Happy World Oceans Day to everyone!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the SCOR community and its affiliated organizations and partners for their phenomenal dedication to ocean science.
Through international Working Groups and Large Scale projects, the SCOR community has for more than 60 years, addressed global and multidisciplinary ocean issues.
The SCOR community plans and conducts research, solves methodological and conceptual problems, and builds capacity worldwide. SCOR also promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in oceans sciences, and encourages and supports involvement of students and early career scientists.
Thank you for your continued support!
The “Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy” (OASIS) SCOR WG #162 approved in 2020 has launched its first Newsletter
OASIS 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 advancement of understanding.
For more information about OASIS, read their prospectus
July 26-30, 2021
Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville in Asheville, NC.
Registration deadline: June 25, 2021
Workshop website: https://zzqvaay3twhzlhnmvpvdvq-on.drv.tw/Web/Iron_Workshop/
This workshop is dedicated to an improved understanding of how does bioaccessible LFe (Aerosol labile iron) move across the ocean-atmosphere interface and become bioavailable for uptake in the ocean at scales important for ocean ecosystems and the carbon cycle.
The registration fee is $150 for in-person attendance and $100 for online-only attendance. The payment links below will lead to a Square payment link hosted by the FSU Thalassic Society graduate student organization. A credit card is required to pay the registration fee.
The checkout link for in-person attendance ($150) is: Click here to register.
The checkout link for online-only attendance ($100) is: Click here to register.
A recent paper by Abalansa, El Mahrad, Icely and Alice Newton (IMBeR) with a systematic review and analysis of the complex problems of electronic waste and their environmental impact.
The SCOR WG157 review paper introducing the MetaZooGene Atlas and Database (MZGdb
has now been published open access:
Bucklin A, KTCA Peijnenburg, KN Kosobokova, TD O’Brien, L Blanco-Bercial, A Cornils, T Falkenhaug, RR Hopcroft, A Hosia, S Laakmann, C Li, L Martell, JM Questel, D Wall-Palmer, M Wang, PH Wiebe, A Weydmann-Zwolicka (2021) Toward a global reference database of COI barcodes for marine zooplankton.
This review is a collaborative effort of the Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR) Working Group WG157: MetaZooGene.
The MetaZooGene Barcode Atlas and Database (MZGdb
), includes >150,000 mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) sequences for ~5,600 described species of marine zooplankton.
The MZGdb is a reference database for identification of species from DNA barcoding and metabarcoding of pelagic biodiversity, with advanced search functions by ocean region and taxonomic group.
SCOR Working Group 151 (FeMIP) is pleased to announce the release of version 1 of the FeMIPeval ocean model assessment tool via this github repository:
FeMIPeval is designed to facilitate the assessment of ocean iron cycle models against GEOTRACES intermediate data product 2017 (IDP2017) via a set of different skill metrics in a systematic manner.
It was developed by Jonathan Rogerson and Marcello Vichi at the University of Cape Town as part of Working Group 151’s activities.
FeMIPeval makes use of climate data operators and netcdf operators to manipulate model output and the GEOTRACES IDP2017 for an assessment code written in Matlab at this time. Users must download the netcdf version of the GEOTRACES IDP2017 separately.
Volunteers willing to port the scripts to other languages are very welcome and ideas/suggestions for further development should be logged as tickets and comments in the github site.
The latest issue of The Indian Ocean Bubble-2, a publication from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE-2) is accessible at https://iioe-2.incois.gov.in/IIOE-2/pdfviewer_pub.jsp?docname=IIOE-2-DOC_OM_211.pdf
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) joint Visiting Fellowship programme for 2021 will be open for applications for a few more days.
The extended deadline for applications is 14 May 2021.
The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Priority is given to applicants in the early stages of their career development. The fellowship offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on aspects of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. It provides financial support to cover the return airfare from the fellow’s home country to the host institution, and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence for the period of the visit.
For more information and details on how to apply please see:
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries and feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.
The deadline for submission of new Working Group proposals has been extended to the 16 May 2021.
for guidelines, a template, and word limits to help prepare the proposals.