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PICES 2021

The North Pacific Marine Organization (PICES) will have a virtual annual meeting in October 2021.

The theme of the meeting is “Towards a shared vision of sustainable marine ecosystems”.

Deadline for the abstract submission to PICES-2021 Annual Meeting has been extended.

 

Information about all Sessions and Workshops can be found here:

https://meetings.pices.int/meetings/annual/2021/pices/Program

 

This year PICES is also offering an interactive e-Poster session:

https://meetings.pices.int/meetings/annual/2021/pices/poster-session

 

Please register (REGISTRATION IS FREE) using the online system and submit your abstract before August 15.

https://pices.int/logon/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fsecure%2fupdate_profile.aspx

 

General Schedule:

https://meetings.pices.int/Meetings/Annual/2021/PICES/PICES-2021-Schedule-Web.pdf

Visiting Scientists Provide Capacity Development: Lessons Learned by POGO and SCOR

This paper by Ed Urban and Sophie Seeyave describes the lessons learned from visiting scientist programs conducted for more than a decade by the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) that dispatched ocean scientists to developing countries to train hundreds of individuals in a variety of ocean science and observation topics and techniques.

Visiting Professor Lisa Levin (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) teaching students in Namibia in 2011. Photo courtesy of David Checkley
Urban, E., and Seeyave, S. (2021). Visiting Scientists Provide Capacity Development: Lessons Learned by POGO and SCOR. Oceanog 34. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2021.306.

Changing atmospheric acidity as a modulator of nutrient deposition and ocean biogeochemistry

A contribution from the SOLAS project and GESAMP Working Group 38, this paper by Alex Baker et al. in Science Advances, shows how anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere have caused changes affecting the magnitude, distribution and deposition of nutrients supplied to the ocean, as well as the extent to which nutrient deposition interacts with the sea surface microlayer during its passage into bulk seawater, and the relative abundances of soluble nutrients in atmospheric deposition.

Baker, A. R., Kanakidou, M., Nenes, A., Myriokefalitakis, S., Croot, P. L., Duce, R. A., et al. (2021). Changing atmospheric acidity as a modulator of nutrient deposition and ocean biogeochemistry. Sci. Adv. 7, eabd8800. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd8800.

 

Farewell to Liz Gross

After 41 years of service to the oceanographic community, Liz Gross is retiring from SCOR.  Liz was the SCOR Executive Director from 1980 to 2000 when she passed the baton to Ed Urban, and since 2000, has been the SCOR Grant Officer.

A brief summary of some of Liz’s major contributions can be found at: https://conta.cc/2Uc2dhT

As Grant Officer, Liz is to acknowledge, among many things, for the timely reimbursements to the SCOR scientific community as they attended their working group, project, and capacity development activities and for keeping track of the SCOR grants and memberships. As she prepares to leave SCOR and retire in Canada close to her family, once again Liz passes the baton to Ed Urban, who will continue to support SCOR as a Financial Consultant.

Thank you Liz!
We wish you Fair Winds and Following Seas in your retirement. You will be missed!

SCOR projects and Working Groups endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

SCOR Working Group OASIS and research project GEOTRACES have been endorsed as programmes to support transformative Decade Actions. OASIS is aimed at developing an Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy. GEOTRACES is an international program designed to improve the understanding of marine biogeochemical cycles and distribution of trace elements and their isotopes. The SCOR Working Group DeepSeaDecade aimed at developing a global plan for survey/sampling deep-sea ecosystems to underpin deep-sea research, was also a key contributor to the endorsed programme Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life and the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) will contribute to other five endorsed programmes related to ocean observations, oxygen and acidification.

For the full list of endorsed programmes and contributions, check the link below.

https://www.oceandecade.org/resource/166/Announcement-of-the-results-of-the-first-endorsed-Decade-Actions-following-Call-for-Decade-Actions-No-012020

How Climate Change And Security In The Indian Ocean Region May Impact On Australia

Nick D’Adamo, from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE-2) Joint Project Office (JPO) and collaborators, make a case of the critical need to adequately monitor, understand and predict the relationships between the environmental, social, economic and geo-political elements of a changing Indian Ocean. This new understanding of the Indian Ocean will be fundamental to policymakers for the development of management strategies and also for the ecologies and human societies of island and Indian Ocean region communities.

How Climate Change And Security In The Indian Ocean Region May Impact On Australia

https://wadefencereview.com.au/how-climate-change-and-security-in-the-indian-ocean-region-may-impact-on-australia/

Announcing the 7th edition of the Ramon Margalef Colloquia: “A cross-system view of the biological carbon cycle in the anthropocene”

The 7th edition of the Ramon Margalef Colloquia: “A cross-system view of the biological carbon cycle in the anthropocene” will be held online from the 5th to the 8th of October 2021. The Colloquium is addressed to recent PhDs and advanced graduate students and it will be an excellent opportunity to foster collective learning through discussions on the analogies and disparities concerning the ecology and biogeochemical functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

For further information visit: RMC_2021
Contact: ramonmargalefcolloquia@sibecol.org.