8th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference – 21 October 2021, Dublin, Ireland and Online

The 8th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference (ASPC 2021), organized with the Presidency of the Atlantic Strategy Committee, will be held as a hybrid event, covering the topic ‘Atlantic Pathways to a Green Blue Economy’. This conference will provide opportunities to review the current state-of-play of the Atlantic Action Plan and the way forward. To register, […]

GEO week 23 – 26 November, Online

During GEO Week 2021, they will present the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme that address the major milestone events linked to global policy agendas taking place in 2021. This will be assessed through the lens of nexus thinking to highlight how the use of Earth observations in different sectors contributes to these efforts. […]

LifeWatch Biodiversity Day 2021 28 October 2021, Gent, Belgium

Lifewatch is organizing a new inspiring, annual event on biodiversity, where science meets citizens, policy and industry. In this first edition they kick off with a hot topic: ‘biologging and camera ‘trapping, technology that changed the world of animal research’. You can register here by 20 October. via Lifewatch Have any news or opportunity in […]

Launch of the Innovation Platform Sustainable Sea and Ocean Solutions – 23 September 2021, Dublin, Ireland and Online

As a side event for the #EMDInMyCountry, the Innovation Platform «Sustainable Sea and Ocean Solutions ISSS» will be launched. For more information and registration, click here. via EMD Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Workshop: Maritime Technologies Skills Strategy. Construction & Validation – 29 September 2021, Online

The MATES project team organizes a Workshop on: “Maritime Technologies Skills Strategy: Construction & Validation”.  The main goal of this event is to present the preliminary Maritime Technologies Skills Strategy for the Shipbuilding and Offshore Renewable energy sectors. To find out more, click here. You can register here till 27 September. via MATES Have any […]

Webinar: Engaging Users In Solving Coastal Issues – 05 October 2021, Online

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat is co-hosting this webinar with the  Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools Ad Hoc Team (COAST) to illustrate the utility of Earth observations (EO) in providing evidence-based solutions to environmental challenges. For more information and registration, click here. via GEO Have any […]

EMB Young Ambassadors organizing workshop on communication at ICYMARE 2021 – 23 September 2021

EMB Young Ambassadors Alessandro Cresci, Rebecca Zitoun and Anjali Gopakumar are organizing a workshop within the scope of the International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers (ICYMARE) 2021 edition. The 3-hour workshop, taking place from 12:30-15:30 CEST on 23 September 2021, will be on “Boosting the impact of your science through effective communication: Learning how to […]

EUMETSAT Announces the New Series of Online Short Courses

EUMETSAT is resuming their series of online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate in October 2021. Upcoming Courses: 6 October 2021, 11:00 UTC – Machine Learning for Seamless Thunderstorm Nowcasting from Multiple Data Sources 19 October 2021, 11:00 UTC – Gap Filling Ocean Data (statistical and machine learning methods) […]

Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021 – 20-24 September 2021

The Southern Ocean Task Force and the Organizing Committee of Polar Data Forum IV are pleased to announce that the Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021 will be convened on 20-24 September 2021. This event will be dedicated to the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop for the UN Ocean Decade and the […]

Workshop on Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere interaction studies and applications – 1-3 December 2021

The workshop is co-organized by EUMETSAT with the support of SOLAS and the Copernicus EU Programme, and is designed to support and encourage collaboration that explores and promotes the use of remote sensing products.  Presentations on key science, applications, and future perspectives of remote sensing data for Ocean-Atmosphere interactions will be followed by group discussions […]

NANO alumni publication: Short-term seasonal changes of the Dzita beach of Ghana using geographic information system and photogrammetry

NANO Alumni Emmanuel K. Brempong and colleagues published the following article in the Interpretation Journal  Short-term seasonal changes of the Dzita beach of Ghana using geographic information system and photogrammetry Brempong, E. et al. (2021) Interpretation Journal. DOI 10.1190/int-2021-0027.1 Abstract Coastal erosion has become an issue globally. As the sea level continues to rise due […]

NANO alumni publication: Spatial prediction of seaweed habitat for mariculture in the coastal area of Bangladesh using a Generalized Additive Model

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Algal Research  Spatial prediction of seaweed habitat for mariculture in the coastal area of Bangladesh using a Generalized Additive Model Sarker, S. et al. (2021) Journal of Algal Research. DOI 10.1016/j.algal.2021.102490 Abstract Seaweeds are marine autotrophic macroalgae found in the coastal waters, […]

8th EMB Forum on “Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe” – 1 December 2021

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021, from 09:30-16:00 CEST At the end of the first year of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the 8th EMB Forum will discuss European efforts in support of the Ocean Decade. This is an important time to reflect on what has already been achieved in this first year of the […]

WEBINAR: Turning the tide of parachute science – Oct 21 2021

Presented by: Paris Stefanoudis of the University of Oxford and Sheena Talma of the Nekton Foundation Description: Parachute science is the practice whereby international scientists, typically from higher-income countries, conduct field studies in another country, typically of lower income, and then complete the research in their home country without any further effective communication and engagement […]

WEBINAR: Applying an ecosystem-based approach for MSP: an EU guidance to accompany your journey – 29 September 2021

How can we support the application of ecosystem-based approaches in Marine Spatial Planning? #MSP Join the UNESCO – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and #MSPglobal online seminar organized jointly with the European Commission‘s #DGMARE and #CINEA to present the results of a new study carried out as part of the #MSProadmap — register below! #EBA4MSP 📅 29 September 2021 / 16.00 – 17.30 (CEST) For more registration follow this link. via […]

Call for Video submissions: EXPRESSIONS OF HOPE

The UN #OceanDecade highlights meaningful collaborations across disciplines, sectors, geographies, genders, and generations.  Millennials in Western Pacific, let your voice be heard! Submit your video message to us!  Deadline: 30 SEP 2021 For more information follow this link. via UN Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Call for early career researchers working on the impacts of climate change in Arctic marine systems

The Ecosystem Studies of the Subarctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) program is inviting nominations for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) interested in the impacts of climate change on high-latitude marine ecosystems to join its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a three-year renewable term. ESSAS is a regional program under the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project. The SSC […]

Towards an EU Strategy for Sustainable Tourism – 1 October 2021, Online

The event, organized by Searica, will be held in an online interactive format, as a virtual exchange between members of the EU Parliament, representatives from CPMR coastal and insular regions belonging to different sea basins of Europe, the European Commission and key territorial stakeholders. To find out more and register, click here. via Searica Have […]

The Blue Food Assessment: Global Launch Event – 16 September 2021, Online

The launch of the Blue Food Assessment will highlight the interconnection of aquatic and terrestrial food systems, present the latest science on how blue food can support a shift towards a healthier and more sustainable future, and spark policy discussions about how to set that shift in motion. For more information and registration, click here. […]

Blue-Action Climate Coffees – 16 September and other dates, Online

ECRA, the European Climate Research Alliance, and Blue-Action have started a collaboration to host the Climate Coffees from 16 September, a series of regular informal discussion events around climate science. The speakers provide a short talk, followed by discussion, questions and comments. You can find out more here. via ECRA Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences […]

The UN Ocean Decade Kickoff Conference for the Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas – 25-26 November, Online

The Conference will mark the launch of the UN Ocean Decade in the Western Pacific and its adjacent areas, and represent the beginning of the region-wide efforts in a substantive development and implementation of Decade Actions. It aims to catalyze partnerships among various ocean stakeholder communities in the region, and initiate co-design of transformative ocean […]

Workshop : Towards a Coordinated European Observing System for Marine Macroalgae – 23 – 25 November, Online

An online workshop organized by EuroSea. For more information and registration till 30 October, click here. via EuroSea Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

ICAN 9: Virtual Workshop Local to Global – Benefits of Coastal Web Atlas Sharing & Connectivity – 27-29 September, Online

The International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) is a project of UNESCO IOC´s IODE Programme. The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss recent innovations in atlases, how atlases can contribute to the goals of the UN´s Decade of Ocean Science and it will also investigate synergies with other initiatives such as the IODE […]

The Ocean Decade Advisory Board : Call for Expert Members Nominations – Deadline extended until 22 September

The Decade Advisory Board will be a multi-stakeholder advisory body that will assist the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in performing its function as coordinator of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. You can find the information on how to apply here till 22 September. via UN Have […]

Coral ID Workshop – November 5 – 7, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Eastern US, Online

When: November 5 – 7, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Eastern US Where: Online, Interactive over Zoom Target Audience: Collectors, Exporters, Importers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Hobbyists Includes: Three 4-hour sessions in an interactive AV training call in a small group, physical training materials including the Coral Finder Toolkit 2.0 (Coral Finder 2021 and a comprehensive workshop manual, a […]

Call for Abstracts: Innovative session: Small Islands, Big Ocean – Ecological, physical and human connections in the Pacific – Deadline 29 September 2021

This session aims to examine connections among Pacific Islands and islanders mediated and fostered by the ocean. The session will highlight the interconnectedness of ecology and society underpinned by conservation, human wellbeing, livelihoods, culture, and governance. Pacific Island connections will be contextualized locally, regionally, and globally and include biological connectivity through currents and animal migration, […]

OASIS workshop for A Predicted Ocean – 16 & 17 September 2021

The Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy  (OASIS)  is a United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme, led by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group #162. It is a community working to harmonize observational strategies and develop a practical, integrated approach to observing air-sea interactions through capacity development, leveraging of multi-disciplinary activities, and […]

Webinar: Co-designing integrated ocean observing and prediction capabilities – 16 & 17 September 10:00 – 12:00 UTC

This event provides an opportunity to learn more about and interact with the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development Programmes Ocean Observing Co-Design, CoastPredict, and ForeSea. These key GOOS and OceanPredict Programmes are endorsed by the UN Ocean Decade, and are now actively working on the next steps towards co-design. This Webinar will deliver the latest information […]

Webinar: Designing observing systems for ocean boundaries – 16 September, 11:00 – 13:00 UTC

Presenters: Marjolaine Krug, Marcello Passaro, Masami Nonaka, and Maria Kavanaugh Moderators: Marjolaine Krug and Belén Martín Míguez. The OOPC Boundary System Task Team (BSTT) will report on its recent progress in reviewing observing systems at oceanic boundaries. Following a short presentation by the BSTT team, 3 presentations on recent advances in satellite oceanography and their application at the ocean […]

International Conference for Young Marine Researchers (ICYMARE) – 21-24 September 2021, online

Three NF-POGO alumni (Antonella De Cian, Dieu Anh Dinh and Pedro Carrasco) are session hosts of session 02 of ICYMARE. Their session is named: “The Impacts of climate change over human marine activities and their management”. You can follow #ICYMARE2021 where everyone is welcome – with or without presentation! Check out the 20 #ICYMAREsessions and register […]

Fifth Community Workshop of the IOC-UNESCO Ocean Best Practices System – 20-24 September 2021)

We are pleased to open registration for the Fifth Community Workshop of the  IOC-UNESCO Ocean Best Practices System (20-24 Sep, 2021) at: https://workshop5.oceanbestpractices.org/registration During these workshops, we gather insight and guidance from diverse ocean communities on how the OBPS should develop to promote engaging, interdisciplinary, and multi-stakeholder management of ocean practices and know-how. We’re pleased to […]

Webinar: Communicating Science with the Art of Visual Storytelling – September 09th, 2021 (20:00 CET)

Scientists and scholars benefit from storytelling in the public communication of science. Connecting research in a way that resonates with everyone is a lesson in art and creativity. Spark your imagination and weave storytelling into your science research and communications with the right tools. ArcGIS StoryMaps provide a multimedia canvas to boost a narrative that […]

The Global Seaweed STAR Finale – November 10th, 2021 (12-2pm GMT)

This online event will showcase the impact and legacy of this unique 4-year programme funded by UKRI. It will show how the GSSTAR programme has changed the landscape of seaweed aquaculture at both the national and international level and mark the launch of an updated Global Policy Brief providing recommendations on safeguarding the future of […]

Oceans of Knowledge conference 26 – 27 October 2021, Online / London, UK

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) will provide a forum for experts, practitioners and ocean users to discuss climate change and the oceans, the theme of its 4th biennial Oceans of Knowledge conference. Organised by the Institute’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Operational Oceanography, the conference will address three key themes: firstly, […]

Oceanthon 2021: Mediterranean Edition – 24 – 26 September 2021, Online

The main theme of Oceanthon 2021 is “Ocean&Climate”, as part of Pre-COP26 in Milan and the challenges of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The focus is dedicated to the Mediterranean area, for this reason the event is addressed to everyone, from researchers, innovators, developers, marine scientists, social scientists, designers, engineers, experts in […]

Webinar: ETIP Ocean webinar on data transferability – 16 September 2021, Online

ETIP Ocean is hosting a webinar on the topic ‘Environmental data transfer: the role of test centres’. In this webinar, two European leading ocean energy test centres discuss the potential, challenges and opportunities of data transfer. You can register to the webinar here. via ETIP Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? […]

The SPOT World Heritage make available for free

“SPOT satellites (Satellites Pour l’Observation de la Terre) were designed by CNES to study the Earth. From 1986 to 2015, the series of 5 satellites were able to take images of the planet with improved resolution with each generation of satellites (from 20 m to 2.5 m). In order to perpetuate and enhance these data, […]

Marine Spatial Planning global Final Conference – 5 October 2021, Online

The Intergovernemental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) are hosting the final conference on their joint MSPglobal Initiative. In order to share the key outcomes of the initiative as well as its contribution to MSP implementation in different regions, the final conference will bring together […]

IOCCG Announcement: Protocols for Particulate Organic Matter Sampling and Measurement

The final version of the protocol document entitled “Particulate Organic Matter Sampling and Measurement Protocols: Consensus Towards Future Ocean Color Missions” is now available for download from the IOCCG website.  This document is the product of a NASA-supported workshop to produce community consensus protocols for sample collection, filtration, storage, analysis, and quality assurance for particulate […]

6th International Marine Connectivity Conference, Paris. France – December 6–7, 2021

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 APPLICATION/REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 the 6th International Marine Connectivity Conference (iMarCo 2021) will be held at the Natural History Museum in Paris, France, between December 6–7, 2021. The meeting is co-organised by the GDRi iMarCo (https://wwz.ifremer.fr/gdrmarco) and the Cost Action SEA-UNICORN (https://www.sea-unicorn.com/). iMarCo 2021 will feature oral presentations and posters. The focus […]

Conference: Ocean Acidification Week 2021 – 13-17 Sep 2021, Online

The Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC) will host its second virtual Ocean Acidification Week in September. The event a virtual multi-day forum to highlight different aspects of ocean acidification research and initiatives from around the world. The key goals of OA Week are to: Engage the OA and broader oceanographic communities, raise awareness to the […]

The UN Ocean Decade Kickoff Conference for the Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas – 25-26 November 2021, Online

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereinafter referred to as the UN Ocean Decade, is upon us. The UN Ocean Decade provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen international cooperation needed to develop scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society. You are cordially invited […]

MaRINET2 short course: Methods and environmental data collection in Marine Renewable Energy sites – 03 September

In collaboration with MaRINET2, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), WavEC Offshore Renewables and the Marine Engineering Institute – Italian National Research Council (CNR-INM), is organizing a course entitled “Methods and environmental data collection in Marine Renewable Energy sites”. The short course will take place ONLINE, on July 30th and September 3rd, 2021. The general […]

Call for Expression of Interest: 3rd Capacity-building Hub – 15 September 2021

2021 is a defining year, dubbed as the ‘make or break’ year of climate action. It is time for all actors involved in the response to climate change to pick up the pace and deliver results that have the capacity to bring out lasting impacts in the face of the unfolding climate crisis. Join the 3rd Capacity-building […]

Webinar: Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation – 13 October 2021

Presented by: Samuel Brody of the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Carlos Martin with the Brookings Institution’ Metropolitan Policy Program, and Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton Risk Center at the University of Pennsylvania Description: Sea level rise will cause interrelated challenges in communities around the United States. The […]

New Podcast on Marine Conservation and Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The MeerWissen Initiative has just launched Ocean InSight – a new podcast series on marine conservation and ocean science for sustainable development, with unique perspectives from those on the frontlines of research, policy and action. The podcast features a trip to Africa’s ocean and coasts to unpack the complex scientific questions that will determine the fate of […]

OCEAN INNOVATION PRIZE: Call for submissions – Deadline 15 September 2021

Dear friends, collaborators, entrepreneurs and innovators, This is a reminder that WE ARE 20 DAYS AWAY from the submission deadline for the Blue Climate Initiative’s US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. This Prize is part of the Blue Climate Initiative’s Ocean Decade Programme. The Prize aims to inspire, fund, support, and showcase market-based innovations to mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. It’s time […]

Call for nomination of early-career scientists to participate as fellows in the nexus and transformative change assessments – 20 September 2021

CALL CATEGORY: Fellows MANAGING BODY: International, IPBES Open: 9 August 2021 Closes: 20 September 2021 for individual nominations Further to the call for nominations of experts for the nexus and the transformative change assessments (highlighted above) Governments and relevant institutions and organizations are also invited to nominate candidates to participate in the IPBES fellowship programme […]

GOOS Webinar: Value chains in public marine data, A UK Study – 7 September 2021

Dr Claire Jolly, Head, STI Ocean Economy Group, OECD Secretariat Dr Emma Heslop, Programme Specialist, Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), IOC/ UNESCO Dr Clare Postlethwaite, Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Marine data play a crucial role for many scientific disciplines, as well as for a  diverse range of operational services, such as fisheries management, […]

World Conservation Congress 3-11 September 2021

With hundreds of virtual and in-person sessions featuring top experts and leaders from around the world, the IUCN Congress, taking place 3 – 11 September, is a can’t-miss event. The Congress is a unique opportunity to shape the conversations on using nature-based solutions to combat climate change and build back better, setting ambitious biodiversity targets […]

NASA-ARSET Online Training Course: “Introduction to NASA Resources for Climate Change Applications”

Description September 29 & October 6 – 11:00 to 13:00 ET and 15:00 to 17:00 ET Since the pre-industrial period, human activities are estimated to have increased Earth’s global average temperature by about 1.1 degree Celsius (IPCC, 2021), a number that is currently increasing by 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade (GISTEMP Team, 2021). The increase in […]

NANO alumni publication: MPA zoning integrating socio-ecological data in the South East coast of Bangladesh

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Marine Policy Journal  MPA zoning integrating socio-ecological data in the South East coast of Bangladesh Sarker, S. et al. (2021) Marine Policy Journal. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104736 Abstract Marine protected area (MPA) is an effective tool for protecting critical coastal and marine habitats to recover, […]

The State of the Climate in 2020 report

The State of the Climate in 2020 report has been released. Follow this link for details. If you would like to read a summary of the report’s highlights, follow this link. via NOOA Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Webinar: Using an incremental approach for “wicked problems” in fisheries management and marine EBM – Sep 16, 2021

Using an incremental approach for “wicked problems” in fisheries management and marine EBM Presented by: Jon Hare of NOAA Fisheries Description: Ecosystem-based management is a ‘wicked problem’, that is, a problem that is impossible or nearly impossible to solve because it is so complex. When I made the switch from scientist to scientific administrator in […]

Webinar: How to do science so it influences marine policy and management – Sep 28, 2021

How to do science so it influences marine policy and management: A panel discussion with a focus on Latin American, Caribbean, and African contexts Moderator/panelists: Peter Edwards of The Pew Charitable Trusts (moderator), Rodrigo Arriagada of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (panelist), Nicole Leotaud of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (panelist), and David Obura […]

GLODAPv2.2021 is released!

The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) is a synthesis activity for ocean surface to bottom biogeochemical data collected through chemical analysis of water samples. The GLODAP data product is publicly available, discoverable, and citable. GLODAPv2.2021 is an update of the previous version, with 43 additional cruises, extension of time coverage until 2020, and the […]

NANO alumni publication: Development of a Raspberry Pi–Based Remote Station Prototype for Coastal Environment Monitoring

NANO Alumni Bennet Atsu K. Foli and colleagues published the following article in the Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences Journal  Development of a Raspberry Pi–Based Remote Station Prototype for Coastal Environment Monitoring Kwame, B. et al. (2021) Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences Journal. DOI 10.1007/s41976-021-00053-2 Abstract Monitoring of the marine and coastal environment using […]

NANO alumni publication: Evaluation of ECMWF and NCEP Reanalysis Wind Fields for Long-Term Historical Analysis and Ocean Wave Modelling in West Africa

NANO Alumni Bennet Atsu K. Foli and colleagues published the following article in the Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences Journal  Evaluation of ECMWF and NCEP Reanalysis Wind Fields for Long-Term Historical Analysis and Ocean Wave Modelling in West Africa Kwame, B. et al. (2021) Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences Journal. DOI 10.1007/s41976-021-00052-3 Abstract Ocean […]

Ocean Decade Activity: The Ocean Festival – 21- 22 August 2021

The Ocean Festival aims at inspiring visitors to #takeaction ❗️ “Culture meets Science” – through an extensive stage programme, adventure areas, educational stations, and cultural installations visitors are invited to embark on a journey into the diverse and unknown #underwater world.🌊🌏 🗓 21-22 August 2021 📍 Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Discover more here 🔍 via OD Have any news or […]

ESA-ECMWF WORKSHOP: Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction – 15-18 November 2021

ESOP still has many exciting challenges to overcome with the support of ML/DL techniques. This workshop aims to demonstrate where and how this fusion between traditional ESOP techniques and new ML/DL methods reached a remarkable impact but also identify the remaining issues to be further explored. Presenters will demonstrate their contributions to this challenge and […]

GOOS-OECD-MEDIN Webinar: Value chains in public marine data, A UK Study – 7 September 2021

An original survey of UK marine data users, conducted by the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN), explores the pathways through which marine data are used and transformed into actionable information, in order to better value vital marine information. The results of […]

MASTS Annual Science Meeting 2021 – 5-7 October, Online

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is hosting the 11th largest science meeting in the UK. This cross-disciplinary online meeting brings together members of the global marine science community, with the aim of promoting and communicating research excellence and forging new scientific collaborations. This event will bring together expert plenary speakers […]

Course: Implementing the Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) architecture – 25-29 October 2021, Online

The International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE) of IOC-UNESCO – together with regional partners across the globe – is developing an inclusive Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) to allow digital stakeholders to reliably share and discover key ocean data. ODIS is built by its participants: anyone with data to share can become a node in […]

Workshop: Application of ocean science and technology for the practice of sustainable “Blue Economy” in developing countries – 8-9 November 2021, Online

The aim of this workshop is to highlight the role of ocean science and technology in blue economic development. The Workshop will introduce current concepts in blue economy, followed by discussion of specific topics that include coastal marine resources of economic relevance, environmental threats that endanger blue economic goals, the importance of ocean observing systems […]

9th Workshop of the International Coastal Atlas Network – 27-29 September 2021, Online

Save the date for the 9th Workshop of the International Coastal Atlas Network which will be held online on 27-29 September 2021. The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss recent innovations in atlases, how atlases can contribute to the goals of the UN´s Decade of Ocean Science and it will also investigate synergies […]

IPBES Fellowship Programme – Deadline 20 September 2021

Become an IPBES fellow! They have opened an invitation to outstanding early-career individuals to apply to participate in the IPBES Nexus Assessment & Transformative Change assessments through the IPBES Fellowship Program. The IPBES fellowship programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to participate in IPBES assessments. […]

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022 session: ‘Protecting Coastlines Using Nature-Based Solutions

Consider submitting an abstract to the session on ‘Protecting Coastlines Using Nature-Based Solutions‘ at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022 being held in Honolulu, Hawaii, during 27 February – 4 March 2022. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday 15 September 2021.   Session ID: CP01 Protecting Coastlines Using Nature-Based Solutions Topic Area: Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics […]

Black in Marine Science Next Webinar – 27 August 2021

Black in Marine Science is a premier organization aimed to celebrate Black marine scientists, spread environmental awareness and inspire the next generation of scientific thought leaders. Black In Marine Science started as a week to highlight and amplify Black voices in the field and encourage younger generations, while also shedding light on the lack of diversity in […]

Launch Event: the State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 – 17 August 2021

The report on the State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 will be released during a high level event tomorrow. The event will be live streamed here. via WMO Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

CoralHydro2k Seawater δ18O Database Survey

Have you collected seawater ?18O data, but have nowhere to store it? Would you like to make your data publicly accessible (facilitating open science while making program managers and journal editors happy)? Are you interested in helping members of the modeling, observational, and paleo oceanographic communities better leverage your datasets in the study of climate […]

MSPglobal Final Conference 5 October 2021, Online

The Intergovernemental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is convening together with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) the final conference of their joint MSPglobal Initiative on Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 16:00 to 19:00 CEST (virtual format). In order to share the key outcomes of the initiative since its launch in […]

Workshop: Unlocking the potential of Ports and Harbours in preventing and reducing the effects of Marine Litter 14 September 2021, Venice (Italy) and Online

Harbours and Marinas, that are among the heavily affected areas by the effects of marine litter, could play a strategic role in the remediation and prevention process from plastic pollution in the long term. Indeed, they act as catalysts for stakeholders across the plastic value chain by favoring the connection and collaboration among the shipping […]

Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – 6-9 September 2021, Online

The ECSA 58 – EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management conference will be held online from 6-9 September 2021 and will be available afterwards on-demand. This stimulating online event will bring together a specially selected line-up of expert speakers, contributed talks and ePosters outlining the latest innovative research […]

NANO alumni publication: Impact of short-term light variability on the photobiology of turbid water corals

NANO Alumni Sazlina Mdsalleh and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Sea Research  Impact of short-term light variability on the photobiology of turbid water corals Salleh, S. et al. (2021) Journal of Sea Research. DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2021.102088 Abstract Benthic light availability is readily affected by natural drivers of an ecosystem and by anthropogenic-induced […]

NANO alumni publication: In situ photosynthetic performance of Porites lutea inhabiting contrasting habitats of the Northern Straits of Malacca (NSoM), Malaysia

NANO Alumni Sazlina Mdsalleh and colleagues published the following article in the Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology Journal  In situ photosynthetic performance of Porites lutea inhabiting contrasting habitats of the Northern Straits of Malacca (NSoM), Malaysia Salleh, S. et al. (2021) Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. DOI 10.1080/10236244.2021.1956863 Abstract Coral reefs in the […]

V ECOP Highlights Video & Workshop on Collective Steps for Mental Health Poster

#OceanDecade Activity 🐋 🌊 As part of the Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional Day on 1-2 June, the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB) contributed with a live discussion on “Collective steps for healthy oceans and healthy researchers”. 📊 Check the visual result with a compilation of key issues facing […]

ICES Annual Science Conference – 6-10 September 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICES Annual Science Conference 2021 is organized as a virtual conference. The conference takes place 6–10 September and consists of live interactive sessions and pre-recorded presentations. Live sessions run 15:00–20:00 CEST Monday to Thursday and 15:00–18:00 CEST on Friday.  All pre-recorded presentations are available for on demand viewing between 23 August–30 September. You can find […]

Ocean Decade Exhibition Online

The Ocean Decade Exhibition, set up by the Ocean Agency and IOC-UNESCO, is the result of the global creative community mobilizing to help transform the image of the ocean science and conservation, raise awareness of the importance of the ocean, and inspire support for action, during this pivotal decade. Many of the artists have very generously made their work […]

Call for Abstracts: North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting -Deadline 15th August 2021

S5: BIO/POC Topic Session Atmospheric nutrient deposition and microbial community responses, and predictions for the future in the North Pacific Ocean Thu, Oct. 26, 2021 19:00-21:00 (Sidney, BC, PT) Convenors: Jun Nishioka (Japan, corresponding), Huiwang Gao (China), Santiago Gassó (USA), Kitack Lee (Korea), Maurice Levasseur (Canada), Guiling Zhang (China) Atmospheric deposition is an important nutrient source for […]

NASA-ARSET Webinar on “Satellite Observations for Analyzing Natural Hazards on Small Island Nations” – August 18, 24, & 26, 2021

Small island nations are highly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters; among them hurricanes, cyclones, and other violent storms. These disasters can lead to severe flooding, landslides, and, in the worst cases, can result in the loss of life and property. In addition, a rise in the global mean sea level places island nations at […]

GOOS Webinar: OOPC Series: Dialogues on Boundary Systems: #4: East Australian Current – 03 August 2021

Societal uses and environmental health of the coastal ocean are impacted by outflows from human activities on land and by coastal to open-ocean exchange at the edge of the continental shelf, which is strongly influenced by energetic shelf-edge boundary currents. Boundary currents are also significant in global budgets of heat, freshwater and biogeochemical constituents, and […]

53RD International Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics – 16-20 May 2022

Important dates announce: Registrations • Early Bird registration : March 31st 2022 Abstracts • Deadline : January 16th 2022 More information available in their website and here LiegeUniv Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Survey on new SOLAS Master of Science programme in Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate

The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), in partnership with SOLAS, is exploring offering a new Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate. We would be grateful for your feedback on your interest in participating postgraduate study (as either a student or a supervisor) in Sustainability and Climate through NUIG. You can […]

Workshop on Policy & Advocacy for Sustainable Fisheries in the Mediterranean – 30 September – 01 October

Free online workshop. IUCN is organizing this two-day workshop essentially targeting regional NGOs and civil society organisations, to strengthen know-how for enhancing the role of biodiversity and sustainable fisheries to support commitments to targeted policy processes at regional an national level in the Mediterranean. This interactive and practical workshop focuses on: • Problem-setting, what and how […]

The the Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project Newsletter

Since 2004, the Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is an international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. SOLAS has 29 scientific national and regional networks around the world with contacts and scientists who conduct research under the SOLAS themes. You can read the latest release […]

Call for Abstracts IMBIZO 6: Marine Biosphere Research: Buoyant Solutions for Ocean Sustainability – Deadline 16 August 2021

What are the IMBIZOs? IMBIZO is the Zulu word for ‘a gathering’. IMBeR IMBIZOs are designed to address current research topics, facilitate transdisciplinary research, and provide assessments of current understanding and future research needs. IMBIZOs are held every second year, and are relatively small conferences (around 120 people) that consist of concurrent workshops, each of […]

AIR CENTRE Networking Fridays 2021

The Atlantic International Research Centre is an international collaborative framework to address global challenges and local priorities in the Atlantic Ocean. It promotes an integrative approach to space, climate, ocean and energy in the Atlantic, supported by emerging technological innovations and advances in data science, and through South-North and North-South cooperation. As part of their […]

Call for registration for the the Fifth OBPS Community Workshop: An Ocean of Values – September 20-24, 2021

We’re pleased to announce the Fifth Annual OBPS Community Workshop, “An Ocean of Values”, to be held from the 20th to the 24th of September. Early Information and pre-registration are available here As an overarching theme, participants will be asked to help understand how to better represent and safely archive the methods, policies, guides, or standard […]

Call for contributions in special issue “Remote Sensing and Oceans” of the the journal Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research – Deadline 30th November 2021

The journal Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research is currently running a Special Issue titled “Remote Sensing and Oceans”. Dr. Giacomo De Carolis is serving as Guest Editor for this Special Issue. For further reading, please visit the Special Issue website at the following link: https://www.lidsen.com/journals/aeer/aeer-special-issues/remote-sensing-ocean The submission deadline is “November 30, 2021”. You may […]

NANO alumni publication: Toward Improved Model Capacities for Assessment of Climate Impacts on Coastal Bentho-Pelagic Food Webs and Ecosystem Servicesterdisciplinarity in Norway

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers for Marine Science Journal Toward Improved Model Capacities for Assessment of Climate Impacts on Coastal Bentho-Pelagic Food Webs and Ecosystem Services Sarker, S. et al. (2021) Front. Mar. Sci. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.567266 Abstract Global climate change is a key driver of change in coastal waters […]

NANO alumni publication: Coastal Research Seen Through an Early Career Lens—A Perspective on Barriers to Interdisciplinarity in Norway

NANO Alumni Juan Carlos Farias Pardo and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers for Marine Science Journal Coastal Research Seen Through an Early Career Lens—A Perspective on Barriers to Interdisciplinarity in Norway Pardo, J. et al. (2021) Front. Mar. Sci. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.634999 Abstract The value of interdisciplinarity for solving complex coastal problems is widely recognized. […]

Survey program review of IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) – Deadline 9 July

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth will be conducting a program review of IMBeR (http://imber.info/) aimed at evaluating IMBeR’s major achievements in the last five years, and to help IMBeR to plan for its major activities in the next five years. We would like to know your opinion about the programme, […]

CoastObs e-learning modules

Are you interested in learning how remote sensing can help monitor aquatic environments? If  you are interested in coastal monitoring and environmental reporting, or if you work in fisheries and aquaculture, if you studied an Earth discipline (hydrology, ecology, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, geology); if you work in the military, intelligence, if you are a diver, […]

NANO alumni publication: Effect of unconventional water resources interventions on the management of Gaza coastal aquifer in Palestine

NANO Alumni Hassan Al-Najjar and colleagues published the following article in the Water Supply Journal Effect of unconventional water resources interventions on the management of Gaza coastal aquifer in Palestine Al-Najjar, H. et al. (2021) Water Supply. DOI 10.2166/ws.2021.170 Abstract The non-conventional water resources of seawater desalination, wastewater treatment, and stormwater harvesting are promising water resources to […]

NANO alumni publication: Potential changes in the connectivity of marine protected areas driven by extreme ocean warming

NANO Alumni Luciana Shigihara Lima and colleagues published the following article in the Scientific Reports Journal Potential changes in the connectivity of marine protected areas driven by extreme ocean warming Lima, L. et al. (2021) Sci Rep. DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-89192-6 Abstract Projected future climate scenarios anticipate a warmer tropical ocean and changes in surface currents that will likely […]

NANO alumni publication: Mapping total suspended matter along Moroccan coast using satellite data series

NANO Alumni Hind Azidane and colleagues published the following article in the Modeling Earth Systems and Environment Journal Mapping total suspended matter along Moroccan coast using satellite data series Azidane, H. et al. (2021) Model. Earth Syst. Environ. DOI 10.1007/s40808-021-01179-4 Abstract Remote-sensing techniques are a powerful technique for monitoring turbidity over the whole littoral areas. Different […]

First call for applications to the “Global at Venice – Research and Training for Global Challenges” – Deadline 30 June 2021

The programme, funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme, gives 15 talented researchers from all over the world the opportunity to undertake their research and training activity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The programme is supported by the University’s corporate partners, including research centres, non-academic networks of spin-offs, and small and medium enterprises, […]

Call for Abstracts – The “4th Symposium on Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic and it’s Marine Ecosystem: 2010-2019” – Deadline 27 September

The call for abstracts is now open and we encourage all relevant researchers to submit an abstract to one of the four theme sessions: Ocean climate and physical environment in the North Atlantic and their linkages to changing marine ecosystems. Decadal change and trends in North Atlantic/sub-Arctic plankton and their ecosystems Trends and drivers of […]

NANO alumni on media: Mathew discuss his research in the Trondheim fjord

NANO Alumnus Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen is featured in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology‘s celebration of Ocean Week #OceanWeek21  Keywords: chemistry biology climate change oceanscience   Would you like to advertise your latest publication/seminar presentation in NANO? Contact us: info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

NANO alumni publication: Citizen Science Tools Reveal Changes in Estuarine Water Quality Following Demolition of Buildings

NANO Alumni Nandini Menon and Grinson George  and colleagues published the following article in the Remote Sensing Journal Citizen Science Tools Reveal Changes in EstuarineWater Quality Following Demolition of Buildings Menon et al. (2021) Remote Sensing, DOI 10.3390/rs13091683 Abstract Turbidity and water colour are two easily measurable properties used to monitor pollution. Here, we highlight […]

NANO alumni publication: Toward the widespread application of low-cost technologies in coastal ocean observing (Internet of Things for the Ocean)

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Mediterranean Marine Science Journal Toward the widespread application of low-cost technologies in coastal ocean observing (Internet of Things for the Ocean) Sarker et al. (2021) Mediterranean Marine Science, DOI 10.12681/mms.25060 Abstract The ability to access user-friendly, low-cost instrumentation remains a limiting factor in coastal […]

The International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Announcement – August 2021

We would like to invite contributions to a special edition – Aquatic carbon stocks and fluxes: The big picture from remote sensing – to be published in Earth-Science Reviews. This special issue will include both invited and contributed papers with topics covering carbon stocks and fluxes within a diversity of realms, including but not limited to, inland systems […]

Call for Registration – 2nd Climate Observation Conference – Deadline 15 August

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and supported by European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will be holding a conference that aims to assess how well the current global climate observing system supports current and near-term user needs for climate information. The outputs will provide […]

Pacific Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) Survey

The Pacific Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) Survey intends to understand the Pacific ECOPs views, gaps, challenges and success and its linkages to the Ocean Decade about the Decade to enable the views of Pacific ECOPs to be integrated into priority actions for the Decade in the Blue Pacific. Participate in the survey by 27 June […]

NANO alumni publication: Seasonal Variability of Freshwater Plumes in the Eastern Gulf of Guinea as Inferred From Satellite Measurements

NANO Alumnus Odilon Joël Houndegnonto and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Geophysical Research Seasonal Variability of Freshwater Plumes in the Eastern Gulf of Guinea as Inferred From Satellite Measurements Houndegnonto et al. (2021)  Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI 10.1029/2020JC017041 Abstract In the eastern Gulf of Guinea (GG), freshwater originated from rivers discharges […]

NANO alumni publication: Variability of mackerel fish catch and remotely-sensed biophysical controls in the eastern Pemba Channel

NANO Alumnus Hellen Kizenga and colleagues published the following article in the Ocean & Coastal Management Journal Variability of mackerel fish catch and remotely-sensed biophysical controls in the eastern Pemba Channel Kizenga et al. (2021) Ocean & Coastal Management, DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105593 Abstract Advances in satellite remote sensing of environmental perturbations have become important in understanding variations of ocean […]

NANO alumni publication: Temporal dynamics of carbon sequestration in coastal North Atlantic fjord system as seen through dissolved organic matter characterisation

NANO Alumnus Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen and colleagues published the following article in the Environmental Research Letters Temporal dynamics of carbon sequestration in coastal North Atlantic fjord system as seen through dissolved organic matter characterization Avarachen et al. (2021) Science of the Total Environment, DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146402 Abstract Fjord systems in higher latitudes are unique coastal water ecosystems that facilitate the […]

Workshop: “Skills development in Earth Observation and Copernicus User Uptake: the present and future of Coastal and Maritime sector – The Azores Islands case” – 2 July 2021

NEREUS together with the University of the Azores organizes a virtual workshop: “EO4GEO- Skills development in Earth Observation and Copernicus User Uptake: the present and future of Coastal and Maritime sector- The Azorean case”. What is it About? Introduction of EO4GEO initiative to relevant stakeholder communities; raise awareness on the EO4GEO initiative (Learn more about EO4GEO […]

The International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) News Bulletin – May 2021

This IOCCG news bulletin contains a summary of the latest news from the IOCCG and its sponsoring agencies, as well as the broader ocean colour community. If you would like to include an item of interest in the next IOCCG news bulletin, please contact the IOCCG Scientific Officer, Dr. Raisha Lovindeer (raisha@ioccg.org), with a cc: […]

IOC-UNESCO report on Integrated Ocean Carbon Research

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published a report on Integrated Ocean Carbon Research: A Summary of Ocean Carbon Knowledge and a Vision for Coordinated Ocean Carbon Research and Observations for the Next Decade. The report presents a synthesis of the state of knowledge about the […]

Call for Abstracts – Workshop on Future US Earth System Reanalysis

The US CLIVAR is going to organize a workshop on Future US Earth System Reanalysis, which will be held October 18-20, 2021 in Boulder, CO (with virtual participation options). This workshop is open to the broad Earth sciences community. Experts from data assimilation communities, operational and research centers, academia, and users of the reanalysis products […]

NANO alumni publication: Hydrodynamic variability and nutrient status structuring the mesozooplankton community of the estuaries along the west coast of India

NANO Alumnus Sudheesh Valliyodan published the following article in the Frontiers for Marine Science Journal Hydrodynamic variability and nutrient status structuring the mesozooplankton community of the estuaries along the west coast of India Karati, K. K., Ashadevi, C. R., Harikrishnachari, N. V., Valliyodan, S., Kumaraswami, M., Naidu, S. A., & Ramanamurthy, M. V. (2021). Environmental Science […]

NANO alumni publication: The Knowledge Status of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services – Challenges, Limitations and Lessons Learned From the Application of the Ecosystem Services Approach in Management

NANO Alumnus Pedro Carrasco published the following article in the Frontiers for Marine Science Journal The Knowledge Status of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services – Challenges, Limitations and Lessons Learned From the Application of the Ecosystem Services Approach in Management Carrasco, P.M (2021) Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.684770   Abstract The concept of ecosystem […]

Survey on interest in new methods for marine monitoring

The UK project CAMPUS has been developing new methods to bring together models and observations for monitoring the marine environment and enabling ecosystem-based management (www.campus-marine.org). This project is focussed on the North East Atlantic, but we would like to explore how the methods and technologies could be applied elsewhere, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. […]

NANO alumni publication: Is the world’s largest coastal deoxygenation zone not anthropogenically driven?

NANO Alumnus Sudheesh Valliyodan and colleagues published the following article in the Environmental Research Letters Is the world’s largest coastal deoxygenation zone not anthropogenically driven? Gupta et al. (2021) Environmental Research Letters, DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/abe9eb   Abstract The growing number of oxygen-deficient coastal zones around the world and their impacts on marine life has always been a […]

NANO alumni publication: Multiple-stressor effects of warming and acidification on the embryonic development of an estuarine fiddler crab

NANO Alumnus Juan Pardo and colleague published the following article in the Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Multiple-stressor effects of warming and acidification on the embryonic development of an estuarine fiddler crab Pardo and Costa (2021) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107296   Abstract Predicted effects of anthropogenic climate change on estuarine and coastal […]

NANO alumni publication: Seaweeds farming for sustainable development goals and blue economy in Bangladesh

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Marine Policy Seaweeds farming for sustainable development goals and blue economy in Bangladesh Hossain et al. (2021) Marine Policy, DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104469   Abstract Seaweeds are primary producers and among the important marine ecosystem engineers capable of modifying their surrounding abiotic and biotic environments. The […]

NANO alumni publication: Responses of Buluan Island turbid fringing reefs, southern Philippines to the 2016 thermal anomaly

NANO Alumnus Darryl Valino and colleagues published the following article in the Regional Studies in Marine Science Responses of Buluan Island turbid fringing reefs, southern Philippines to the 2016 thermal anomaly Valino et al. (2021) Regional Studies in Marine Science, DOI 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101704   Abstract Coral beaching due to increasing sea surface temperature causes a decline […]

AVISO+ DOI the datasets

This year, the AVISO+ service is starting to assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to the datasets and products in its catalogue. The objectives of this change are to enable concise, accurate and reliable referencing as well as an estimation of the importance given to the datasets by users. The first three DOIs were assigned to: […]

Get Ready for World Ocean Day 2021!

World Ocean Day, 8 June, is coming up soon! For event inspiration, messaging resources and more, check out the 2021 Event Planning Toolkit at https://worldoceanday.org/   via POGO Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Online Calculators for Marine and Coastal Processes

The eCoast Marine and Freshwater Consultancy based in sunny Raglan, New Zealand  has released a new suite of online calculators. These calculators are inspired by the now unsupported applets put on the web by Prof. Tony Dalrymple back in the late 1990?s. The app is a collection of straightforward interactive calculators for basic marine science […]

Launch of the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II)

The Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (the Regular Process) is a global effort to strengthen the science-policy interface. The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), a major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process was launched on 1 March 2021. While […]

World Meteorological Day 2021 – The ocean, our climate and weather

When it comes to the weather and climate, most of us think only about what is happening in the atmosphere. If we ignore the ocean, however, we miss a big piece of the picture. Covering some 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean is a major driver of the world’s weather and climate. It also […]

NANO alumni publication: A survey of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead residues in seafood (fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods) from the south‐eastern Mediterranean Sea

NANO Alumnus Debra Ramon and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Food Science A survey of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead residues in seafood (fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods) from the south‐eastern Mediterranean Sea Ramon et al. (2021) Journal of Food Science, DOI 10.1111/1750-3841.15627   Abstract Seafood is capable of bioaccumulating heavy metals […]

NANO alumni publication: Short-term response of flat tree oyster, Isognomon alatus to CO2 acidified seawater in laboratory and field experiments

NANO Alumni Lailah Akita, Houssem Smeti, Tiago Queiroz and colleague published the following article in the African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Short-term response of flat tree oyster, Isognomon alatus to CO2 acidified seawater in laboratory and field experiments Akita et al. (2021) African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, DOI 10.5897/AJEST2020.2897   Abstract […]

NANO alumni publication: Riverine plastic pollution from fisheries: Insights from the Ganges River system

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Science of The Total Environment Riverine plastic pollution from fisheries: Insights from the Ganges River system Nelms et al. (2021) Science of The Total Environment , DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143305   Abstract Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear represents a substantial proportion of global marine […]

NANO alumni publication: Plastic pollution in aquatic systems in Bangladesh: A review of current knowledge

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Science of The Total Environment Plastic pollution in aquatic systems in Bangladesh: A review of current knowledge Chowdhury et al. (2021) Science of The Total Environment , DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143285   Abstract Rivers play a crucial role in transporting land-based plastic waste to the ocean, […]

NANO alumni publication: Marine Protected Area and Biodiversity Conservation

NANO Alumnus Subrata Sarker and colleague published the following chapter in Life Below Water: Living Edition Marine Protected Area and Biodiversity Conservation Sarker S., Mahmudul Islam M. (2021). In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Life Below Water. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71064-8_127-1   […]

NANO alumni publication: Modeling spatio-temporal variability of suspended matter and its relation with hydrodynamic parameters in the northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumnus Md. Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the Modeling Earth Systems and Environment Modeling spatio-temporal variability of suspended matter and its relation with hydrodynamic parameters in the northern Bay of Bengal Masud-Ul-Alam et al. (2020) Modeling Earth Systems and Environment , DOI 10.1007/s40808-020-01053-9   Abstract Variation of the non-algal suspended particulate matter […]

NANO alumni publication: Phytoplankton community structure in a contrasting physico-chemical regime along the eastern Arabian Sea during the winter monsoon

NANO Alumnus Sudheesh V. and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Marine Systems Phytoplankton community structure in a contrasting physico-chemical regime along the eastern Arabian Sea during the winter monsoon Vijayan et al. (2021) Journal of Marine Systems, DOI 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2020.103501   Abstract The paper describes the community composition of phytoplankton in the […]

International Ocean Literacy – Once Upon a Time Project (stories for kids in multiple languages)

The aim of this pro­ject is to com­mu­nic­ate sci­ence through short stor­ies in or­der to en­cour­age the dia­logue between sci­ent­ists and the pub­lic. We are a group of in­ter­na­tional re­search­ers from dif­fer­ent in­sti­tu­tions, mainly in Bre­men, but co­oper­at­ing with vari­ous sci­ent­ists, writers, artists in Ger­many and in­ter­na­tion­ally. We as sci­ent­ists write short stor­ies deal­ing with […]

Future Earth call for contributions to the 10 Climate Insights 2021

In the “10 New Insights in Climate Science” report series, Future Earth, The Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) aim to highlight the latest climate-related research across disciplines for the 5th consecutive year to support policy decision-makers. Future Earth has now begun preparing the 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2021, aimed to launch during the COP26 UN […]

New CO2COAST Project

The CO2COAST project will analyze the spatio-temporal variability of pCO2 and air-sea flux of CO2 over the global coastal ocean over the past two decades, using a satellite approach. This 4-year project, funded by the French National Agency of Research (ANR), will be headed by PI Hubert Loisel of the Université du Littoral – Côte d’Opale (LOG […]

New IOCCG Report on Harmful Algal Blooms

Ocean colour radiometry offers considerable potential for the observation of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Several years ago the IOCCG established a working group on this topic (chaired by Stewart Bernard, SANSA) in conjunction with the GEOHAB international science programme (now GlobalHAB ). We are happy to announce that the report on this topic is in the final […]

NANO alumni publication: Modeling spatio-temporal variability of suspended matter and its relation with hydrodynamic parameters in the northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumnus Md. Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the journal Modeling Earth Systems and Environment Modeling spatio-temporal variability of suspended matter and its relation with hydrodynamic parameters in the northern Bay of Bengal Masud-Ul-Alam et al. (2020) Modelin Earth Systems and Environment, DOI 10.1007/s40808-020-01053-9   Abstract Variation of the non-algal suspended particulate […]

Learn about sea-level rise and Copernicus Sentinel-6 (video)

Learn how climate change is causing our seas to rise and how satellites have been measuring the height of the sea surface systematically since 1992. With global sea level now rising fast, Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich picks up the baton as the latest satellite mission to extend the legacy of sea-surface height measurements. Learn how it makes […]

First-of-its-kind surface water Atlas brings together 35 years of satellite data

The Atlas provides a better understanding of the consequences climate change and human actions have for the planet’s surface water resources. It is impossible to overstate the critical importance of water in our daily lives. Surface water bodies – including lakes, ponds and rivers – are particularly important as sources of water for domestic, industrial […]

ESA Ocean Colour CCI – Version 5.0 released

The latest version of the OC-CCI dataset, version 5.0, has been released. The v5.0 data is a significant change from previous versions, in that it includes OLCI data and has the reference sensor updated from SeaWiFS to MERIS. Additionally, a number of parts of the software processing chain have been updated: • Improvements to POLYMER […]

60th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO & Launch of the Global Ocean Science Report 2020

SAVE THE DATE 14 December 2020 14:00 – 16:00 – Paris Time The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Commission was created within UNESCO to promote coordinated international research about the global ocean and its various basins, based on the pioneer experiences of the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) and the […]

New publication on the use of biodiversity scenarios

New handbook on the use of biodiversity scenarios : A tool for planning the future BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum, in the framework of their Joint Action on Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services (see information on the joint call 2017-2018 here) produced a Handbook on the use of biodiversity scenarios in support of decision-making.   This handbook […]

YSLME Phase II Final Project Video Launched

YSLME Phase II Final Project Video Launched http://www.yslmep.org/?p=4741 Entitled as “Restoring the Ecosystem Carrying Capacity of the Yellow Sea Ecosystem”, the UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project final video was formally launched on October 19, 2020 during the 5th and final Meeting of the YSLME Interim Commission Council. With the 20-year implementation of the UNDP/GEF YSLME Projects […]

CMEMS OCEAN STATE REPORT – 4TH ISSUE

The 4th edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 4) published in 2020 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades, with a focus on changes in the marine environment during the year 2018. It is written by 140 scientific experts from more than 30 institutions and draws from […]

SDG 14.3 data portal launched

Welcome to the SDG 14.3.1 data portal on http://oa.iode.org This SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal is a tool for the submission, collection, validation, storage and sharing of ocean acidification data and metadata submitted towards the Sustainable Development Goal 14.3.1 Indicator: Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations. In 2015, the United […]

A Roadmap for the Implementation of the Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy

GOOS has launched a Roadmap for the Implementation of the Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy. Under the 2030 Strategy, eleven Strategic Objectives provide guidance on priorities for the development of a more user-focused and integrated system. GOOS cannot accomplish all of these objectives itself, and this Roadmap is designed to provide a framework within which nations, partners […]

GOOS and the Ocean Decade

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is set to launch on 1 January 2021 with a mission “to catalyse transformative ocean science solutions for sustainable development, connecting people and our ocean.” An essential Ocean Decade infrastructure challenge, one of ten identified, is to “7: Ensure a sustainable ocean observing system across all ocean basins […]

Ocean Observing System Report Card 2020

The GOOS Observations Coordination Group launches a new Ocean Observing System report card and introduces the rebranding of JCOMMOPS as OceanOPS along with its first-ever 5-year Strategic Plan (2021-2025). The 2020 Ocean Observing System Report Card provides an update on the status of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), including the impact of Covid-19 pandemic […]

Reprint: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour

The Special Issue reprint book “Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour” has been published online and is freely accessible on the MDPI Books platform (http://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/2960). The reprint book will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), Google Books and WorldCat and is available through several distribution platforms, e.g., Amazon. Furthermore, the book can be purchased as […]

SURVEY: PACE radiometric product survey

PACE radiometric product survey Purpose of this survey The PACE mission, a hyper-spectral mission spanning from the UV to the NIR, is preparing for launch in 2023 and in anticipation we would like to develop radiative products that will be most useful for the community. To guide this effort, we are asking potential PACE data […]

NANO alumni publication: Stochastic time-series models for drought assessment in the Gaza Strip (Palestine)

NANO Alumnus Hassan Al-Najjar and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Water and Climate Change Stochastic time-series models for drought assessment in the Gaza Strip (Palestine) Al-Najjar et al. (2020) Journal of Water and Climate Change, DOI 10.2166/wcc.2020.330   Abstract The Eastern Mediterranean region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is […]

NANO alumni publication: Salinity Biases and the Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in GFDL-CM3

The following publication is an output of the 2018 NF-POGO Shipboard Training Fellowship onboard  the R/V Meteor cruise M148 (Belem to Walvis Bay). NANO Alumnus Fernanda Di Alzira Oliveira Matos and colleagues published the following article in the Ocean Science Journal Salinity Biases and the Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in GFDL-CM3 Matos et […]

NANO alumni publication: Exploring Sources of Uncertainty in Steric Sea‐Level Change Estimates

NANO Alumnus Carolina Machado Lima de Camargo and colleagues published the following article in the journal JGR Oceans Exploring Sources of Uncertainty in Steric Sea‐Level Change Estimates Camargo et al. (2020) JGR Oceans, DOI 10.1029/2020JC016551   Abstract Recent studies disagree about the contribution of variations in temperature and salinity of the oceans—steric change—to the observed […]

NANO alumni publication: Local acclimatisation‐driven differential gene and protein expression patterns of Hsp70 in Acropora muricata: Implications for coral tolerance to bleaching

NANO Alumnus  Yohan Didier Louis and colleagues published the following article in the journal Molecular Ecology Local acclimatisation‐driven differential gene and protein expression patterns of Hsp70 in Acropora muricata: Implications for coral tolerance to bleaching Louis et al. (2020) Molecular Ecology, DOI 10.1111/mec.15642   Abstract Corals show spatial acclimatisation to local environment conditions. However, the various […]

NANO alumni publication: Assessing urban microplastic pollution in a benthic habitat of Patagonia Argentina

NANO Alumnus Rodrigo Hernámdez-Moresino and colleagues published the following article in the Marine Pollution Bulletin Assessing urban microplastic pollution in a benthic habitat of Patagonia Argentina Ríos et al. (2020) Marine Pollution Bulletin, DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111491   Abstract Plastic pollution in the oceans has become a global problem, but its documentation is disparate around the world. […]

NANO alumni publication: Grain size analysis and characterization of sedimentary environment along the Atlantic Coast, Kenitra (Morocco)

NANO Alumnus Hind Azidane and colleagues published the following article in the Journal Marine Georesources & Geotechnology Grain size analysis and characterization of sedimentary environment along the Atlantic Coast, Kenitra (Morocco) Azidane et al. (2020) Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, DOI 10.1080/1064119X.2020.1726536   Abstract Grain size, sorting, skewness, and kurtosis studies are of great importance in […]

NANO alumni publication: Delf3D Morphological Modelling of Wave Climate and Sediment Transport in Kenitra Coast (Morocco)

NANO Alumnus Hind Azidane and colleagues published the following article in the Proceedings of the 4th Edition of International Conference on Geo-IT and Water Resources 2020 Delf3D Morphological Modelling of Wave Climate and Sediment Transport in Kenitra Coast (Morocco) Azidane et al. (2020) GEOIT4W-2020: Proceedings of the 4th Edition of International Conference on Geo-IT and […]

SURVEY: OYSTER 2020 Survey on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on marine Early Career Researchers

OYSTER 2020 Survey on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on marine Early Career Researchers The EuroMarine early career researcher group OYSTER (Orienting Young Scientists of EuroMarine*) is currently conducting a survey to gain insight into some personal and professional impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on marine Early Career Researchers (ECRs).For the purpose of this survey, marine ECRs are defined as: PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, research […]

Recommendations from the 4th Community workshop of the IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)

The 4th community workshop of the IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) was held as an innovative online event, spread over two weeks and comprising plenary sessions, breakout groups, and parallel working groups. A record of 452 participants from across the globe participated with a single objective: to facilitate community-led evolution of methods into best […]

Materials from the webinar Co-designing the science we need for the Ocean Decade –Part 1are available

The webinar “Co-designing the science we need for the Ocean Decade –Part 1” was convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in partnership with the International Science Council on the past 24 Sep 2020. You can access the slides and recording  on the Ocean Decade Website. While visiting the Decade website (oceandecade.org), we encourage you to sign-up to the […]

Copernicus Marine Service launches My Ocean

Dear user of the Copernicus Marine Service, We are happy to introduce you to our new responsive viewer: My Ocean. This new tool on our website portal is designed to let you discover the ocean and its different many facets. You can now interact with and explore the ocean’s blue (physical), green (biogeochemical), and white (sea ice) variables with this […]

New Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Portal

Explore SOOS’ new metadata portal! The SOOS EarthData portal is hosted by the team at NASA who brought us the old GCMD portal. With 7600 dataset records, it has about twice as many datasets as the old one and is a great place to find data, especially from National Antarctic Programs and remote sensing data […]

(Reminder) Survey for Early Career Scientists in Oceanic Research

To all Early Career Scientists in Oceanic Research,   In 2018, the SCOR Executive Committee (EC) decided to incorporate an Early Career Scientist as one of the two co-opted members. This is a position that rotates in a two-years basis. The mission of this EC member is to reach out the broader early-career community and involve them […]

Launch of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, along with partner organizations, will convene a series of high-level and scientific virtual dialogues to mobilize the global ocean community, foster transformative partnerships and innovative solution-oriented actions under the Ocean Decade. The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will start in January 2021. It will provide […]

Ocean State Report 4 and Ocean Monitoring Indicators Updates

Over the summer, the Copernicus Marine Service launched a few updates including additions to the Ocean Monitoring Indicator (OMI) Catalogue and the publication of the full Ocean State Report (OSR) in the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO). In this week’s Copernicus Observer find out more about the new and updated OMIs, as well as key […]

New standardisation of cryopreservation protocols for marine organisms

Dear all,   ASSEMBLE Plus has recently launched a repository of methodologies for the cryogenic preservation of marine organisms. The Cryomar Protocol Toolbox (download) represents a collaborative effort from researchers across Europe from several marine biological stations, including the Universidad de Vigo (Spain), Sorbonne Université (France), the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS; UK), The University of the Basque Country (Spain), Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ; Netherlands), Universidade do […]

Release of GEOTRACES DOOR version 2

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the release of the version 2 of the GEOTRACES Data for Oceanic Research (DOoR) portal. As you know, the DOoR portal is where you must register your data sets for intercalibration and potential inclusion in IDP2021 before 15 December 2020. You can access it using your ORCID at this […]

NANO alumni publication: Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks

NANO Alumnus Gabriel A. Juma  and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers in Marine Science Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks Juma et al. (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.00696   Abstract Seagrass and associated blue carbon ecosystems are important carbon sinks, and hence understanding their […]

SURVEY: 2020 IOC Capacity Development Needs Assessment

Dear colleague, Capacity Development (CD) is an essential tenet of the mission of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Capacity Development enables all IOC Member States to participate in, and benefit from, ocean research and services that are vital to sustainable development and human welfare on the planet. The vision contained in the IOC Capacity Development Strategy 2015-2021 (http://www.ioc-cd.org/strategy)  identifies capacity development as the primary […]

SURVEY Impact of CoVid-19 pandemic on research productivity in Africa

Dear Colleagues, A group of African Researchers have teamed up to conduct a study on the “Impact of CoVid-19 pandemic on research productivity in Africa.”  We are kindly requesting you spare less than 20 mins of your time to complete the short questionnaire and please do not forget to share the link with other Africans […]

NANO alumni publication: Drivers of the spatial phytoplankton gradient in estuarine-coastal systems: generic implications of a case study in a Dutch tidal bay

NANO Alumnus Pedro Manuel Carrasco De La Cruz and colleagues published the following article in the Biogeosciences journal Drivers of the spatial phytoplankton gradient in estuarine-coastal systems: generic implications of a case study in a Dutch tidal bay Jiang et al. (2020) Biogeosciences, DOI 10.5194/bg-17-4135-2020   Abstract As the primary energy and carbon source in […]

NANO alumni publication: An exclusive in-situ dataset on physicochemical parameters in the gappy northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumnus Md Masud-Ul-Alam and colleagues published the following article in the Data in Brief journal An exclusive in-situ dataset on physicochemical parameters in the gappy northern Bay of Bengal Masud-Ul-Alam et al. (2020) Data in Brief, DOI 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106024   Abstract In-situ measurement of physical characteristics of seawater (temperature, salinity, and density) collected with a single […]

NANO alumni publication: The Effect of Cold and Warm Anomalies on Phytoplankton Pigment Composition in Waters off the Northern Baja California Peninsula (México): 2007–2016

This is an output of NANO Regional Project Latin America NANO Alumni Adriana González-Silvera and Eduardo Santamaría-del-Ángel and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering The Effect of Cold and Warm Anomalies on Phytoplankton Pigment Composition in Waters off the Northern Baja California Peninsula (México): 2007–2016 González-Silvera et al. […]

NANO alumni publication: A sustainable shipbreaking approach for cleaner environment and better wellbeing

NANO Alumnus Oguguah Ngozi Margaret and colleagues published the following article in the Journal of Cleaner Production A sustainable shipbreaking approach for cleaner environment and better wellbeing Rizvi et al. (2020) Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122522   Abstract Shipbreaking has great economic benefits but generates substantial hazardous materials as wastes to the surrounding environment of […]

NANO alumni publication: Impact of Climate Extremes on Suitability Dynamics for Japanese Scallop Aquaculture in Shandong, China and Funka Bay, Japan

NANO Alumnus Irene Alabia and colleagues published the following article in the Sustainability  journal Impact of Climate Extremes on Suitability Dynamics for Japanese Scallop Aquaculture in Shandong, China and Funka Bay, Japan Liu et al. (2020) Sustainability, DOI 10.3390/su12030833   Abstract The assessment of extreme weather events on suitable sites for aquaculture could help in […]

NANO alumni publication: Spatial Habitat Shifts of Oceanic Cephalopod (Ommastrephes bartramii) in Oscillating Climate

NANO Alumnus Irene Alabia and colleagues published the following article in the Remote Sensing  journal Spatial Habitat Shifts of Oceanic Cephalopod (Ommastrephes bartramii) in Oscillating Climate Alabia et al. (2020) Remote Sensing, DOI 10.3390/rs12030521   Abstract Short- and long-term climate oscillations impact seascapes, and hence, marine ecosystem structure and dynamics. Here, we explored the spatio-temporal […]

NANO alumni publication: Response of Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem to environmental changes: Findings from the ArCS project

NANO Alumnus Irene Alabia and colleagues published the following article in the Polar Science journal Response of Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem to environmental changes: Findings from the ArCS project Hirawake et al. (2020) Polar Science, DOI 10.1016/j.polar.2020.100533   Abstract Arctic ecosystems are altered profoundly by climate changes. However, the responses of Arctic marine and terrestrial […]

NANO alumni publication: Impact of Climate Change on Wintering Ground of Japanese Anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) Using Marine Geospatial Statistics

NANO Alumnus Irene Alabia and colleagues published the following article in the Frontiers in Marine Science journal Impact of Climate Change on Wintering Ground of Japanese Anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) Using Marine Geospatial Statistics Liu et al. (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.00604   Abstract The distribution and fluctuations in abundance of small pelagic species […]

NANO alumni publication: Multiple facets of marine biodiversity in the Pacific Arctic under future climate

NANO Alumnus Irene Alabia and colleagues published the following article in the Science of The Total Environment journal Multiple facets of marine biodiversity in the Pacific Arctic under future climate Alabia et al. (2020) Science of The Total Environment, DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140913   Abstract Climate change is triggering a global reorganization of marine life. Biogeographical transition […]

NANO alumni publication: Rising temperature and marine plankton community dynamics: Is warming bad?

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker  and Atul Kumar Yadav and colleagues published the following article in the Ecological Complexity journal Rising temperature and marine plankton community dynamics: Is warming bad? Sarker et al. (2020) Ecological Complexity, DOI 10.1016/j.ecocom.2020.100857   Abstract Global warming is a major threat to the natural environment worldwide with potential adverse impact on […]

Access to hyperspectral satellite mission PRISMA Products

The hyperspectral satellite mission PRISMA (http://www.prisma-i.it/index.php/en/), funded by the Italian Space Agency, ASI, has the potential to provide interesting data for the ocean colour community, despite the fact that it was not developed as an ‘aquatic’ mission. The imaging spectrometer takes images with a pixel size of 30 m in a continuum of spectral bands ranging […]

NOAA CoastWatch Data Portal now includes VIIRS SNPP global daily 4-km synoptic chlorophyll anomaly product

The VIIRS SNPP global daily 4-km synoptic chlorophyll anomaly product generated routinely by the NOAA Ocean Color EDR team, and which has been viewable on the NOAA OCView tool, is now available through the NOAA CoastWatch Data Portal for both viewing (in context with other ocean and coastal parameters) and subsetting and downloading of NetCDF files (see Figure below). […]

Sentinel-3 Validation Team Call

The Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) open call is accessible from the ESA EOPI web page at https://earth.esa.int/aos/S3VT.  In the framework of a Copernicus collaborative agreement, the call issued by ESA and EUMETSAT endeavours “To engage world-class validation expertise and activities to complement Sentinel-3 routine validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-3 Mission“. Since the first S3VT workshop […]

Ocean Virtual Laboratory

ESA recently funded the development of the Ocean Virtual Laboratory (OVL), a virtual platform that allows oceanographers to discover and explore the various co-located EO datasets and related model/in situ datasets over dedicated regions of interest, with a different multifaceted point of view. It is now possible to exploit the synergy between ESA’s Sentinel 1, 2 and […]

ESA’s Open Space Platform: Detecting Plastic Marine Litter from Space

A total of 26 innovative projects submitted via ESA’s Open Space Platform will kick off this summer, to better detect and track seaborne plastic litter using satellites. These projects address different problems, solutions and approaches, from using existing remote sensing technology in novel applications, to exploring new technologies to monitor marine litter, through developing new […]

African Women Scientists on the Move: The Sirens’ Savior

The accidental fishing of large animals is a threat to the ocean. Kenyan scientist Nina Wambiji offers fishermen cheap and smart inventions to avoid it.   From:  http://africanwomenscientistsonthemove.com/nina-wambiji/   via IMBER Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

SCOR Survey for Early Career Scientists in Oceanic Research

To all Early Career Scientists in Oceanic Research, In 2018, the SCOR Executive Committee (EC) decided to incorporate an Early Career Scientist as one of the two co-opted members. This is a position that rotates in a two-years basis. The mission of this EC member is to reach out the broader early-career community and involve them in […]

YSLME Information Series: Plastic and Microplastics in the Yellow Sea

PLASTIC AND MICROPLASTICS: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING MARINE LITTER IN THE YELLOW SEA (Link: http://www.yslmep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/YSLME-Fact-Sheet-Marine-Litter-FINAL-08102020.pdf) The UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Phase II Project launches today the first of its Information Series showcasing recent studies and actions being undertaken to address key challenges in the Yellow Sea region.   This Information Series tackles Plastic and Microplastics, […]

Sargassum Information Hub launched

Since 2011, large quantities of sargassum have overwhelmed beaches throughout the Atlantic, harming coastal ecosystems and the economies of coastal communities. Member states of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE) requested facilitated networking with the sargassum community of practice, sargassum monitoring, guidance on best management practices for sargassum events, and a centralized location for all this information. GEO Blue Planet, IOCARIBE […]

The COVID-19 pandemic, Part 2: Perspectives on the future of coastal and marine tourism and its implications for coastal and marine ecosystems.

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management Newsletter –May-July 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic, Part 2: Perspectives on the future of coastal and marine tourism and its implications for coastal and marine ecosystems. The Skimmer asked coastal and marine tourism experts from around the world about the diverse ways that the COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting coastal […]

Ocean State Report Summary 04 released

The report offers a distilled look at the state, natural variations, and ongoing changes in the global ocean, and draws on the Copernicus Marine Ocean Monitoring Indicator (OMI) framework. “The Ocean is a central component of the Earth climate system and human communities depend heavily upon the goods and services provided by the Ocean. Understanding and monitoring […]

IPCC SROCC Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) available in other UN languages

Translations from English and layout of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) SPM brochures into the other UN languages is now complete. The PDFs of the SROCC SPM brochure in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish are available from the download page of the SROCC website: https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/download/. The […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOA18 ODV collections now available for Ocean Data View

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

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2020 released

 The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)  documents the increase in surface ocean CO2 (carbon dioxide), a critical measure as the oceans are taking up one quarter of the global CO2 emissions from human activity. Synthesis and gridded, quality-controlled products in SOCAT version 2020 contain 28.2 million in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) measurements for the […]

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

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

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

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

Global Seagrass Report (and summaries in UN languages)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satellite products for the Essential Climate Variables – Lakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POGO Marks 20th Anniversary

Early Career Ocean Professionals Survey

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

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

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

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

Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) Survey by IODE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POGO & AOSED Side Event at COP24

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

ESA’s climate toolbox

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

World Bank Announces New Global Fund for Healthy Oceans

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

Southern Ocean Observing System dataportal – SOOSmap

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

Ocean-based measures for climate action by IDDRI

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

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

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

POGO Newsletter: Issue 34 – October 2018

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

IOCCG Report on Water Quality is now available for download

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

Publication of the 2nd Ocean State Report & Summary

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

POGO Statement on the value of ocean observations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ODATIS ocean data portal launched

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

Re-launch of International Quiet Ocean Experiment web site

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March for Science. 22 April 2017, multiple venues worldwide

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

International Officials Close to Agreement to Protect Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean Forum e-discussions

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

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

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