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TPOS 2020 Report Open for Public Review

The first of three TPOS 2020's Project Level Reports is open for public review and comment through October 2016.

While the focus and guidance of the Project Level Reports will be on the TPOS Backbone, they will also cover all activities of TPOS 2020, including key initiatives, outstanding science questions, and an indicative timeline for the remaining work of the Project. The reports will also provide an update on engagement and other activities of the Resource Forum.

>>Download the report and the comments spreadsheet<<

Registration Open 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference 17-20 April 2017, Qingdao, China

The 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference will take place from 17 to 20 April 2017 in Qingdao, China.

This Conference will offer an essential opportunity in the region for marine scientists, ocean institutions and their countries to advance marine scientific knowledge, catalyze multi- and cross-disciplinary collaborations with a view to addressing challenges that countries in this region are facing, including these in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the dedicated Goal 14 for the ocean: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Register here.

GCOS Implementation Plan 2016 open for Public Review until 5 September

The GCOS Programme has prepared a new implementation plan in consultation with the global climate scientific and observing community which will be submitted to the UNFCCC for its COP 22 meeting which starts on 7 November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco.

GCOS published its first Implementation Plan in 2004 and updated it in 2010. This 2016 plan is not an update, but a new plan taking into account the latest developments in earth observations and climate policy.  It will not be updated for 5 years, and a new plan will not be written within the next 10 years.

The new plan is now open for review and comments until 5 September, 2016. 

Read more about the Implementation Plan and comment submission process >>

CLIVAR Open Science Conference: Registration Open

Earlybird Registration is now open through 15 June for the CLIVAR Open Science Conference. 

The CLIVAR Open Science Conference will take place 18 - 25 September, 2016 in Qingdao, China.


G7 Science Ministers call for enhanced global ocean observation

G7 Science and Technology Ministers, meeting in 15-17 May 2016 in advance of the G7 summit to be hosted by Japan later this month, issued the Tsukuba Communiqué, recognizing a need for enhanced action for science-based management, conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources.