SOLAS update

SOLAS at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018


SOLAS booth - Town Hall - related sessions: Read the details on where you can find us here.

Workshop on 'Remote Sensing for Studying the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface'

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13-15 March 2018, Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, USA.
Deadline extended: register and submit an abstract here by 12 February, 2018!

Logistics information here!

7th International SOLAS Summer School

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23rd July - 4th August 2018, Cargèse, Corsica, France

  • Application results have been announced! More here!

  • The network funding for the SOLAS Summer School 2018 is still open! Support students here.

SOLAS participated in the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL) Annual Meeting 2017

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The SOLAS Project Officer Li Li gave a poster presentation on SOLAS updates at the MEL Annual Meeting 2017, 18-21 January 2018, which was held at the Dongshan Swire Marine Station, Xiamen University, China.

Photo by Vera Shi

Upcoming deadlines

  • The IPCC Methodology Report, '2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories', is open for expert review until 11 February 2018. Register online by 4 February 2018 here.

  • The 50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, 28 May-1 June 2018, Liège Belgium. Submit and abstract by 5 February 2018 here.

  • Conference on 'Seedbeds of Transformation-The Role of Science with Society and the SDGs in Africa', 9-11 May 2018, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Submit session proposals and applications for travel grants for African innovators by 5 February 2018 here. Submit applications for SDG Labs focused on Africa by 16 February 2018 here.

  • Call for nominations to join the EuroMarine Young Scientist Working Group. Submit an application by 16 February 2018 here.

  • Symposium on 'The Ocean in a +2°C World -an analytical perspective', 22 February 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Register by 18 February 2018 here.

  • Call for Expert Review of the Second Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, Register by 18 February 2018 here.

  • Training workshop on metal speciation and isotopes in the ocean for GEOTRACES and beyond, 12-17 May 2018, Xiamen, China. Submit an application by 23 February 2018 here.

  • ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting, 10-15 June 2018, Victoria, BC, Canada. Submit an abstract by 23 February 2018 here.

  • 2018 International AMOC Science Meeting, 24-27 July 2018, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA. Submit an abstract by 28 February 2018 here.

  • OceanObs’19, 16-20 September, 2019, Honolulu, USA. Submit an abstract by 15 March 2018 here.
  • Call for application for the PICES Summer School 2018 'Coastal Ocean Observatory Science', 9-13 July 2018, Victoria, BC, Canada. Submit an application by 16 March 2018 here.

  • INQUA-PAGES ECR workshop: Impacts of sea-level rise from past to future, 26.08 - 29.08.2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Submit an abstract by 16 March 2018 here.

  • Call for application for the IMBeR ClimEco6 summer school, 1-8 August 2018, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Submit an application by 26 March 2018 here.

  • Goldschmidt 2018,12-17 August 2018, Boston, USA. Submit an abstract by 30 March 2018 here.

  • Conference on 'Ocean Deoxygenation: Drivers and Consequences, Past. Present. Future', 3-7 September 2018, Kiel, Germany. Submit and abstract by 31 March 2018 here.

**See our full events calendar on the website**

Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report on 'Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current'. This report recommends a strategy for addressing the key gaps in general understanding of loop current system processes, in order to instigate a significant improvement in predicting Loop Current/Loop Current Eddies position, evolving structure, extent, and speed, which will increase overall understanding of Gulf of Mexico circulation and to promote safe oil and gas operations and disaster response in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Read the report here.

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A tribute to Prof. Temel Oğuz

Prof. Oğuz was the most dedicated and productive Turkish oceanographer over the past 30 years. He passed away on December 26, 2017. SOLAS would like to sincerely express its deepest condolences to his family and the Turkish oceanography community.

Please find his obituary here.

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  • Upcoming events
    • International Indian Ocean Science Conference 2018, 18-23 March 2018, Jakarta Indonesia. More information here.

    • EGU General Assembly 2018,8–13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. More information here

    • Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean International Conference, 9-13 April 2018, Hobart, Australia. More information here.

    • The 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop, 2-4 May 2018, Frascati, Italy. More information here.

    • The 3rd Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate, 8-10 May 2018, Qingdao, China. More information here.

    • Gordon Research Conference on 'Towards a Global Representation of the Impact of Ocean Mixing Processes on Large Scale Circulation', 3-8 June 2018, Andover, NH, USA. More information here.

    • IMBeR-Eklipse training workshop for EU early career researchers to operate effectively at the Science-Policy-Society interface, 17-20 June 2018, Lošinj, Croatia. More information soon here.

    • CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School on 'Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes', 25-30 June 2018, and UNESCO/IOC ODC Training Course On 'Ocean Forecast Systems', 2-7 July 2018, Qingdao, China.

    • The International Meeting on Marine Research 2018, 5-6 July 2018, Peniche, Portugal. More information here.

    • Gordon Research Conferences on Ocean Biogeochemistry, 8-13 July 2018, Hong Kong, China. More information here.

    • PAGES' Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling: Ocean circulation and carbon cycling during the last deglaciation: global synthesis, 6-9 September 2018, Cambridge, UK. More information here.

    • PAGES OC3 meeting on 'Ocean circulation and carbon cycling during the last deglaciation: global synthesis', 13-16 September 2018, Cambridge, UK. More information here.

    • PALSEA2-QUIGS joint meeting on 'Climate, ice sheets and sea level during past interglacial periods', 24-27 September 2018, Galloway, New Jersey, USA. More information here.

    • The 2018 joint 14th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference, 25-29 September 2018, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. More information here.

    • Ocean Optics Conference XXIV, 7-12 October 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia. More information here.

    • The 8th China-Japan-Korea IMBeR Symposium, 29-31 October 2018, Shanghai, China. More information here.

    • Conference on 'SPERA 2018: Bringing Environmental Radioactivity Research to Western Australia', 6-9 November 2018, Perth, Western Australia. More information soon here.

    • Joint GEOTRACES/PAGES Workshop on 'Trace element and isotope proxies in paleoceanography: A synthesis workshop', 3–5 December 2018, Aix-Marseille, France. More information will be available in early 2018 here.

  • Published literature

    • GOOS BioEco Panel Report: GOOS Biology and Ecosystems: The evolution - 2017 - From draft to craft. Review the report here.

    • USGCRP, 2017: Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I. View the report here.

    • The Future earth article 'Global carbon dioxide emissions projected to rise after three stable years'. Read the article here.

    • The Winter Issue of PICES Press (Vol. 26 No. 1)  is available here.

    • The JAMSTEC Data Catalog published the Global Nutrients Dataset 2013. View the dataset here.

  • Funding opportunities

    • Call for the ASSEMBLE Plus project. Submit a proposal by 2 February 2018 here.

    • Apply the NOAA grant ‘Identification and Application of Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems’ by 13 February 2018. More information available here.

    • Apply the NSF Chemical Oceanography fund by 15 February 2018 here. Full list of NSF Geosciences proposal deadlines here.

    • The National Oceanographic Partnership Program Topic 3 full proposal deadline is extended to 16 February 2018. More information here.

    • Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2018 from the European Space Agency. Submit an application by 22 February 2018 here.

    • Interreg Baltic Sea Region opens call for applications for project platforms. The budget can be up to EUR 1 million and in total 4-6 platforms are expected to be funded. Submit an abstract by 28 February 2018 here.

    • The 3rd ENVRIplus call for proposals for Multi-domain Access to Environmental Research Infrastructures. Submit a proposal by 4 March 2018 here.

  • Miscellaneous

    • The SCOR Committee on Capacity Building has selected six SCOR Visiting Scholars for 2018: Dr. Stuart Bishop, Dr. Julia M. Diaz, Dr. Baban Ingole, Dr. Kedarnath Mahapatra, Dr. Manuel António E. Malaquias, Dr. Cristian A. Vargas Gálvez. Funding is needed for supporting one additional Visiting Scholar. Donate here.

    • The bid solicitation for the host location and local organizing committee for the 16th IGAC Science Conference in 2020 is open. View the guideline here.

    • The EurOcean InfoBases calls upon the European Marine Infrastructures Operators to support to update three infobases: the Marine Research Infrastructures Database, the European Research Vessels InfoBase, and the European Aquaculture Experimental and Research Facilities InfoBase. More information here.

    • The United Nations proclaimed a global initiative: Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). More information here.

  • Flick though some newsletters

    • CATCH Newsletter January 2018 here
    • CLIVAR Bulletin January 2018 here
    • EuroMarine E-news Summary - Digest 74 - 26 January 2018 here
    • GEOTRACES eNEWSLETTER n°27 January 2018 here
    • IGAC eBulletin February 2018 here
    • Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry eNewsletter, January 18 2018 here
    • PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2018, no. 1 here


SOLAS International Project Office
GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China

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