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Registration Open for Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

The XPRIZE Foundation, the leading non-profit that’s solving the world’s Grand Challenges through large-scale incentivized prize competitions, is collaborating with ocean philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to offer $2 million dollars in prizes to address ocean acidification through the development of breakthrough pH sensor technology. The winning pH sensor(s) of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE will be radically more accurate, durable, and affordable to spur global research and industries in ocean services and to address ocean acidification. 

SOOS-CliC-WMO PSTG online survey

This joint initiative of Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC), and World Meteorological Organization Polar Space Task Group (WMO PSTG) aims to identify the satellite data requirements for the Southern Ocean (across all temporal/spatial scales) and to compile this information into a community report of Southern Ocean satellite data requirements.

Seeking nominations for OCB Ocean Time-Series Advisory Committee

OCB are currently seeking nominations for the OCB Ocean Time-Series Advisory Committee. This subcommittee was established by the OCB SSC in 2007 to facilitate OCB community input to future ocean observing initiatives and activities; ensure that existing ocean time-series and observing systems are meeting community needs; and to keep the OCB community integrated with ongoing international ocean observing activities.

GEO Appathon 2014

GEO is pleased to announce the launch of the first Group on Earth Observations GEO Appathon 2014 - an exciting new worldwide data science competition to be launched on 7 May 2014. See www.geoappathon.org 

The GEO Appathon is a global applications (App) development competition that aims to develop new, exciting and - most importantly - useful Apps using Earth observation data from the open and expansive Earth Observation data sets in the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI). See www.geoportal.org  

Honors for Doug Capone

The winner of the 2014 DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology is Douglas G. Capone, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his outstanding accomplishments as a marine microbiologist. “His contributions to our understanding of the factors controlling biological nitrogen fixation in the oceans have strongly influenced numerous researchers and the development of important ideas in biogeochemistry and biological oceanography ” says Bess Ward, Princeton University.


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