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n°15 - August 2008



11-16 August 2008: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
E2E EcoModel: IMBER/EUR-OCEANS Summer School on Analyses of the interactions between end-to-end marine food webs and biogeochemical cycles in various systems. http://www.imber.info/E2E_EcoModel_home.html
Leader: Temel Oguz (oguz@ims.metu.edu.tr)
Plenary lectures will be broadcasted throughout the week LIVE on the internet. Broadcast will begin on Monday 11 August at 9.00 am Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) and the program will be displayed daily. Please visit http://www.odtutv.metu.edu.tr/program.php and check the box called CANLI YAYIN on the upper left corner. The program will be there.

6-9 October 2008: Monaco
The IMBER SIC! Subgroup 3 will hold a Town Hall Meeting during the "Ocean in a High CO2 Symposium" http://www.ocean-acidification.net/

7-8 November 2008: Miami, USA
2008 IMBER Executive Meeting: The next Joint IMBER GLOBEC Executive Meeting is being planned in Miami prior to the IMBER IMBIZO.

9-13 November 2008: Miami, USA
IMBER IMBIZO 2008 (http://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=1185)
Notifications of attendance were sent to registrants.

23 Oct-2 Nov 2008: Dalian, PR China
PICES Annual Meeting: Beyond observations to achieving understanding and forecasting in a changing North Pacific: Forward to the FUTURE
Special session co-sponsored by IMBER: http://www.pices.int/meetings/annual/PICES17/scientific_program.aspx?session=S9#S9
Deadline for Application: 1 July, 2008 Further Information
Full information at http://www.pices.int/meetings/annual/PICES17/background.aspx

IMBER/SOLAS coastal upwellings session at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (25-31 January 2009, Nice, France)
Co-Chairs: Carol Robinson (carol.robinson@uea.ac.uk), Des Barton (e.d.barton@iim.csic.es) Doug Wallace (dwallace@ifm-geomar.de)

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Funding and collaborative opportunities

Call for abstracts
AGU Fall Meeting (Dec 15-19, San Francisco)
Session focusing on the direct impacts of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and decreasing pH on marine systems.
OS32: Ocean Acidification: Impacts From the Coast to Open Ocean Based Upon Laboratory Studies, Proxy Data and Instrumental Records
The deadline for abstract submission is Sept 10, 2008
Further information at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/

Bottle files including extensive DOC (and some DON) data generated by Dennis Hansell and Craig Carlson since the mid 1990's (JGOFS and WOCE) and through the present (CLIVAR) are accessible at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/biogeochem/Data.html
If you have DOM data that you wish to make publicly available through this collection, please contact Dennis Hansell (dhansell@rsmas.miami.edu) or Craig Carlson ( carlson@lifesci.ucsb.edu)

Extra copies of the "North American Continental Margins Synthesis and Planning Workshop Report" and "The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR)" are available upon request. Contact: Mary Zawoysky (mzawoysky@whoi.edu)

NASA funding opprtunities for Gulf of Mexico research
Proposals are due September 30, 2008
Further information

Call for papers: Arctic Frontiers 2009 The Age of the Arctic
18-23 January 2009, Tromso, Norway
Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations: October 15, 2008

Call for Coastal Ocean Interim Synthesis Activities
The North American Carbon Program (NACP) research community, is currently engaged in a number of interim synthesis activities, intended to bring together progress to date regarding our ability to diagnose and understand the North American carbon balance. Foci for these interim syntheses include land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide and non-CO2 carbon. These are "interim" syntheses because they are not intended to encompass the prediction and decision support objectives of the NACP science implementation strategy.

The NSF invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals for projects that will contribute to the further development of the Arctic Observing Network (AON) and enable the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH).
Full proposal deadline: Sept 30, 2008


Early career scientist opportunities

The Call for the 2008 EUR-OCEANS Awards is now open.
EUR-OCEANS Awards consist in the Rolland Wollast Award for Scientific Accomplishment and the Young Scientist Award. The deadline for proposals will be the 15th September 2008.
All the information is available on http://integration.eur-oceans.eu/awards.php

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Postdoctoral Fellow in carbon cycle modelling within the project "CARBOSEASON", Univeristy of Bergen, Norway
Deadline for application: August 15, 2008

Climate Change Team Leader, The Nature Conservancy, Worldwide Office, Arlington, Virginia USA.

Remote Sensing Scientists, Plymouth, UK
Deadline for application: August 18, 2008

Marine Biophysical Modeller, at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
Deadline for application: August 22, 2008

Postdoc position in ecological modelling / applied statistics at IRD, Sète, France
Deadline for application: October 1, 2008

Job opportunities at the University of Hawaii
Deadline for application: September 30, 2008
1. Program manager, see: http://imina.soest.hawaii.edu/PFRP/pfrp_mgr_recruitment.html
2. Post-doctoral researcher in population dynamics, see: http://imina.soest.hawaii.edu/PFRP/pdf/28387.pdf

Research scientist on large pelagic fish, IFREMER, Brest, France
Deadline for application: August 22, 2008

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Publications / Web Resources

Extra copies of the "North American Continental Margins Synthesis and Planning Workshop Report" and "The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR)" are available upon request. Contact: Mary Zawoysky (mzawoysky@whoi.edu)

A Theme Section (TS) on Ocean Iron Fertilisation was published on line by the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series.
http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v364/ (See midway down that page.) The TS comprises 12 contributed papers that cover scientific, legal, ethical, environmental and logistical implications of large-scale iron fertilization of the oceans. Some papers focus on the HNLC ocean and others on the LNLC ocean, and there are both commentary pieces and research articles such as modelling simulations. The Theme Section is open-access and should be a valuable resource to educators, students, scientists and the general public.

NSF Press Release: Outflow from World's Largest River --the Amazon--Powers Atlantic Ocean Carbon "Sink"

2 useful links about the Marine Carbon Cycle:
1) The Ocean's carbon balance by Holli Riebeek http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/OceanCarbon/page1.html
2) Southern Ocean carbon cycle http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=18076

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2008-2009 Meetings / Conferences / Workshops

25-31 January 2009: Nice, France
ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting A Cruise Through Nice Waters ( http://www.aslo.org/forms/nice2009.html)

- Special Session: The Dark Ocean: Changing Paradigms in a Changing Ocean.
Co-chairs: Gerhard J. Herndl (Herndl@nioz.nl), Javier Arístegui (jaristegui@dbio.ulpgc.es) and Dennis A. Hansell (dhansell@rsmas.miami.edu)

- Special Session: Biogeochemistry and physical dynamics of coastal upwelling regions.
Co-Chairs: Carol Robinson (carol.robinson@uea.ac.uk), Des Barton (e.d.barton@iim.csic.es) Doug Wallace (dwallace@ifm-geomar.de)

- Special session: Experimental Approaches to Assess Climate Change Impacts on Marine Phytoplankton.
Co-Chairs: Philip Boyd (Pboyd@chemistry.otago.ac.nz) and David Hutchins (dahutch@usc.edu)

- Special Session: Aquatic biogeochemistry as only skin deep: Trace element exchange, meta-stable speciation and reactions at interface. Co-Chairs: David Amouroux (david.amouroux@univ-pau) and Tom Church (tchurch@UDel.Edu)

- Special session: Oxygen Minimum Zones: Structure, Processes, and Climate Change
Co-Chairs:Karen Wishner (kwishner@gso.uri.edu), Bess Ward, Kendra Daly, S. W. A. Naqvi, Brad Seibel, Stuart Wakeham, Jing Zhang

9-13 Feb: Melbourne, Australia
9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (9ICSHMO)

2-6 March 2009: Tahiti, French Polynesia
The 11th Pacific Science Intercongress

8-11 July: Corvallis, USA.
PAGES 3rd Open Science Meeting
A PAGES Young Scientists Meeting will be held alongside the OSM from 6 - 7 July 2009

24-28 August: Melbourne, Australia
iLEAPS Science Conference 2009
Deadline for session proposal: June 24, 2008

31 August-4 Sept: Geneva, Switzerland
World Climate Conference

13-19 September 2009: Jena, Germany
International Carbon Dioxide Conference

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