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Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa seeking contributions for the 2017 issue

Contributions relating to marine law, maritime law or ocean governance in Africa are invited for publication in iiLwandle Zethu (“Our Seas” in Xhosa), the new Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa (JOLGA), published by Juta and Company. The first issue of JOLGA has been published (the order form can be found in the announcement). The  submission of contributions for the 2017 issue, which may take the form of articles, notes, updates or book reviews, is now open.


Submission deadline: 10th of December 2016

Final chance for comment of the oceanographic community: Implementation plan for NASA-funded “EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing” (EXPORTS)

The goal of the “EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing” (EXPORTS) field campaign is to develop a predictive understanding of the export and fate of net primary production and its implications for the ocean’s carbon cycle. EXPORTS builds upon decades of NASA-supported research assessing global NPP. The EXPORTS Science Plan has already been thoroughly vetted by the community. 

NASA formed a Science Definition Team (SDT) to draft an Implementation Plan for EXPORTS. A draft of that plan is now available for comment. 


Call for feedback: BiodivERsA, pan-European network on biodiversity and ecosystem services, seeks input for Strategy Agenda

BiodivERsA is a network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and offering innovative opportunities for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity. It promotes innovative research linking science to society and policy, with over € 130 Million of funding invested in our projects since 2008. BiodivERsA is funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET COFUND scheme. 

G7 Science and Technology Ministers set Ocean Observation as a priority for the Future of the Oceans

At the 2016 G7 Science and Technology Ministers meeting in Tsukuba, Japan, ocean observation was defined as a key priority for the future of the oceans.  In line with the G7 ocean expert working group, POGO had proactively contacted the G7 to speak out for the ocean observation system.


Frontiers Horizon Scan 2017: Emerging Issues in Marine Science – call for submissions

Frontiers in Marine Science is launching the first edition of their annual Research Topic Horizon Scan 2017: Emerging Issues in Marine Science. It is the only topic that publishes invited review and synthesis articles, and awards the authors with a free publication to showcase the latest and most important research in the marine sciences at the beginning of every year.


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