SOLAS update

Workshops on SOLAS Core Themes 4 and 5, 27-29 November 2018, Roma, Italy. Registration deadline: 30 October 2018

i) Influence of coastal pollution on marine atmospheric chemistry: effects on climate and human health,
  27-28 Nov 2018

ii) Interconnections between aerosols, clouds, and marine ecosystems in contrasting environment,
  28-29 Nov 2018
  • Register by 30 October 2018 here.
  • Check the agenda and invited speakers here.
  • More details here.
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SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019: Website updates
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    15 November 2018 is the deadline for:
      - Early bird registration
      - Abstract submission (talk or poster)
      - Discussion session submission
      - Application of travel support
  • The official conference website has been updated with Sapporo local information. Check it here.
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OCB stipends for US-based postdocs to attend the SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019

 is seeking applications from interested U.S.-based postdocs who require financial assistance in order to attend the SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019. Travel stipend recipients will be expected to present a poster at the conference.

Please submit your application to the OCB Project Office (hbenway@whoi.edu) by October 26, 2018. More information here.

SOLAS session at the Living Planet Symposium 2019: Abstract submission is open

The session on Remote Sensing of the Ocean Surface and Lower Atmosphere - a SOLAS Session, is convened by Peter Minnett (U. Miami) and Diego Fernandez (ESA). Session descriptions can be found here.
Deadline for abstract submission is 11 Nov 2018 (23:59 CEST).
Please refer to the guidelines for submitting an abstract and submit your abstract here.

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Welcome Chon-Lin Lee as the new SOLAS National Representative of Chinese Taipei
SOLAS welcomes Chon-Lin Lee as the new national representative of Chinese Taipei. Chon-Lin is currently a Distinguished Professor from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He investigates anthropogenic pollutants (persistent and emerging organic) in various environmental media including aerosols and air/microlayer/sea interactions.
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To iCACGP from SOLAS, on the occasion of your 60th anniversary

We thank iCACGP for their invaluable advice and support, and we congratulate you on your anniversary. Here’s to many more years of doing great science together!


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Upcoming deadlines

  • Training course from Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) on pdfOcean Data Management for Researchers, 3-7 December 2018, Oostende, Belgium. Apply by 15 October 2018 here.
  • The POGO-PML Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export (ANDREX) Cruise. Apply by 17 October 2018 here.
  • The 2019 OCB Summer Science Workshop, 24-27 June 2019, Woods Hole, MA, USA. Submit your ideas for activities and plenary sessions by 19 October 2018 here.
  • ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, 23 February-2 March 2019, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abstract submission by 22 October 2018 here.
  • ENSO Science Symposium, 29 January-2 February 2019, Hobart, Australia. Abstract submission by 30 October 2018. More information here.
  • Training Course on Marine Radioactivity, 20-22 February 2019, Puerto Rico. Apply by 30 October 2018. More information here.
  • OceanVisions2019 - Climate Summit "Successes in resilience, adaptation, mitigation, and sustainability", 1-4 April 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA. Registration and abstract submission by 30 October 2018 here.
  • OceanObs’19 Community White Paper deadline extended. Submissions by 31 October 2018 here.
  • Annette Barthelt prize (6000EUR) for German marine researchers (>30 years), for work related to a research cruise completed no more than 2 years ago. Apply by 1 November 2018 here.
  • OCB is seeking nominations for the Scientific Steering Committee. Submit a nomination to the Project Office by 7 November 2018. More information here.
  • The Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) invites interested researchers to self-nominate for a membership in the Development Team and/or working groups. Apply by 15 November 2018 here.
  • The IOC-GO2NE Summer School 2019, 2-8 September 2019, Xiamen, China. Apply by 15 November 2018 here.
  • EuroMarine 2019 General Assembly, 30-31 January 2019, Cádiz, Spain. Register by 30  November 2018 here.
  • The 7th Kaplan Symposium: Tracers in the Sea: Trace Elements and their Isotopes in the Oceans, Future Directions and Instrumental Frontiers, 11-13 February 2019, Eilat, Israel. Register and submit an abstract by 30 November 2018. More details here.

The NASA Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Project will be launched in 2022

PACE is a strategic climate continuity activity that will not only extend key heritage ocean color, cloud, and aerosol data records, but also promises to enable new insight into oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric responses to Earth’s changing climate.
Learn more about the PACE mission and its payload here.

International Quality Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) version 0.1

The primary focus of IQuOD is to produce and freely distribute the highest quality and complete single ocean profile repository along with (intelligent) metadata and assigned uncertainties for use in ocean climate research applications. IQuOD v0.1 is a preliminary data set which includes uncertainties on each temperature measurement and intelligent metadata for identifying critical missing information. This data set includes subsurface ocean profiles of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, ocean tracers, optics, and biology (chlorophyll, plankton) taken from 1772 to 2018 in the global ocean using bottles, CTD, XBT, MBT, profiling floats, moored buoys, ice drifting buoys, gliders, towed profilers, and instrumented pinnipeds.
More information here.


  • Upcoming events
    • CMIP6 Model Analysis Workshop, 25-28 March 2019, Barcelona, Spain. More information here.
    • EGU 2019 General Assembly, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria. More information here.
    • 2019 International Ocean Colour Science Meeting, 9-12 April 2019, Busan, South Korea. More information here.
    • EurOCEAN Conference, 11-12 June 2019, Paris, France. More information here.
    • Future Oceans2 IMBeR Open Science Conference, 17-21 June 2019, Brest, France. More information here.
    • ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on “Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: Assessing and understanding their changes and predicting their future”, 15-21 July 2019, Trieste, Italy. More details here.
    • The 2019 International Sea Ice Symposium, 19-23 August 2019, Winnipeg, Canada. More information here.
    • The 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography, 1-6 September 2019, Sydney, Australia. More information here.
  • Published literature

    • Updated OA-ICC bibliographic database with more than 5000 references including citations, abstracts, and keywords is online available. Read the user instructions here.
    • The Ocean Colour Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Specification Sheet has been published. View and download it here.
  • Funding opportunities

    • EU calls for proposals for ERC Starting Grants 2019. Submit a proposal by 17 October 2018 here.
    • APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2019. Submit a proposal by 7 November 2018 for CRRP 2018 here and for CAPaBLE 2018 here.
    • European Space Agency-Future Earth call for proposals 2018. Proposal submission by 2 November 2018. More information here.
    • EU calls for proposals for the ERC Synergy Grants 2019. Submit a proposal by 8 November 2018. More information here.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Call for papers on Carbon cycling in tidal wetlands and estuaries of the contiguous United States in an AGU cross-journal special collection. Paper submission until 1 February 2019. More information here.
    • GEOTRACES Best Practice List is available here.
    • The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. More information here.
  • Flick though some newsletters

    • CLIVAR October 2018 Bulletin here
    • EGU newsletter here
    • EuroMarine E-news Summary - Digest 91 - 12 October 2018 here
    • IMBeR eNews 8 October 2018 here
    • IIOE-2 Newsletter here
    • OCB newsletter October 11, 2018 here
    • PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2018, no. 10 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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