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NOAA TAO equatorial Pacific Ocean data availbility exceeds targets
Data availability from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the equatorial Pacific Ocean has improved to above the 80% data availability performance target. NOAA completed six service cruises in the TAO array during calendar year 2014 and the array has sustained above an 80% data availability performance level since November 2014.
Developing ocean data expertise for Pacific Island needs
A DBCP workshop, 4 - 7 May 2015, in Palau will increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications and work towards a conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System.
Continuing the series of capacity building workshops, PANGEA, the JCOMM Data Buoy Cooperation Panel and partners will present a workshop in the Pacific Islands to develop expertise in using ocean and marine weather data to respond to the unique needs of these island states. The workshop will increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications. An additional goal is to develop a conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System, which will build on and expand the PI-GOOS regional association.
First Announcement: International Symposium on the Indian Ocean "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective"
The International Symposium on the Indian Ocean "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective" is to held on 30 November - 4 December 2015 in Goa, India.
The Symposium will celebrate the linked events of 50 years of completion of IIOE and the Golden Jubilee of NIO. It is co-sponsored by NIO, SCOR and IOC, and will provide a forum for marine and related scientists all over the world to present results of their latest research in the Indian Ocean, review the progress made in understanding the unique characteristics of the region and plan future research to address outstanding issues. The Symposium will consist of keynote addresses along with invited and contributed talks on all aspects of Indian Ocean oceanography and related climate science.
Deadline for online submission of abstracts: 31 May 2015.
2nd announcement: Symposium on Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change
The scientific symposium entitled "Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change" is co-sponsored by PICES and other international organizations. It will take place in Göteborg, Sweden, on 19-22 May 2015.
As the topic includes both HABs and climate change, there is a desire to engage a diversity of scientific disciplines in the discussions that will be held at the symposium.
Abstract submissions are due 1 April 2015.
POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2015 Programme
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to
announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2015 is now open for applications.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015.
The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/training-and-education/pogo-scor-fellowship