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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]