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The CARBOOCEAN movie will be shown on Norwegian tv channel NRK2 on the 14th of December at 19:30.

CARBOOCEAN fact sheets are available.

Agenda and press release for forth annual meeting
 
The agenda for the upcoming forth annual meeting (05.-09.10.2009 in Os, Norway) is online available as well as a press release.
 
CARBOOCEAN forth annual meeting
 
Please reserve the second week of December for the 4th CARBOOCEAN annual meeting! We have reserved housing+conference facilities in a small village outside Paris which allows all CARBOOCEAN members to stay and meet in the same place:
http://www.belambra-vvf.fr/DesktopDefault.aspx?product=FicheProduit/2809BA7A-A4FB-4A47-8849-BA44D0FFBB04.xml&loadControl=Catalog/Village&fullPage=true#

We will have a plenary meeting room and some extra rooms for the break-out sessions during one of the days. If you need additional rooms during the meeting and/or prior to the meeting to hold a CARBOOCEAN-related workshop of any kind, please let me know as soon as possible in order to check availability and rates.
 
Uncertainties of the Ocean Carbon Cycle: understanding changes in fluxes and ecosystems 2nd July 2008, The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG
 
Recent research has highlighted how the ocean's ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may be changing. For the past five years the NERC Centre for observation of Air-Sea Interactions and Fluxes (CASIX) has been investigating ocean processes responsible for the air-sea exchange of CO2 to reduce uncertainties in our understanding. This meeting will present the latest results to those with an interest in Earth system & climate science, climate and energy policy and carbon mitigation strategies. Speakers will include:
Prof. Andy Watson (UEA): A variable and decreasing sink for atmospheric CO2 in the North Atlantic.
Prof. Jim Aiken (PML): Changes in global phytoplankton community structure from satellite observations
Rosa Barciela (Met Office): Modelling short-term and long-term variability in air-sea CO2 exchange
Jason Holt (POL): High-resolution modelling of CO2 exchange in European shelf waters
This event has been timed to coincide with the "The Breathing Ocean" exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, organised by the UK Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (UK-SOLAS), CASIX and CarboOcean.
 
To register for this event, please contact Julia Crocker at PML (jlc@pml.ac.uk)
 
New data and information homepage for coastal carbon data
 
Alex Kozyr at CDIAC has launched a new data and information web-site for coastal carbon data, including data from VOS, moorings, and hydrography (bottle measurements from coastal cruises).
The site address is:  http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/Coastal/Coastal_data.html
At present, there are only three regions to chose from: North American East Coast, North American West Coast, and European Coast.  Scientists with data in these three regions are requested to check the information provided and to provide corrections, data links and updates as necessary.
Data and information from other regions is being sought to develop a truly global database.  This is a tool that has been requested repeatedly over the years by many research and observation programs, and we hope you will participate in making this a comprehensive site.  Alex is also requesting information on past, on-going, and future projects as well.
Please provide any information and comments directly to Alex at kozyra@ornl.gov.

 
Adopting a new salinity standard
 
The SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 127 on Thermodynamics and Equation of State of Seawater (http://www.scor-int.org/Working_Groups/wg127.htm) seeks comments from the oceanographic community on the adoption of a new salinity standard.  Please circulate this document widely and send comments directly to Trevor McDougall (information provided in the attached document), preferably by 29 February 2008.
 
IMBER IMBIZO, 9-13 November 2008, Miami (USA)
 
Please, mark your calendars for the nextIMBER IMBIZO Conferencethat will be held inMiami (USA), 9-13 November 2008. 
The first IMBER IMBIZO will review current knowledge and identify key questions for future research on end to end marine
food webs, and the biogeochemistry, ecosystems and their interactions in both the mesopelagic and bathypelagic ocean.

The IMBIZO's innovative format of three concurrent and interacting workshops with joint plenary and poster sessions will
provide a forum for stimulating discussion between interdisciplinary experts and encourage the linkage between
biogeochemistry and ecosystem research.

The three concurrent workshops are:
Ecological and biogeochemical interactions in end to end food webs
(co-chaired by Coleen Moloney and Michael Roman)
Ecological and biogeochemical interactions in the mesopelagic zone
(co-chaired by Debbie Steinberg and Hiroaki Saito)
Biogeochemistry and microbial dynamics in the bathypelagic zone
(co-chaired by Dennis Hansell and Gerhard Herndl)
Each of the workshops will prepare a special journal issue containing synthesis and primary research papers resulting
from the workshop contributions and discussions.

The IMBER IMBIZO will also provide an opportunity for junior and senior scientists to participate in a half-day interactive
workshop and discussion on data integration practices (co-chaired by Raymond Pollard and Todd O'Brien).

The conference poster is downloadable in high or low resolution on the IMBIZO conference web site (http://www.imber.info/IMBIZO.html).
For further information regarding this conference, visit our web site or send your enquiries to:imbizo@univ-brest.fr. 
 
OceanObs – 09:  Venice, Italy, 21-25 September, Ocean Information for Society: Sustaining the Benefits, Realizing the Potential
 
Almost a decade has passed since the OceanObs’99 symposium played a major role in consolidating the plans for a comprehensive ocean observing system able to deliver systematic global information about the physical environment of the oceans.
Now, for the first time in history, the world’s oceans are being observed routinely and systematically by means of satellite and in situ techniques. The availability of these observations has led to rapid progress in ocean analysis and forecasting as well as new scientific understanding of oceanic variability and the role of the oceans in weather and climate.  This information and knowledge supports a wide range of societal and business benefits.
It is now critically important to ensure sustainability and further development of the present system and to realize the full extent of the benefits across all stakeholders and for all participating nations.  It is equally important to define a clear plan for extending the present system to include comprehensive observation, analysis and forecasting of the biogeochemical state of the ocean and the status of marine ecosystems.
The OceanObs’09 symposium will celebrate a decade of progress and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming decade. 
Meeting Goals
Document the importance and benefits of the existing ocean observing system.
Demonstrate its scientific, societal and economic impacts.
Revisit the current status, and update plans for the physical and carbon ocean observing systems.
Advance capabilities for marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems.
 
More information will be available in the coming months at:  www.oceanobs09.net

 
New "Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements"
 
We are pleased to announce the publication of the new “Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements”, edited by Andrew Dickson, Chris Sabine, and Jim Christian, which is a revised and updated version of the 1994 DOE Handbook of Methods for the Analysis of the Various Parameters of the Carbon Dioxide System in Sea Water.
 
To download the pdf version of the Handbook or to order hard copies, please visit the CDIAC Ocean CO2 site at:
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/Handbook_2007.html
 
2nd Joint Global Ocean Surface Underway Data (GOSUD) / Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Workshop
Seattle, Washington 10-12 June 2008

A workshop web page, including on-line registration, abstract submittal, and hotel information, will be posted in January 2008. The registration and abstract deadline will be 1 April 2008.

The primary purpose of the workshop is to expand areas of collaboration between the GOSUD project (http://www.ifremer.fr/gosud/) and the SAMOS initiative (http://samos.coaps.fsu.edu/). A new objective will be identifying areas for international collaboration with SAMOS-type initiatives in Europe and Australia and ongoing automated Voluntary Observing Ship programs. Through a series of invited speakers, contributed talks and posters, and panel discussions, workshop participants will continue to stimulate interest in utilizing automated atmospheric and near-surface ocean measurements to further the scientific objectives of the oceanic, atmospheric, and global climate communities.

The workshop is open to anyone (but limited to 45 participants) with an interest in high quality meteorological and near-surface oceanographic observations collected by automated sensors on ships. The organizers are seeking contributions from research and operational data users, marine technicians, vessel operators, and funding agencies. Members of the satellite, modeling, and other user communities are especially encouraged to attend. Past workshops have benefited by having an even mix of scientists, data managers, instrument developers, marine technicians, and governmental representatives.

The workshop will advance international plans to provide high-accuracy, calibrated, quality-controlled, near-surface ocean (GOSUD) and marine meteorological observations (SAMOS) to the scientific community. The observations currently collected by GOSUD and SAMOS are measured by automated underway instrument systems on research and merchant vessels. These research-quality observations are an essential component to the developing ocean observing system. They are an ideal resource to validate satellite sensors, provide benchmarks of air-sea flux fields, and improve our understanding of ocean circulations.

 
Bio-optics of the ocean carbon cycle
 
Developments in bio-optics for observing the ocean carbon cycle

A celebration of the research career of Professor Jim Aiken

19th February 2008, Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, Plymouth, UK

Science themes:

•    Surface ocean ecosystems & bio-optics

•    Remote sensing of the ocean carbon cycle

•    Synergies between modelling and ocean observations

•    Coastal observatories and oceanic time series

Keynote speakers include:

Chuck Trees, NATO Undersea Research Centre
Nicolas Hoepffner, Joint Research Centre of the European Union
Patrick Holligan, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Ian Robinson, University of Southampton
Carol Robinson, University of East Anglia
Jim Aiken, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

There will be an evening tour of the Plymouth Gin distillery, followed by dinner in the historical barbican area of Plymouth.
 
To register for the meeting and submit a poster abstract, please e-mail Julia Crocker (jlc@pml.ac.uk).

International Symposium on "Effects of Climate Change on the World's  Oceans", to be held in Gijon (Spain) May 19-23
 
Abstract deadline for the session on "Marine carbon cycling and other biogeochemical  cycles" particularly relevant to Carbo-ocean is the 15th of Januarty see: http://www.pices.int/meetings/international_symposia/2008_symposia/Climate_change/climate_background_3.aspx 
 
Session at EGU, Vienna
 
Peter Schlosser, Nicolas Gruber, and Doug Wallace are organizing a session on ocean tracers and carbon at this year’s EGU meeting in Vienna.  For more information, please visit:
 http://www.cosis.net/members/meetings/sessions/information.php?p_id=310&s_id=4985
 
New Nature publication
 
"Enhanced biological carbon cosumption in a high CO2 ocean" by Ulf Riebesell et al was published in Nature. For more more information see http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature06267.html
 
EGU General Assembly 2008 (Vienna, Austria, 13-18. April 2008)
Please consider to submit an abstract to the following session - submission deadline is 14 January 2008:BG3.1 Reducing uncertainties in the quantification of the oceanic sink for anthropogenic carbon (CARBOOCEAN) (co-listed in CL & OS)Description of the session:Currently, new data sets, new models, new analysis methods, and new processes on marine carbon cycling and its interaction with climate change are emerging. The gain in new knowledge may help to reduce uncertainties in the quantification of marine uptake of man-made CO2. With "uptake" we mean: uptake kinetics and integrated accumulation of anthropogenic carbon in the water column (time frame -200 to +200 years from now). Previous estimates on the strength of the oceanic carbon sink may have to be revised in view of the currently emerging understanding. Possibly, the finding of new processes and the evolving potential to monitor variations in the oceanic carbon sink may temporarily even increase the uncertainties in our quantification of global net air-sea carbon fluxes. We encourage contributions from all disciplines related to carbon cycle research which contribute to assessing the overall uncertainties in large-scale net air-sea CO2 fluxes and to potentially reducing these uncertainties. The session would be linked to the EU Integrated Project CARBOOCEAN, but contributions from outside this project are very welcome and are encouraged.
You can submit your abstract from here:http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2008/annotation.html
You find more about the meeting here:http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2008/
You find more about all sessions here (for BG3.1, click on "Biogeosciences" and then browse down):http://www.cosis.net/members/meetings/programme/overview_db.php?m_id=49
You find more on potential financial support options here:http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2008/financial_support.html
 
7th International NCCR Climate Summer School "Key challenges in climate variability and change"
Will yake place 31 August - 5 September 2008 in Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ticino, Switzerland. The NCCR Climate, Switzerland's Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic southern Swiss alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the seventh NCCR Climate Summer School 2008.

The topics covered at the NCCR Climate Summer School 2008 will include:

* pertinent aspects of climate physics and dynamics, extreme events
* climate phenomena and processes from seasonal to centennial time ranges
* assessment of predictability, and approaches to operational prediction
* associated impacts of climate change and variability

The Summer School invites young researchers from all fields of climate research. The courses cover a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. All Summer School participants are expected to present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed):

The summer school is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The registration fee (1400 CHF) includes full board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 DECEMBER 2007. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2008. On-line information, the preliminary programme and the application form are available at http://www.nccr-climate.unibe.ch/summer_school/2008/index_en.html

Gridded DIC, ALK and pCO2 data south of 40S available

The data is from the GBC paper: 'An Empirical Estimate of the Southern Ocean air-sea CO2 flux' is available in a friendly 1by1 degree gridded format for any GBC modelers or data-analysts. See http://web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~bmcneil/research.html for more details.

Revised version of the software "R" available

the R program which calculates parameters of the carbonate chemistry has been quite extensively revised. The update also benefits from new code contributed by Jim Orr. The seacarb package can be downloaded here (http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso/seacarb.php) or from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (http://cran.at.r-project.org/src/contrib/Descriptions/seacarb.html)

 

International workshop on chemical reference materials in ocean science

An international workshop on chemical reference materials in ocean science will be held in Tsukuba, Japan on Oct.29-Nov.2, 2007. The comparability and traceability of chemical data in the world's oceans are basic issues in marine science, and they are very important in studies of global change. The international workshop on chemical reference materials in ocean science will be focused on the measurement of nutrients and of ocean CO2 parameters. The meeting plans to review the current status of available chemical reference materials in ocean science, and will seek to establish international collaborations to promote the use of reference materials and to develop new chemical reference materials where a requirement has been identified. Michio Aoyama has proposed an International Nutrients Scale System (INSS) in seawater to establish comparability of nutrient data in the ocean. This proposal will be discussed during the workshop. We look forward to your participation. You can view the workshop details at http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Dep/ge/RMOS/RMOSworkshop.html

 

Controls on Carbon Biogeochemistry and Fluxes and their Associated Scales of Variability in Ocean Margins

the special session on the biogeochemistry to be held at the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Orlando, Florida March 2-7, 2008. The deadline for abstract submission is October 2, 2007. See http://www.aslo.org/orlando2008/ for additional information on the meeting and submission of abstracts. In keeping with the spririt of the meeting theme "From the Watershed to the Global Ocean", we encourage submissions on all aspects of ocean margin biogeochemistry, elemental cycles and processes that impact carbon cycling and fluxes and consider the role of margins as key interfaces between terrestrial and open ocean environments.

Surface pCO2 Variability and Vulnerabities workshop report

The committee for the Surface Ocean pCO2 Variability and Vulnerabilities (SOCOVV) workshop, held at UNESCO in Paris April 11-14 2007, is pleased to announce the online publication of the workshop report.  It is available in Word and pdf formats from the IOCCP web portal:
http://www.ioc.unesco.org/ioccp/Docs/SOCOVVreport.pdf (pdf, 3.3Mb)
http://www.ioc.unesco.org/ioccp/Docs/SOCOVVreport.doc (Word, 2.1Mb)
The report contains summaries of the scientific and technical presentations, the discussions from the Working Groups, as well as the national activity reports and updated underway, hydrography and time series tables and maps.
Thanks to all the participants who attended the workshop for their contributions to what was an interesting and stimulating meeting.  The oral presentations and many of the posters are available on the meeting website:
http://www.ioc.unesco.org/ioccp/pCO2_2007.htm

Session on Ocean Acidification as a part of Geologische Vereinigung meeting in Bremen (01.10.-05.10.2007) 

Upcoming scientific session on Ocean Acidification as a part of this year’s annual ‘Geologische Vereinigung’ meeting, to be held in Bremen, Germany. The meeting runs from October 1 to 5 with sessions being held from October 3 to 5. The programme is posted in the second circular. The session is entitled “*Ocean acidification: back to the future*”. For more information see http://www.rcom.marum.de/GV2007.html.

New homepage launched on Atlantic Ocean Carbon Sythesis Group

the homepage informs about the work of the Atlantic Ocean Carbon Synthesis group. It gives access to the extended CARINA data set, several documents from former meetings and gives access to the different working platforms used by the group. Please see http://www.carbon-synthesis.org/ for more information

Call for discussion topics: Fall 2007 Ocean AcidificationWorkshop

Announcement soliciting your input on potentialtopics of discussion for an upcoming OCB workshop focused on ocean acidification (Fall 2007, dates/location TBA). Please submit your ideas to the workshop organizers, Dr. Victoria Fabry (fabry@csusm.edu) and Dr. Chris Langdon (clangdon@rsmas.miami.edu) by August 21, 2007.

ECEM07 Abstract Submissions - Deadline 31 May 2007 - 6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling

ECEM07 the 6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling will be held in Trieste, Italy, on November 27-30, 2007. The meeting will have an oustanding scientific program, the website got thousands of contacts, the venue a stimulating and international environment, Submission deadline for the meeting is May 31! for more information see http://www2.ogs.trieste.it/ecem07/.

New Science publication

Corinne Le Quere and co-authors announce the publication of a new paper this week in Science: Saturations of the Southern Ocean CO2 sink due to recent climate change Authors: Corinne Le Quéré, Christian Roedenbeck, Erik T Buitenhuis, Thomas J Conway, Ray Langensfelds, Antony Gomez, Casper Labuschangne, Michel Ramonet, Takakiyo Nakazawa, Nicolas Metzl, Nathan P Gillett and Martin Heimann. You can also download the paper at http://lgmacweb.env.uea.ac.uk/lequere/publications.html

CARINA data publically available at CDIAC

The original CARINA cruises data and metadata are now available to public from CDIAC at http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/CARINA/Carina_inv.html through CARINA Cruise Summary Table and Data link.

New U.S. web site launched

A new U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biochemistry (OCB) web site was set up.

Call for ABSTRACTS to IMBER/LOICZ Continental Margins Open Science Conference (17-21 September 2007, Shanghai, China)

IMBER (http://www.imber.info/) and LOICZ (http://www.loicz.org/) are jointly organizing a Continental Margins Open Science Conference which will be held September 17-21, 2007 at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China.
This conference will provide a discussion platform for highlighting the most recent advances in the field and try to identify emerging directions and future research challenges. The conference is open to all students and scientists involved in biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems in the continental margins.

We are pleased to announce that the online Abstract submission is now opened. We encourage scientists and students to submit their abstract for oral or poster presentation to one of the following sessions:

Session 1) Ocean-Shelf biogeochemical Exchanges
Session 2) Continental Shelf Biogeochemistry and Couplings with Benthic Systems
Session 3) Continental Shelf Carbon in a High CO
2 World
Session 4) Continental Shelf Ecosystems from High to Low Latitudes
Session 5) Integrated Observations and Modeling: Visions and Reality
Session 6) Eutrophication and Oligotrophication in Coastal Systems
Session 7) Low Oxygen on Continental Shelves
Session 8) Sustainable Use of Continental Shelf Resources

Abstract submission deadline is
JUNE 1, 2007 by electronic submission through the conference web site only. Further information and guidelines are available at http://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=792&nid=6298

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts will be e-mailed to the corresponding author by 30 June, 2007.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to participate. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at
shanghai.osc@univ-brest.fr

EUR-OCEANS/CARBOOCEAN Summer School 2007

This summerschool is a joint venture between EU FP6 Integrated Project CARBOOCEAN and EU FP6 Network of Excellence EUR-OCEANS and funded to equal amounts by these two projects. We encourage in particular young researchers from these to projects to apply.

SOLAS Summer School 2007

The aim of the SOLAS summer school is to teach the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to understand the nature of ocean-atmosphere interactions. The School allows doctoral students and early-career researchers to see how their work fits into the broad canvas of SOLAS and the global change research effort. For more information and registration visit the webpage.

Imber and LOICZ conference a Continental Margins Open Science Conference (17.-21.09.2007 at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

This conference will provide a discussion platform for highlighting the most recent advances in the field and try to identify emerging directions and future research challenges. The conference is open to all students and scientists involved in biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems in the continental margins.

Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning, by contributing significantly to the life support systems of most societies. The coastal system is experiencing global and natural pressure, such as atmospheric and open ocean-shelf exchange, that are also modified by local and human forcings. The larger scale forcings include proximity to large river plumes, physiography of the continental shelf, and human forcings that modify atmospheric deposition across broad shelf areas. These global, local, and human pressures interactively impact on biogeochemical cycles and the marine food webs and have direct consequences for society.

The Conference, while building on biogeochemical advances from international programs such as JGOFS and LOICZ, aims to take the next steps in:
·              linking the biogeochemical cycles of the coastal and open oceans,
·              linking organisms, including higher organisms, to biogeochemical processes,
·              moving past the present-day status and incorporating response/prediction to the global and local changes,
·              exploring the function and possible future changes of the continental shelf pump and the climate related biogeochemistry of continental margins, and
·              assessing the variability and sustainability of the continental margin ecosystems

More information is now available on the conference website
http://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=792

North Atlantic data synthesis meeting

was heldt in Kiel, Germany, March 21st til 23rd of March. The meeting was hosted by IFM-Geomar and is a follow-up meeting from the one heldt in Iceland in June 2006. For more information see the minutes.

CARBOOCEAN 3rd annual meeting

the next CARBOOCEAN annual meeting will be in Bremen, Germany, 04.12-07.12.2007. So far, it is planned to start on Tuesday around 13:00 and to end on Friday around 12:00. If some of you would like to plan for special group meetings before/after the conference, please let me know and we will try to fix this as soon as possible to make sure that we get the meeting and hotel rooms we need.

SOLAS Summer School

On behalf of the Summer School Coordinating Committee, we are proud to  announce the 2007 SOLAS International Summer School. Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese in Corsica (France) 22 October - 3 November. For more information, including application, see: http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/solas/summerschool/

News from IOCCP

A white paper to promote the addition of oxygen sensors to the Argo float program has been released, and the authors are currently seeking comments from the wider community. To download the pdf (2MB) click on http://www.ioc.unesco.org/ioccp/docs/o2_argo_whitepaper_15feb07_r.pdf

This paper is aimed to form the basis for the discussions next month at the Argo SC meeting in Paris. The paper has been written by the members of the Argo-Oxygen writing team with input from the community at large. It synthesizes the main scientific motivations, the objective, as well as the current status of the technology, including the identification of currently existing gaps. It also outlines a possible path forward with regard to the actual implementation.

Revised DOE methods handbook

The DOE Methods Handbook (http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/DOE_94.pdf) has been a valuable resource to the community in promoting a standardization of approaches for making high-quality inorganic carbon measurements in the ocean. However, the handbook was published over a decade ago and techniques, as well as our understanding of the ocean carbon system, have continued to improve. We have now gone through each of the original sections of the handbook and revised the text to the best of our ability in an effort to bring the document up to date. We are please to announce an opportunity for you to contribute your knowledge to the community by reviewing these revisions for correctness and completeness. Please visit the Handbook Editor at: http://cdiac3.ornl.gov/handbook/ and follow the directions on the front page for downloading chapters and submitting your revisions. All constructive suggestions and comments will be welcomed until March 15, 2007. We also welcome additional techniques as long as you are willing to write them up in the same format as the existing SOPs and are willing to have these techniques reviewed by the community in the same fashion as the other SOPs. At the end of the review period, we will reconcile the suggestions and evaluate whether another round of reviews will be necessary. Please get your suggestions in early and do not count on another opportunity to provide comments later.

We have been working with CDIAC, IOCCP, and PICES to publish and widely distribute the revised handbook once the comments are incorporated. A version of the handbook will also be maintained on the web so that periodic updates can be made as necessary. We thank you in advance for your assistance in generating the highest quality methods handbook possible and hope that you will use this resource for your current and future carbon measurement needs

Impact of CO2 Changes on Biogeochemical Processes and Ecosystem Functioning at the IUGG general assembly in Perugia, Italy, on July 2 - 17, 2007

We should like to draw your attention to a session entitled Impact of CO2 Changes on Biogeochemical Processes and Ecosystem Functioning at the IUGG general assembly in Perugia, Italy, on July 2 - 17, 2007 and we welcome your participation.  Details of the session description are given below and further information about the assembly can be found at  http://www.iugg2007perugia.it/  .   
Deadline for Abstracts (electronic submission):  28 February 2006.
The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is the international organization dedicated to advancing, promoting, and communicating knowledge of the Earth system, its space environment, and the dynamical processes causing change.  It is sponsored by NSF, CIRES and national earth science bodies throughout the world. Through its constituent Associations, Commissions, and services, IUGG convenes international assemblies and workshops, undertakes research, assembles observations, gains insights, coordinates activities, liaises with other scientific bodies, plays an advocacy role, contributes to education, and works to expand capabilities and participation worldwide.   For more information about IUGG and its associations see http://www.iugg.org/

Surface Ocean CO2 Variability and Vulnerabilities workhop

IOCCP, SOLAS, IMBER and GCP are very pleased to announce a workshop entitled ‘Surface Ocean CO2 Variability and Vulnerabilities’, which will be held April 11-14, 2007 at UNESCO headquarters, Paris France.  This meeting will bring together more than 50 experts on ocean carbon measurements, physical and ecosystem modelling, atmospheric data, data managers and policy makers.  An international meeting with over 20 nations represented, it will aim to present the current state of knowledge of ocean carbon fluxes, how the fluxes have varied in the recent past, and to analyse and discuss the potential effects of climatic variability on the future fluxes. More information, including the provisional agenda is available at the workshop website: http://www.ioc.unesco.org/ioccp/pCO2_2007.htm

Session on coastal and shelf at AGU in Vienna

The session tile is BG2.02 Biogeochemistry of coastal seas and continental shelves (co-listed in Ocean Sciences) organized by Helmuth Thomas and Alberto V. Borges.

OS13 Sensitivity of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles to climate change

will be held in the upcoming EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, 15-20 April 2007.The abstract deadline is the 15th of January for further visit the EGU Assembly site:
http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/ You can find the  OS13 announcement under 'Call-for-Paper Programme' and 'Ocean Sciences'. Direct link:http://www.cosis.net/members/meetings/programme/view.php?p_id=249

Report from the Initial North Atlantic Synthesis meeting is available 

the final report from the meeting held in Laugurvatn, Iceland, June 28-30 is now available.

CARBOOCEAN on tv

the German tv station ZDF had a reportage about Ulf Riebesell's mesocosm experiment in "Abenteuer Wissen". For more information visit the ZDF homepage.  

CarboNordic Startup Workshop

To initate a CarboNordic student exchange program between northern European countries was a startup workshop held in Kiel, Germany on May 18 and 19, 2006. Seven guests, both teachers and scientists, from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden were met by German colleagues and students. Read the report and the outline..

CARBOOCEAN North Atlantic Carbon Synthesis Workshop

The workshop took place in Laugurvatn, Iceland from the 28th until the 30th of June 2006. Please read the summary from the IOCCP for more information.

Abstract submission deadline for the First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues

There are 2 weeks left before the 15 May abstract submission deadline for the First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues sponsored by the Global Carbon Project in Mexico City, September 4-8, 2006.

We invite scientists, practitioners, decision makers, and scholars working on issues related to carbon within the context of urban and regional development and regional carbon budgets, to participate in this Conference and to submit abstracts for papers and posters.  We are planning to publish selected papers from the conference in a variety of forms including books and special journal editions.

We would appreciate it if you could circulate this important announcement throughout your network and upload it onto your website, etc. It would also be useful if you could solicit abstracts from scientists from your community during the call for contributions.

Conference Website: http://www.gcp-urcm.org

Conference Contact: Melanie Hartman at gcp-urcm[AT]nies.go.jp

Post Conference Opportunity for Young Scientists

Directly after the URCM conference, on September 9th and 10th, the new IGBP Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES; http://www.aimes.ucar.edu) core project will convene a 2 day workshop on Urbanization Interactions with Biogeochemistry and Climate.  The goal of the workshop is to produce a manuscript reviewing the state of our knowledge on urbanization impacts on biogeochemistry and climate from an Earth’s System perspective, and identify key gaps and research priorities that the YSN can pursue for the next few years. For more information please contact Kathy Hibbard at email: kathyh[AT]ucar.edu

Article about CARBOOCEAN IP in the Magazine on European Research

In the February edition of the Magazine on European Reseach was the article "Mysteries of the ocean" published. The article is about the unique relationship between the sea and CO2 and is online available.

Meeting CARBOOCEAN of WP9 at Instituto de Ciencias del Mar in Barcelona

A WP9 meeting was held at the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar in Barcelona on the 2nd and the 3rd of March. A summary is available.

CARBOOCEAN mesocosm experiment on tv

The German TV channel "RTL" will soon broadcast "Spiegel-TV" (planned for Sunday, March, 19). Amongst other topics, the telecast will deal with CARBOOCEAN research including a short feature on the mesocosm experiment that was carried out last year in Espegrend, Norway.

CARBOOCEAN modeling summer school 2006

The CARBOOCEAN summer school 2006 "Modelling of the marine carbon cycle from small to global scale" took place in Bergen from 18.06.-25.06.2006 in Bergen, Norway.

CarboSchools Booklet available

The CarboSchools booklet is now available on the CarboSchools homepage.

 

 

 

 

 

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