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 […]

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 […]