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Training course: Sistemas de carbonatos – documentación de conjuntos de datos, su análisis y visualización geográfica, en el marco del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 14.3 para minimizar los impactos de acidificación de los océanos (in Spanish)

Summary

El curso proporcionará las herramientas necesarias para evaluar la calidad de los datos QA/QC que permitan seleccionar sólo aquellos que cumplan con la calidad requerida para el indicador ODS 14.3.1. Aplicar las mejores prácticas para estandarizar y organizar los datos de acuerdo a la metodología 14.3.1. Identificar cuales son las herramientas de análisis más apropiadas y utilizarlas adecuadamente. Por último los participantes aprenderán a visualizar los resultados de los análisis de manera que sean entendibles para públicos no especializados, incrementando las capacidades en los países para reportar el indicador.
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Workshop announcement: underway and sensor CO2 data and metadata quality control procedures

When: 1-3 April 2019

Where: Sopot, Poland

Description: It is a fundamental requirement when investigating major issues like global change to have absolute confidence in the quality of the data utilized in the process. Due to the fundamental role of surface ocean CO2 data in such investigations, significant effort has gone over the past
decade into developing techniques and methodologies that allow globally coherent quality control of this data. The goal of this workshop is to update the workshop participants on those protocols through a series of lectures and practicals given in the context of the most comprehensive surface ocean CO2 data set, the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas.

Participation: Registration is free and on a “first come – first served” basis to welcome 20 participants at maximum. To register please send an email by 22 March 2019 to Maciej Telszewski (m.telszewski@ioccp.org) and Karol Kulinski (kroll@iopan.pl) with your name, title and full affiliation as well as a brief description of your post in relation to the workshop agenda.

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Call for applications: OA-ICC/SCOR training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios, 24-28 June 2019, Monaco

Deadline for applications through competent official authorities: 5 April 2019!

Location/Dates: IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco, 24-28 June 2019

Organizers: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group 149.

Purpose:
The objectives of this training course are to become familiar with the modes of learning available in the new SCOR WG149 web-based best practice guide (to become available in April 2019). This best practice guide will provide a valuable platform to test methods and best practices for ocean acidification studies within a multi-stressor context that were developed at an IAEA Technical Meeting held in Monaco in June 2017.

Expected Outputs:
– Competency in the use of the new web-based best practices guide that can be passed on to others;
– New tools and best practices to study ocean acidification in conjunction with other stressors tested and adapted as necessary;
– Increased capacity by participants to study ocean acidification in a multi-stressor context; and
– New science collaborations among scientists attending the event.

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Call for applications: 2019 course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors

Application deadline: 1 February 2019

Building on the success of the 2015 training course, IOCCP and EU BONUS INTEGRAL Project (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea) are now organizing a 10-day international training course on “Instrumenting our ocean for better observation:a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors.” The course will be held on June 10-19, 2019 at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences, in Kristineberg, Sweden. This course responds to the growing demand of the global ocean observing system and the marine biogeochemistry community for expanding the correct usage and generation of information from a suite of autonomous biogeochemical sensors.

The goal of the course is to train the new generation of marine biogeochemists in the use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to assure the best possible quality of the data produced. The workshop will be limited to a total of 28 participants at a PhD / early postdoc level selected through a competitive process at the discretion of the organizers.

This intensive training course will provide trainees with lectures and hands-on field and laboratory experience with sensors (deployment, interfacing, troubleshooting and calibration), will provide in-depth knowledge on data reduction and quality control as well as data management. This course will also provide an overview on the use of remote sensing, modelling and intelligent data extrapolation techniques.

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PERSGA Member States trained on ocean acidification in Aqaba

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Credit: PERSGA

A group of 26 participants representing 7 Member States (Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen) of the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), had the opportunity to attend a 5-day introductory course on ocean acidification in Aqaba, Jordan from 30 September to 4 October 2018. This regional workshop was organized by PERSGA in partnership with the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and the Marine Science Station (MSS)/University of Jordan and Yarmouk University.

The workshop sought to give participants entering the field of ocean acidification a solid overview of the topic, from the underlying chemistry to its impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. It introduced methods used to monitor ocean acidification in the field, as well as approaches to assess the risk to marine life using lab experiments. An international group of experts shared their expertise in ocean acidification research through lectures and practical demonstrations.

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Application open: short course on stable isotope application for studies of ocean acidification (in spanish)

Los isótopos estables pueden integrar procesos ecológicos y biogeoquímicos tanto en el espacio y el tiempo. Los isótopos de carbono pueden rastrear el origen y movimiento de elementos y sustancias clave, debido a los fraccionamientos isotópicos asociados con reacciones físicas/biológicas. La química del carbonato es altamente variable tanto en el espacio como en el tiempo en el dominio costero a lo largo de muchas regiones de interfaz tierra-océano en todo el mundo. La escorrentía de los ríos, la surgencia costera, la respiración de la materia orgánica, todos constituyen fuentes importantes que podrían afectar el pool del carbono inorgánico disuelto (DIC) en el océano. Las herramientas isotópicas podrían ser, por lo tanto, útiles para identificar la contribución
de diferentes fuentes de DIC que impulsan cambios en el sistema de carbonato a lo largo de los ríos y en la zona costera adyacente. A través del análisis de isótopos estables en estructuras calcáreas (CaCO3), podemos también determinar la contribución relativa de estas diferentes fuentes de carbono en su construcción. Todas estas aplicaciones son muy útiles cuando se trata de comprender la ruta del carbono y el fraccionamiento en condiciones de Acidificación de los Océanos (AO) impulsadas por el incremento en pCO2. Durante este curso, discutiremos las bases teóricas de los isótopos estables y el sistema de carbonato en el océano, y revisaremos algunas de las formas en que se
utilizan los isótopos estables en la química del carbono y en los estudios de AO, en base a diferentes casos de estudio, así como los métodos de colecta y preservación de dichas muestras para su análisis.

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Webinar: managing global acidification on a regional scale: how the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastal acidification networks (MACAN and NECAN) are working to understand impacts through partnerships

Time: Oct 2, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: The chemistry of the ocean is changing. Carbon dioxide released through emissions and deforestation is absorbed and dissolved into the ocean. The regional Coastal Acidification Networks of the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NECAN and MACAN) are consortiums of scientists, marine industry, and resource managers with a central goal of sharing information to better understand the impacts of acidification to appropriately manage and adapt to these conditions. Coordinators for NECAN and MACAN will discuss how these regional efforts work towards identifying and pursuing opportunities to understand coastal and ocean acidification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building upon the skills and interests of individual members and providing a forum to share best practices in monitoring, sampling collection, and researching effects to collectively meet the challenges of our changing coastal and ocean waters.

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