From the Director:
Hello IOOS Community,
I hope this message finds you all well and healthy. Our office is practicing social distancing in response to COVID-19, but IOOS remains open for business as always! We are fortunate to be able to maintain our mission and provide quality ocean data and information remotely. Please note that many upcoming meetings and conferences have been canceled or postponed. Please see the “Upcoming Meetings with IOOS Participation” section below for more information. If you need to get in touch with anyone from our office, please feel free to e-mail or call. As always, IOOS data is available online 24 hours a day through the IOOS Data Portal and through our Regional data portals.
I’d also like to congratulate Dr. Steve Gittings, a recent inductee into the prestigious Explorers Club! Dr. Gittings, Science Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Sanctuaries Division, was nominated for this professional society that promotes scientific exploration and field study by marine conservationist Sylvia Earle and Secret Service veteran, Jim Corry. Selfless commitment to the environment runs in the family--his grandfather also received this distinguished honor. Dr. Gittings has been instrumental in working with the IOOS Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) team to identify data products that support National Marine Sanctuary Condition Reports. These provide a summary of the conditions and trends within sanctuaries and inform management responses to identified pressures. Dr. Gittings’ exceptional qualities that earned him entry into the exclusive Explorers Club are currently benefiting MBON Florida Keys projects where active restoration efforts are underway to determine the scale that iconic reefs can be restored. Learn more: https://marinebon.org/
From the U.S. IOOS Office:
IOOS team member and MBON lead appointed as co-chair of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Biology and Ecosystem Panel: Gabrielle Canonico is stepping up as the new Co-chair of the GOOS BioEco Panel, joining current Co-chair Nic Bax/CSIRO. GOOS BioEco is composed of Biology and Ecosystem experts from across the globe who provide guidance to the GOOS network regarding EOV identification, implementation (e.g. observations and technology), and best practices. GOOS Panel Co-Chairs also serve as members of the GOOS Steering Committee and the GOOS Executive team. Through this international collaboration and coordination, the BioEco Panel aims to provide a better, clearer understanding of ocean ecosystems through a sustained and targeted global observation system to support the requirements of the global community; IOOS and MBON look forward to stronger engagement with this community.
OOMD now GOMO! The NOAA OAR Climate Program Office’s Ocean Observations and Monitoring Division has officially been elevated to a program. The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program creates long-term, high-quality global ocean observations, information, and products. From farmers to coastal planners, global ocean observations provide critical information for ocean, weather, and climate forecasts. These ocean observations help inform decision makers and policy makers in communities across the globe. Where IOOS acts locally and nationally, GOMO partners with us nationally and brings ocean data and more to the global arena. The IOOS Office looks forward to continuing our partnership and collaboration with GOMO. A new website for the program is in active development and will be rolled out in April.
POSTPONED NOAA Open House - Given recent developments related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, the NOAA Open House will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 26, 2020. Please keep an eye out for more information, so we can continue to celebrate NOAA’s 50 years of science, service, and stewardship. https://www.noaa.gov/heritage/stories/come-to-noaa-s-open-house-and-explore-your-world
Observation Subsystem and Sensor Technologies:
- Surface Current Mapping: (IOOS POC, Hugh Roarty, email@example.com):
- MARCO's's How Tuesday - New Surface Current Maps for the MARCO Portal - April 14 at 11am EDT: Learn about the currents and sea surface temperatures maps created in partnership between MARCO and MARACOOS. Michael Crowley, MARACOOS Technical Director will discuss and demonstrate the maps on the Portal and the data products on the MARACOOS OceansMap that were used to create them. Webinar URL: https://monmouth.adobeconnect.com/maracoos/ The webinar is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, please register in advance to Karl Vilacoba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gliders (IOOS POC LCDR Benjamin LaCour, Benjamin.Lacour@noaa.gov):
- POSTPONED - Hurricane Glider Meeting: The meeting originally scheduled for April 7-9 will be postponed. A new date is TBD. The meeting may be held virtually. NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and IOOS will host the meeting with the purpose to 1) Review the 2019 Hurricane Season's glider operations and coordinate efforts for 2020 2) Discuss the latest research findings and data efforts 3) Coordinate with partners and other observing platforms.
- Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) (National Coordinator Bill Woodward, Bill.Woodward@noaa.gov):
- POSTPONED - 2nd Mid-Atlantic Telemetry Workshop: Due to the COVID-19 virus situation the planned Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Telemetry Workshop scheduled for April 2-3, 2020 in Hampton, VA has been postponed to a later date. The new date is TBD. A brief webinar is being scheduled for April 2 to describe the status and successes of the MATOS web-based data management tool for acoustic telemetry researchers in the mid-Atlantic region. Contact Bill for more info.
Data Management and Communications (DMAC) Subsystem and Tools Built on IOOS data (DMAC listserv – contact Micah Wengren, DMAC System Architect, email@example.com)
2020 DMAC Meeting: The IOOS 2020 DMAC Meeting will take place Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, June 19, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Further details forthcoming.
SAVE THE DATE: IOOS/ESIP Biological Data Standards Workshop, July 13, 2020, Burlington, VT: This Biological Data Standards workshop, sponsored by the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (US IOOS) in partnership with ESIP, OBIS and BCO-DMO, invites participation from data providers and data managers across the marine community. See more in the “Upcoming Events with IOOS Participation” section below.
QARTOD (National Coordinator Mark Bushnell, firstname.lastname@example.org):
Manual for Real-Time Oceanographic Data Quality Control Flags: Work has started on updating the Manual for Real-Time Oceanographic Data Quality Control Flags (see https://cdn.ioos.noaa.gov/media/2017/12/QARTOD-Data-Flags-Manual_Final_version1.1.pdf). We’re adding definitions, checking web links, and planning to incorporate feedback from those who have been implementing QARTOD QC tests. The basic flagging scheme will remain, matching the IOC standard (http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-6).
Ocean Best Practice System Update: IOC / OBPS Steering Group virtual meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. See https://obpsystem.org/ to contact OBPS with your thoughts or suggestions. We’re always looking for stories for the monthly newsletter, especially success stories arising from use of the OBPS – send them to Rachel.Przeslawski@ga.gov.au.
Modeling and Analysis Subsystem (IOOS PO and IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT) POC – Derrick Snowden, Derrick.Snowden@noaa.gov):
Modeling and Prediction Workshop - June 2020: A Workshop on Modeling, Prediction, and Sensor Networks for Coastal Flooding in the US East Coast will be held at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. June 8-9, 2020. The goal of the workshop is to bring together several groups that are working on quantitative frameworks for monitoring and predicting coastal flooding along the coasts of the US East Coast and draft a strategy for advancing an integrated modeling system for coastal flooding that includes the ocean, atmosphere, land, and urban infrastructure components. Our ultimate goal is to map the synergies for co-designing a US East Coast Flooding Monitoring and Prediction Knowledge to Action Network (Coastal-FMAP-KAN). Please register to the workshop mailing list: https://forms.gle/hAuK6NTyvqTMArvb7
Interagency and International Collaboration/News:
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) (IOOS PO POC Gabrielle Canonico, Gabrielle.Canonico@noaa.gov):
Arctic MBON team documents dramatic change in Pacific Arctic ecosystems in the journal Nature Climate Change: Arctic MBON (AMBON), in collaboration with other Arctic programs, recently published a study in the journal Nature Climate Change (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0695-2) documenting dramatic recent changes in the Pacific Arctic ecosystems because of warmer ocean water, with ecosystem consequences reaching across all trophic levels from phytoplankton to whales. While warming trends in the Arctic have been of great scientific interest and study over the past decade, accelerations in warming starting in 2017 and associated ecosystem effects have surpassed any predictions. The study establishes that these recent changes can result in major reorganization of the Arctic ecosystem and may represent a “new normal” for Arctic shelf systems to now function more like sub-arctic systems. The intensive field studies conducted by the AMBON program in 2017 provided essential data for this study.
New Publication by the MBON team, AOML, NOAA Fisheries and partners helps explain Sargassum distribution and blooms in the tropical Atlantic: Congratulations to the MBON team and partners for a new paper on distribution and mechanisms for annual re-aggregation and blooming of Sargassum in the Tropical Atlantic. The team ‘used a numerical particle-tracking system, wind and current reanalysis data, drifting buoy trajectories, and satellite imagery to determine the origin of the Sargassum that is now found persistently in the tropical Atlantic’. The paper can be found here https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102269; citation is: Johns, Elizabeth M., Rick Lumpkin, Nathan F.Putman, Ryan H.Smith, Frank E.Muller-Karger, DignaRueda, Chuanmin Hu, Mengqiu Wang, Maureen T.Brooks, Lewis J.Gramer, and Francisco E.Werner. 2020. The establishment of a pelagic Sargassum population in the tropical Atlantic: biological consequences of a basin-scale long distance dispersal event. Progress in Oceanography.
From the ground to the air: using local and remote observations to understand the patterns and drivers of underwater vegetation in Chesapeake Bay: MBON colleague and Smithsonian MarineGEO Coordinating Scientist Jon Lefcheck led the monthly Global MBON webinar on March 3 with a presentation and discussion about the use of aerial imagery and in situ observations to study long-term trajectories and drivers of submersed aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay, a hugely valuable habitat comprised of both freshwater and seagrasses. A recording of the webinar is available here: https://geobon.org/about/events/web-conferences/
Ocean Observatories Initiative Call for Applications: The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) is soliciting applications to fill one membership position. Scientists with experience using scientific observing systems such as OOI are encouraged to apply. The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) was created in 2017 to provide independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the National Science Foundation-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOIFB provides a way to expand scientific and public awareness of OOI, and ensure that the oceanographic community is kept informed of developments of OOI. Application deadline is this Friday, March 20. More details: https://ooifb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Call_for_OOIFB_Applications_2020.pdf
Submit Nominations For NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board By March 30: NOAA is soliciting applications to fill up to six membership vacancies on the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). The new OEAB members will serve initial three-year terms, renewable once. Submit application materials by March 30, 2020 to Christa Rabenold via mail or email. For further information contact David McKinnie, OEAB Designated Federal Officer, NOAA/OER (email@example.com)
NOAA announces new progress report on mapping U.S. ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes waters: NOAA released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes waters. The depth, shape, and composition of the seafloor are foundational data elements that we need to understand in order to explore, sustainably develop, conserve, and manage our coastal and offshore ocean resources. The 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska and the global Seabed 2030 initiative make comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade. The Unmapped U.S. Waters report tracks progress toward these important goals. Read more here: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/updates/noaa-announces-new-progress-report-on-mapping-u-s-ocean-coastal-and-great-lakes-waters/
National Surveyors Week - March 15-22: It’s National Surveyors week! NOAA's National Geodetic Survey and its predecessor organizations have been using geodesy to map the U.S. shoreline, determine land boundaries, and improve transportation and navigation safety for over two centuries. Check out the National Ocean Service’s website to learn more about geodesy and the important work NGS does for the Nation. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
Report Shows Modernizing Geodetic Infrastructure Critical to Science Needs: According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, major enhancements to the geodetic infrastructure are needed to satisfy emerging scientific needs. The report, Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs, compares the capabilities of the current geodetic infrastructure with those needed to answer high-priority research questions from 2017–2027. The report indicates that essential questions and predictions about sea level rise, water resources, geological hazards, and disaster resilience cannot be answered accurately without updates to the international terrestrial reference frame. NGS is already working to modernizeNOAA’s part of the national geodetic infrastructure: the National Spatial Reference System, which includes the Continuously Operating Reference Stations and the NGS Gravity Program. Contact: Steve.Hilla@noaa.gov
U.S. Sea Level Trends Updated, Majority of Stations See Increase: NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) has completed its annual update of local relative sea level trends across the United States. CO-OPS calculates sea level trends at any of its water level stations that have over 30 years of data. All of these U.S. coastal stations experienced an uptick in their sea level trend in 2019, except Apra Harbor, Guam, and along the Pacific Coast between Garibaldi, Oregon, and Anchorage, Alaska. This year, the station in Panama City Beach, Florida, was added to the website, having crossed the 30-year threshold. Contact: Chris.Zervas@noaa.gov
POSTPONED - OTN 2020 Symposium: Given the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19 and the widespread disruptions that have occurred as a result (and with Dalhousie University prohibiting any events until at least June 1st), the 2020 OTN Symposium is postponed until further notice.
SOOS Seeking Nominations: The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is seeking nominations for a number of leadership roles in support of facilitating and enhancing global Southern Ocean observations into the future. They are seeking nominations for their Scientific Steering Committee, for The Ross Sea Regional Working Group (Ross RWG), and for the Southern Ocean Indian Sector Regional Working Group (SOIS RWG). They have also issued a call for participants for the the Observing System Design Working Group.
Grants & Funding Opportunities
STUDENTS: Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars open for submissions: Apply today for the Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars award! Do not miss the opportunity to receive $2500 in travel support to present your research at a conference. Proposals are due April 8, 2020. Click here for more info and how to apply.
National Coastal Resilience Fund 2020 RFP: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce the National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020. NFWF will make investments to restore and strengthen natural systems so they can protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards and enable them to recover more quickly, and enhance habitats for fish and wildlife. Pre-proposals deadline April 8. See the full announcement for more.
AOOS RFP: The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is inviting new project ideas and proposals to include in our next 5-Year cooperative agreement with NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Deadline April 10. See the full announcement for details.
Fisheries Information System/Electronic Technologies/Catch Share Program for FY 2021: Request for preproposals on Fisheries Information System/Electronic Technologies/Catch Share Program for FY 2021. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/commercial-fishing/fisheries-information-system-program Scroll down to "more information" to see the FIS 2021 Request for Proposal Guidance Document. Who is eligible: Potential participant(s) come from NOAA Fisheries Regional Offices, Science Centers, Headquarters Offices, FIN partners, and State partners. FIS, ET, and the CSP will allocate resources for high quality proposals based on FIS, ET, and CSP priorities. Funding to State partners will be provided through the Interstate Commissions (check with your local Interstate Commission before submitting a proposal to see if they require prior approval). Pre-proposals must be submitted via PIMS by 4/15/2020.
DARPA BAA: This BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts in the following technical domains: Frontiers in Math, Computation & Design; Limits of Sensing & Sensors; Complex Social Systems; Anticipating Surprise. The research topics of interest within each domain are described in the BAA. Closes June 12, 2020.
Delivering the Benefits:
Stones Metocean Observatory: Shell’s floating production, storage and offloading facility called Stones is the world’s deepest oil and gas project. Operating in 9,500 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico, the facility connects to subsea infrastructure which produces oil and gas from reservoirs nearly 30,000 feet below sea level. GCOOS is excited to be partnering with the Gulf Research Program and Shell to support a pilot effort to convert an existing ocean mooring owned by Shell into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more about the project here.
AOOS RFP: The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is inviting new project ideas and proposals to include in our next 5-Year cooperative agreement with NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Deadline April 10. See the full announcement for details.
Improving accessibility and visualization of Puerto Rico coral reef data: The Puerto Rico Coral Reef Monitoring Program (PRCRMP) holds benthic and fish observations throughout the Puerto Rico archipelago since 1999 with a special emphasis on the condition of natural protected areas. CARICOOS, with U.S. IOOS support, is currently working with partners of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System and the Marine Biological Observation Network to translate the PRCRMP database following the Darwin Core standard which offers a consistent and flexible framework for compiling biodiversity data. Read more on this effort here.
Ocean conditions off Oregon: On 5 March, the NANOOS mooring CB06 on the shelf off Cape Arago, south of Coos Bay, was recovered from R/V Oceanus, and a replacement mooring installed. The mooring measures air temperature, winds, solar insolation, ocean currents, water temperature and salinity. This long-term site provides information on variability relative to the historical record there, and is also near the inshore end of the southernmost OOI glider line, which provides spatial context. These data will soon be available on NVS and are critical to understanding the highly dynamic PNW coastal ocean conditions.
SCCOOS developing new products for Orange County: SCCOOS had a Product development meeting with George Robertson, Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) on March 10. They discussed creating a new page on the SCCOOS site that summarizes the data on the San Pedro Shelf monthly, quarterly and annually (e.g., Newport Beach Pier SCCOOS Automated Shore Station, OCSD M21 OAH Mooring data, ROMS data, Spray-glider data, CalCOFI data, OCSD ADCP ship-based data).
Coral Disease continues spreading across St. Thomas Reefs: A deadly coral disease, identified on the coral reefs of St. Thomas in January 2019, continues to spread across the island. First seen at Flat Cay, just south of the St. Thomas airport, what researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands believe to be stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) has spread from the Flat Cay area east past Buck Island on the south side of the island, and around the west end to the north side, where it has reached as far east as Inner Brass island. Read more here.
ICOOS Act Update: No update.
WEBINAR Lakebed 2030: On February 25, GLOS and the Great Lakes Bottom Mapping Working Group hosted the first Lakebed 2030 webinar which laid out the plan to map the Great Lakes at high resolution. See the webinar here and sign up to get updates at lakebed2030.org.
WEBINAR Where did my fish go?: Join SECOORA March 24 at 12 PM ET to hear from Dr. Joy Young from The FACT Network in the webinar "Where did my fish go? How scientists are working together to track fish over vast ocean space." Dr. Joy Young will discuss how scientists in The FACT Network are working together to improve management of our aquatic resources through sharing data. Click here for more info and to register.
CARICOOS expands kiosk network: In order to reach a broader audience and promote the correct use of CARICOOS tools for decision-making, CARICOOS has installed tablets and TV screens in strategic places known for its recreational maritime traffic, tourism opportunities, and educational experiences. The kiosks are located in Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club (Ponce, Puerto Rico), in M&M Bakery in La Parguera (Lajas, Puerto Rico) and soon in Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Visitor Center at Salinas.
MACAN Webinar: Responding to Change: Perspectives from Commercial Shellfish Industry Members - Mar 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT: Meredith White (Mook Sea Farms), Mike Congrove (Oyster Seed Holdings) and Peter Hughes (Atlantic Cape Fisheries) will share their perspectives about the challenges related to ocean acidification facing the commercial shellfish industry and discuss the research and technology they've invested in to mitigate the impacts of acidification. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion with scientists Joe Salisbury, Jeremy Testa, and Daphne Munroe whose areas of expertise focus on carbonate chemistry and how it relates to sustainable management of shellfish and aquaculture resources. Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2594432230985442306
IOOS Enterprise in the News:
U.S. Coast Guard and Scripps Institution of Oceanography team up (IOOS, SCCOOS), The Log, 3/12/2020
Upcoming Meetings with IOOS Participation (Please check links as we move forward as things may change quickly for planned events):
- CANCELED - GCOOS Members Meeting, 2 April 2020, New Orleans, LA: The meeting scheduled for April 2nd has been canceled. Please mark your calendars for the GCOOS Fall Members Meeting — planned Oct. 1 in New Orleans.
- POSTPONED Until 2021/MTS Buoy Workshop: The 2020 MTS Buoy Workshop scheduled for April 13-16, 2020 in Wilmington, NC will be postponed until 2021. More details found here: https://buoytech.mtsociety.org/
- CARICOOS General Assembly, 28 April 2020, Ponce, PR: Registration and more information coming soon!
- MARACOOS Annual Meeting, 14 May 2020, Baltimore, MD: The MARACOOS 2020 Annual Meeting is coming up on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Baltimore, MD preceded by an evening networking reception on May 13. A major focus of this year’s meeting will be to seek your input and refinements to the MARACOOS Strategic Plan --- a Plan that will be under development with all of you in the Mid-Atlantic ocean and coastal community in the months leading up to the Annual Meeting. Join individuals from the private sector, non-profit sector, academia, and government as we come together to discuss the goals and strategies for the future of ocean and coastal observing in the Mid-Atlantic region. Register for the meeting here.
- SECOORA Annual Meeting, 18 – 19 May 2020, St. Petersburg, FL: More info coming soon!
- IAGLR 2020: Focusing on the Future, 8 – 12 June 2020, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 63rd annual conference is accepting abstracts http://iaglr.org/iaglr2020/abstractsuntil Friday, January 24. GLOS is leading the following sessions:
- #25 The role of observations, base data and models in the new GLOS tech platform
- #26 GLOS: Lakebed 2030 - building a better basemap
- #27 Map the Great Lakes to understand underwater habitats
- For more information and registration (when open) click here.
- 2020 DMAC Meeting, 16 – 19 June 2020, Silver Spring, MD : IOOS is pleased to announce that the 2020 DMAC Meeting will take place Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, June 19, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Further details forthcoming.
- SAVE THE DATE: IOOS/ESIP Biological Data Standards Workshop, July 13, 2020, Burlington, VT: This Biological Data Standards workshop, sponsored by the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (US IOOS) in partnership with ESIP, OBIS and BCO-DMO, invites participation from data providers and data managers across the marine community. The workshop will be designed to alternate between working sessions with all participants and hands-on sessions on topics including:
- Data Standard and Stewardship Best practices
- Vocabularies and ontologies
- Shared technology, shared knowledge and knowledge transfer
- Development of methodologies
- More about the workshop: Hands-on work around data transformation and management processes Scientific observations of marine biodiversity and biology are essential for effective conservation of ocean species. These observations are collected at great cost, and are fundamental to advance scientific understanding of life in the sea. Marine ecological data are complex and heterogeneous, and there are unique methods and approaches to their collection, curation, sharing and distribution. To allow these observations to be reused for scientific, pedagogical and policy purposes, they need to be managed and well-described using standardized methods and formats. There is a pressing need in the marine community for standardized approaches to integrate biological data at local, regional, and global scales. This applies to observations spanning genetic to population data types, and across space and time. Major global databases such as OBIS and GBIF rely on Darwin Core, Ecological Metadata Language, and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) to help manage taxonomic information. The observing community, focused on abiotic data collections, evolved to leverage netCDF and climate and forecast conventions, while the biological research and applications communities have traditionally operated outside of common standards; this landscape makes it difficult to assess the status and trends of critical indicators of living marine resources and ecosystem services.
- National Coastal and Estuarine Summit, Providence RI on Oct 4-8, 2020 - Call for Proposals Open: Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) proudly present the 2020 National Coastal and Estuarine Summit, which will bring together the coastal restoration and management communities for an integrated discussion exploring issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit will provide timely and much needed attention to the challenges and opportunities for coastal and estuarine restoration and management. It will bring together a unique blend of people who are involved in policy, science, strategy, business, and on-the-ground restoration and management.Call for Proposals: Presentations, Sessions, and Posters - Oral Presentation Submittal Deadline: April 3, 2020, Poster Submittal Deadline: July 17, 2020. More info: https://estuaries.org/summit/
Other Upcoming Meetings:
- Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2020: Biodiversity, 9 – 11 June, 2020, Washington, DC: More information and registration (when open) is available on the CHOW website.
- EMODnet 2nd Open Conference and Jamboree - Save-the-date: 22-25 September 2020: Five years after the first edition, we are delighted to announce the organisation of the second EMODnet Open Conference (22-23 September 2020) and Jamboree (23-25 September 2020). During the event, EMODnet partners, communicators and data providers and users will take stock of EMODnet achievements over the past 10 years, connect across stakeholder communities and set goals for the future. To start the week, the EMODnet Open Conference will focus on use cases and requirements for developing essential open marine data services for blue economy actors, the public sector, civil society and the research community. More details will follow soon.
Job & Internship Opportunities:
- Executive Director, NERACOOS: The key roles of the Executive Director are to lead, manage, and inspire staff, principal investigators, partners, and board members to collectively sustain and improve a regional ocean observing system that is responsive to the information needs of the Northeast. The Executive Director is the principal spokesperson for the organization and will travel extensively to represent NERACOOS locally, nationally, and occasionally internationally, and to provide regional leadership and guidance. Click here for more info and to apply: http://www.neracoos.org/edjobsearch
- Postdoc position: Biogeochemical Modeling in the Gulf of Alaska: Join the Hauri Lab’s Ocean Acidification and Inorganic carbon Dynamics Team at the International Arctic Research Center to study the influence of freshwater and large-scale climate drivers on the Gulf of Alaska inorganic carbon and nutrient dynamics. The position will involve analyzing a 40 year long hindcast simulation, improving the biogeochemical model based on new field observations, data-model comparison, and publishing. The collaborative and inclusive environment at the International Arctic Research Center and within Alaska’s EPSCoR project “Fire and Ice”, which funds this position, will create opportunities to establish a career building and interdisciplinary science network. Click here for more info and to apply! Review of applications will start March 15, 2020.