The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (POGO) is currently promoting its Visiting Fellowship Programme for 2017. A joint programme between POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), the programme is designed to support training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. A success for over 15 years, the programme has awarded over 160 fellowships since 2001.
The European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) opens its first transnational access call for maturation of research projects in the field of marine biotechnology to access high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms at four top-class European Research Infrastructures (RIs).
Access will be granted to applicants from academia or industry who submit innovative projects that require up to a total of 28-days visit to at least two Access Providers at different RIs within the consortium.
The second Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Biogeochemistry will be held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 8 to 13 July 2018. The GRC will be accompanied by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Ocean Biogeochemistry for early-career researchers, on 7 and 8 July 2018.
Internationally, sustained ocean observation is coordinated through the UNESCO-IOC Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), which is also a contribution to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet initiative. But also a number of related programs and projects working to develop and implement effective ocean observing capacities, improving their efficiency and their timely and high quality information delivery. Despite that the current ocean observing system remains fragmented especially for in situ observations.
The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group to the Global Ocean (GOOS) and Global Climate (GCOS) Observing Systems and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
OOPC is charged with leading the delivery of ocean physics/climate observation requirements, aiding in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system, and supporting global ocean observing activities by interested parties through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans.
IMBER´s regional programme CLIOTOP (Climate Impacts on Top Oceanic Predators) seeks suggestions for new task teams to start in 2017. There is a small amount of seed funding available that can be used for team members to meet, to hold a workshop or to cover publication costs.
CLIOTOP was established in 2005 and is now in its third phase (2016-2020). CLIOTOP is an international research network open to researchers, managers, and policy makers involved in marine research related to large marine species.
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) has issued a call for applications for the 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program. The announcement can be found at http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_CB/Call_for_2017_SCOR_Visiting_Scholars.pdf.
On behalf of the NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) Committee, SAHFOS is offering the first official zooplankton ring test. The NMBAQC scheme provides a source of external Quality Assurance (QA) for laboratories engaged in the production of marine biological data. This ring test provides the first QA scheme for zooplankton analysis, and aims to improve the quality of zooplankton identification through practical assessment and a workshop.
The aims of the 2016/17 zooplankton ring test are to:
The following calls are currently open:
- First EKLIPSE Call for Requests to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services requiring in-depth analysis and a consolidated view from science and other knowledge holders (CfR.1/2016). Decision-makers and other societal actors are asked to put forward their requests for knowledge synthesis in EKLIPSE. The closing date for this call is 30 September, 2016.
The Baltic Sea Region's leading marine and biotechnology institutes have joined together and are opening their doors to a start-up or SME, a larger company, an academic institution or student with new product or service development ideas from marine biobased resources.