WOA18 ODV collections now available for Ocean Data View

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

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) version 2020 released

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

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

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

Global Seagrass Report (and summaries in UN languages)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satellite products for the Essential Climate Variables – Lakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POGO Marks 20th Anniversary

Early Career Ocean Professionals Survey

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

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

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

Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) Survey by IODE

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

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

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