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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.

Announcement of Opportunity for RoSES

NERC has launched an Announcement of Opportunity for funding under a new research programme on the Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES).


The outcome of this research programme will be the provision of the scientific basis to inform international climate policy on the role of the Southern Ocean carbon system in 21st century climate change.


Seeking nominations for the OCB Scientific Steering Committee

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program ( is currently seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the OCB Project Office ( with the following information about your nominee: 
1.    Name, affiliation, and email address 
2.    Expertise as it pertains to OCB  

Publication of the UKAAP ‘United Kingdom and Arctic Science’ document

The UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) have launched a new short document ‘The United Kingdom and Arctic Science’. 


The NERC Arctic Office were very pleased to have been asked to work with UKAAP in developing this new short document and  see this as an important opportunity for the NERC Arctic Office to support the full range of UK Arctic research. The publication will be used internationally and in the UK to promote the strength and ambition of this vibrant research community and hope you will find it equally useful. 



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