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The RV Polarstern sets off from Bremerhaven with young scientists onboard to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions

On 12th November 2016, the same day that “Oceans” is on the Global Climate Action agenda at the COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference, the RV Polarstern left Bremerhaven, Germany on its transect heading south to Cape Town, South Africa.

 

New generation of scientists to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions in North to South Atlantic Ocean Transect

Coinciding with the COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference, the next generation of oceanographers will receive training in the skills required to investigate ocean, atmosphere and climate interactions. Twenty-five international post-graduate scholars selected from a total of 212 applicants will be departing from Bremerhaven, Germany on 12th November, heading south along the west African coast to complete the transect in Cape Town, South Africa on 12th December.

 

OCB Scientific Steering Committee Nominations

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org) is currently seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the OCB Project Office (hbenway@whoi.edu) with the following information about your nominee:

Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) Project Newsletter

The Year 3 Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) Project Newsletter has now been published. FixO3 seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community. The  newsletter focuses on data products and other key information about the FixO3 project, including relevant carbon cycle and ocean acidification measurements. 
 

A new SOCAT paper highlights its wide scientific impact

We would like to let you know about the publication of the SOCAT version 3 article in the Earth System Science Data (ESSD, open-access journal) entitled: "A multi-decade record of high-quality fCO2 data in version 3 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)." This "living data" publication documents the methods and data sets used for the assembly of SOCATv3 data collection and compares these with those used for earlier versions.

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