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Aristotle and marine biodiversity

Although many people are not aware of this, Aristotle has made many contributions to the field of marine biology. To celebrate his specific contributions, we are featuring 5 stories linking Aristotle's scientific contributions to taxonomy, ecology and species distributions to current day initiatives.

The Physics and Climate Advisory Panel to the Global Ocean Observing System (OOPC) is Seeking Experts to Serve on the Panel

The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group to the Global Ocean (GOOS) and Global Climate (GCOS) Observing Systems and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

OOPC is a charged with leading the delivery of ocean physics/climate observation requirements, aiding in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system, and supporting global ocean observing activities by interested parties through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans.

 

New Certified Reference Materials available for nutrients in seawater 

SCOR WG 147: Towards Comparability of Global Oceanic Nutrient Data (COMPONUT) announced today the availability of the new SCOR-JAMSTEC Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for nutrients in seawater.

New Certified Reference Materials Available for Nutrients in Seawater 

SCOR WG 147: Towards Comparability of Global Oceanic Nutrient Data (COMPONUT) announced today the availability of the new SCOR-JAMSTEC Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for nutrients in seawater.

New study reveals when West Antarctica’s largest glacier started retreating

Reporting this week (Wednesday 23 November) in the journal Nature an international team led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explains that present-day thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest and fastest shrinking glaciers of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is part of a climate trend that was already underway as early as the 1940s.  

 

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