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World Ocean Passive Acoustic Monitoring (WOPAM) Day 2024

8 June 2024 will be World Ocean Passive Acoustic Monitoring (WOPAM) Day 2024. Learn more at https://www.wo-pam.com/wopam-2024.

WOPAM Day 2024 will involve a greater number of observations at a greater number of sites than WOPAM Day 2023. It is anticipated that more than 400 sites will be monitored this year. Other WOPAM Day-related information includes the following:

  • WOPAM leaders collaborated with Tom Mustill for his production ‘How To Be A Whale’ that was released Sunday on BBC6 Music (Cerys Matthews show).This is a FREE half hour bioacoustic soundscape journey that Tom made ahead of World Ocean Day (8 June) to showcase the sonic wonderlands of the seas and to help people imagine the lives and challenges of different cetaceans. It’s a celebration of marine bioacoustics and we hope a way to help people connect to different worlds. You can stream it or download itwww.tommustill.com/howtobeawhale
  • The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will be releasing a 5-episode podcast of Noi-SEA by Nature on World Oceans Day. This is a kids/general public program on the sounds of nature, this time dedicated to underwater sounds. (Hear the promo)

SOLAS Science and Society Workshop Seeking Application

SOLAS (Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study) is thrilled to announce a free workshop on SOLAS Science and Society will be held from 8-9 Nov 2024 alongside the SOLAS Open Science Conference at Goa, India. Application deadline: 3 June 2024. More information can be found here.

Call for Applications for an Early-Career Scientist to Join the SCOR Executive Committee

The 2024 call for applications for an Early-Career Scientist (ECS) to join the SCOR Executive Committee is now open.

Position Description: The early-career scientist will have the same responsibilities as other SCOR Executive Committee members (see https://scor-int.org/scor/about/officers/job-descriptions/) with a term of appointment of two years to start in October 2024 at the SCOR annual meeting.

Requirements: Applicants should be no more than 10 years from PhD not counting time for family leaves, and should be affiliated to an ocean science organization, institution, or government agency. Applicants should have good communication skills in English, both speaking and writing. Candidates from developing countries are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be from SCOR member countries.

More information about the position and application instructions can be found here.

Deadline for submission of applications: 28 June 2024.

Please email the completed application form and requested documents to the SCOR Secretariat (secretariat@scor-int.org).

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2024: Early Career Scientist Day

Attention Early Career Scientists!

We are excited to announce the SOLAS Early Career Scientist Day, which will take place during the SOLAS Open Science Conference (SOLAS-OSC) 2024 on 10 November 2024. This event is a fantastic opportunity for young researchers like you to network, learn, and showcase your work in ocean-atmosphere interactions.

Join us for a day filled with insightful discussions, presentations from fellow early career scientists, and engaging activities designed to help you grow in your career. Whether you’re a graduate student, postdoc, or early career professional, this day is tailored just for you.

Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with peers, gain valuable insights, and contribute to the vibrant community of SOLAS researchers.

Apply now to participate in the SOLAS Early Career Scientist Day! The deadline for applications is 10 July 2024.

If you are unable to access Google Forms, please contact solas2024ecsd@gmail.com to obtain a PDF version.

We look forward to seeing you there!

REMINDER: 1 week to IDP2025 guaranteed inclusion deadline!

Do not wait until the last minute!

Deadline for guaranteed inclusion is 15 May 2024!
Check timeline for IDP2025

Submission of your datasets requires at least:

  1. Registration of the dataset(s) via the Data for Oceanic Research (DOoR) portal (https://geotraces-portal.sedoo.fr/pi).
  2. Submission of your data using the data and metadata templates downloaded from DOoR to the GEOTRACES Data Assembly Center (GDAC: https://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/) or your national data centre for Chinese, Dutch, French and USA scientists.
    • We very strongly recommend that you use the data template that is offered in the DOoR portal to report your data to GDAC or the appropriate data centre.
    • *USA scientists: To increase the efficiency of processing your data for IDP2025, we also strongly recommend that you send your data directly to GDAC in addition to BCO-DMO.
  3. Submission of a complete intercalibration report to the S&I Committee via the DOoR portal (a customized S&I report template can be downloaded from DOoR).
    • An example of a complete report is available at: https://www.geotraces.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Report_Example_Shiller.pdf (please note that if the report is not fully completed will not fulfil the requirement).
    • We very strongly recommend that you submit your S&I reports as soon as possible so that they can be reviewed in time by the S&I!
    • Next meeting of the Standards and Intercalibration (S&I) Committee will be held on 5th June 2024.
  4. Give permission for your data to be included in IDP via the DOoR Portal (https://geotraces-portal.sedoo.fr/pi). If permission is not given your data will not be included in the IDP.

How to make sure your data are included in IDP2025?
Check IDP Flowchart!

Be ready for IDP2025!

Building Capacity in Physical Chemistry Methods, Measurements and Modelling for Chemical Oceanography

Dear SCOR Community,
Please find at the following link a document providing information about an initiative to build capacity in the boundary area between physical chemistry and marine chemistry: LINK.
This initiative is closely related to past SCOR WG 145 Modelling Chemical Speciation in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs (MARCHEMSPEC) and current SCOR project the Joint Committee on Seawater’s (SCOR/IAPWS/IAPSO) taskgroup on chemical speciation.
To express your interest in a potential workshop and provide feedback on ideas summarised in the document, you can either answer the following survey (https://forms.gle/ztqhatTZXLU8tW8p6) or email to:
Heather Benway (Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Project Office, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., hbenway@whoi.edu) or
Simon Clegg (Joint Committee on the Properties of Seawater, Task Group on Chemical Speciation, Univ. East Anglia, s.clegg@uea.ac.uk).