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Call for nominations for Science Theme and Working Group Chairs of the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) Steering Committee

The co-chairs of the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) Steering Committee are seeking nominations for Science Theme and Working Group Chairs of the IIOE-2, as specified in the IIOE-2 Implementation Strategy.

To ensure strong international coordination of delivery of IIOE-2, nominations for the roles of Chairs of Science Themes and Working Groups are invited:


Call for Nominations for the IMBER Scientific Steering Committee

The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER, www.imber.info) project is soliciting nominations for three new members for its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The IMBER SSC is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of science with the goal to: Understand, quantify and compare historic and present structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems to predict options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability.

IPCC43 has decided to prepare a special report on Climate Change, Oceans and Cryosphere

In the Draft Decision on the Paris Agreement (FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1), the COP, inter alia:

IOCCP Position Paper on Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Data

The IOCCP Scientific Steering Group would like to announce its position with regards to the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Data Management. The Position Paper highlights the vulnerability of the current global ocean carbon and biogeochemistry data management system that relies too heavily on individual data managers and institutions.

New Seafloor Carbonate Synthesis Product

To interface with whole-earth scale models, such as climate and circulation models, ocean substrates data have been gridded from dbSEABED at the global scale. The grid resolution is low (0.1 degrees), as for most of the models. Leads of this mapping project are seeking collaborations with chemical oceanographers.   

The carbonate synthesis follows early work by Archer (1996, "An atlas of the distribution of calcium carbonate in sediments of the deep sea." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 10, 159-174), but with a number of changes: 


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