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

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

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

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

Rewatch the recording of the EU Mission Info Days

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

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

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

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

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

Black Sea Connect Innovation Workshop – 2 February 2022, Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Empowering Biodiversity Research conference II – 24 – 25 May 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transnational Access call from ASSEMBLE Plus

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

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

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

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

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

Launch of Ocean Decade activity: EMBracing the Ocean

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

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

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

JPI Oceans – Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise: Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Ocean Data Conference – 14 – 16 February 2022

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

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

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

Free MOOC on Planning and Management of Marine and Coastal Areas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Career Ocean Professionals Website Launched

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean Decade activity: EMBracing the Ocean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JPI Oceans Art & Photo awards

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

Ocean Decade: Fifteen experts appointed to new Decade Advisory Board

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar – 16 December 2021, Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New EMB Position Paper on Marine Geohazards

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

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

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

The Ocean Literacy Webinar series – 29 November 2021, online

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

Webinar: Nigeria Fish Futures – 8 December 2021, Online

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

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

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

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

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

Launch of Ocean Watch – 30 November 2021, Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar – 16 December, Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating 10 years of JPI Oceans: Art & Photo Awards

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

The Green Track : Call for events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the Ocean Decade at COP26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Navigating the Future Series Video

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

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

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

FY2022 Marine Debris Removal – Deadline 14 January 2022

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

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

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

NOAA 2022 Environmental Literacy Program – Deadline 01 November 2021

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

2022 UN Ocean Conference – 27-29 October 2021

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

WIOGEN Ocean Governance Virtual Conference – 27-29 October 2021

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

ConsMark 2021 – 27-30 October 2021

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

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

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

IPCC at COP26 – 31 October – 12 November 2021

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

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

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

One Ocean Science Website – A virtual Journey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call for Young Advocates from the Black Sea by Youth4Ocean

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

Geo Art Competition by Group on Earth Observations

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

Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021 is open

The new Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021 is an open invitation for partners from around the world to request endorsement for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision. The Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021, the second of a series that will be launched every 6 months as part of the Ocean […]

GOOS Webinar: OCG Series #4 ASAP – Upper air profiles at sea – November 3, 2021, online

Weather balloon observations (so-called radiosoundings) are the only source of vertical in-situ profiles of temperature, humidity, and wind from the surface to the stratosphere. Almost all of the ca. 800 active radiosonde stations worldwide are located onshore whereas very view soundings are received from the data sparse ocean regions. Shipboard radiosoundings have the capability to […]

Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant 2021 – Deadline 30 November

At the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), we have a strong history of supporting marine conservation and education projects and believe that to truly translate knowledge into effective, meaningful change we must communicate through engaging stories. An inspiring or compelling story can spur positive action in ways that no presentation of facts can. Applications are […]

Webinar Ocean Elders: Dee Boersma joins Dive In with Liz and Sylvia – Oct 28, 2021, Online

DIVE IN welcomes Dr. Dee Boersma, conservation biologist and Director of the Magellanic Penguin Project THURSDAY, 28 OCT – 6PM ET / 3PM PT. Register here https://bit.ly/3aVcpAf #DeeBoersma #OceanElders #DIVEINWITHUS @SylviaEarle @subseaconcierge via DIVE IN Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

EuroSea Anniversary Webinar 25 November 2021, online

This webinar will feature EuroSea scientists and representatives of international and intergovernmental organizations discussing the implementation of an interdisciplinary European Ocean observing and forecasting system, responsive to the European policies in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. For more information and registration, click here. via EuroSea Have any news or opportunity in ocean […]

Early Career Scientist Conference – 9 – 12 May 2022, St. John’ s, Newfoundland, Canada

To encourage greater involvement of young scientists in international scientific investigations and to foster their role in the management and stewardship of the marine environment, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)​ and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)​ are proud to announce the fourth Early Career Scientist Conference in May 2022 hosted by Fisheries and Oceans […]

The IPCC Report FAQ 5.1: How is life in the sea affected by climate change?

Life in most of the global ocean, from pole to pole & from sea surface to its bottom, is already experiencing higher temperatures due to human-driven #climatechange. Find out more in the #IPCC #ClimateReport on the Ocean & Cryosphere http://bit.ly/3aYRwlu via IPCC  Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to […]

NANO alumni publication: Phytoplankton ecology in different coastal habitats along the northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumnus P Muhamed Ashraf and colleague published the following book by the Narendra Publishing House Marine Phytoplankton Along Coastal Waters Off Kochi, South Eastern Arabian Sea Minu and Muhamed (2022), ISBN 9789390611867, 103 Pages Abstract Marine phytoplankton, which regulates the oceanic food chain by controlling the first trophic level,was studied along the coastal waters […]

Forum Business2Sea – 16 – 18 November 2021, Vigo, Spain & online

An international event dedicated to facilitate interaction among people and organizations and to promote projects and businesses within the marine economy, open to the participation of any organization. Strengthening the dynamics of strategic cooperation between all the marine economy stakeholders and raise social awareness about the need to protect oceans’ health are crucial aspects to benefit […]

Webinar Aquaculture going Circular – 9 November 2021, online

Aquaculture is already engaging in circular concepts, but how do we understand circularity in the industry? Join an informative and collaborative event discussing Circularity with high-level thinkers, circular economy experts, and leading aquaculture experts. This webinar will ‘unpack’ circularity and sustainability concepts, be inspired by early adopters, and help develop key policy messages. To find […]

Special session on biodiversity conservation in the High seas and Southern Ocean – 29 October 2021, Online

This session is organized as part of the International Sessions of Marine Research and Education Conference (MARESEDU-2021). The session will focus on the latest achievements of biodiversity conservation in the Southern Ocean and identifying the ways forward. The session consists of two parts with a series of key-note lecturers and panel discussions. More information on […]

Ocean Protection and Monitoring Technologies and Services – 20 October 2021, online

This webinar, jointly organized by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the European Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), Copernicus Marine Services and OceanOPS, will present the latest developments on monitoring our seas so as to stimulate investment and partnerships between public institutions and private companies. For […]

Launch of OneOceanScience: a digital world tour of the ocean and climate science – 25 October 2021

In this digital world tour, OneOceanScience will highlight the mobilization of researchers around the world to describe and understand the interactions between the ocean and climate and to propose solutions to fight the climate crisis. More than thirty foreign scientific institutions have agreed to participate. Organized by The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea […]

Discover newly endorsed Decade Actions

The Ocean Decade has endorsed ninety-four new Decade Actions across all ocean basins, building global momentum for ocean knowledge-based solutions ahead of major upcoming global summits on climate and biodiversity. To find out more, follow this link. The information is available on the newly revamped Ocean Decade website. via UN Have any news or opportunity in […]

Looking to the future: A new workplan for IUCN Europe

The European Work Plan is IUCN’s response to the environmental crisis which the world is facing. The European Work Plan reflects not only the actions foreseen in the European region, but also the influence that this region can have in the rest of the world. It is also Europe’s contribution to the wider global IUCN […]

Long term science on a tiny Island in the North Sea „Helgoland“ – National Geographic Article

National Geographic made a note on the “Helgoland Roads”, the ocean observation station located in Helgoland, and the people involved in its maintenance and the analysis of the samples and data. The work in this station has 60 years of uninterrupted ocean data observations! If you are interested in reading more about this story, read […]

OBIS webinar on genetic data – 28 October 2021

Evidence based on molecular methods is becoming increasingly common as a source of data for the biodiversity community. To get the full benefit from this work, it is important that these datasets are comparable and accessible across projects. Now it is possible to store and access occurrences from genetic data through OBIS and other biodiversity […]

AMBIEnCE Webinar: ‘Impact of coastal pollution on atmospheric chemistry and marine ecosystems’ – 20 October 2021

This Webinar is organized within the framework of AMBIEnCE project, and it will be held online (Zoom session) on October 20, 2021, at the University of Aveiro. This Webinar features presentations from experts exploring the different aspects of the impact of coastal pollution and anthropogenic stressors on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and marine ecosystems. Registration […]

Call for abstracts: “International Ocean Data Conference 2022 – The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want” – Deadline 29 October 2021

Guidelines for the submission of an abstract Abstracts should be clear, concise, written, and presented in English. Presenters are requested to carefully proofread their abstract. For abstracts that are accepted authors will be asked to prepare full papers or poster presentations (in PDF format). Authors of oral presentations that could not be accommodated (due to time […]

Call for Expressions of Interest: Membership on the Ocean Decade Data Coordination Platform

The ambition of the Ocean Decade in relation to data, information and knowledge management includes significant enhancement of infrastructure, common approaches that enable interoperable data sharing and stewardship, and enhanced collaboration between data providers and users. This call for nominations is restricted to institutions and their representatives that have an interest in participating as a […]

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

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), with the support of SOLAS and the Copernicus programme, is organising an online workshop on Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere interaction studies and applications on 1-3 December 2021. This workshop is designed to support and encourage collaboration that explore and promote the use of Remote Sensing products. It will consist of daily […]

Info Session: Transforming the EU’s Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future – The role of the Regions – 12 October 2021, Online

In May 2021, the European Commission published a Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy. In this info session, relevant stakeholders will present and discuss the opportunities for a Green Recovery for the blue economy and the role of the regions as a path towards a sustainable blue economy in the EU. You can register here. via EU […]

Joint AtlantOS-AA-Data2030 Ocean Hour – 12 October 2021, Online

This AtlantOS Ocean Hour will provide an opportunity for community and stakeholder engagement in the development of the All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System. The speakers will share ideas, progress in specific topics, address issues in developing e.g. communities of practice, etc. Furthermore, this Ocean Hour will focus on the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space (AAODS), especially on (1) how we need to best use our data, (2) […]

BANOS End Conference & DG RTD Session – 18 October 2021, Online

This is an opportunity to learn more about the future of R&I for healthy seas and ocean in Europe. The session is led by European Commission, DG RTD B4 Head of Unit Elisabetta Balzi. Opening address by Director Healthy Planet John Bell, DG RTD, in the preceding BANOS CSA End Conference session. Find the full programme here. via […]

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

In the first episode of the podcast, released by members of the EU4Ocean Coalition, Thomas Wunderlich and Felix Lauber, Captain and Frist Officer of Germany’s Polar Reserach Vessel ‘Polarstern’, take you inside the Polarstern revealing her history, operations, and importance for scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic. You can listen to the podcast here. […]

European Commission and UNESCO launch flagship guide on Maritime Spatial Planning

As we are developing the sustainable Blue Economy, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is an effective tool to coordinate the different activities at sea and prevent conflicts over the use of maritime space.  Building on decades of global leadership in setting up MSP guidelines, UNESCO and the European Commission are now launching a new MSP flagship […]

CCAMLR group creates video on Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica

The CallonCCAMLR group aims to develop a representative system of Marine Protected Areas that can serve the unique values of the Southern Ocean. With the support of the European Commission, the group created a video on the topic where you’ll hear from e.g. the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. You can watch the […]

First International Workshop on Antarctic RINGS – 9 – 12 March, 2022, Tromsø, NORWAY

SCAR Action Group RINGS will organize a 4-day workshop in beautiful Arctic Norway. The primary goal of this workshop is to generate synergies and international cooperation to develop more accurate and complete reference bed topography data for robust assessments of ice discharge from all around Antarctica. The secondary goal is to discuss relevant science plans […]

Call for Papers for Special Issue on “Marine Environment and Ecosystem” – Deadline 30 December 2021

We are preparing for the latest special issue on “Marine Environment and Ecosystem” in Open Journal of Marine Science (OJMS,ISSN Online: 2161-7392), which is an international academic journal devoted to the publication of original contributions in relevant areas. It is known that you are the expert in this field, we would like to invite you […]

European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change

The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change will serve as a point of reference on scientific knowledge relating to climate change to underpin the European Union’s climate action and efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2050. To support the achievement of these objectives, the European Climate Law also provides for the establishment of a […]

IPCC releases fact sheet on the ocean

Based on the work conducted by the IPCC Working Group I (Physical Science Basis), contributing to the Sixth Assessment Report, a series of regional fact sheets have been released. These 11 regional fact sheets are an outreach product that is fully traceable to the Chapters, the Technical Summary and the Interactive Atlas of the Sixth […]

A brand-new podcast “If Oceans Could Speak”

The brand-new podcast “If Oceans Could Speak” is an initiative of The #EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy. The podcast will share stories about the oceans around us, their value and vulnerability, as told through individual connections. By viewing ocean change through this human lens, “If Oceans Could Speak” hopes to raise awareness for, and inspire […]

OOPC Series: Dialogues on Boundary Systems: #5: Gulf Stream – 06 October 2021, Online

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 […]

Seminar: Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy – 22 October 2021, Online

SEArica is organizing a seminar dedicated to Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy, with the Informal Baltic Sea group and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. This seminar will seek to outline current developments on how ports contribute to delivering carbon neutrality […]

Webinar: Impact of coastal pollution on atmospheric chemistry and marine ecosystems – 20 October 2021, Online

This online Webinar is t. This Webinar, organized within the framework of AMBIENcE project, features presentations from experts exploring the different aspects of the impact of coastal pollution and anthropogenic stressors on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and marine ecosystems. For more information and registration, click here. via AMBIENcE Have any news or opportunity in ocean […]

10th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling, Data Assimilation & Verification – 26 – 28 October 2021, Toulouse, France & Online

The 10th International Workshop, which is part of a series organized by the International Ice Charting Data Assimilation Working Group (IICWG), aims at improving international capabilities to perform sea ice prediction on timescales ranging from hours to a season. The focus of the workshop is to discuss cross-cutting issues in sea ice modelling and assimilation […]

NANO alumni publication: Phytoplankton ecology in different coastal habitats along the northern Bay of Bengal

NANO Alumni Subrata Sarker and colleagues published the following article in the Marine Ecology Journal Phytoplankton ecology in different coastal habitats along the northern Bay of Bengal Sarker, S. et al. (2021) Marine Ecology Journal. DOI 10.1111/maec.12679 Abstract Knowledge on phytoplankton dynamics is important to understand the trophodynamics of aquatic ecosystems. But, the topic remains […]

Webinar: Rapid Assessment of Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk for Fecally Contaminated River Water – September 28th, 2021

Speaker : Jamie Shutler. Associate Profesor, University of Exeter, UK. Following the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), airborne water droplets have been identified as the main transmission route. Identifying and breaking all viable transmission routes are critical to stop future outbreaks, and the potential of transmission by water has been highlighted. By […]

Webinar: Engaging Users In Solving Coastal Issues – CEOS COAST Product Showcase – 05 October 14-15:30h CEST

CEOS Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (COAST) seeks to engage with coastal stakeholders to guide the next stages of its ambition.  At this community webinar you will learn more about CEOS COAST and see product demonstrations directed at solving coastal issues in pilot regions. COAST EO applications will be co-developed and co-designed with users […]

Call for Expressions of Interest: New Project Offices

Future Earth Coasts (FEC), is seeking to broaden their geographic representation, so they are putting out a Call for Expressions of Interest to host Project Offices. You can find out more by clicking here. via FEC Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to info_at_nf-pogo-alumni.org

Webinar: MPAs as part of the climate solution: The role of blue carbon – 26 October 2021

Presented by: Sara Hutto of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Date/Time: Tuesday, October 26, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC Description: Well-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) protect valuable blue carbon habitats and processes, and they must be included in global and national mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change. Coastal and marine ecosystems play a […]

Mediterranean Sea basin event – 24 – 27 September 2021, Online

The Let’s Make the Mediterranean Blue sea basin event, organized by EU4Ocean Coalition and supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will combine a rich and diverse programme on-site organized in different Mediterranean locations. Together, by connecting Mediterranean ocean literacy actors and initiatives, it will serve as a focal point for bringing ocean […]

International Ocean Data Conference – 14 -16 February 2022, Sopot (Poland)

The International Ocean Data Conference, taking place in Sopot, Poland on 14-16 February 2022. They have also put out a call for abstracts. You can find out more by clicking here. To submit your abstract by 29 October, click here. via IODE Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it to […]

Podcast series Ocean InSight

The MeerWissen Initiative has launched the podcast series Ocean InSight on marine conservation and science for sustainable development. Experts and pioneers working on various marine conservation topics unpack complex scientific questions that will determine the fate of millions of people in the African partner countries. You can listen to the podcasts series here. via MeerWissen […]

Copernicus Ocean State Report 5 Summary: Improving our understanding of the changing ocean and marine ecosystems

September 2021 saw the release the of fifth edition of the Ocean State Report (OSR 5) by the Copernicus Marine Service and Mercator Ocean International. The OSR 5 Summary is a concise, illustrated and easily accessible review of the full OSR 5, and it presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art assessment on the current state, natural variations and ongoing changes […]

Call for Abstracts: Remote Sensing Journal – Deadline 31 December 2021

The journal “Remote Sensing” (ISSN 2072-4292, IF 4.848) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Remote Sensing of Islands”. The final deadline for manuscript submission is 31 December 2021. For more information on the call and submission of papers, click here. via IFPRS Have any news or opportunity in ocean sciences to share? Send it […]

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 […]