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EMODNET: digitization initiative for valuable historical datasets

EMODNET would like to ask if you know of any marine biological datasets (species occurrence, abundance and biomass) from the European seas that are sitting in an old paper report, a computer disk from the 1980's or a pdf, and are in need of rescuing.


The EMODnet Work Package 4 (http://www.emodnet-biology.eu/workpackages/11) is working on digitizing these valuable historical datasets to make them available to the marine community. There's a strong focus on the Mediterranean, so any suggestions from the area are welcome!

EMB presents Rome Declaration and contributes to panel discussion on effective science-policy interface at the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (17-21 November, Barcelona)

Wednesday 19 Nov 2014: Today, Niall McDonough, Executive Secretary of the European Marine Board is presenting the Rome Declaration at the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference in Barcelona. Niall is also part of a panel discussing successful science-policy interface.

Call for proposals for JAMSTEC cruise programme

JAMSTEC is planning long-distance, long-term multidisciplinary research cruises (large-scale research cruises) to be conducted between April, 2016 and March, 2019, using its vessels that will be open to both Japanese and overseas universities or research institutes. No decision has yet been made on the number of cruise plans that can be implemented. To plan these future cruises, we are planning to hold a workshop on the 6th and 7th of Nov. , and are calling for researchers to submit pre-proposals (Deadline for submission: Friday, September 19, 2014 (Japan time)).

Harmful Algal Bloom RFP published

NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program, the Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms Program and the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms Program. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal appropriations.

SOLAS calls nominations for its Scientific Steering Committee

SOLAS’ aim is to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is crucial to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change. In 2014, SOLAS is celebrating its 10 years anniversary and currently planning its next phase (2015-2015).


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