OCB Virtual Seminar Series: The biweekly OCB (Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry) summer webinar series features diverse science themes that span OCB’s current research priorities. OCB is recording and making these seminars available via their YouTube channel to accommodate those who cannot participate in real time. The first webinar presentation was by Jeremy Werdell (NASA GSFC) entitled “Socially distant by design: How the evolution of ocean color remote sensing contributes to aquatic biological and biogeochemical studies” . Other presentations deal with the biological pump and physical drivers of marine biogeochemistry and ecology.
GEO AquaWatch: The webinar series is on hiatus for the summer, resuming in September in 2020, but there are many excellent archived videos related to ocean colour at the following two links: Recent webinars and 2013-2015 webinars. Upcoming GEO AquaWatch webinars include Hyper-temporal analysis-ready Ocean Color (OC) datasets by Marco Bracaglia & Vittorio Brando CNR (17 September 2020 2pm UTC) and Groundwater quality modeling presented by Chloé Poulin (29 October 2020 2pm UTC). More details on future AquaWatch webinars can be found here.
Go2Qurious: Ocean colour scientists Lachlan McKinna and Ivona Cetinić, together with host Jamie Coull, have produced a new science and oceanography podcast designed for middle-school students, teachers and families entitled “Actually it’s Phytoplankton! Ocean Ecology and NASA’s PACE Mission”. The team interviews 11 NASA scientists and engineers who work on NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem) mission. Each episode is accompanied by downloadable educational resource packs, and there are also weekly science prize giveaways. The podcast is funded through an Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grant and is due to be released on 15 August 2020, to coincide with Australia’s National Science Week. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts.
University of Maine: The recorded lectures from the Ocean Optics Class of 2019 “Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing” (Darling Marine Center) provide an excellent online training course in ocean colour. PowerPoint presentations from the course are also available from the training course schedule..
IOCCG Summer Lecture Series: The 2020 IOCCG Summer Lecture Series, originally scheduled for 22 June – 3 July 2020 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, had to be cancelled because of travel restrictions related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This was a big disappointment for all the selected students. Nevertheless, several of the lecturers offered to conduct online Q&A discussion sessions for these students based on their lectures from the previous 2018 Summer Lecture Series (https://ioccg.org/what-we-do/training-and-education/ioccg-sls-2018/). Many students participated in these sessions found it very helpful for their studies. We thank all the lecturers for dedicating their time to this initiative.