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Call for Papers: SOOS Symposium Special Issue

Submissions welcome by 31 August

Hosted by ‘Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene’ Click here for more…

Understanding the Trajectory and Implication of a Changing Southern Ocean: The Need for an Integrated Observing System

The Southern Ocean is a critical component of the global climate system. It controls, to a large extent, the uptake of human-generated heat and carbon into the ocean. We are currently observing critical changes in the Southern Ocean that are seen in the record low levels of sea-ice extent, high temperatures, and dramatic shifts in penguin populations, among other striking changes.

Understanding the processes that underlie those changes and potential trajectories moving forward is constrained by the sparsely available observations for this remote and extreme location. It is evident that expanding Southern Ocean observations will require a sustained commitment from the global scientific community, governments, and international organizations. These efforts are essential for addressing the challenges posed by climate change and advancing our knowledge of this critical region.

This special issue will showcase the latest findings on the current state of the interdisciplinary observing system, the importance of sustained observational capability, data access, and data delivery for detecting and monitoring system changes in the Southern Ocean.

These activities are core to the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) whose mission is to facilitate the delivery of a sustained and coordinated Southern Ocean observing system to provide diagnostics and understanding of current conditions, inform predictions of future states, and support policies and regulations for the benefit of society.

IMBIZO7 Deadline Extended

Deadline is rapidly approaching. Submit your abstract now to be able to attend!
Don’t wait – 29 February is the final day!
The deadline for you to submit an abstract for IMBIZO7 is 29 February – mere days away! No further extensions are possible after that, so get your abstract in by Thursday!
The IMBeR IMBIZOs are really great conferences, so don’t miss out. Numbers are limited to 120 people. You must submit an abstract that is relevant to one of the following three workshops that form the basis of IMBIZO7 to be able to attend.
  • Science based adaptive management and policy responses to the causes and consequences of eutrophication.
  • A framework for development of social-ecological models of transformative change for sustainable ocean management.
  • Governance transformations for resilient fisheries and aquaculture: Progressions, challenges and opportunities.
Although you will only attend one workshop, plenary keynote presentations, a poster session and other interactive activities will enable you to learn about the work of participants in other two workshops.
IMBIZO7 will be hosted at the Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV) in Rabat, Morocco from 23-26 September 2024.
Bonus workshop organised by the Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN) on 22 September – all IMBIZO7 attendees are welcome to attend.
Don’t miss out! Come and join us!

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2024

10-14 November 2024
Hosted by CSIR – National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Registration and submissions are open!!

Submit your abstract or discussion session proposal, or send an application for travel support by 19 April 2024! Register for the early rate by 10 July 2024!

 Submit an abstract (talk or poster) here
Participants may submit a poster abstract and express their wish to be considered to give a talk (15 min + 5 min for questions) in one of the plenary sessions.

 Submit a discussion session proposal here
You have the opportunity to host a discussion session on a topic of interest and discuss future direction, research collaborations and much more.

 Send an application for travel support here
Limited financial support for early career scientists from developing countries is available and applications are now accepted.

For more details about the conference, please visit the conference website: https://solas-osc-2024.nio.res.in/

We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating 20 years of SOLAS with you in November!!

Working Groups and Projects at OSM 2024

Meet SCOR at booth #607 at the Ocean Science Meeting (OSM) in New Orleans, USA (18-23 February 2024)! Executive Director Emily Twigg and representatives from SCOR working groups and projects will be present. Interested in a specific activity? View the booth schedule here.

WG 145 MarChemSpec

WG 148 IQuOD

WG 157 MetaZooGene

WG 161 ReMO

WG 162 OASIS

  • Community Workshop: This 2-day workshop (17-18 February) will bring the OASIS community together for its first face-to-face meeting to review current activities and projects, frame the main objectives of OASIS, discuss the four Grand Ideas, highlight emerging areas, and define what is needed as a community to reach these objectives. Register and learn more here.

WG 168 4D-BGC

WG 169 GLUBS

GEOTRACES (View complete information here)

IIOE-2 Early Career Scientist Network

IMBeR

SOLAS

SOOS (View complete information here)

Reminder: Call for abstracts for IMBeR IMBIZO7

IMBeR’s seventh IMBIZO (the Zulu word for ‘a gathering’) will be held at the Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV) in Rabat, Morocco from 23-26 September 2024.

IMBIZO7 aims to showcase current and emerging research, and explore potential solutions towards sustainable ocean governance by 2030 – the target of multiple global sustainability initiatives.

To attend IMBIZO7, you must submit a relevant abstract to one of the three parallel workshops that form the basis of the IMBIZO. The number of IMBIZO7 participants is limited to about 120 people (around 40 per workshop).

The workshop topics are:

  1. Science based adaptive management and policy responses to the causes and consequences of eutrophication.
  2. A framework for development of social-ecological models of transformative change for sustainable ocean management.
  3. Governance transformations for resilient fisheries and aquaculture: Progressions, challenges and opportunities.

Plenary keynote presentations and poster sessions will enable you to learn about the work of participants in other two workshops.

IMBIZOs are really great conferences. Don’t miss out! Come and join us in beautiful Morocco!

Abstract submissions close on 19 February!

 

IMBIZO7 Info

2024 Call for SCOR Working Group Proposals

The SCOR Secretariat invites proposals for new working groups to commence activities in late 2024.
Deadline for submission: 17 May 2024.
Instructions, guidelines, and a template to help prepare the proposals can be found here.
The selection of the new SCOR working groups will take place at the 2024 SCOR Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Qingdao, China on 16-18 October 2024.
For more information, read the full call.