOP conversations is a new Youtube series for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs). In this first episode the host meets Alexis Bahl: Oceanographer, Salp researcher and National Geographic 2022 Explorer. You can watch the first episode here. via ECOPs Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Influence future research as a reviewer with Open Research Europe

Are you an Early Career Researcher and would you like to influence future research? Open Research Europe is looking for reviewers. Open Research Europe is controlled by the European Commission using services provided by F1000, which is a member of the Taylor and Francis Group. This is an opportunity to provide constructive feedback to peers and […]

The Twilight Zone podcast episode

Into the Blue is a podcast produced by EMB Member organisation, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This podcast series dives deeper into a variety of topics relating to oceanography with a diverse selection of scientists who are helping to enhance our knowledge of the Ocean. In this new episode on the Twilight Zone, Dr Zoe Jacobs and Professor Stephanie […]

New website for EU Missions

The European Commission has released a new website to explore the five EU Missions, including the EU Mission Restore our Oceans & Waters (Mission Ocean). You can explore the website here. via EU Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Launch of 6th Copernicus Ocean State Report (OSR)

The sixth issue of the Copernicus Ocean State Report and its summary is now available online, coordinated by Mercator Ocean International, the implementing entity of the Copernicus Marine Service. This annual publication provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the current state, variations, and changes occurring in the European regional seas and global ocean over […]

ECOPs Conversations: First Edition

ECOP Alexis Bahl is our very first guest on “ECOP Conversations”, head over to their Youtube channel and subscribe, so you can be notified when this exclusive video drops! Alexis will be sharing some exciting news that you won’t want to miss! via ECOPs Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send […]

TOOLKITS: Postsecondary & Early Career

Are you starting a career in the Ocean sector and wondering how you can use your talents to sustain a healthy ocean? ECOP Canada teamed up with Ocean Week Canada and Ocean Networks Canada to bring you a FREE early career toolkit. Explore a future in Canada’s Ocean sector  ➡️ here and help ECOPs to spread […]

EC Guide for finding your EU Funding Programme for the Environment

The Commission has recently published a document on funding opportunities for the environment under the 2021-2027 Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) and NextGenerationEU. This guide provides a detailed description of those 2021–2027 MFF funding programmes and instruments that could support projects that directly or indirectly contribute to the EU’s environmental policies and objectives. The aim of this […]

Coming soon: New edition of the EMB Ocean Decade newsletter

As an Implementing Partner, the EMB has committed to support the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) through various activities and events, which are all highlighted on the EMB website. In April 2022, the Secretariat launched the Ocean Decade newsletter to provide updates on activities of the EMB Secretariat and EMB […]

New climate-resilient fisheries toolkit

EDF’s Fishery Solutions Center has released a new Climate-Resilient Fisheries Toolkit. The Toolkit provides fishing communities and partners with tools and resources to help them achieve their goals of resilient and sustainable fisheries in the face of climate change. The toolkit features over 30 tools and resources segmented into six themes: Governance & Policy; Science & […]

World Bank guidance on MSP and the inclusive blue economy

The World Bank defines the Blue Economy as the sustainable and integrated development of economic sectors in healthy oceans. Marine spatial planning (MSP) provides a comprehensive and integrated investment framework and financial and social rational for the Blue Economy. It does this by reducing investment risk and improving investors’ certainty for accessing marine resources. Specifically, […]

Call for further requests, inputs and suggestions regarding the rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030

The Plenary, in its decision IPBES-7/1, paragraph 2, decided to launch a call for further requests, inputs and suggestions regarding the rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030, in time for consideration by the Plenary at its tenth session (2023), and to consider at the same session the need for and timing of future […]

Ocean Sampling Day – Data now available

The Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous worldwide research campaign where marine biologists around the globe participate in sampling of the world’s Oceans to produce contextual genomic data. Through Marine Biodiversity Observation Networks (MBONs) collecting cumulative samples, related in time, space and environmental parameters, researchers can gain invaluable insights into the marine environment, including […]

Share your ideas for new JPI Ocean Joint Actions

Do you want to inspire the international research agenda in the marine and maritime domain with your ideas for a new pan-European Joint Action? JPI Ocean is now offering interested stakeholders the opportunity to bring new ideas to the attention of their member countries. For more information and to submit your idea click here. via […]

Call for Expressions of Interest to host Second International Ocean Decade Conference

The First International Ocean Decade Conference was generously supported by Germany in virtual mode. The IOC Secretariat is now seeking written expressions of interest from Member States via their National Focal Points to host the Second International Ocean Decade Conference in late 2023 or early 2024. For more information click here. via UN Have any […]

New Report on Advancing Gender Equity in the Ocean Decade

The new report on Advancing Gender Equity in the Ocean Decade is a summary of three sessions hosted as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series 2020-21. You can access the report here. via UN Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Introduction to Conservation Social Science course (November)

Would you like to build your knowledge and confidence of conservation social science? The next Introduction to Social Sciences for Conservation course will be running in November. This course provides you with a foundation of understanding of conservation social science and its disciplines, methods, and applications. Subscribe to be first to hear the dates and […]

A new film: ‘People of the Sea: a Blue Carbon Journey’

A film showcasing the important role the territorial waters can play in the fight against Climate Change, has been launched. The 10-minute film features the NOC‘s Dr Claire Evans who is working closely with marine scientists from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) and Swansea University to quantify how much carbon is stored […]

NANO SAGITTA – Call for project contributors

The NANO SAGITTA Project aims to develop a low cost, easy-to-use temperature profiler which can be used by researchers and citizen scientists worldwide to expand coastal ocean observations.. We are looking for NANO members with experience in hardware, software and website development to be part of the team. See call below or here.For questions and application, contact SAGITTA coordinator and/or POGO […]

Young Professionals Breakfast at Oceans 2022 (19 October)

ECOP’s recently spoke to Laura Meyer, who is currently interning at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE OES) and Joshua Baghdady, ECOP lead for Marine Technology Society (MTS) about the Young Professionals Breakfast event during Oceans 2022, Hampton Roads. The Networking Breakfast “Gaining an Edge in the New Blue Economy.” […]

Watch “Our Ocean Future” online now

The “Our Ocean Future” side event at the UN Ocean Conference in June – with an equal set up between ECOPs and experienced Ocean professionals, where Asha de Vos voiced many powerful statements about marine science in the Global South and Dr. Sylvia Earle made a surprise appearance at the end. Well, you can now […]

IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas

In the year since its launch, the IPCC Working Group I Interactive Atlas has proven an exceptionally useful tool to make climate information easily accessible. The Interactive Atlas provides easy access to figures and data, including much of the climate change information underpinning the AR6. Click here to find out more. via IPCC Have any […]

EMBracing the Ocean artist Lera Litvinova opens her exhibition “Renaissance”

EMBracing the Ocean artist Lera Litvinova will open her exhibition “Renaissance” on August 26 at 17:00 at the Museum of Outstanding Figures of Ukrainian Culture (Lesya Ukrainka, Mykola Lysenko, Mykhailo Starytskyi, Panas Saksaganskyi) in Kyiv. At the exhibition, viewers will be able to see art objects related to Lera Litvinova’s series of works ‘Under the […]

ICES WGOH User Feedback Survey

The ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH) is seeking feedback on its main outputs. They will use your responses to review their products to make the WGOH and Working Group on Operational oceanographic products for fisheries and environment outputs as useful as possible. You can access the survey here. via ICES Have any news […]

ECOPs collecting information on funding sources

The Ocean Decade Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) Network are gathering information on funding sources for ECOPs. Do you know of any grants, travel bursaries or scholarship opportunities? Have you been the recipient of funding or a prize? Please submit any information you have using this form. via ECOPs Have any news or opportunity in […]

Film Competition: Pianeta Mare Film Festival

The 1st Pianeta Mare Film Festival (5-8 October 2022) of Naples is organized by the Cultural Association Pianeta Mare Darwin Dorhn with main partner the “Anton Dohrn” Zoological Station of Naples. The Festival is one of the extraordinary events of the 150th anniversary of the “Anton Dohrn” Zoological Station. As part of this festival, a competition is being held for 1 minute mobile films, created […]

Photo Contest: Visual Storytelling of the Black Sea

Visual Storytelling of The Black Sea: Different Shores, Different Reflections and One Black Sea is a virtual photo contest organized as a part of the Black Sea Young Ambassador awareness-raising campaigns developed under the umbrella of Horizon 2020-funded Black Sea CONNECT Coordination and Support Action. They invite all professional and non-professional photographers, of all ages, from […]

NANO alumni publication: A WAVEWATCH III® model approach to investigating ocean wave source terms for West Africa: Non-linear wave-wave interaction source terms

NANO Alumnus Bennet Foli and colleagues published the following article in the Applied Ocean Research Variability of particulate organic carbon and assessment of satellite retrieval algorithms over the eastern Arabian Sea Foli et al. (2022), Applied Ocean Research (127), DOI 10.1016/j.apor.2022.103289 Abstract Ocean wave forecasting for West Africa has mostly relied on global parameterization schemes […]

Nominate next year’s Blue Parks

Blue Parks is an initiative of Marine Conservation Institute that aims to incentivize and accelerate effective, science-based marine protection for at least 30% of every type of marine ecosystem in every region of the global ocean. The Blue Parks team is now looking for next year’s Blue Parks. Please consider nominating an outstanding MPA for […]

Sustainable Development Report 2022

The new Sustainable Development Report 2022 has now been published, and presents data and analysis from a range of sources including international organizations, civil society organizations and research centres. The data suggests that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is at serious risk of not being fulfilled, especially given the far-reacing impacts of the COVID-19 […]

EMBracing the Ocean Artist at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The EMBracing the Ocean artist-in-resident Michael Begg will be performing with his group ‘Black Glass Ensemble’ as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 16 and 17 August at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh. The performance draws on his previous work with MASTS and People Ocean Planet, bridging to his current work on the Antarctic and […]

Poll to evaluate global progress on marine EBM

Blue Parks is an initiative of Marine Conservation Institute that aims to incentivize and accelerate effective, science-based marine protection for at least 30% of every type of marine ecosystem in every region of the global ocean. The Blue Parks team is now looking for next year’s Blue Parks. Please consider nominating an outstanding MPA for […]

NANO alumni publication: Variability of particulate organic carbon and assessment of satellite retrieval algorithms over the eastern Arabian Sea

NANO Alumni Shaju S. S., Ginchu Mariam Sunny, V. Sudheesh and colleagues published the following article in the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Variability of particulate organic carbon and assessment of satellite retrieval algorithms over the eastern Arabian Sea S et al. (2022), Environ Monit Assess 194, 656 (2022), DOI 10.1007/s10661-022-10264-9 Abstract Particulate organic carbon (POC) […]

Poll to evaluate global progress on marine EBM

The Marine Ecosystem-based Management Progress Evaluation Group (MEBM-PEG) is conducting a poll to explore progress being made in implementing EBM for marine ecosystems. The information from this poll will be used to assist the MEBM-PEG group better assess progress towards EBM. This information will be analyzed and eventually published. Data will be aggregated so that individual […]

Foreign Marine Scientific Research Surveys 2022

A number of foreign marine scientific research programmes (FMSR) are undertaken in Irish waters each year. If you’re interested in participating in any of these surveys as the Irish Observer onboard, please see details of the Foreign Vessel Observer Scheme to check that you qualify. Summary details of the surveys are available via this link. […]

Fill out the survey for Marine Protected Areas

Seasonal forecasts and climate projections are used in a wide range of sectors and applications, from tourism to energy generation and food production. They provide opportunities for evidence-based long-term planning and early warning of unusual conditions, supporting an ecosystem-based management approach and helping in the design and implementation of nature-based solutions. There are many marine […]

The 12th WIOMSA Symposium Photo Competition is on!

WIOMSA has opened its 12th WIOMSA Symposium Photography Competition for submissions! The contest was launched on 5th June in celebration of World Environment Day 2022.  Plugging into the “Only One Earth” theme, and the essential role that the ocean and ocean science play in the planet’s functioning, the focus of the photo competition is  “A New […]

Bioeconomy Creative Competition: Show us the bioeconomy in your life

Are you a creative person between the ages of 14 and 35, legally residing in EU-27 or Ukraine and having an interest in bioeconomy and/or bioeconomy related fields (food systems, forestry, climate change, rural development, blue bioeconomy…)? Use art to contribute to the sustainable and circular transition of Europe! You can find out more here. […]

MINE-EMI Joint Master Program assessment survey

Project MINE-EMI is focused at elaboration of Joint Master Program (JMPs) that facilitate developing skills and competences to raise awareness on emerging maritime issues in order to promote sustainable management of the maritime sector. Based on performed benchmarking study and need analysis, the partnering Universities developed the curriculum of a JMP (Joint Master Program) to […]

Science in Shorts playlist 2022

Watch the top 10 ‘Science in Shorts’ playlist from 2022 via this link. This playlist is the result of a science communication challenge from Nature Awards. Have you already read EMB’s recent publication on Science Communication in Europe? Click here to download it for free. via EMB Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to […]

GOOS BioEco Portal: a platform for information on biological and ecosystem observations

GOOS launched the BioEco Portal of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco Portal) – an online platform that provides information on the sustained Ocean observing programs which deliver information about the health of marine life. “We now have for the first time a resource in GOOS that allows us to know who is measuring […]

Survey for educators/marine educators working in Caribbean region – Deadline 04 August 2022

On World Ocean Day 2022 The Ocean Foundation announced our newest initiative, the Community Ocean Engagement Global Initiative (COEGI). COEGI is dedicated to supporting the development of marine education community leaders and empowering students of all ages to translate ocean literacy into conservation action. We are working through various phases of implementation all geared towards […]

Scientists recover important marine geohazard data

According to an article published by the UK Research and Innovation body, scientists managed to recover sensors that were drifting across the Atlantic Ocean which held data on a seabed sediment avalanche, the world’s longest recorded one, that travelled 1100km off the West Coast of Africa in 2020. The data which was recovered showed that […]

Release of the guide ‘Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems’

On the 1 July at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and its Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems (ETOOFS) announced the release of a Guide on “Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems”. The guide aims to promote the development of new marine forecasting systems around […]

IPBES Values Assessment – Decisions Based on Narrow Set of Market Values of Nature Underpin the Global Biodiversity Crisis

The way nature is valued in political and economic decisions is both a key driver of the global biodiversity crisis and a vital opportunity to address it, according to a four-year methodological assessment by 82 top scientists and experts from every region of the world. Approved last week, by representatives of the 139 member States […]

New blog written by EMB Young Ambassador Dr Alfredo García de Vinuesa

EMB Young Ambassador Dr Alfredo García de Vinuesa has written a blog on the importance of being empathetic when working with stakeholders: ‘Social skills in marine scientists: Empathy as a resource to work together with stakeholders’. Click here to read the blog. via EMB Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send […]

EMB Secretariat officially endorses the ‘Restore our Ocean & Waters’ Mission Charter

As support to the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’, the EMB Secretariat has officially endorsed the recently announced Mission Charter. Click here to endorse the Mission Charter and contribute by pledging actions to co-design, propose and implement policies, programmes, projects or initiatives that will contribute to the restoration of our Ocean and […]

Lisbon Declaration launches new chapter for Ocean action

The UN Ocean Conference ended on 1 July with more than 150 countries collectively agreeing to scale up science-based and innovative actions to address the Ocean emergency. This agreement, together with bold commitments from all sectors of society — youth, civil society, businesses and the scientific community — clearly demonstrates the centrality of a safe, […]

State of the ocean report 2022: pilot edition

On 1 July 2022 at the UN Ocean Conference, UNESCO launched a new flagship report entitled “State of the Ocean Report”, offering a brief, accessible, one-stop overview of the current state of the Ocean, and to mobilize global society to act, and monitor progress, towards global goals. This pilot edition of the State of the […]

Launch of ‘Restore our Ocean & Waters’ Mission Charter

The recently launched Mission Charter calls for joining efforts to achieve the three objectives of the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030‘ to: Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030; Prevent and eliminate pollution of our Ocean, seas and waters, in line with […]

NANO alumni publication: One step ahead of sea anemone invasions with ecological niche modeling: potential distributions and niche dynamics of three successful invasive species

NANO Alumnus Lucas Gimenez and colleagues published the following article in the Marine Ecology Progress Series Journal One step ahead of sea anemone invasions with ecological niche modeling: potential distributions and niche dynamics of three successful invasive species Gimenez, L. et al. (2022), Mar Ecol Prog Ser.  DOI: 10.3354/meps14044 Abstract Established non-native sea anemone populations […]

‘Citizen science on a yacht – how you can help effect change?’

James Devoy wrote an article on conducting citizen science on a yacht and why it is something anyone taking on a passage can engage with. Read the full article here. The article refers to EMB’s Position Paper 23 on ‘Advancing Citizen Science for Seas and Ocean Research’. The full publication is available on the EMB […]

JPI Oceans calls for ideas for new Joint Actions

Do you want to inspire the international research agenda in the marine and maritime domain with your ideas for a new pan-European Joint Action? JPI Oceans now offers interested stakeholders the opportunity to bring new ideas to the attention of their member countries. To find out more, follow this link. via JPI Oceans Have any […]

SIOS Earth Observation and Remote Sensing User Requirement Survey

The User Requirement Survey has been formulated by the Remote Sensing Working group (RSWG) of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Observing System (SIOS). This survey aims to collect information on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing based data, geospatial products, information, and training requirements by the diverse Svalbard science community. No specific background knowledge of Earth observation […]

EMB publishes Annual Report 2021

The EMB Annual Report presents a high level overview the governance and structure of the European Marine Board, and the activities and events that were undertaken by EMB and its members in the year 2021. It contains information on the decisions of the board regarding new marine foresight activities; active EMB working groups including their […]

EMB launches new Future Science Brief ‘Marine Science Communication in Europe: A way forward’

On 23 June 2022, the European Marine Board Communications Panel (EMBCP) launched the new Future Science Brief n°8 “Marine Science Communication in Europe: A way forward”. The document highlights the critical need to strengthen the marine science communication capacity in Europe, as well as develop dedicated training programs, engage in deeper and wider collaboration with […]

Scientists invited to sign in support of urgent action to protect oceans

Staff members from the Marine Conservation Institute and colleagues recently published a paper in Biological Conservation entitled, “Scientists’ warning of an imperiled ocean”. They invite scientists to sign in support of the paper to demonstrate widespread support for its message about the urgency of the threats our ocean faces. via BC  Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? […]

Survey on how cultural heritage integrated within MPA management

The Maritime Endangered Archaeology Project (MarEA) based at Southampton and Ulster Universities in the UK is currently exploring the extent to which cultural heritage management and protection is integrated within MPA management. Their aim is to help develop future strategies around how marine cultural heritage can be more actively integrated into existing nature protected areas such […]

SOCAT version 2022 for quantification of Ocean CO2 uptake

The Ocean absorbs a quarter of the global CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from human activity. The community-led Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas is key for the quantification of ocean CO2 uptake and its variation, now and in the future. SOCAT version 2022 has quality-controlled in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements made on ships, […]

New Report from Fair Seas: ‘Revitalising Our Seas’

Fair Seas has launched the report ‘Revitalising our Seas’ to accelerate the conversation around MPAs in Ireland. The report  shows how it would be possible to protect 36% of Ireland’s Ocean territory enabling the country to meet its 2030 European targets. This would help to protect, conserve and restore vulnerable and important species and habitats, […]

Ocean Decade unveils new set of endorsed Actions

UNESCO has announced the endorsement of 63 new endorsed Actions in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’). The announcement adds to global celebrations of the UN World Oceans Day themed this year around the theme ‘Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean’. More information on […]

Changes to OceanColor Data Web Portal

The Ocean Biology Processing Group would like to inform you of changes to our OceanColor Data web portal. We thought it would be beneficial for users to see all the data access options in one place, so we created a landing page at here which shows and describes the various search and download tools and access points. […]

Virtual Blue Career Centre

Virtual Blue Career Center (VBCC) is a digital platform designed to attract young people but also experienced workers to fill existing skill gaps by supporting activities that will increase awareness of the workforce and employability in key Blue Growth services. It promotes the blue economy as an opportunity for professional development and education for young […]

The Ocean Decade at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

The Ocean Decade will be present and will play a key role in the 2022 UN Ocean Conference through important events and opportunities to bring together a diverse ocean community bent on unlocking the knowledge needed to deliver the vision of the Ocean We Want. A dedicated page has been launched for the occasion with upcoming […]

Report: Delivering a Sea – Change: A G7 Ocean Finance Deal

Report | Delivering a Sea – Change: A G7 Ocean Finance Deal Europe Jacques Delors, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance The G7 Foreign Ministers’ Communiqué of 14 May states that the G7 is committed to mobilising resources, from all sources, to substantially increase funding in support of biodiversity by 2025, including increased funding for nature-based solutions with […]

OCEANS 2023: Training Survey

Fill in the survey to register your interests, so they can better fulfill your needs. The conference is not until September 2022, but your submitting your feedback as soon as possible is highly appreciated: OCEANS 2023 : Training Survey via OES  Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Online Workshop on Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study in Southeast Asia Postponed to July/August 2022

Due to unexpected reasons, the workshop organising committee has decided to postpone the Online Workshop on Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study in Southeast Asia to July/August 2022. We sincerely regret having to make this decision and apologise for any inconvenience caused. The workshop is a key event on the SOLAS calendar, aiming to promote SOLAS science […]

Rewatch EMB’s 20th Third Thursday Science Webinar

This week, during EMB’s 20th Third Thursday Science webinar, Dr Pedro Ribeiro gave a talk on the topic of ‘Critical research needs for informing environmental management of deep-sea mining’. He discussed key knowledge needs including baseline oceanographic and ecological data, and shared rare footage from the seamounts and hydrothermal vents. You can rewatch the webinar via this […]

NANO alumni publication: Surface temperature and salinity in the northern Bay of Bengal: in situ measurements compared with satellite observations and model output

NANO Alumnus Md Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Surface temperature and salinity in the northern Bay of Bengal: in situ measurements compared with satellite observations and model output Md Masud-Ul-Alam et al. (2022), J. App. Remot. Sensing. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.16.018502 Abstract The northern Bay of Bengal (BoB) […]

NANO alumni publication: Spatial variability of the winter thermal inversion in the northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumnus Md Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the Regional Studies in Marine Science Spatial variability of the winter thermal inversion in the northern Bay of Bengal Md Masud-Ul-Alam et al. (2022), Reg. Stud. in Mar. Sci. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2022.102417 Abstract The thermal inversion (TI) is an interesting feature of the global ocean […]

Subscribe to the brand-new “EMB Ocean Decade newsletter”

As an Implementing Partner, the European Marine Board (EMB) Secretariat has lauched a dedicated newsletter to provide updates on activities of the EMB Secretariat and EMB Members related to the Ocean Decade. If you would like to receive the EMB Ocean Decade newsletter (every 2 – 3 months) containing exclusive information on EMB’s Ocean Decade […]

The International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) Student & Early Career Chapter (SECC) Committee Application

The International Coral Reef Society Student and Early Career Chapter is recruiting new members for many of our subcommittees, including Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Education & Outreach, Social Media and Website Teams, and writers and translators for the Reefbites blog. We are also looking for early career professionals to spearhead our new Early Career Committee […]

How to engage with the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” – 14 June 2022, France

The event will focus on the Horizon Europe Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” implementation and its planned actions to accelerate the transition to zero pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. In particular, this event will outline the co-creation process of the Mission Charter by discussing with stakeholders and youth how to get involved […]

The Ocean Plastic Webinars series – Apply to become part until 06 May 2022

The Ocean Plastic Webinars series is a space for scientists from different fields with an interest in the origin and fate of ocean plastics. Created in early 2020 by a team of 4 ECOPs from Africa, Asia and Europe; after 21 successful monthly webinars, 249 answered questions and over 10k views on youtube, the organising […]

Deep Pacific Podcast

In her own words, Kalani Reyes is “a loud Chamorro & proud Micronesian daughter of the Pacific.” Kalani was a Youth Delegate at the recent Our Ocean Conference in Palau, and her work as a millennial woman of science, sheds light upon long-standing social, economic, scientific, political, educational, and cultural circumstances affecting Pacific Islanders today. […]

Survey: Registration of practices in Black Sea literacy and education

The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) has launched a survey that will help them map and document the recent Ocean Literacy (OL) projects and activities in the Black Sea Basin (BSB) as part of implementation of Subtask 9.5.1 of WP9 in the H2020 project BRIDGE-BS, in which EMB is also partaking. Complete the survey […]

Launch of Policy Brief N°10 on Marine Geohazards in Europe

During the Spring Plenary meeting of 2022, the EMB Secretariat launched Policy Brief N°10 on the topic ‘Uncovering the hidden threat of Marine Geohazards in Europe‘. This Policy Brief raises awareness about dormant geological risks in European coastal regions, and makes recommendations for future research and policy. It summarises the main messages and recommendations from […]

Free online Course: An Introduction to Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation

25 years ago IMO developed four training courses to address various aspects of oil spill response planning, preparedness and management. These are known as the OPRC Model Courses and have been completed by many individuals around the world who are responsible for the oversight and management of an effective response to a marine oil spills. […]

Toolkit for including marine mammals in MPA management plans

Marine mammals are often underrepresented in Marine Protected Area (MPA) management plans, commonly as a result of low capacity, lack of resources and/or lack of knowledge to implement such plans. The EU-funded Ocean Governance Project has designed and created a toolkit Marine Mammal Twinning for the inclusion of marine mammals into MPA management plans. The toolkit contains three core […]

European Maritime Transport Environmental Report 2021

This report, created in joint efforts by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), provides a factual analysis of the environmental pressures exerted by the maritime transport sector, presents up-to-date information on the relevant EU and international environmental standards and describes current and future actions to reduce the sector’s impact […]

EMB’s 8th Forum Proceedings have been published

The 8th EMB Forum was a hybrid event which took place in person at BluePoint Brussels and online on 1 December 2021. The topic was “Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe” and the aim of the Forum was to facilitate discussion between relevant European Ocean Decade stakeholders, including the science community and policy makers. We […]

Do you know of any serious games for coastal and marine conservation, management, and adaptation?

So-called “serious games” are designed for purposes beyond just entertainment, and they can be a powerful tool for teaching, engaging stakeholders, conducting research, and evaluating public policy. In January 2020, OCTO’s The Skimmer newsletter compiled information about role-playing/simulation games that allow players to experiment with coastal and marine conservation, management, and adaptation actions (or inaction) […]

Looking for examples of consumption of marine invasive species (other than lionfish)

Documentary filmmaker Lindsay Blatt of Archerfish Productions is developing a global documentary series about invasive species and food. She is looking to meet scientists, chefs, entrepreneurs, and activists on the ground managing the destruction by non-native plants and animals in a variety of ecosystems. She has contacts for the harvest of invasive lionfish and is looking for […]

SOLAS Endorsed Project Highlight: Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas

The Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT) is a synthesis activity for quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO₂ (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). The SOCAT data is publicly available, discoverable and citable. SOCAT has been  endorsed by SOLAS since April 2007. The ocean absorbs a quarter of the global CO₂ emissions from […]

Call for Bids to Host 3rd IMBeR Open Science Conference in 2024

IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is seeking a host for its next Open Science Conference – Future Oceans3 – which will be held in 2024. The five-day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops and will provide a focus for the integration and synthesis of IMBeR research activities with the goal of providing […]

Photo contest for Mediterranean ports and harbors – Deadline 01 May 2022

Take a photo that reflects the impact your local port/harbor (commercial ports, leisure marinas, fishing harbors, etc.) has on its coastal and marine environment – be it positive or negative – or solutions implemented by your port/harbor that helps protect the coastal and marine environment. Upload your photo on Instagram with #MakeMedPortsBlue or send it by email to makemedportsblue@eu4ocean-coalition.eu. Your work will […]

Survey on marine renewable energy development and potential environment effects in tropics/Southern Hemisphere countries – Deadline April 30 2022

OES-Environmental invites you to participate in a short, online survey on marine renewable energy development in tropical and Southern Hemisphere countries, and its potential environmental effects. The survey is available in both English and Spanish (see links below). We are looking for information on any ongoing or emerging marine renewable energy projects in these regions; research, […]

2022 Blue Park Award nominees announced, comments wanted!

Marine Conservation Institute is pleased to announce four nominees for the 2022 Blue Park Awards: Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia; Old Providence McBean Lagoon Natural National Park, Colombia; Apo Reef Natural Park, The Philippines; and Raja Ampat Islands Marine Conservation Area, Indonesia. You can read the draft evaluation reports for each nominee on the Blue Parks website and provide […]

Eurofleets+ Dissemination Toolbox for Young Researchers: A ‘How-to-Guide’ on effectively communicating your research.

EUROFLEETS+  is an H2020 project funded under the Infrastructures initiative that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors (in particular research vessel operators) in Europe, North America and Oceania. The project includes training, research and a variety of ocean literacy resources. NANO highlights here the Dissemitation Toolbox for Young Researchers: A How-to-Guide on […]

New Publication on ‘Engaging blue fishing ports in marine spatial planning: key findings of regional workshops’

#PUBLICATION This joint @IocUnesco and @FAO  report is the result of a series of regional workshops  Connecting #MSProadmap and #BluePorts initiatives towards the alignment of the different scales of planning #MSP #BlueEconomy Free download here via UNESCO Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Virtual Aquarium brings Deep-Sea to the Surface

The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) launched the World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, creating a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE DEEP SEA is an educational, interactive online platform for Ocean exploration and discovery, utilizing high-resolution video, models, and descriptive materials of newly discovered deep-sea Ocean species and […]

Teaching resource on Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences

The co-chairs of the School of Life Sciences have developed a teaching resource on Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences for the students. The trio worked with six student interns to develop authentic scenarios and role model videos and deliver problem-based learning tutorials in a resource that will be shared via a new E&D […]

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2021

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has released its annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the past year to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation Day on March 19th. Click here to find out more. via WoRMS Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Filming Callout: My Planet Now

Sandpaper Films, together with award-winning filmmaker Henry Singer, is making a landmark feature documentary that seeks to foster a sense of global community and encourage action on the climate crisis, and they need your help. The documentary ‘My Planet Now” will tell the global story of the changing climate in a uniquely human way by […]

Summary report of the Global Online Stakeholder Consultation

Stakeholders were invited to submit additional inputs to the concept papers of the interactive dialogues of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference. The inputs provided the latest COVID-related data and analysis in the status and trends, challenges and opportunities, possible areas of new partnerships as well as recommendations on advancing implementation of SDG 14. The report is […]

New Copernicus Marine Service web portal makes Ocean science accessible to all

Why is the Ocean important? How is it monitored? What current policies are in place to help safeguard it? The Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) has developed a set of ‘Ocean Explainers’ to answer these questions and many more on their website. The set of engaging web pages includes explanations as well as illustrations and trends, bringing information […]

Second ECOP Asia Survey

The ECOP Asian regional node is very pleased to share and launch our 2nd ECOP Asia Survey. We would highly appreciate your participation in that survey, which will help us to further our understanding of the diverse needs and priorities of ECOPs in Asia. It should take between 5-10 min to complete. Make sure to […]

Material available from the 1st PORTWIMS Summer School at German High Sea Island Heligoland on Marine phytoplankton diversity observations: innovative methods and industrial applications

The coastal summer school 2019 was held from 28 June to 8 July 2019 to provide an interdisciplinary overview from topics related to the marine plankton diversity and methods of observation. The coastal summer school took place on Helgoland, a red sandstone rock of Helgoland which is a hotspot of biodiversity and Germany’s most offshore […]

UKRI report outlines key priorities for climate change adaptation

The report summarises the findings of an international events series hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) last year in the run up to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. The COP26 ‘adaptation and resilience events series’ showcased collaborative, locally-led, and globally relevant research aligned to the UK COP26 presidency’s adaptation loss and damage […]

Join the new Ocean Decade Expert Roster

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 has launched a call for experts to join a new roster to assist the Decade Coordination Unit and IOC-UNESCO Secretariat with strategic, technical and review processes. To find out more, click here. via IOC Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send […]

NANO members volunteer for the TPSF Mentorship Programme

Professor Trevor Platt and Dr Shubha Sathyendranath are dear patrons of our alumni network and highly estimated mentors for most of our members. It is no surprise that several NANO members joined the Trevor Platt Science Foundation and share the organisation principles. Mentorship programme The TPS Foundation has launched a mentorship programme, aimed primarily at […]

IPCC released its latest Climate Report

The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change. To download the report, click […]

‘Fair Seas’ campaign calls for 15X increase in Ireland’s MPAs

A new campaign ‘Fair Seas’ is calling for at least 10% of Irish waters to be designated as ‘Fully Protected’ by 2025 and at least 30% by 2030. The campaign is urgently asking the Irish government to create robust and ambitious legislation so that Ireland’s waters can be effectively protected, managed, and monitored to the […]

Virtual press conference to present the IPCC Report Summary for Policymakers – 28 February 2022

✍️ 270 scientists 📚Over 34,000 publications assessed ✍️ 62,418 review comments Don’t miss the launch of the next IPCC #ClimateReport – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability. Scheduled for release on 28 Feb 2022. ➡️ More information here. via IPCC Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

OCTO survey on ocean management and conservation challenges

OCTO is currently surveying members of MPA Help’s sister list EBM Help about the ocean management and conservation challenges they face. We invite MPA Help members to also participate in this survey and submit questions about the ocean conservation and management challenges (MPA-related or non-MPA-related) they are facing. These questions will be sent out to the EBM Help […]

A Roadmap for Increased Investment in Ocean Science in Marine World Heritage Site

UNESCO calls upon the international community to drastically step up investment across marine World Heritage sites in an effort to co-design and co-deliver the science we need for the ocean we want. By developing this roadmap within the framework of the United Nations Ocean Decade, we have the chance to generate and harness the critical […]

The survey Diverse voices in climate science is looking for contributions from climate scientists, especially from the global south

Diverse voices in climate science Carbon Brief is a UK-based climate journalism and analysis website: www.carbonbrief.org We want to increase the diversity of scientists quoted in our work – and are particularly keen to hear from climate scientists from the global south. If you are a climate science researcher from the global south, we welcome […]

Sign up for notifications of NOAA Science Seminars

The NOAA Science Seminar Series is a voluntary effort by over 70 NOAA seminar coordinators to integrate and distribute a list of NOAA-hosted, publicly accessible NOAA-related science seminars, which often include non-NOAA science speakers. For questions about the NOAA Science Seminar Series, or to join the weekly email list of upcoming webinars, contact Hernan Garcia, Lori Brown, or […]

GLUBS: Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds

The IQOE Working Group on Acoustic Measurement of Ocean Biodiversity Hotspots and other colleagues have published an article calling for a Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds (GLUBS) (see the link). via IQOE Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

NANO alumni publication: Intercomparison Of Desis, Sentinel-2 (Msi) And Sentinel-3 (Olci) Data for Water Colour Applications

NANO Alumnus Dieu Anh Dinh and colleagues published the following conference paper in the Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. Intercomparison Of Desis, Sentinel-2 (Msi) And Sentinel-3 (Olci) Data for Water Colour Applications Soppa et al. (2022), Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.. DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-1-W1-2021-69-2022 Abstract In this work, we investigate the potential of DESIS hyperspectral data […]

Call for two new Young Ambassadors is open until 27 February

EMB is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged and creative Young Ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the societal and political relevance of the marine natural sciences, marine social sciences, humanities, and the Ocean, within their own communities, and to a wide diversity of stakeholders. The two […]

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022 — Community Survey – deadline 18 Feb 2022

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022 — Community Survey The SOLAS Open Science Conference (OSC) 2022 is being planned in a hybrid format (a mixture of online and in-person events) in Cape Town, South Africa, 25-29 September 2022. We are kindly seeking community input on the conference format.   Please fill in the survey by 18 February 2022: https://www.wjx.cn/vj/wTtkgzo.aspx We really appreciate […]

Call for Metada Submission: IQOE Hydrophone Database

IQOE has been compiling metadata about hydrophone deployments for the past two years. This database includes records for about 600 current and past hydrophone deployments. A map as of 8 August 2021 is given here. I am in the process of updating this static map. The static maps on a specific date do not present […]

ECOP Africa Survey – Deadline 18 February 2022

Early Career Ocean Professionals programme (ECOPs) is one of the endorsed action programs for the UN Decade of Ocean Science, to support early career ocean actors in ocean conservation. Early Career Ocean Professionals Programme – African Regional Node (ECOP-Africa) is conducting a survey (10-15 minutes) on the inventory of ECOPs in Africa, and to understand […]

Marine Imaging Workshop 2022 – 3-7 October 2022, Brest, France and Online

Marine imaging with cameras is a major method in the science, policy and public understanding of the world’s Oceans. The topic is developing rapidly, driven by the technological evolution and increasing application of marine imaging in all Oceans. The international Marine Imaging Workshops assemble around 100 scientists and engineers from different disciplines to push the […]

One Ocean – One planet : Ocean Literacy Action 2022 – 9-10 May 2022, Malmö, Sweden

Hosted by the City of Malmö together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, the Ocean Literacy Action Conference is a part of the Swedish contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. The conference targets individuals and organizations from all sectors that recognizes the importance of achieving […]

4th ECRA General Assembly – 8-9 March 2022, Brussels, Belgium

For the 4th time, the European Climate Research Alliance will host an ECRA General Assembly in Brussels. The organizers decided to plan for this meeting as an in-person meeting to have direct exchange, after a long time of only-online meetings. To find out more, click here. The registration is open until 3 March 2022. via […]

Networking Event: Calls under EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change – 18 February 2022, Online

In following up of the recent EU Missions info days that launched the mission implementation phase, the European Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Climate, with roots in more than 20 countries, is organizing a European networking event for the actors interested in the Horizon Europe 2021 calls of the Climate Change Adaptation Mission. The event, […]

Webinar: Verra Standards for Sustainability, Resilience, and Carbon (including Blue carbon, Coastal Resilience, and Plastic Waste Reduction) – 16 March 2022, online

Presented by: Sinclair Vincent, Anna Mortimer, and Kristen Linscott of Verra Description: Verra is a nonprofit organization that develops and provides standards that drive investment toward high-impact activities addressing environmental and social challenges across the globe. The rigorous process to meet Verra’s standards include independent verification and issuance of claims and credits. Verra’s standards are […]

Webinar: New tool for assessing the environmental impacts of wave energy projects – 01 March 2022, online

Presented by: Ibon Galparsoro of AZTI Description: Marine renewable energies are gaining momentum around the world due to the need to develop safe energy sources that can help the world decarbonize and fight climate change. However, the full potential of energy from waves, currents and wind has yet to be tapped – in part due […]

Webinar: Marine Biodiversity Monitoring in in the Indo-West Pacific Region – 11 February 2022, online

Description On February 11th, 2022, 1-2 PM UTC we will have Masahiro Nakaoka, professor at Hokkaido University and the director of Akkeshi Marine Station, Field Science Centre for Northern Biosphere (Hokkaido University) and Aileen Tan Shau Hwai professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Director of the Centre for Marine […]

Webinar: Nainoa Thompson Joins Dive In With Liz And Sylvia – 10 February 2022, online

Description Nainoa Thompson is a Native Hawaiian navigator and the president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He is best known as the first Hawaiian to practice the ancient Polynesian art of navigation since the 14th century, having navigated several double-hulled canoes (Hōkūleʻa, Hawaiʻiloa, and Hikianalia) from Hawaiʻi to other island nations in Polynesia without the […]

GlobalHAB symposium on automated in situ observations of plankton – 22-26 August 2022, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden

The aim of the symposium is to bring together experts on, and users of, automated in situ imaging systems to present methods, recent results and to share experiences on analysing plankton, as well as comparing the results. Young scientists are particularly encouraged to attend the symposium and a special follow-on workshop for young scientists on […]

Symposium on Advances in Ocean Observation and call for ESR* – 4-7 Juli 2022, Azores, Portugal and Online

The Azores Symposium on Advances in Ocean Observation is an in-person retreat-like event which brings together thought leaders from the US and Europe in Physical and Biological Oceanography along with technologists in autonomous systems, AI and Machine Learning to work through novel and interdisciplinary concepts for upper water-column exploration. The concept is to flush out […]

EU4Ocean for Ocean Literacy Summit – 19-21 May 2022, Online

After more than 2 years, the EU4Ocean Coalition – an initiative on Ocean literacy of the European Commission – is rewarding and celebrating the efforts of its members and their most outstanding initiatives to date, and is looking forward to the future! The Summit, supported by the UNESCO as one of the Ocean Decade Actions, […]

HELCOM Stakeholder Conference 2022 – 9-10 March 2022, Online

The effects of climate change are already evident in the Baltic Sea. However, they are often not easy to understand and can be difficult to distinguish from other anthropogenic pressures. Centred around the theme of climate change in the Baltic Sea, the HELCOM Stakeholder Conference 2022 is part of  the effort to disseminate knowledge on […]

Copernicus Marine Service phase #2 – Kick off – 17-18 February 2022, Online

Following the Copernicus Horizon 2035 symposium, the kick-off of phase 2 of the Copernicus Marine Service, on 17 and 18 February, will be an opportunity to officially mark the continuation of the service. This event will gather Copernicus Marine communities such as partners and downstream users and showcase the road map for the upcoming seven […]

“Pitching & Award Live Event” of the Blue-Cloud Hackathon – 9 February 2022, Online

During the Blue-Cloud Hackathon, the “Pitching & Award (Virtual) Live Event” of the Blue-Cloud Hackathon will introduce the finalist Teams of the hackathon. During the event, short video-pitches of the ideas evolved by each Team will be broadcasted. The Blue-Cloud Hackathon Judges will have the opportunity of interacting with these Teams during a Q&A session, before deciding […]

Launch of the Odyssey Project – 8 February 2022, Brest, France and Online

The launch event of the Odyssey Project is organized in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and it is a side-event of the upcoming One Ocean Summit that will be held in Brest, from 9 to 11 February. The Odyssey Project, endorsed by the UN Ocean Decade in […]

Online training course : Ocean Data Management – 28 March – 06 May 2022

This online, self-paced training course, organized by VLIZ and IODE/IOC, provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of marine data, including the guiding principles of data management and typical responsibilities for data managers, data stewards and scientists. This course is developed by, and for, marine data managers, data stewards and researchers, working in institutions responsible […]

Youth4Ocean – Call for projects in the Danube region – Deadline 28 February 2022

The #Youth4Ocean Forum is launching a new call for project proposals, designed to promote the ideas of young change-makers! All across Europe, they are looking for young people who have developed or would like to develop a project to protect the Danube and the Black Sea, and who are keen to become ‘Young Ocean Advocates’. […]

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar – 17 February 2022, Online

On Thursday 17 February 2022, EMB will host its 17th Third Thursday Science webinar on the topic of ‘Ocean and Human Heath: A deeper look into how coastal environments benefit human health and well-being’. The webinar will build on the science presented in EMB’s Policy Brief No. 8 on ‘Policy Needs for Oceans and Human Health’, and will include presentations […]

Meeting INFO: Getting Involved in Marine Life 2030 – Social, Political, and Transdisciplinary Sciences – 02 February 2022

The Ocean Knowledge Action Network and Marine Life 2030 would like to invite you to a 50-minute discussion about Marine Life 2030, its goals and principles, and ways that social, political, and transdisciplinary science researchers can get involved. The discussion will feature Frank Muller-Karger (Marine Life 2030) and Linwood Pendleton (Ocean KAN). Bring your ideas and questions. For more information […]

BlueInvest Day 2022 – 28 March 2022, Brussels, Belgium and Online

BlueInvest Day 2022 will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and enablers in the Blue Economy. This year’s edition will be a hybrid format, taking place at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and online. Live streaming and live chat will be available on the platform. For more information and registration, click here. […]

“The Cold is Getting Hot!” Scientific Symposium: From Arctic to Antarctic – 24-25 February 2022, Monaco and Online

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) in collaboration with the Oceaographic Institute present ‘The Cold is Getting Hot!’ Environmental change in the Arctic and Antarctic is accelerating, affecting both local biophysical and living things and affecting the broader climate, human and ecological systems […]

Copernicus Marine Service 2021-2028 – 17-18 February 2022, Online

Following the Copernicus Horizon 2035 symposium, this event will be the kick-off of phase 2 of the Copernicus Marine Service, which will be an opportunity to officially mark the continuation of the service. This event will gather Copernicus Marine communities such as partners and downstream users and showcase the road map for the upcoming seven […]

International Ocean Data Conference 2022 – 14 – 16 February 2022, Sopot, Poland and Online

In contribution to the Ocean Decade, IODE will develop the Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS). This “digital ecosystem” will catalyse cooperation between data generators, repositories, and users from diverse stakeholder groups. The main objectives of this Conference will be (1) to consider regional and global strategies and policy needed to achieve the digital ecosystem; […]

One Ocean Summit – 9-11 February 2022, Brest, France and Online

The Ocean covers more than 70% of the surface of our planet, yet it too often remains on the sidelines of major international and European agendas. To mobilise the international community and take concrete action to reduce these adverse effects on the ocean, the President of the French Republic has decided to organise a One […]

Mining Impact : Stakeholder Event and Final Project Meeting – 1-2 February 2022, Online

This is the final meeting of the 2nd project phase of MiningImpact, which involves 29 scientific partners from 9 European countries and the ISA, funded through JPI Oceans. MiningImpact 2 focuses on assessing the environmental impacts and risks associated with future deep-sea mining activities of polymetallic nodules. The core of the project are two sea-going […]

Webinar: Marine Connectivity Conservation “Rules of Thumb” for MPA and MPA Network Design – 08 February 2022

Presented by: Barbara Lausche of Mote Marine Laboratory and the IUCN-WCPA Marine Connectivity Working Group and Mary Collins of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: Ecological connectivity of marine and coastal ecosystems is essential to linking our oceans’ critical habitats, species, and natural processes. […]

Call for Abstracts: 12th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy – Deadline 14 February 2022

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our special session Towards inland and coastal water monitoring using hyperspectral data at the 12th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy in Potsdam. This session aims to present and discuss the state-of-the-art and perspectives of the use of hyperspectral spaceborne or airborne platforms for inland and coastal water […]

Webinar: Bat and bird interactions with offshore wind (February 8) + two research briefs on underwater noise effects and other risks to marine life from offshore wind – 08 February 2022

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) project is a multi-year collaborative effort designed to facilitate knowledge transfer for offshore wind environmental research around the world. Through significant stakeholder outreach and engagement efforts, the SEER team identified a set of research topics pertinent to offshore wind development on the U.S. Atlantic and […]

NANO alumni publication: Oxygen minimum zone along the eastern Arabian Sea: Intra-annual variation and dynamics based on ship-borne studies

NANO Alumnus Ss Shaju, Sudheesh Valliyodan and colleagues published the following article in the Journal Progress in Oceanography Oxygen minimum zone along the eastern Arabian Sea: Intra-annual variation and dynamics based on ship-borne studies Sudheesh et al. (2022), Progress in Oceanography Journal. DOI 10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102742 Abstract The oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) in the eastern Arabian Sea […]

Rewatch the recording of the EU Mission Info Days

The EU Mission Info days provided information to potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions work programme 2021 – 2022. A recording of this event is available via this link. via EU Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

EU Commission asks for feedback on ‘Setting the course for a sustainable blue planet, an update of the international ocean governance agenda’ – 15 February 2022

In the initiative ‘Setting the course of a sustainable blue planet, and update of the international ocean governance agenda’, the EU aims to boost transformative action to achieve effective and integrated ocean governance built on strong partnerships, international cooperation and multilateral dialogues. EU action should therefore be updated to enhance its impact and internal and external visibility. For […]

SEArica Conference on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR): Focus on Blue Growth – 4 February 2022, Online

The EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) is one of the four EU macro-regional strategies. The Strategy was jointly developed by the Commission and the Adriatic-Ionian Region countries and stakeholders, which agreed to work together on the areas of common interest for the benefit of each country and the whole region. The […]

Black Sea Connect Innovation Workshop – 2 February 2022, Online

The Black Sea CONNECT Innovation Workshop will take place virtually to showcase the best practices of marine clusters initiatives to the eventual formation of a marine and maritime cluster of the Black Sea. The event will be kick-started with high-level representatives from European Commission and continue with the presentation of the overall objectives of the workshop and testimony of […]

GO2NE Webinar Series No. 10 – 26 January 2022, Online

Join the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE) for a new session of its webinar series on ocean deoxygenation. The 10th webinar will take place 26 January 2022. The webinar will feature presentations by Prof. Laura Bristow and Dr. Niels van Helmond, followed by a moderated discussion sessions. Register for this webinar here. via IOC Have any […]

Open for application : Arctic science summer courses at Svalbard University Centre – Deadline 15 February 2022

Seven Arctic science courses, running in the coming summer in Svalbard, are now open for application. For information about the courses and how to apply, click here. You can apply until 15 February 2022. via UNIS Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Call for contributions to update the concept papers and co-Chairs proposals for the 2022 UN Ocean Conference – Deadline 15 February 2022

As the Secretariat of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference has resumed the preparation of the concept papers on the themes of the eight interactive dialogues, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin would like to invite another round of contributions from Member States to update the concept papers with the latest COVID-related data […]

Mercator Ocean International issued a call for tenders – Deadline 18 March 2022

This call for tenders, by Mercator Ocean International, is aimed to carry out a series of scientific studies to improve the offer of the Copernicus Marine Service. To see the description of the offer on the Official Journal of the EU, please click here. Mercator Ocean International is opening the call until 18 March 2022. More information […]

Empowering Biodiversity Research conference II – 24 – 25 May 2022

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is happy to invite you to the Empowering Biodiversity Research conference, EBR II, taking place 24-25 May 2022 at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren. Get your tickets now We will take you on a journey into the world of biodiversity data standards and tools and will inform you on the latest developments in the world […]

Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum – 26 – 28 January 2022

The ADB Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum, to be held on 26-28 January 2022, aims to promote and share innovative technologies, good practices, case studies, and practical solutions to protect and enhance the health and resilience of ocean ecosystems and coastal communities in the region. The three-day forum will cover 4 thematic tracks: (1) […]

UTC2022: Subsea leading the way in the energy transition – 14 – 16 June 2022, Norway, Bergen

The overall goal of the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) is to be the most relevant meeting arena where new contacts are created, contracts are signed, knowledge is shared, and important relations and network cultivated. This year’s conference theme is “Subsea leading the way in the energy transition”. UTC aims to ensure our relevance in the new energy […]

How can we, marine social scientists, become more relevant? – 19 January 2022

The Ocean Frontier Institute and the Social Sciences and Humanities working group present the People and The Ocean Speaker Series. In this webinar, Dr. Marloes Kraan (Environmental Policy Group & Wageningen Economic Research at Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands) addresses the question: How can we (marine social scientists), as soon as possible, become as relevant as […]

Workshop: Engaging Early Career Ocean Professionals in the UN Ocean Decade – 19 January 2022

This workshop, organized by the UK government, IOC-UNESCO and ECOP Programme, invites to learn more about global Ocean activities and involvement opportunities. For more information and registration, click here. via IOC Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Transnational Access call from ASSEMBLE Plus

ASSEMBLE Plus provides access to over 30 marine biological research institutions across Europe and overseas to carry out your scientific research in the field of marine biological sciences. ASSEMBLE Plus funds access to laboratories, state-of-the-art experimental facilities and technological platforms, ecosystems, and a wide variety of marine biological resources. ASSEMBLE Plus offers Transnational access: this opportunity involves your research group accessing marine biological research institutions (herein […]

Call for Special Sessions for ECSA 59: Using the best scientific knowledge for the sustainable management of estuaries and coastal seas – Deadline 01 April 2022

ECSA 59 will bring together a global multi-disciplinary community of researchers, educators and practitioners to address issues of outstanding importance in the science (both natural and social) and management of estuaries and coastal seas in this rapidly changing world. They accept proposals for special sessions until 1 April 2022. Click here for more information on how to submit […]

Webinar: Big Things Come in Very Small Packages, SeaHawk – A New Way of Looking at the Ocean – 26 January 2022

Webinar POC: Jennifer Brennan, Host, NASA EOSDIS Communications Lead, Jennifer.L.Brennan@nasa.gov Brief Description:  During this webinar we will provide an introduction to the SeaHawk/HawkEye CubeSat ocean color mission, show you how to discover, access, and work with SeaHawk data, and walk through the process of requesting image scheduling for regions of interest. Detailed Description: The goal of the SeaHawk mission was […]

Launch of Ocean Decade activity: EMBracing the Ocean

The next ten years will be crucial for life on our planet as we face threats such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource overexploitation, and natural disasters. The Ocean provides many solutions to overcome these challenges and is intertwined in our daily lives in ways that are not always immediately evident. As part of EMB’s […]

Submit events for European Maritime Day “In My Country” – Deadline 31 January 2022

EMD In My Country is a key part of the wave of Ocean awareness and activism that has been rising steadily in recent years. The events under its brand have become more and more popular, attracting more than 25,000 participants every year. Local activities such as beach clean ups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, […]

JPI Oceans – Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise: Survey

The Sea Level Rise Knowledge Hub (KH SLR) is a joint effort by JPI Climate Action Group Next Generation of Climate Sciences in Europe & JPI Oceans with the support of SINCERE, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Deltares, and CNRM Météo-France. KH SLR is currently working with identified stakeholders to organize a series of workshops, each dedicated to […]

COBRA Early Career Fellow and Deep-Sea Expedition Planning Master Class – Deadline 15 January 2022

This funded Fellowship is offered by the Crustal Ocean Biosphere Research Accelerator (COBRA), an international research coordination network funded by the US National Science Foundation. COBRA’s mission is to accelerate research on the structure, function, resilience, and ecosystem services of the crustal ocean biosphere to generate new knowledge and inform decision-making, particularly related to deep-sea mining and […]

2022 IOCCG Summer Lecture Series: Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science – 18 – 29 July 2022

Overview The 5th edition of the advanced IOCCG Summer Lecture Series is  scheduled for 18-29 July 2022 in Villefranche-sur-Mer (assuming global travel restrictions have been lifted).  The course will be held at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), which is part of the IMEV (Institut de la Mer, de Villefranche), and hosts the Marine Optics, Remote Sensing, […]

Webinar: Marine indicators for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – 14 January 2022

On January 14th, 2022, 1-2 PM UTC we will have David Obura, Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa, and Nic Bax from CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship. David and Nic represent regularly the African and Australian Governments, respectively, at meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  The post-2020 CBD framework calls for parties […]

International Ocean Data Conference – 14 – 16 February 2022

Since IODE-XXII (2013) every Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) has been preceded by a Scientific Workshop or Conference. This was also planned for IODE-XXVI in 2021 but due to the Covid19 pandemic this was not possible: the IODE-XXVI Session was held as a fully online event. The original host of […]

The World Ocean Summit goes virtual – 01 – 04 March 2022

Due to the continuing Omicron outbreak, the 9th annual World Ocean Summit will take place virtually from March 1st-4th, 2022. Attendees can join the summit from anywhere in the world, free of charge. This global event will take place over four days, and will bring together the broadest cross-section of the ocean community, from businesses to […]

Free MOOC on Planning and Management of Marine and Coastal Areas

Planning and management of marine and coastal areas is recognized to be crucial to sustainable development worldwide. Its overview and state of implementation in the Mediterranean, through an ecosystem approach and targeted communication strategies, is provided by the Marine Ecomed MOOC on Planning and Management of Marine and Coastal Areas, which is now available until January 31st, 2022. […]

Call for session and workshop proposals: Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean – Deadline 31 January 2022

The 5th Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans (ECCWO-5) will be held in Bergen, Norway, from April 17-21 2023, and is being organized by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Council for Exploration of the […]

Webinar: Marine Connectivity Conservation “Rules of Thumb” for MPA and MPA Network Design – 08 February 2022

Presented by: Barbara Lausche of Mote Marine Laboratory and chair of the IUCN-WCPA Marine Connectivity Working Group Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: Ecological connectivity of marine and coastal ecosystems is essential to linking our oceans’ critical habitats, species, and natural processes. Beyond the movement of species, […]

Webinar: Never let a good failure go to waste: Learning from conservation failure – 25 January 2022

Presented by: Allison Catalano from work conducted at Imperial College London Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: How do you think about failure? How does your organization handle it? Failure or outcomes that are less than successful are not uncommon in conservation initiatives, yet we rarely discuss failure in systematic […]

II Marine Biogeochemistry Training School On: Biogeochemical and Ecological Dimensions Of A Changing Ocean – 31 May – 05 June 2022

The course will bring together diverse researchers that have made important contributions to the field of Biogeochemistry and are effective communicators to teach and interact with the students. This will be the second time the course in Marine Biogeochemistry in Portugal is offered and based on the success of the first year we expect broad interest. […]

Listen to the PHIDIAS podcast featuring a “Ocean use case”

PHIDIAS (Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-demand Services) is a EU-funded project. The aim is to develop fully-fledged services to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data to support researchers involved in domains such as earth surface, atmosphere and ocean. Therfore, the project addresses the development and concrete realisation of a set of High-Performance Computing (HPC) […]

Ocean Decade Laboratory – A Safe Ocean – 5 – 7 April 2022, Online

The Ocean Decade Laboratories are a creative, interactive platform to support action for the Ocean Decade around the globe. They are a virtual catalyst of action for the Ocean Decade. Each laboratory focuses on one of the Outcomes of the Ocean Decade. Coastal communities and ocean users, ocean ecosystems and blue economies are exposed to devastating, unsustainable […]

Online training for collaborative interdisciplinary research – 9 and 10 February 2022, Online

SMMR-Net are hosting an online training session, run by Prof. Paul Higgert from the University of St, Andrews, to give researchers of all career stages the skills to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. The training will cover: understanding how different disciplinary communities function, the drivers and barriers to interdisciplinary research and best practices and skills. More in […]

Thematic Workshop on Green Nautical Technologies – 24 January 2022, Online and Düsseldorf, Germany

This one-day thematic workshop, organized by BlueInvest, shall bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and stakeholders from the Blue Economy to discuss developments in green nautical technologies and provide insights into investment opportunities. In addition, the pitch session will allow 5 European SMEs and start-ups in the industry to showcase their innovative solutions. Click here  for more […]

IPCC opens registration for the Government and Expert review of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened registration for the Government and Expert Review of the Draft of the Summary for Policymakers and longer report of the Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report. Interested experts can register for participation in the review here. The Government and Expert Review of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth […]

Call for Sessions: ICYMARE 2022 BREMERHAVEN – Deadline 15 February 2022

The International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers ICYMARE is calling for Sessions! After two years of online conferences, ICYMARE plans for an in-person conference again! ICYMARE 2022 BREMERHAVEN will be taking place from 13 to 16 September 2022 at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven in Germany, “the university by the sea”. We invite you […]

Pre-Conference Workshops – African Kick-off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – 24 – 26 January 2022

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the Government of Egypt, through the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), are organizing the “Regional Conference for the Launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development in Africa and Adjacent Island States”, from 10-12 May 2022, in a hybrid format (online with limited […]

Early Career Ocean Professionals Website Launched

The UN Ocean Decade Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) Website (www.ecopdecade.org) was launched recently. You could get meaningful networking, professional development opportunities and funding opportunities, etc. through the website. via ECOPs Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Student Hackathon: Hardware Interface and Data Analysis (HIDA) for Unified Earth System Observation – 20 February 2022

Hardware Interface and Data Analysis(HIDA) for Unified Earth System Observation AlM: Participants are invited to come up with new innovative Prototypes or Ideas that will help in efficiently solving one or more problems for the Earth system observation. Ocean supplies heat and moisture to the atmosphere – Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is one of the important […]

Call for Applications: Our Ocean Conference Palau 2022 – Deadline 16 January 2022

About Our Ocean 2022 The Republic of Palau will host the seventh Our Ocean Conference on 13 and 14 April 2022*. This marks the first time that the Our Ocean Conference will be hosted by a small island developing state. The theme of next year’s conference is “Our Ocean, Our People, Our Prosperity,” which will […]

Call for abstract: Workshop on Societally-Relevant Multi-Year Climate Predictions – Deadline 14 January 2022

Objectives Seasonal predictability research focuses on time scales less than a year, when both initialization and boundary forcing from sea, land, and ice provide operational forecast skill. About a decade ago, driven by high demands from stakeholders and policymakers, a few large modeling centers began a sustained effort to address “near-term” or decadal prediction of […]

1st WWRP/SERA Weather and Society Conference – February 28 to March 11, 2022

Time: 2 hours per day (moment of the day TBD). One thematic session per day. Modality: Virtual Conference with keynote talks, talks selected by experts based on abstract submission and poster sessions. Access: Public and free of charge upon previous registration. Extreme hydrometeorological events are affecting societies, economies and environments as never before in human […]

Discussion Series: Tipping Elements, Irreversibility, and Abrupt Change in the Earth System – 1 September 2021 – 31 December 2022

This series of online discussions convened by AIMES, Future Earth, Earth Commission and WCRP aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping […]

Workshop: Fish Barcoding and Functional Ecology: Monitoring the Status of Marine Coastal Ecosystems – March 7 – April 1, 2022

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) have organised a comprehensive, fully-funded workshop on fish barcoding and functional ecology. The workshop is focused on the practical application of methods. Core of the workshop will be a two-week in person training at the modern laboratory of KMFRI in Mombasa including […]

Call for Sessions: Challenger 150: The Challenger Society Conference 2022 – Deadline 31 January 2022

Hosted by: The Natural History Museum and Imperial College, London, UK Venues: The meeting will be held in person at the Royal Geographical Society, Natural History Museum & Imperial College in South Kensington, London. On 7th December 1872, the HMS Challenger departed Sheerness, the location of the Royal Navy Dockyard in Kent, England on a […]

Workshop: Pathways for Connecting People And Seagrasses – 03-05 October 2022

Worldwide, coastal systems are facing several pressures associated to human actions and climate change, which seriously compromises the functioning of these systems and the variety of ecosystem services (ES) and nature contributions to people (NCP) they provide to society. Submerged vegetated habitats dominated by seagrasses meadows play a crucial role in the functioning of coastal systems and […]

Call for abstracts on coastal resilience: Coasts’ Futures: The Challenge of Coastal Resilience in the Face of Global Change – Deadline 11 January 2022

Coasts’ Futures: The Challenge of Coastal Resilience in the Face of Global Change Moderators : DE LA TORRE, Ywenn, BRGM, EMail: y.delatorre@brgm.fr DUVAT, Virginie, LIENSs, La Rochelle University-CNRS, EMail: virginie.duvat@univ-lr.frt   Coastal systems increasingly experience erosion, flooding, soil and aquifer salinization, and induced damage and disruption to human activities, as a result of both climate change impacts (especially […]

GLAcial Sedimentation School (GLASS): Interpreting past climate using Antarctic and Greenland sediment cores – Deadline 07 January 2022

Dates: 23–27 May 2022 Location: Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR), Corvallis, OR, USA Deadline to apply: 7 January 2022 School Objectives Increased understanding of past ice sheet response to warmer-than-present climates is critical to improve models of future climate warming, ice sheet melt, and sea level rise. More accurate predictions are necessary […]

Ocean Decade activity: EMBracing the Ocean

The next ten years will be crucial for life on our planet as we face threats such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource overexploitation, and natural disasters. The Ocean provides many solutions to overcome these challenges and is intertwined in our daily lives in ways that are not always immediately evident. As part of EMB’s […]

Safe the date for CommOCEAN Conference – 30 November – 1 December 2022, Online and Sète, France

Dissemination, outreach and communication of scientific knowledge are becoming more and more important in today’s society, where social inclusion is an integral part of environmental protection and sustainable development. This is particularly true for the world of ocean research, a world that is largely hidden from our view, representing an added challenge to the communication […]

C4 Workshop ‘Climate Change and Carbon Cycle’ – 22-24 June 2022, Pisa, Italy

CNR organises the International Workshop C4 “Climate Change and Carbon Cycle” which envisions knowledge exchange and cross-pollination within the scientific communities interested in Global Changes, Climate System and Carbon Cycle through time. Predicting interactions between Earth’s climate and carbon cycle is challenging because of the volume of feedback and the number of processes involved. A growing wealth of geosphere, atmosphere, ocean, and […]

“Science advice under pressure” conference – 27- 28 April 2022, Online and Brussels, Belgium

Science advice must deliver fast, but this challenge puts science for policy under pressure. Science advice must reconcile certainty with speed, clarity with caution, and neutrality with political acumen. The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism in co-organization SAPEA with aims to address this question by inviting policymakers, science advisors, researchers and other professionals working at the science-policy interface to […]

The 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces – 17 – 20 May 2022, Online and Plymouth, UK

The Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS) meeting occurs every 5 years and brings together  scientists from countries all over the world. This topic is globally-important – the most widely-known example of air-water gas transfer is the ocean’s uptake of ~30% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from fossil fuel burning. The ocean’s absorption of […]

Turn of the Tide: Marine organisms in an ocean of change – MBA Conference – 20-22 April 2022, Online and Liverpool, UK

The 18th MBA non-profit post graduate conference is hosted by Liverpool John Moores University. The main topic is the past, present and future change at the species level (e.g. genetic, behavioural) and/or ecosystem level (e.g. trophic ecology, hydrology). The changes can have different abiotic/biotic and natural/human caused drivers. Other topics included in this conference are ‘Media Schooling; How […]

EU Mission Info Days – 18-19 January 2022, Online

The event aims to inform potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions work programme 2021. EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme for 2021-2027 aiming to address some of the greatest challenges facing our society. With this work programme, the Commission launches the first fully-fledged research […]

Call for nominations – GEBCO Guiding Committee – Deadline 11 January 2022

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) operates under the joint auspices of the IOC and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). It involves a group of international experts in seafloor mapping who are working together to develop a range of bathymetric data sets and data products for scientists and resource managers. The Guiding Committee includes five […]

“Apollonia on my Mind”, the memoir of a paraplegic ocean scientist, by Nicholas C. Flemming

This memoir recalls events in the adventurous life of Nicholas Flemming, chair of the EMB Working Group of Position Paper N° 21 “Land beneath the waves“. He is a marine scientist who has made a virtue of multi-disciplinary exploration and research, demonstrating that different skills and fields can interact creatively, productively and surprisingly. Each of […]

JPI Oceans Art & Photo awards

Art and photography are vital to close the emotional gap between society and our marine environment. With the Art & Photo Awards JPI Oceans wishes to bolster the role of both media in tackling the challenge of communicating about the environment covering most of our planet. Therefore they welcome entries addressing the three interconnected priority areas […]

Ocean Decade: Fifteen experts appointed to new Decade Advisory Board

The fifteen experts selected by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the UN body tasked with coordinating the Ocean Decade, come from government, private sector, philanthropy, civil society, and the scientific community. Hailing from 13 countries, they will serve on the Decade Advisory Board in their individual capacities, for a period of two years. Among its key roles, the […]

Webinar: An Analysis of China’s Marine Protected Areas – 16 December 2021

Join us this week for the webinar “An Analysis of China’s Marine Protected Areas” with Dr. Ellen Pikitch and Dr. John Bohorquez from Stony Brook University. Speakers will discuss results from their recent paper in Science Advances, “China’s little-known efforts to protect its marine ecosystems safeguard some habitats but omit others.” Two webinars will be offered to accommodate time […]

Webinar: Marine Connectivity Conservation “Rules of Thumb” for MPA and MPA Network Design – 08 February 2021, online

Presented by: Barbara Lausche of Mote Marine Laboratory and chair of the IUCN-WCPA Marine Connectivity Working Group Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: Ecological connectivity of marine and coastal ecosystems is essential to linking our oceans’ critical habitats, species, and natural processes. Beyond the movement of species, these […]

Webinar: Planning for coastal and marine heritage in a changing climate – 16 December 2021, online

Presented by: Erin Seekamp of North Carolina State University Date/Time: Thursday, December 16, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: Heritage sites represent our inherited traditions, objects, monuments, and land and seascapes that provide cultural connections and identities as well as societal benefits. Yet, coastal heritage sites are overwhelmingly at risk from climate change induced […]

European LIFE Platform meeting – 22 – 23 March 2022, La Rochelle, France

The EU Biodiversity Strategy aims to establish a truly coherent Trans-European Nature Network. It sets ambitious protection targets to be achieved by 2030; 30% of the land and 30% of the sea should be protected and at least 1/3rd (10% of land and 10% of sea) should be under a strict protection. The Commission is still working […]

Webinar Nature Based Solutions by EFARO – 4 February 2022, Online

Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are frequently appearing in a broad spectrum of policies developed within the EU. Its role in marine policies and research programmes is however still limited. This is likely to change as NBS are adopted as key terminology in both biodiversity strategies and the EU taxonomy for sustainable financing. This will enhance the need […]

Workshops for the African Kick-off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science and Sustainable Development – 24 – 26 January 2022, Online

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the Government of Egypt, through the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), are organizing the “Regional Conference for the Launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development in Africa and Adjacent Island States”, from 10-12 May 2022, in a hybrid format. In preparation for […]

Invitation to nominate experts to serve on the Editorial Board of the IPCC

The Emission Factor Database (EFDB) Editorial Board, part of the IPCC, is the body responsible for evaluating proposals of emission factors and other related parameters for inclusion in the EFDB. The EFDB aims to increase the range of emission factors and other related parameters available and provide users with data that may be more appropriate for […]

Participate in the action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems

The European Commission has launched a targeted consultation to ask stakeholders for their involvement in shaping the upcoming Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems (see roadmap for the initiative). The action plan was announced in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and is planned for adoption in the spring 2022. Its goal is to exploit synergies between fisheries and […]

Ifremer’s Blue Chairs call for applications to study the new Mayotte Volcano – Deadline 31 March 2022

Ifremer is launching ambitious “Blue Chair” projects for research, building knowledge, and developing solutions within new fields of research. This innovative strategy is part of the Institute’s first-class scientific investment plan, which aims to accelerate and boost the implementation of its strategic plan for 2030 and contribute to the objectives of the United Nations Decade of Ocean […]

EMFAF Call for proposals to boost regional cooperation for a sustainable blue economy – Deadline 12 January 2022

Under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), a new €3.875 million call for proposals has been launched. The call will support “Flagship projects” (pilot strategic initiatives) that strengthen sea basin-level collaboration in the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Western Mediterranean to achieve the goals of the relevant sea basin strategy. The call covers the […]

Applications for the 3rd Dr. Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award – Deadline 20 January 2022

HYDRO and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) are pleased to announce the third Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973) Incentive Award, established in honour of the Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. This international scientific prize, with a value of 2.500 EUR, is awarded yearly to an early career researcher for an original scientific study on the links between […]

Joint Call pre-announcement: underwater noise in the marine environment – 20 December 2021

Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and JPI Oceans, together with BANOS, BlueMed, NOAA, are pleased to pre-announce a call for proposals expected by December 20, 2021. The overall aim of the call on Underwater Noise in the Marine Environment is to decrease the existing high levels of uncertainty and to promote specific lines of research that […]

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar – 16 December 2021, Online

On Thursday 16 December, EMB is hosting its 16th Third Thursday science Webinar on the topic of ‘Marine Geohazards in Europe: A Hidden Threat to Coastal Settlements and Blue Economy’. This webinar is build on the science presented in EMB’s new soon-to-be published Position Paper, and will include presentations and a discussion session with Professor Heidrun Kopp and […]

Webinar: Doug Tallamy joins Dive In with Liz and Sylvia – 16 December 2021, Online

Doug Tallamy is an entomologist and author. He is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 88 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 36 years. Chief among his research goals is […]

Webinar: Introducing the Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service – 14 December 2021, Online

Blue-Cloud deploys a web platform featuring an unprecedented wealth of multidisciplinary data repositories, analytical tools, and computing facilities to explore and demonstrate the potential of cloud-based Open Science, in the context of key European and international initiatives such as the EU Green Deal, the UN Ocean Decade and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This webinar […]

Training workshop: “Let’s go further with the Copernicus Marine Data” – 7 – 8 December 2021, Online

The Copernicus Marine Service aims to engage with the marine communities in Africa, and share its global ocean data products and knowledge that can be used to support sustainable blue economies and ocean conservation in Africa. The training workshop is composed by 2 live appointments over 2 successive days: a products session and a demo […]

New film dives into the murky world of deep-sea mining

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition filters the murky waters of deep-sea mining and asks, do we really need to mine the deep Ocean? Join the Ocean scientists, policy experts and activists for an unmissable exploration of the new threat facing the deep sea. Watch the film via this link. via DSCC Have any news or […]

New EMB Position Paper on Marine Geohazards

Launched at the 8th EMB Forum by Heidrun Kopp (Chair of the EMB Working Group on Geohazards), the new EMB Position Paper Nº 26 “Marine Geohazards: Safeguarding Society and the Blue Economy from a Hidden Threat” aims to put marine geohazards on the agenda of policy and research. It does so by presenting an overview […]

Webinar: Never let a good failure go to waste: Learning from conservation failure – 25 January 2022, online

Presented by: Allison Catalano from work conducted at Imperial College London Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: How do you think about failure? How does your organization handle it? Failure or outcomes that are less than successful are not uncommon in conservation initiatives, yet we rarely discuss failure in systematic […]

The Ocean Literacy Webinar series – 29 November 2021, online

The Ocean Literacy online Webinar series is dedicated to journalists, media, and press professionals and does not require any pre-requisite knowledge. Webinars will be given in English, interpretation in French and Spanish will be provided. Ocean Literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean”. The […]

Webinar: Nigeria Fish Futures – 8 December 2021, Online

WorldFish, in collaboration with Aquaculture Africa Magazine, will gather research leaders, key investors and government ministers to launch a new book called ‘Nigeria Fish Futures’. The book highlights the role of fish and aquatic foods in sustainably feeding and nourishing Nigeria’s rapidly growing population. During the webinar, WorldFish’s Technical Lead for Sustainable Aquaculture based in Nigeria, Rohana […]

Workshop: An overview of the progress in the ocean energy sector – 8 December 2021, Online

Organized as a side event of OEE2021, the third OceanSET Knowledge Sharing workshop will present results of the third survey carried out across Member States and Ocean Energy device developers in Europe. The results will focus on Member States and partnering non-EU countries’ policy and infrastructure, nationally funded projects, technology costs and performance, and suggestions […]

Towards a Maritime Sector Fit for 55 – 7 December 2021, Online

There is significant potential to reduce shipping emissions, as many technical and operational measures can contribute to decarbonising the sector. On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a series of legislative proposals setting out how it intends to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050. Several are included in the Fit for 55 […]

Launch of Ocean Watch – 30 November 2021, Online

Access to data is critical to support policy makers, non-governmental organization and civil society act to restore and protect the health of the ocean. Without the stable foundation of healthy ecosystems, meeting many of the goals for equitable ocean economic development will not be possible. This webinar will launch Ocean Watch, a new open data […]

Webinar: Blue Solutions Virtual Ceremony – 30 November 2021, Online

Learn about the outcomes and lessons of MSP, Blue Economy and Blue Leadership training implemented worldwide along the 8 years of the project Blue Solutions. You can follow the webinar via this link. via Blue Solutions Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

7th episode released of the podcast series ‘If Oceans Could Speak’

The EU4Ocean Coalition released its 7th podcast, where they are following Kimberly Aiken, Research and Policy Associate for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), in her journey to her polar career. You can listen to the episode here. via EU4Ocean Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Blue-Cloud Hackaton: Decode the Ocean! – 7 – 9 February 2022, Online

The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & researchers, data scientists, ICT experts, innovators, students, and anyone who is passionate about the Ocean to explore and test Blue-Cloud: A new, Open Science platform for the marine domain offering a wealth of data, analytical tools and computing power to support you in developing […]

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar – 16 December, Online

On Thursday 16 December, EMB is hosting its 16th Third Thursday science Webinar on the topic of ‘Marine Geohazards in Europe: A Hidden Threat to Coastal Settlements and Blue Economy’. This webinar is build on the science presented in EMB’s new soon-to-be published Position Paper, and will include presentations and a discussion session with Professor Heidrun Kopp and […]

SEER Webinar #1: Underwater Noise & Entanglement Considerations for Offshore Wind Farms – 30 November 2021, online

Description:  At the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are jointly leading the U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) project, a multi-year collaborative effort designed to facilitate knowledge transfer for offshore wind environmental research around the world. Learn more […]

Webinar: Propelling the Blue Economy: Connecting Our Oceans, Our People, Our Future – 23 – 25 November 2021

Save the date 🗓 23-25 November 2021 🔔 “Propelling the Blue Economy: Connecting our Oceans, our People, our Future” 🌊 📲 Join this interdisciplinary platform to discuss the most recent innovations, and solutions to achieve a sustainable #BlueEconomy in #Canada. IOC-UNESCO Programme Specialist Alison Clausen will give a keynote on the first day! Discover more 👉 here. […]

6th International Marine Connectivity Conference – 6 – 8 December 2021, Paris, France

The 6th International Marine Connectivity Conference is a joint event, which will gather participants from both the iMarCo and the SEA-UNICORN initiatives. This conference marks the start of a new and exciting stage in the development of an international network for promoting collaborative projects among European scientists interested in the study of marine connectivity. For […]

Webinar: EuroSea 2nd Anniversary – 25 November 2021, Online

EuroSea is a large European Union project helping stakeholders to co-design European ocean observing and forecasting services and products that deliver information and support decision-making in the areas of climate, coastal and maritime activities, and ocean health. This short and informative webinar will feature EuroSea scientists and representatives of international and intergovernmental organizations discussing the […]

6th episode released of the podcast series ‘If Oceans Could Speak’

The EU4Ocean Coalition released its 6th podcast, where professors Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Mia Bennet explore the Sustainability and challenges of the Arctic ocean. You can listen to the episode here. via EU4Ocean Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Survey on climate change, its effects and solutions in marine and coastal environments – Deadline 16 February 2022

MacBios is asking people from around the world to share their perception of climate change, the value of marine and coastal ecosystems, the threats facing these ecosystems and potential management solutions. You can take the survey here till 16 February 2022. via MacBios Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it […]

OASIS for a Clean Ocean Satellite Activity for UN Ocean Decade Clean Ocean Laboratory – 18 & 19 November 2021

Please join Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) and SOLAS for a community discussion of how observations and understanding of air-sea interactions can support a clean ocean! This satellite event of the UN Ocean Decade Clean Ocean Laboratory will highlight integrated air-sea flux observation strategies and their benefits to support a clean ocean, while hearing from Early Career Ocean Professionals […]

Webinar: NZ Seafloor Community Classification – 18 November 2021, online

The NZ SCC represents the composition and distribution of seafloor communities and has been developed as a resource to support ongoing marine spatial planning in Aotearoa New Zealand. The two-part webinar will cover how the NZ SCC was developed and how it will help inform marine spatial planning processes.   NZ SCC Part 1 | Developing the New Zealand Seafloor […]

Webinar: Margaret “CANOPY MEG” Lowman Joins DIVE IN WITH LIZ AND SYLVIA – 02 December 2021, online

THURSDAY, 2 DECEMBER – 6PM ET / 3PM PT Margaret “Meg” Lowman Ph.D., known affectionately throughout the world as “Canopy Meg”, is a global pioneer in forest canopy ecology. She is one of the world’s foremost “arbornauts”; someone who explores and studies the vast forest canopies that make up what Meg has termed as the Earth’s “eighth […]

Webinar: Supporting Action in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in the Ocean Decade – 24 November 2021, online

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (‘the Ocean Decade’) has a strong focus on ensuring that Decade Actions engage and benefit stakeholders across geographies, genders and generations. Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs), including Africa, are considered privileged partners of the Ocean Decade. They […]

Webinar: Remote Sensing and Smart Tech for Marine Litter – Ocean Decade Laboratory Satellite Activity – 18th & 19th November 2021

Description: The satellite event aims to raise awareness, among Member States and stakeholders, about the state-of-the-art capabilities and limitations of remote sensing to support the monitoring and management of marine litter, by means of instruments on board of satellites, aircraft, and drones. Creating this awareness is an essential part to align needs with capabilities and […]

European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction – 24 – 26 November 2021, Matosinhos, Portugal

The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) forms the regional platform structure of Europe and aims to address the regional disaster risk challenges. It serves as a forum for other stakeholders to take a shared responsibility and make actionable commitments to reduce disaster risk. The conference, true to the multi-stakeholder spirit of the Sendai […]

GEO week 2021 – 22 – 26 November 2021, Ferrara, Italy

This year is one of the most important with major milestones linked to global policy agendas. There is the COP26 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, there is also the COP15 to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade […]

5th Episode released of the podcast series ‘If Oceans Could Speak’

The EU4Ocean Coalition releases its 5th podcast, where Dr Tymon Zielinski (a member of EMB’s Communication Panel) and Dr Volker Rachold share their hopes and concerns about the future of the Arctic ocean. You can listen to the episode here. via EU4Ocean Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to […]

Celebrating 10 years of JPI Oceans: Art & Photo Awards

Art and photography are vital to close the emotional gap between society and our marine environment. With these Awards, JPI Oceans wishes to bolster the role of visual arts in tackling the challenge of communicating about the Earth’s largest ecosystem. It therefore welcome entries addressing the three interconnected priority areas of JPI Oceans: Ocean Health, […]

The Green Track : Call for events

On the Green Track is a European Union campaign on biodiversity and nature for young people, organized in collaboration with the Global Biodiversity Youth Network (GYBN). It will be implemented in spring 2022, ahead of the second phase of the UN Biodiversity Conference CBD COP15 and during the European Year of Youth. To amplify the […]

Webinar & Workshop: #MarineData4Africa – 30 Nov 2021 – 7 & 8 Dec 2021, online

Description: After two successful international events in Asia and America, the #MarineData4Africa event will cater to users of ocean and coastal data working in Africa. Through this event, the Copernicus Marine Service aims to engage with the marine communities in Africa, and share its global ocean data products and knowledge that can be used to […]

Call for SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) nominations – Deadline 21 November 2021

We are currently inviting nominations from highly enthusiastic and dedicated experts to  become a member of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) – you can either nominate a candidate or nominate yourself. The SSG and co-chairs guide SPARC’s priorities and research activities and work together with, and are supported by, the SPARC project office. The SSG provides leadership for SPARC […]

Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Studies and Applications Workshop – 1-3 December 2021, online

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), with the support of SOLAS and the Copernicus programme, is organising an online workshop on Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere interaction studies and applications on 1-3 December 2021. Invited Speakers:  C. A. Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA; C. Gentemann, Farallon Institute California, USA; Y. Hongbin, National Aeronautics and […]

Webinar: Marine Biodiversity Networking Fridays – November 12th, 2021, online

On November 12th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have our first Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday, which will be brought to you by the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and the AIR Centre. This session, MBON and the organization of a global community for the Ocean Decade: Priorities, benefits, and co-design strategies, will engage participants […]

Expanding Ocean Acidification Observing capacity to take action – November 9th 2021, online

Don’t miss our very own @KIsensee, @steve_swi, and @carol_turley  discuss the importance of increase OA observing capacity at the @SDGoals Pavilion tomorrow at #COP26   Access the Livestream here. via SDG Pavilion Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Conference: Achieving 30×30 for Our Coasts, Oceans, and Communities – November 9th and 10th, 2021, online

Join us for this free 2-day virtual conference on November 9th and 10th, 2021, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PST. This conference will explore the 30×30 movement to protect 30% of coasts and oceans by 2030, reversing the negative impacts of biodiversity decline and climate change. To register for the conference and for more information, please […]

Webinar: Planning for coastal and marine heritage in a changing climate – 16 December 2021, online

Presented by: Erin Seekamp of North Carolina State University Date/Time: Thursday, December 16, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC Description: Heritage sites represent our inherited traditions, objects, monuments, and land and seascapes that provide cultural connections and identities as well as societal benefits. Yet, coastal heritage sites are overwhelmingly at risk from climate change induced […]

The European Maritime Day – 19 & 20 May 2022, Ravenna, Italy

European Maritime Day (EMD), targeting professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia, is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. It will be co-organized by the European Commission, the City of Ravenna and the Region of […]

Artic Frontiers 2022 Pathways – 31 January – 3 February 2022 , online & Tromsø, Norway

The 2022 theme of Arctic Frontiers, Pathways, reflects on the choices the Arctic is facing when addressing pressing global challenges. The urgency for action will be discussed in terms of pathways to economic development, sustainability, climate action, security, stability and respect for science in decision-making. This event is co-organized by the University of Bergen and Academia […]

World Congress of Marine Stations – 17 – 19 November 2021, online

The World Congress of Marine Stations (WCMS) will bring together those responsible for Marine Stations and Marine Station networks from around the world to progress towards the full establishment of World Association Marine Stations (WAMS). The first two days of the online Congress will include a range of overviews of marine stations from across the […]

Blue Economy Conference at SEALOGY – 18 November 2021, Ferrara, Italy

In May 2021, the European Commission published a Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy. It set forth a new approach, which fully embeds the blue economy into the  The Conference, organized by DG MARE in coordination with SEALOGY, builds on the EC’s Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy and offers the opportunity to debate the importance of a […]

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) launches its new strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to look forward to POGO‘s priorities for future years. It updates the previous strategic document taking into account the current international context, including the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the part that POGO and its members are playing within it. The document reaffirms POGO’s commitment to […]

Participate in the competition “Ocean of Changes” – Deadline 26 November 2021

The Institute of Oceanology PAN  together with Storware, Today We Have, Ocean of Changes and Sopot Science Association are organizing a competition in which they invite youngsters between 18 – 28 years old to share their vision how the world will or should look like in 2050. In this task the participants are challenged to distinguish scientific […]

Call for projects on Climate and Ocean by Youth4Ocean – Deadline 15 December 2021

The Youth4Ocean Forum is launching a new call for project proposals, designed to promote the ideas of young change-makers! They are looking for young people all across Europe that either are or would like to develop an ocean and climate-related project and who are keen to become Young Ocean Advocates. To find out more and […]

Join the Ocean Decade at COP26

The Ocean Decade provides a framework that convenes across geographies, scales and disciplines to co-design and co-deliver the knowledge needed to fill critical knowledge gaps and develop ocean-based solutions to meet planetary challenges such as climate change. Generation and use of such knowledge will require a robust enabling environment with adequate resources, capacity and access […]

Webinar DIVE IN with Liz and Sylvia: Jeff Kirschner And Melody – 11th November 2021, Online

Former world backpacker turned bartender, Jeff Kirschner is a serial entrepreneur with a love for storytelling. When his 4-year-old daughter saw a plastic tub of cat litter in the woods, little did Jeff realize that it would be the spark for creating Litterati – a data science company focused on creating a litter-free world. With […]

ONWARD Webinar Series: Analysis Of Environmental Factors Supporting Recurring Cholera Outbreaks In Sub-Saharan Africa – Friday, 5th November 2021, Online

Speaker: Cristiane Girotto (CEng, BEng (Hons), MRes) The world has experienced seven pandemics of cholera that infected and killed thousands of people on six continents and, while cholera seems to be contained in many parts of the world, Africa still face major challenges in controlling this disease, the continent has been badly beaten by cholera […]

8th EMB Forum – Supporting The Ocean Decade In Europe – 01 December 2021, Online

The 8th EMB Open Forum which will take place as a hybrid event on Wednesday 1st December 2021 from 09:30 – 16:00 CET, at BluePoint, Brussels and online. Held the end of the first year of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the topic will be “Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe”. The aim of the Forum […]

Call for Nominations for New Members of The IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee – Deadline 09 November 2021

IMBeR, (www.imber@info) invites nominations for new members of its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a term beginning on 1 January 2022. Please send nominations to the IMBeR International Project Office-Canada (imber@dal.ca) by Monday 9 November 2021. SSC members serve for a period of three years, with the potential of renewing for an additional 3-year term. IMBeR are […]

Navigating the Future Series Video

To mark two years since the launch of Navigating the Future V, EMB have released a video highlighting the Navigating the Future publication series. The video features interviews with John Bell (Director ‘Healthy Planet’, DG RTD, European Commission), Sigi Gruber (Former Head of Healthy Ocean & Seas Unit, DG RTD, European Commission), Vladimir Ryabinin (Executive […]

COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion – Free access to live and on-demand COP26 ocean events

INVITATION Join us at the COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion for access to live and on–demand COP26 ocean events, to explore virtual exhibition booths and discover the Treasure Trove to learn more about the ocean and climate connection. Dedicated to showcasing why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet, the […]

FY2022 Marine Debris Removal – Deadline 14 January 2022

Grant Application Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022 Application Information: More information Description: This funding opportunity requires a Letter of Intent to be submitted for competitive review before a full proposal can be submitted. LOIs must be received via email as an attachment (to grants.marinedebris@noaa.gov) no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, September 24, 2021. If invited […]

FY22-23 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Grants and Cooperative Agreements – Deadline 01 December 2021

Grant Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Application Information: More information Description: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants and cooperative agreements for international coral reef conservation projects. CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan-2018) which uses a resilience-based management approach, focused on […]

NOAA 2022 Environmental Literacy Program – Deadline 01 November 2021

Grant Application Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021 Application Information: Grant information Description: The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects that develop the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, […]

2022 UN Ocean Conference – 27-29 October 2021

Conference Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022 Date to be determined. The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of […]

WIOGEN Ocean Governance Virtual Conference – 27-29 October 2021

Conference Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021 The WIOGEN Ocean Governance Virtual Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and policy makers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean. It will provide an interdisciplinary platform to meaningfully network […]

ConsMark 2021 – 27-30 October 2021

Conference Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021 Changing Behavior in a changing climate This virtual conference is hosted by ConsMark (Conservation Marketing and Engagement Working Group), which is part of the Society for Conservation Biology. Location: Virtual Link: https://www.runtheworld.today/… via ConsMark Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it […]

74th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting – 8-12 November 2021

Conference Date:  Monday, November 8, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021 The 74th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI74) will be held between the 8-12 November 2021 in Destin – Fort Walton Beach (Florida, USA), and virtually if necessary. Location: Destin – Fort Walton Beach, Florida or virtual Link: https://www.icriforum.org/even… via ICRI Have any news or […]

IPCC at COP26 – 31 October – 12 November 2021

Join #IPCC at #COP26 in Glasgow! Throughout @COP26 we will be live streaming a multitude of events covering all aspects of #climatechange from the #COP26SciencePavilion, jointly hosted by us, @WMO  & the UK @MetOffice. Read more here. via IPCC Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Webinar: Supporting self-financing mechanisms in MPAs – Nov 17, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CET

Presented by: Guillaume Le Port and Nastazia Femmami of BlueSeeds Description: This webinar will present two support programs: visitor fees and concession agreements. These programs empower and build MPA staff’s capacity to manage their site or network’s local financing mechanisms over the long term. These programs are designed by BlueSeeds, a French company based in […]

One Ocean Science Website – A virtual Journey

One Ocean Science – a virtual journey of ocean and climate research, with Andreas Oschlies, Professor of Marine Biogeochemical Modelling at #GEOMAR: Watch the video here. @MerGouv @Ifremer_fr More videos and summaries of research about the ocean and climate are available in the website. via OOS Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? […]

NANO alumni publication: Zooxanthellae Diversity and Coral-Symbiont Associations in the Philippine Archipelago: Specificity and Adaptability Across Thermal Gradients

NANO Alumnus Darryl Anthony Valino and colleagues published the following article in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science Zooxanthellae Diversity and Coral-Symbiont Associations in the Philippine Archipelago: Specificity and Adaptability Across Thermal Gradients Valino et al. (2021), Frontiers in Marine Science Journal. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.731023 Abstract Prolonged thermal stress and high levels of solar irradiance can […]

Making the Black Sea Blue by the EU4Ocean Coalition – 29 October & 5 November 2021, online

Focusing on marine litter, the Black Sea basin event of the EU4Ocean Coalition will give space to fruitful interactions between young people, teachers, policy-makers and government representatives, NGOs and all kinds of relevant stakeholders. This event is supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission. For more information and to register, […]

Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Climate Change & Water – 31 May-2 June 2022, Tours (France)

The international symposium Climate change & Water will be held on May 31 and June 1 and 2, 2022, in Tours in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. This international conference is open to the academic world and to socio-economic partners concerned by the variability of the water cycle and adaptation to extreme events. […]

Ocean Literacy Festival in the Black Sea – 31 October 2021, online

Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the EU4Ocean Coalition is organizing its Black Sea Ocean Literacy Festival, which will showcase ocean literacy initiatives and activities from all countries of the Black Sea. The overall aim of the Black Sea Ocean Literacy Festival is to connect Black Sea ocean literacy actors and showcase […]

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop – 29, 30 November & 1 December 2021, online

The Ocean Observers is an international educational network of marine scientists and communicators, teachers, and other stakeholders who are willing to share marine science educational resources and experiences for exploring the possibilities to establish new international collaborative activities. Marine science education and outreach are fundamental tools to raise awareness among the communities that a monitored, preserved, and healthy ocean is […]

Call for Young Advocates from the Black Sea by Youth4Ocean

The Youth4Ocean Forum is launching a new call for project proposals, designed to promote the ideas of young change-makers in the Black Sea Region. All across the Black Sea Region, they are looking for young people that either are or would like to develop an ocean-related project and that are keen to become ‘Young Ocean […]

Geo Art Competition by Group on Earth Observations

Group on Earth Observations’ mission is to protect Mother Earth. To protect her means to understand her; to understand her, they measure and monitor her vitals and translate this important information into helpful tools that help you, your governments, and businesses make smart and informed decisions. GEO uses technology in space, in the air, underwater and on the ground as our eyes […]