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SCOR Working Group 145 MARCHEMSPEC seeks contributors for questionnaire

SCOR Working Group 145 Chemical Speciation Modelling in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs (MARCHEMSPEC) has been charged with designing and developing a user-friendly chemical speciation modelling package for the marine science community. 

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. 

 

New Antarctic ice discovery aids future climate predictions

A team of British climate scientists comparing today’s environment with the warm period before the last ice age has discovered a 65% reduction of Antarctic sea ice around 128,000 years ago.  The finding is an important contribution towards the challenge of making robust predictions about the Earth’s future climate.  

 

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. 

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