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From the Director:
Hello IOOS Community,
We have been closely following Hurricane Dorian’s path over the last few days as it slowly makes it way up the U.S. Atlantic coast. For all the latest, most accurate information on Dorian go to https://www.noaa.gov/dorian and https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Dorian. These sites provide a compilation of information that you can use before, during, and after the storm to have the most current forecast and weather conditions for your area, evacuation and shelter information, and available resources to help keep you safe. NWS offices will be using #Dorian on Twitter throughout the event.
In addition to the above resources, our Southeast Region, SECOORA, has a hurricane dashboard page available here https://secoora.org/eyes-on-dorian-data-resources/ with real time information and Marine Weather Data. You can also refer to the suite of data and information tools available through our Mid-Atlantic region, the MARACOOS Storm Center or visit the NERACOOS website and check out pages like http://www.neracoos.org/datatools/forecast/modelobs. Real-time water level and wind information for Hurricane Dorian is also available through NOAA’s Center for Operational Products and Services Coastal Inundation Dashboard at https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundationdb/storm/Dorian.html.
We hope everyone remains safe during the storm.
Lastly, the Eyes on the Ocean Bi-weekly will take a break for our next edition as all our eyes will be on OceanObs’19 in less than two weeks! Read more about OceanObs’19 below. We will resume our publication schedule on October 2nd.
From the U.S. IOOS Office:
- NOAA and IOOS at OceanObs’19: Here’s a highlight of some of the events that will take place during OceanObs’19 that IOOS and NOAA are leading. On Tuesday morning, September 17th, NOAA will host a Special Session “An Ocean of Data: NOAA’s Roles in Marine Extreme Events and Hazards” where NOAA will provide an agency overview to show the integration and interconnected contributions necessary to take observations to services that support response to extreme events and hazards. On Tuesday evening, IOOS will celebrate 20 years of ocean observing with a reception in the evening where we will reflect on the last 20 years of IOOS and look forward to the future of ocean observing. On Wednesday morning, September 18th, DOE and NOAA will participate in a Special Session focused on innovation - “Powering the Blue Economy: Energy Innovation for Ocean Observations. The session will discuss how recently announced research initiatives and energy innovation can lead to entirely new capabilities in ocean observation. Be sure to come visit us at the NOAA booth in the OceanObs’19 Expo Hall! We will have a great line-up of lightning talks on NOAA mission and priority areas, hold hands on demonstrations of NOAA and IOOS products and services, and have lots of other great ocean information available. For more info see the full OceanObs’19 Program here http://www.oceanobs19.net/program/. Questions about these events? E-mail Laura.Gewain@noaa.gov.
- Marking 20 Years of IOOS! We will celebrate 20 years of IOOS in conjunction with the upcoming OceanObs’19 meeting in September in Honolulu, HI. In preparation for this celebration, we want to hear your memories of IOOS. Has IOOS helped you, were you a part of building the System, or do you have photos, videos, or documents of the last 20 years that you can share with us? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your memories or ask for more details on how to share information.
- U.S. IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Funding Opportunity: U.S. IOOS Program, in conjunction with NOPP, is seeking to fund projects, subject to the availability of funds, which advance new or existing technology-based solutions that address long standing and emerging coastal observing, product development, and data management challenges. See the bullet under “Grants & Funding Opportunities” below for more info. View the full notice here. More information can be found at the following links:
- https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/ocean-technology-transition/ - for general information
- https://ioos.noaa.gov/ioos-in-action/ocean-technology-transition-faqs/ - for specific details on areas of interest
- https://ioos.noaa.gov/about/funding-opportunities/ - for the logistics or applying
Observation Subsystem and Sensor Technologies:
- Surface Current Mapping: (IOOS PO POC, Derrick Snowden, Derrick.Snowden@noaa.gov):
- New Gulf Radar Installations Help to Protect Lives and Support the Nation’s Blue Economy: On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) joined with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Ocean Service (NOS), Fugro and the University of Southern Mississippi to celebrate the installation of two new high-frequency radars situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River. These high-frequency radars (HFR) measure the speed and direction of ocean surface currents in near-real time — providing accurate and timely information as quickly as possible to people who depend on the data. The information is crucial for those conducting search and rescue operations and tracking contaminants who rely on information about ocean currents to track missing boaters and oil plumes or other spills. It is also crucial for ship navigation, which depends on immediate information about oceans to move large vessels safely in and out of ports and channels. Read more here: https://gcoos.org/high-frequency-radar/
- Gliders (IOOS POC LCDR Benjamin LaCour, Benjamin.Lacour@noaa.gov):
- No update.
- Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) (National Coordinator Bill Woodward, Bill.Woodward@noaa.gov):
- GCOOS ATN Workshop Report Now Available: The GCOOS ATN Workshop Report is now available on the ATN website https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/atn/ under the “Documents” tab. Also, the minutes from the August 6, 2019 ATN Steering Group Meeting, SG-5, are on the site under the “Meetings” tab.
- ATN Data Assembly Center (DAC) update: Thanks to the efforts of Megan McKinzie, our DAC Data Wrangler, the data volume in the DAC continues to grow. There are now 39 projects registered in the DAC, 26 of which are displayed in the ATN data portal representing 25 species and 464 deployments spanning 2000-2019. Seven of these projects have data that has been released from embargo and is now available for download.
- The ONR funded ATN Argos Fees Program is growing and now supports 25 satellite telemetry projects from 22 Principal Investigators. ATN has agreed to cover the Argos fees for 589 tags of which 138 have been deployed and are now displaying in our real-time data layer in the ATN data portal. If you are interested in joining this Program please go to: https://atn.ioos.us and click on “Quick Links” --> ‘Covering Argos Fees through the ATN.’
Data Management and Communications (DMAC) Subsystem and Tools Built on IOOS data (DMAC listserv – contact Micah Wengren, DMAC System Architect, email@example.com)
OceanHackWeek 2019: Micah Wengren attended OceanHackWeek 2019, representing the IOOS Program Office. OHW2019 had over 50 student attendees, 10 organizers, and a handful of other participants in attendance over the course of the week of August 26 - 30. The event was held on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA. Two representatives of IOOS community served as members of the organizing committee (Filipe Fernandes, SECOORA and Emilio Mayorga, NANOOS), and IOOS data was featured in tutorials given by both on oceanographic data access and visualization using Python. The hack week event was a combination of domain-specific data analysis/data science-focused tutorials, combined with ample free time for team-based project work. The team-based projects were self-organized based on participants' areas of interest, and culminated with project demonstration presentations at the end of the week. Micah joined a team working on a tool for global aggregate ERDDAP data discovery and visualization from the master ERDDAP server list in the ‘awesome-erddap’ GitHub repository, with Matt Biddle (BCO-DMO, formerly NCEI) and seven other teammates of programmers and oceanographers from the US and Europe. The tool is based on IOOS’ erddapy library and the team plans to continue to develop it virtually going forward. There was also an afternoon ‘lightning talk’ series where participants could volunteer to present on a topic of choice to the group. Micah presented a talk on the IOOS Compliance Checker and how it can help working with oceanographic data in scientific workflows. Additionally, a prominent focus of this year’s hack week was the use of Pangeo platform for cloud-based oceanographic big data analytics and as a resource for participants to access the hack week Python tools.
QARTOD (National Coordinator Mark Bushnell, firstname.lastname@example.org):
New pH Data Observations manual posted: The Manual for Real-Time Quality Control of pH Data Observations has completed the 3rd and final review / edit cycle, and has been accepted by IOOS and the QARTOD Board of Advisors. This new manual is posted on the IOOS / QARTOD web page at https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/qartod/, deposited in the NOAA repository, and submitted to the Ocean Best Practice System. We thank everyone involved – contributors, reviewers, manufacturers, and the hundreds of others who have supported QARTOD efforts.
Ocean Best Practice System update: The OBPS Working Group will convene in December to review progress towards the goals identified last year, and to provide recommendations to the First Session of the IODE/GOOS Steering Committee for the Ocean Best Practices Project which will immediately follow. Now is a good time explore https://www.oceanbestpractices.org, complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OBPS-Survey, and contact https://www.oceanbestpractices.net/feedback to convey your thoughts.
Modeling and Analysis Subsystem (IOOS PO and IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT) POC – Tiffany Vance, Tiffany.C.Vance@noaa.gov):
- COMT Annual Meeting: The COMT Annual Meeting will be held October 22-34rd in Silver Spring, MD. More details coming soon.
Interagency and International Collaboration/News:
- Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) (IOOS PO POC Gabrielle Canonico, Gabrielle.Canonico@noaa.gov):
- Please send your updates for this section to email@example.com.
- NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) Fall High Tide Bulletin: There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between September and November, 2019. Read more and see the bulletin here: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/high-tide-bulletin/Fall-2019/
- VDatum Version 4.0 is Released: VDatum (Vertical Datum Transformation) is an innovative and evolving software tool being developed by NOAA's National Ocean Service. Free to the public, VDatum's primary purpose is converting elevation data from various sources into a common height reference system. Without a common reference system, creating maps and charts from different data sources can introduce inconsistencies. In coastal areas, a shift in elevation on a gently sloping beach might change the overall shoreline delineation, or influence inundation mapping. VDatum coverage is currently complete in all coastal regions of the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A Southeast Alaska Regional Model was added in 2019, and future coverage for Hawaii, Alaska, and the Pacific territories will begin after obtaining geodetic and tidal observations. For more information, contact stephen.a.White@noaa.gov, 240-533-9588
- Hawaiian Island Surveys Will Update Nautical Charts and Support Habitat Mapping Efforts: For more than 50 years, NOAA Ship Rainier and its hydrographic survey launches have surveyed the Pacific seafloor. During this time, Rainier sailed thousands of miles, including the entire U.S. west coast, Alaska, and Hawaii. This year, Rainier expands on its traditional role of hydrographic survey and is supporting dive operations in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. While Rainier is sailing these remote coral atolls, the survey launches — that are usually in its davits and deployed directly from the ship — are tasked to their own surveys around the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, and O’ahu. Read more here: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/updates/hawaiian-island-surveys-will-update-nautical-charts-and-support-habitat-mapping-efforts/
- POGO call for proposals: POGO is issuing a second call for proposals for 2019/20 POGO working groups, observational training, travel support and other support for ocean observing-related initiatives, with a deadline of 20th October 2019. Further information can be found and the relevant documents downloaded from http://ocean-partners.org/proposals. Requests for extension of existing WGs are also invited at this time. Please inform the Secretariat in advance (by the end of September) if you intend to submit a proposal. The Secretariat, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, will be able to advise you as to whether your proposal fits the requirements, and answer any questions you may have.
- Call for New GOOS Steering Committee Members: GOOS is looking for six new and enthusiastic members to join its Steering Committee. This is an exciting time for the Global Ocean Observing System Programme (GOOS); The Ocean Observing community is very active for the OceanObs’19 conference and GOOS have just launched the Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy. Now the real work of making this ambitious strategy come to life starts. This is an opportunity to work towards and shape the future Global Ocean Observing System. Apply by sending an email expressing interest and ideas on where you feel you could contribute to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org, with your CV. The call will close on 30 September 2019 and selection will be made by 31 October 2019. Please also forward to any contacts that you think would be good candidates.
- Grants & Funding Opportunities
- U.S. IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Funding Opportunity: The U.S. IOOS Program, in conjunction with NOPP, is seeking to fund projects, subject to the availability of funds, which advance new or existing technology-based solutions that address long standing and emerging coastal observing, product development, and data management challenges. The projects will be focused on those technologies for which there are demonstrated operators who commit to integrated, long term use of those technologies and open data sharing. A Transition Manager for the project should be identified and a Transition Plan will be a Year One deliverable. View the full notice here.
- Notice of Funding Opportunity: NOAA’s Climate Program Office FY2020: NOAA’s CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI); and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY20. Read the full funding announcement here: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/FY-2020-Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity
- DARPA BAA: This new 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.
Delivering the Benefits:
- Hurricane Dorian: SECOORA is watching Hurricane Dorian as it moves through the Caribbean and possibly up the Florida Coast. They put together this page to highlight data and information related to the Hurricane Dorian. It will be updated as new information becomes available and the track is more certain. As we move into the peak of hurricane season, check out SECOORA’s top hurricane resources for data and information throughout the season.
- NANOOS, CeNCOOS, and SCCOOS Monitoring Marine Heat Wave: What is happening off the coast?: IOOS West Coast regions have been monitoring buoy and satellite data showing Pacific coastal waters are much warmer than normal. This is now being referred to as a Marine Heat Wave. Tune in to the NOAA West Watch Tuesday, September 10 from 1-2 pm Pacific Time to hear these conditions discussed, led by Daniel McEvoy, with contributions from NANOOS, CeNCOOS, and SCCOOS. And keep following conditions in real time via our NANOOS NVS Climatology app.
- Sargassum outlook, August 2019 update available: During August 2019, while there are still large amounts of Sargassum in the Central West Atlantic (CWA) and Caribbean Sea (CS), these amounts are lower than in July 2019. The amounts in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits have also reduced. In all regions combined, the total amount is estimated to be ~7 million metric tons, lower than in August 2018 (~11 million tons) and in August 2015 (~8 million metric tons). Read more and view the full update here.
- GCOOS Adds New Met Data Source: GCOOS now hosting meteorological data from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). BOEM’s Air Quality Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico Region study (M14PC00007) prepared offshore meteorological files for use in the American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model (AERMOD) and California Puff Model (CALPUFF). The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model generated a five-year meteorological dataset for the Gulf of Mexico region for 2010-2014 and the data was processed with the Mesoscale Model Interface (MMIF) program for formatting. These datasets support air dispersion modeling efforts to report modeled air quality impacts. Download data here.
- July CA HAB Bulletin Released: The July HAB Bulletin for California is not available with a summary of Harmful Algal Bloom and Domoic Acid events and related marine mammal and sea bird strandings and closures for the month of July.
- No update.
- Sea Level Rise Curriculum Webinar Series: Calling all teachers! Join SECOORA on your lunch break for a 4 part webinar series on how to use sea level rise data in your classroom. Each webinar is a short 30 minutes and will explore the different sections of the 5E model lesson plan. For more info, click here.
- Webinar: Intro to OceanReports, A web-based tool to inform planning and permitting in coastal and ocean waters: Join SECOORA for a webinar, September 4 at 12 PM ET, with Dr. James Morris from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dr. Morris will discuss OceanReports - an online tool that has 100 distinct data layers and is capable of analyzing ocean neighborhoods for any area shape or size in the entire U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Click here to reserve your spot.
- What is happening off the Pacific Northwest coast?: If you've been reading NANOOS’ updates, you’ve seen links to buoy and satellite data showing coastal waters are warmer than normal. This is now being referred to as a Marine Heat Wave. Tune in to the NOAA West Watch Tuesday, September 10 from 1-2 pm Pacific Time to hear these conditions discussed, led by Daniel McEvoy, with contributions from NANOOS, CeNCOOS, and SCCOOS. And keep following conditions in real time via our NANOOS NVS Climatology app.
- OceanObs’19: An Ocean of OpportunitySeries - Community White Papers published in Frontiers in Marine Science:
- Data Interoperability Between Elements of the Global Ocean Observing System
- Global Observational Needs and Resources for Marine Biodiversity
- Towards Comprehensive Observing and Modeling Systems for Monitoring and Predicting Regional to Coastal Sea Level
- The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System: Governance Milestones and Lessons From Two Decades of Growth
- A Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), delivered through enhanced collaboration across regions, communities, and new technologies
- OceanGliders: a component of the integrated GOOS
- The Global High Frequency Radar Network
- Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices and Standards for the Next Decade
- Meeting Regional, Coastal and Ocean User Needs With Tailored Data Products: A Stakeholder-Driven Process
- Building the Knowledge-to-Action Pipeline in North America: Connecting Ocean Acidification Research and Actionable Decision Support
- An Integrated All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System in 2030
- IOOS in the News:
- Washington leads: connecting ocean acidification research to people who need it most (NANOOS) 8/5/2019
- An Alaskan Voyage to Track Ocean Acidification (AOOS), Hakai Magazine, 8/19/2019
- Latest Research From Chukchi Sea Finds More Warm Water, Harmful Algal Blooms (AOOS), KNOM Radio, 8/28/2019
Upcoming Meetings with IOOS Participation:
OceanObs’19, 16–20 September 2019, Honolulu, HI: The OceanObs19 conference planning is well underway! The conference will take place September 16-20 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Check out the conference website for more details: http://www.oceanobs19.net/
Save the Date: GCOOS Fall Meeting, 9 October 2019, Galveston, TX: GCOOS will hold the public portion of our fall meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary facility. Details & the agenda to follow.
Save the Date: GLOS Annual Meeting, 22 October 2019, Ann Arbor, MI: “The next five years…” Tune in in person or via webinar to hear GLOS executive director Kelli Paige talk through the future of GLOS as detailed in our new strategic plan. The meeting will be held at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory facility in Ann Arbor. More details to come!
MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2019, 27 – 31 October 2019, Seattle, WA: OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. These industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field. The Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society partner to present OCEANS, and this prestigious conference and exhibition draws an audience of more than 2,000 attendees. For more info: https://seattle19.oceansconference.org/
OCEANS 2019 Seattle - Marine Debris Town Hall - Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 pm: Panel session from 6 to 7 p.m. focused on: information needs for marine plastics and other debris: SDG 14.1 indicators; current knowledge of plastic debris in the oceans (water column, seabed, washed/deposited on shorelines); challenges to monitoring plastics in the oceans: coupling observation technologies and circulation models; and bringing the knowledge to society: existing and developing global platforms. The panel session will be followed by a breakout session from 7 to 8 p.m. where the audience will be able to participate in a more detailed discussion of the issues and next steps for one of the 4 points above. These discussions will be followed by a brief summary of the discussions by each of the breakout session leads and the session will end with a wrap-up by the moderator presenting a plan for action and future progress meetings. http://ieeeoes.org/conferences/oceans-2019-seattle-marine-debris-town-hall/
Integrated Ocean Observing for a Changing California Coastline, 19 November 2019, Sacramento, CA: This one-day, public event will showcase California’s Ocean Observing System capabilities, communicate the value of our products and tools to the state, and guide the development of a vision for future collaboration between the State of California and the California Ocean Observing Systems. Click here for registration and more information.
Save the Date! NERACOOS Annual Meeting, 6 December 2019, Portsmouth, NH: More information coming soon.
AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2019, San Francisco, CA: Please consider submitting an abstract to the following sessions:
"Standards for the Benefit of Science and Society" (Session IN043). With the introductions of FAIR and the need for improved interoperability, standards and best practices are playing an ever-increasing role in our research. Your submission in this area is an important contribution to the community dialogue. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2019, and the link to submit is: https://www2.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Submit-an-abstract
Session description: Standards can help to ensure the F.A.I.R.ness of data, reduce the barriers to adoption of new technologies within local and regional cultures, and help close the digital divide between less economically developed countries and advanced societies. But the development of de jure standards takes time and effort, and adoption of the end product is not guaranteed. The codification and promotion of community or recommended practices (aka “best practices”) is a less formal avenue for achieving many of these same goals. This session consists of presentations highlighting the practical aspects, including sociological factors, involved in development and adoption of standards and best practices. Presentations describing specific use cases and outcomes involving standardization efforts are also being solicited.
“Tracks Across the Ocean, Sky, and Land” (Session IN047). Call for Abstracts: AGU Track Data Session. On behalf of the organizers, we welcome your submissions to a session looking at how we manage, use, and visualize "track" data, such as that collected by sensors on airplanes, drones, ships, and vehicles. Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July, 11:59 P.M. ET https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/76137
Session Description: Many different types of projects collect track data, which describes the time and location where Earth science measurements were made along the path traversed by a ship, airplane, drone, vehicle, or hiker. The users and managers of this data tend to be associated with particular domains (such as ocean sciences, terrestrial ecology, or atmospheric sciences), which can limit the exchange of ideas and methods for working with this type of data. This session is an opportunity to explore and share approaches for storing, discovering, visualizing, and analyzing track data, in an effort to identify recommended practices and opportunities for further collaboration across science domains.
Save the date: Ocean Obs RCN Annual Meeting - February 16, 2020, San Diego, CA: The Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) will host an OceanObs’19 Conference follow-up meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting. The OceanObs’19 conference (Hawaii 16-21 September, 2019) will be the third conference of this series, held once every ten years. The Ocean Obs RCN annual meeting on 16 February 2020 will be dedicated to the synthesis of threads and recommendations emerging from the OceanObs’19 Conference. Of particular interest will be focusing the community on the planning for the implementation of initiatives emerging from OceanObs’19. The meeting will advance links between observation networks and operational users to facilitate the delivery of critical information to stakeholders, and to address critical policy issues that require multidisciplinary ocean observing systems.
Ocean Sciences 2020 Meeting, 16 – 21 February 2020, San Diego, CA: The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community. As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet. More info here: https://www.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting We will post more info about sessions and side events/meetings below:
Session "New technologies and methods in fisheries science" (IS012) seeking abstract submissions. This session aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to share innovative methods and technologies used to study fisheries. Abstracts must be submitted no later than September 11, 2019 through the conference website. The session description and instructions for abstract submission can be found here.
Session “Plankton on the move: variable and changing biogeography in the past, present, and future” (OB023) seeking abstract submission. This session aims to bring together a diverse group of observationalists and modelers to share recent work on topics associated with plankton variability and change on intra-seasonal to interglacial timescales, including but not limited to changes in geographic distribution, diversity, and response to climate forcing. Abstracts must be submitted no later than September 11, 2019 through the conference website. The session description and instructions for abstract submission can be found here.
Other Upcoming Meetings:
2019 NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop, 4 – 5 September 2019,
Seattle, WA: The NOAA Environmental Data Management Committee (EDMC) is pleased to announce the 9th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW) that will be held September 4-5, 2019 in Seattle, WA. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Unleashing NOAA's Data as a Strategic Asset for Science, Service, Stewardship and Innovation.” The workshop will be hosted at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle. Please forward this announcement to NOAA colleagues that may be interested in attending or presenting. The 2019 NOAA EDM Workshop will include presentations and working sessions that focus on efforts to improve the collection, stewardship, interpretation, and delivery of NOAA data that enable the agency to carry out its mission and programs effectively. Attendees are primarily NOAA personnel, but we expect to have a few slots for external people. The formal approval process including the NOAA Group Travel Request will begin soon, as will other workshop planning activities including calls for sessions, papers, and registration. To receive future announcements on the 2019 EDM Workshop, please sign up for the 2019 EDMW Mailing List. https://goo.gl/forms/VNmMEyRsDyT3SVAF2
EPOC 2019, 29 September – 1 October 2019, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA: Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference will be held at the Stanford Sierra Center. Full session descriptions are available at the Scientific Sessions link on the EPOC website, and include contact information for the session co-chairs, should you have questions about a particular session.
Pecora 21 & ISRSE 38, 6 – 11 October 2019, Baltimore, MD: A joint symposium of the 21st William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment will convene in Baltimore, Maryland. The organizers have released a call for special sessions and are inviting proposals for sessions that deal with issues and advances in the broader field of Earth observation. Learn more & register online.
Ocean Waves Workshop, 17 October 2019, New Orleans, LA: The Ocean Waves Workshop brings together scientists, engineers and managers to present results and ideas related to the use of wave buoys, models and information to support at-sea operations. Workshop organizers are soliciting papers, case studies and participation from researchers, engineers, military officers and managers. More details and registration here.
The Gulf of Maine 2050 symposium, 4 – 8 November, 2019, Portland, ME: Dedicated to increasing our collective understanding of how the region's coastline is expected to change in the next 30 years. It's open all sectors--industry, science, students, citizens--so consider joining in. Early bird registration through August 5, and there are scholarships available for people who may not have conference or hotel budgets. Learn more & register online.
Save the date: Esri Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum, 5 – 7 November 2019, Redlands, CA: Registrations, as well as calls for papers, lightning talks, posters, and story maps and apps is available at http://www.esri.com/events/ocean. Join us at the Esri Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum to share new data collection methods and research. Discuss ways multi-dimensional data and web apps can help people put scientific information to work in your organization. Consider the potential of sharing knowledge across disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. Work with the ocean, weather, and climate communities as they forge new and better concepts in GIS analytics and applications.
WOC 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Paris, 20-22 Nov, 2019: The World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the annual gathering of the global Ocean Business Community dedicated to advancing private sector action on responsible use of the seas. With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. More information available here: www.sustainableoceansummit.org
International Indian Ocean Science Conference (IIOSC2020), 16-20 March 2020, Goa, India. More info available: https://iiosc2020.incois.gov.in/
Job & Internship Opportunities:
SCCOOS/CASG Postdoctoral Researcher: The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) and California Sea Grant (CASG) are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography, geography, or quantitative (marine) ecology to investigate the dynamics of habitat availability and disturbance in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Applications are due September 18, 2019. Click here to read more about the position and how to apply.
GCOOS Seeks Glider Community Coordinator: GCOOS is pleased to announce that an opening for a newly funded position: Coordinator for the U.S. Underwater Glider User Group (UG2). The Glider Community Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and further developing UG2, facilitating the exchange of information and expertise among glider users throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the broader U.S., including sharing best practices. Learn more and apply here.