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SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019: DEADLINE REMINDER

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting: SOLAS Relevant Sessions

A11B:   Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Radiation Studies over the Southern Ocean I
A12C:   Cloud-Aerosol-Radiation-Climate Interactions in the Southeastern Atlantic I
A13D:   Marine Aerosols, Trace Gases, and Clouds over the North Atlantic II
A14B:   Aerosol Exchange Across the Air–Sea Interface: Deposition and Emission II
A44F:   Role of Ocean–Atmosphere Interaction in Regional Climate Variability and Change I
A54C:   Climate Variability and Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction over the North Atlantic II
C34B:   Sea Ice–Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions in the “New” Arctic and Southern Oceans I
OS31A: Air–Sea Interaction from Tropics to Extratropics: Ocean
              Mesoscales, Teleconnections, and Climate Predictions I


Upcoming deadlines

  • 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 13th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science, 22-26 July 2019, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Submit your session proposals by 30 November 2018. More information here.


  • The IMBeR Future Oceans2 Open Science Conference, 17-21 June 2019, Brest, France. Abstract submission and registration is open until 1 December 2018. More information here. Pay attention to the SOLAS relevant sessions:
    • Atmospheric control in the Low Nutrient Low-Chlorophyll (LNLC) Ocean: effects on marine life today and in the future.
    • Biogeochemical and biological processes promoted by ocean mixing.
  • GODAE OceanView (GOV) Symposium - OceanPredict '19, 6-10 May 2019, Halifax, Canada. Submit an abstract by 7 December 2018 here.
  • The 2019 SCOR visiting Scholars Programme is open to any scientists who have time available to spend teaching and mentoring in a developing country for two weeks or more. Applications should be sent to here by 14 December 2018.
  • CMIP6 Model Analysis Workshop, 25-28 March 2019, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract submission and Travel Support Application due on 15 December 2018. More information here.
  • 2019 International Ocean Colour Science Meeting, 9-12 April 2019, Busan, South Korea. Early registration by 31 December 2018. More information here.

James Drummond was awarded the Martin Bergmann Medal

The iCACGP Scientific Secretary James Drummond was awarded the Martin Bergmann Medal by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his exceptional contributions to Arctic research, science, and leadership.
His contributions in furthering Arctic research include his establishment of PEARL (Polar Environment Atmospheric Research), the globally-recognised Arctic flagship observatory that has contributed to a significant body of research.

Many congratulations to Jim!


  • Upcoming events
    • EGU 2019 General Assembly, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria. More information here.
      Note session AS2.5/OS4.14: Physical processes of Air-Sea Interaction and their representation. Abstracts due 10 January 2019
    • The 4th Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) International Workshop, 14-17 April 2019, Hangzhou, China. More information here.
    • Atmospheric Convection and Air-Sea Interactions of the Tropical Oceans, 7-9 May 2019, Boulder, United State. More information here.
    • IOCCP and BONUS INTEGRAL international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors", 10-21 June 2019, Kristineberg, Sweden. Download the announcement flyer here.
    • The 2019 International Sea Ice Symposium, 19-23 August 2019, Winnipeg, Canada. Download more information here.
    • The 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography, 1-6 September 2019, Sydney, Australia. More information here.
  • Published literature

    • A Policy Brief on 'Ocean-based measures for climate action' and a video on ‘Ocean for Climate’ by IDDRI available here.
    • A newly published "Guideline of Ocean Observations" edited and published by The Oceanographic Society of Japan available here.
    • Special Issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research dedicated to Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) available here.
    • An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C available here.
  • Funding opportunities

    • Call for proposals open for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on ocean acidification. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 November 2018. More information here.
    • The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) is seeking proposals for OCB-relevant activities. Submit workshop proposals electronically to the OCB Project Office by December 3, 2018. More information here.
  • Miscellaneous

    • SOOSmap is a new portal for finding circumpolar, internationally curated datasets of observations, developed by the Southern Ocean Observing System. Check it here.
    • The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels beginning in 2019. Nominations or self-nominations are due 7 January 2019. More information here.
    • The US CLIVAR and OCB invite participations in a survey of the US GO-SHIP program. The US GO-SHIP program is an affiliate of international GO-SHIP, which performs global ship-based decadal surveys to collect, document, and store high precision and full depth hydrographic and biogeochemical data from the global ocean. Please fill out the survey by 7 December 2018 here.
  • Flick though some newsletters

    • Biogeochemical-Argo the 5th Newsletter here
    • CLIVAR November 2018 Bulletin here
    • EuroMarine E-news Summary - Digest 92 - 25 October 2018 here
    • OA-ICC Highlights July - September 2018, download here
    • OCB newsletter November 8, 2018 here
    • PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2018, no. 11 here
    • SCOR Newsletter #38 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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