Opportunity - Biogeochemical
cycles in highly productive marine ecosystems, Buenos Aires, 2-14
co-sponsored by SCOR International. Please see the link below for more
Application deadline: 1 August 2013
berths available for the upcoming expedition to the Rainbow
hydrothermal field area in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
the linked pdf
Series for Scientists and the Public
collaboration of the US National Science Foundation and the Group on
Earth Observations, the NSF-funded Ocean Research Collaboration Network
is proud to announce the first webinar in the series "Blue Marvel -
Ocean Mysteries." The series will look at the ocean and its impact on
us - from life in the ocean to human life on Earth. The audience focus
is not only the ocean science community, but the broader public to
stimulate interest in the work we do and our environment. The hour
seminar will offer a substantial time for questions.
food, disease, climate change or recreation, oceans affect us directly
or indirectly. But we know little about the oceans. There are parts of
the oceans that are more mysterious than the surface of the moon. The
series will look at the mysteries and impacts of the ocean - the Blue
and how research and a broad spectrum of scientists, from engineers to
chemists, microbiologists to archaeologists play a role in finding the
these web-based seminars, "Oceans, Climate and Human Health: the
cholera paradigm" will be presented by Dr. Rita Colwell on Tuesday the
16 October at 10AM EDT/14:00 UTC. For more information and access to
the webinar, go to www.oceanmysteries.net
after September 18.
the 11th director of the United States' National Science Foundation
from 1998 to 2004 before becoming Chief Scientist at Canon U. S. Life
Sciences. Dr. Colwell is an internationally recognized authority on
cholera and infectious diseases and has remarkable understanding of the
complex interplay of the "Earth system."
series will continue on a monthly basis the first Tuesday of the month
except December with presentations from leaders in ocean exploration
SOLAS (Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study) began more than 10 years
ago lead by Professor Peter Liss and team of international air-sea
researchers. 4 Sponsors were secured, including SCOR, and SOLAS was
officially born with the publication of the SOLAS Science Plan and
Implementation Strategy, Peter becoming the projects first chair.
International Project Office (IPO) started out at UEA, in Norwich, UK
funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) and UEA.
With continued support from NERC and UEA and success gaining an EU COST
Action the project has grown and now encompasses more than 2000
researchers in more than 75 countries.
Mid-Term Strategy was launched in 2009, a set of research topics and
issues relevant to SOLAS that are both topical and require
international coordination to make progress.
the IPO moved its centre of operations to Kiel, Germany. The Norwich
office became the Nodal office managing the COST Action 735 to develop
tools for assessing global air-sea fluxes of climate and air
pollution-relevant gases. Norwich also looked after communications such
as the SOLAS website and newsletter.
took the reins from Peter Liss to become the second chair of SOLAS
followed by the current chair Eric Saltzman and always supported by
members of the SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee, which includes
DFO's Lisa Miller (IOS). SOLAS has seen four successful international
conferences including the recent meeting in Washington State, USA, 5
international Summer Schools and hundreds of workshops, meetings,
newsletters and e-bulletins leading to the collaborative community of
researchers SOLAS represents today.
coming to an end, the SOLAS Nodal office in Norwich was closed at the
end of August but the project is very much a continuing story.
Arrangements are being made to transfer the communications
responsibilities. The next SOLAS Summer School is set for August 2013
in the new location of Xiamen, China and a new book, Ocean-Atmosphere
Interactions of Gases and Particles is due for publication, by
Springer, in late 2012, marking the end of COST Action 735 and looking
to the future of SOLAS research.
31 August 2012
of CMOS Contribution to Surface Ocean Lower
Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Open
Science Conference - Winners of Poster Prizes
Please see the
linked pdf report from
meeting which includes the Canadian winner, Kristina Brown. CMOS
sponsored these prizes at the meeting held in Washington State May
18 July 2012
Teacher Academy is holding a training course for marine scientists on
the development of an interactive, web-based marine atlas. Participants
will prepare a prototype atlas using MapServer, an open source
development environment for building spatially-enabled internet
applications. The course will be held at the UNESCO/IODE Project Office
in Oostende, Belgium, from
2012. Applicants will require previous GIS training and experience.
co-sponsored seats are available for a limited number of participants.
Sponsored participants will receive one or a combination of the
following cost items: 1) air ticket, 2) living and accommodation
support, 3) tuition fee and 4) medical insurance. The selection of
participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration:
and an application process are described here.
country's development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs)
of the candidate's application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring
impact of the training for the applicants' institution
of any co-sponsorship, which would require a letter of commitment from
Applications must be submitted by July 20,