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n°42 - August 2011




AGU Fall Meeting 2011

5-9 December 2011: San Francisco, California, USA.

  •  EPOCA and IMBER Special session:
    (OS13) "Ocean Acidification: Past Events, Present Conditions and Future Impacts". Further info

Planet under Pressure Conference

New knowledge towards solutions, 26-29 March 2012, London, UK.

Planet under pressure 2012

TOS/ASLO/AGU 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting

20-24 February 2012: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.Deadline fo abstact submission: 7 October 2011.Further info

Ocean Science Meeting 2012
  • Session 124 organised by the members of the IMBER/CLIOTOP Working Group 1: "Early life history: new insights into the early life stages and reproductive dynamics of large marine vertebrates";
  • Session 074 organised by the member of the SIC Working Group: "The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle: Data Syntheses, Analyses and Modeling".
EUR-OCEANS conference
IMBER sponsored meeting.
24-26 October 2011, Toulouse, France.
Ocean deoxygenation and implications for marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems.

New National Contact in Korea

  • Dr Se-Jong Ju is IMBER’s newest national contact. He is a Principle Research Scientist in the Deep-sea & Marine Georesources Research Department of the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI). He is also an Affiliated Associate Professor of Marine Environmental System Science at the University of Science & Technology in Daejeon, Korea. More info..
JU Se-Jong
  • 20-23 September 2011, Shizuoka, Japan: Joint FRA-CLIOTOP Workshop (Working Group 1 and 3) on " Advancing Comparative Ecological Studies of Early Life History and Recruitment Strategy of Bluefin Tunas and the Related Species, and Effects of Environmental Changes on the Fluctuations of Oceanic Top Predators". Attendance and abstract deadline: 9 September 2011. More info
  • Welcome!
    Hideki Nakano and Haritz Arrizabalaga are new members of CLIOTOP SSC. More info
    Liam Campling is new member of CLIOTOP WG5. More info
  • New information about CLIOTOP WG3 are now available. More info
IMBER publications
  • SIC Sub-Group 3 (SIOA) publication: Fujita K., Hikami M., Suzuki A., Kuroyanagi A., Sakai K., Kawahata H., & Nojiri Y., 2011. Effects of ocean acidification on calcification of symbiont-bearing reef foraminifers. Biogeosciences 8(8):2089-2098. Read the article
  • EPOCA publication: Haynert K., Schönfeld J., Riebesell U., Polovodova I., in press. Biometry and dissolution features of the benthic foraminiferal species Ammonia aomoriensis at high pCO2. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi: 10.3354/meps09138. Further info
  • Beaufort L., Probert I., de Garidel-Thoron T., Bendif E. M., Ruiz-Pino D., Metzl N., Goyet C., Buchet N., Coupel P., Grelaud M., Rost B., & Rickaby R. E. M., 2011. Sensitivity of coccolithophores to carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification. Nature 476:80-83. Further info

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Funding and collaborative opportunities

The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites researchers to submit proposals for high-level research conferences to take place in 2013 within the framework of its research conferences scheme. Submission deadline: 15 September 2011.Further info
The EU-supported MESOAQUA project has funding available for international involvement in mesocosm studies in 2012, either for participation in experiments already planned by others, or for development of new activities. EU funding will cover researchers’ travel and accommodation,  technological support and some consumables. Either individuals or groups can apply. Application deadline: 30 September 2011.Further info  
NSF solicitation: Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC).Full proposal deadline: 19 October 2011.Further info
Federal Funding Opportunity for the NOAA Climate Program.Variety of climate change topics: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA).Deadline for application: 2 November 2011. Further info

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Early career scientist opportunities

16-17 September 2011: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Early Career Scientist Workshop (ECSW) titled "Challenges and chances of interdisciplinary collaboration in Land Ecosystem - Atmospheric Processes (LEAP) science".
Further information
24-27 April 2012: Calviá, Majorca, Spain.
Second ICES/PICES conference for early career scientists: ocean of change.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2011.
Further info
oceans of change
Ocean Summer School: Information about courses offered by different organizations.
Further info
EuroMarine (FP7 project): Request to participate in a "marine education" inventory.
Further info
MARES Joint Doctoral Training Programme: Registration Details and Training Catalogue published.
Further info 
2011-2013 cohort recruiting for the minorities striving and pursuing higher degrees of success professional development program (MS PHD'S PDP).
Further info 

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Lab Manager, Lab Technician and Field Technician positions in Marine Microbiology, Coral Genomics, Coral Reef Ecology, Biodiversity, Marine Ecology, and Fisheries Ecology in the Red Sea, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

3-year senior research fellow position in marine metacommunity dynamics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Research scientist position in ecophysiology, molecular biology, numerical ecology and ecological modelling, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Townsville, Australia.
Deadline for application: 19 August 2011.

Positions in biological/fisheries oceanography, physical-biogeochemical modelling and biochronology, Australia.


Post-doctoral position, Ifremer, Brest, and LOPB (University of Mediterranee), Marseille, France.
Application deadline: 12 September 2011.

Post-Doc position on end-to-end modelling, Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, Marseille, France.
1 year post-doc position starting from 1 September 2011 or 1 January 2012.

Post-doctoral position in marine ecosystem modeling, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Sète, France.

Fellow position in experimental Plankton Ecology, GIS Europole-Mer, IUEM, Plouzané, France.
Application deadline: 1 September 2011.

PhD in Development of a Spatial Simulation Model of the Population Dynamics of Sea Bass, Ifremer, Brest, France.

Executive Officer in the SOLAS (Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study) International Project Office, Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany.

PhD positions in interdisciplinary marine research - Future Ocean, Kiel Marine Sciences, Germany.
Application deadline: 31 August 2011.

Joint NAM S&T Centre / ZMT Bremen Fellowship in tropical coastal marine ecology and biogeochemistry, Bremen, Germany. There is no last date for submitting the application.

Four permanent associate professor positions, Center for Climate Dynamic, Bergen, Norway.
Application deadline: 1 September 2011.

Post-doctoral position in aquatic biogeochemistry. The fate of terrestrial organic matter in the Baltic Sea, Lund University, Sweden
Open till filled: start date 01 September 2011

Research Scientist in climate modelling, Rossby Centre at the Research Department of SMHI, Norrköping, Sweden.
Application Deadline: 22 August 2011.

Post-doctoral fellowship in Water Policy Analysis, Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), ETH  (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology), University of Berne, Switzerland.
Application deadline: 30 August 2011.

Plankton Ecologist, Plymouth, UK.
Application deadline: 31 August 2011.

Vacancies at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Post-doctoral position in climate and ocean physics, Department of Physics: Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Application deadline: 9 September 2011.

North America

Support Scientist for the OCB/NACP Coastal Carbon Synthesis, Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA.
The position will be available starting October 2011.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Post-doctoral felloship in global ocean biogeochemical modeling, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
There are no deadlines for application to this program; applications are processed and reviewed as they are received.

Assistant Professor in biological oceanography, Marine Science Program and Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.
Application deadline: 15 October 2011.

Marine Biogeochemistry Field Technician, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), Oregon, USA.

Modeling Research Associate, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), Oregon, USA.

Post-doctoral fellowship in modeling, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), Oregon, USA.

Fully funded opportunities for three graduate students to participate at sea on an upcoming CLIVAR Repeat Hydrography cruise in the South Atlantic. Two of the positions will be to assist with the physical oceanography program and one position will be to assist with the Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) tracer program on this cruise.

Assistant Professor positions in Coral Reef Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA.
Application deadline: 15 September 2011.

Post-doctoral position in linking coastal nutrient loading to coastal impacts, Global Change and Watershed
Biogeochemistry laboratory, Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA, USA.
Application deadline: 20 August 2011.

Post-doctoral position in oceanographic modeling, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, USA.

The Centre for Earth Observation Science seeks two research associates climate forcing of sea ice and teleconnections to more temperate regions, Manitoba, Canada.

Fisheries Scientists (3 positions), Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research at the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
Application deadline : 2 September 2011.

Two Post-doctoral fellowships, DFO, St John’s Newfoundland, Canada.
There are no deadlines for application to this program; applications are processed and reviewed as they are received.

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Publications / Web resources

SIC Sub-Group 3 (SIOA) publication: Fujita K., Hikami M., Suzuki A., Kuroyanagi A., Sakai K., Kawahata H., & Nojiri Y., 2011. Effects of ocean acidification on calcification of symbiont-bearing reef foraminifers. Biogeosciences 8(8):2089-2098. Read the article
EPOCA publication: Haynert K., Schönfeld J., Riebesell U., Polovodova I., in press. Biometry and dissolution features of the benthic foraminiferal species Ammonia aomoriensis at high pCO2. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi: 10.3354/meps09138. Further info
Anthony K. R. N., Kleypas J., & Gattuso J.-P., in press. Coral reefs modify their seawater carbon chemistry –implications for impacts of ocean acidification. Global Change Biology doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02510.x. Further info
Global change Biol 2011 cover
Ocean Acidification, edited by Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Lina Hansson, 344 pages, September 2011.
Further to the blog post below, readers of the EPOCA blog can now pre-order the book “Ocean Acidification”, to be published by Oxford University Press in September, with a 20% discount. Further info
Ocean acidification (2011)
Beaufort L., Probert I., de Garidel-Thoron T., Bendif E. M., Ruiz-Pino D., Metzl N., Goyet C., Buchet N., Coupel P., Grelaud M., Rost B., & Rickaby R. E. M., 2011. Sensitivity of coccolithophores to carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification. Nature 476:80-83. Further info
The IOCCP newsletter n°32, Summer 2011.  
EuroMarine - general update, July 2011, Published on behalf of EuroMarine coordinator. Further info
Full meeting report for the OCB OA PI workshop, 22-24 March 2011, Woods Hole, MA, USA. Further info
Ocean fertilization: a scientific summary for policy makers. Read the report (from SOLAS website).
new erratum file has been released for the Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification. Please update your copies of the best practices guide with these new corrections! Further info
Web ressources, on-line articles
EuroMarine project: "The partners of the EuroMarine project are 17 since we needed to keep the day to day operational group small. However these 17 partners in fact represent the approximately 120 institutes and organizations, of which 1/3 were members in more than one of the former NoEs. For the success of the project it is vital that all interested members of the former NoEs (and present follow-up networks) become involved in the EuroMarine process during the course of the project. We should therefore like to keep you informed and to invite you to all relevant workshops and meetings"(Michael Thorndyke, Chair of Coordinating Group EuroMarine). Further info  
UN Climate Body Struggling to Pinpoint Rising Sea Levels, Spiegel Online, 15 July 15 2011. Read the article
Rising oceans, too late to turn the tide?, EurekAlert!, 15 July 2011. Read the article
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO): new e-lecture by Richard Feely and Scott Doney, titled "Ocean acidification, the other CO2 problem." Further info
Marine Microbes Prove Potent Greenhouse Gas Emitters, Science News, 3 August 2011. Read the article
Ocean probes to help refine climate change forecasting, ScienceDaily, 6 August 2011. Read the article
Scientists to Track Acidification in Arctic Ocean, Scientific American, 11 August 2011. Read the article
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Meetings / Conferences / Workshops

  • 7-9 September 2011: Portsmouth, UK.
    Marine biogeochemistry: observations from near and far.
    Registration open.
    Further info
  • 12 September 2011: Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, UK.
    Challenger Society for Marine Science and UK Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR) one-day meeting.
    Prospectus for UK marine science for the nex 20 years.
    Further info
  • 12-15 September 2011: Yantai, China.
    LOICZ open science conference 2011: “coastal systems, global change and sustainability”.
    On-line registration open.
    Further info
  • 19-21 September 2011: Wimereux, France.
    Symposium on Phytoplankton Blooms in temperate coastal ecosystems.
    Dealine for final registration and payment of fees: 15 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 22-23 September 2011 : Plymouth, UK.
    Plankton 2011, plankton biodiversity and global change.
    Deadline for registration: 31 August 2011.
    Further info
  • 26-30 September 2011: Aberdeen, Scotland.
    World conference on marine biodiversity.
    Deadline for registration: 2 Septembre 2011.
    Further info
  • 27-30 September 2011: Istanbul, Turkey.
    20th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry.
    On-line registration: open.
    Further info
  • 4-7 October 2011: Wageningen, The Netherlands.
    4th ESP conference, ecosystem services: integrating science and practice.
    Deadline for poster submission: 1 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 9-12 October 2011: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
    Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting.
    Session (T127) on tropical small mountainous river biogeochemistry: terrestrial losses, internal processing, coastal inputs and marine burial.
    Early registration deadline: 6 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 11-14 October 2011: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA.
    58th Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC).
    Registration deadline: 19 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 14-23 October 2011 : Khabarovsk, Russia. !! IMBER sponsored meeting
    PICES 2011 annual meeting, mechanisms of marine ecosystem reorganization in the north Pacific ocean.
    Regular registration: after 20 June 2011.
    Further info
  • 18-21 October 2011: Biarritz, France.
    Symposium "vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to global change and extreme events".
    At the crossroads of knowledge to the benefit of coastal and marine ecosystem services.
    Deadline for registration: 24 September 2011.
    Contact : renseignements@centredelamer.fr
    Further info
  • 19-20 October 2011: Montreal, Canada.
    CBD expert meeting to develop a series of joint expert review processes to monitor and assess the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity.
    Further info (on EPOCA Website)
  • 24-26 October 2011: Rome, Italy.
    GEO-Carbon conference: "carbon in a changing world".
    Deadline for abstract submission: 05 September 2011.
    Deadline for registration as auditor: 30 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 24-26 October 2011: Toulouse, France. !! IMBER sponsored meeting
    EUR-OCEANS Conference, ocean deoxygenation and implications for marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems.
    Booklet now available.
    Further info
  • 24-28 October 2011: Denver, Colorado, USA.
    WCRP Open Science Conference: Climate research in service to society.
    Deadline for general registration: 24 October 2011.
    On-site registration: after 24 October 2011.
    Further info
  • 26 October 2011: Online.
    EURO-BASIN training workshop: Open Access for Global Climate Change Scientists 2011. IMBER sponsored workshop !!
    Further info
  • 26-28 October 2011: Pasaia, Spain.
    EURO-BASIN training workshop, Introduction to Statistical Modelling Tools.
    Application deadline: 10 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 14-17 November 2011: Barcelona, Spain.
    3rd GEOTRACES Data-Model Synergy Workshop.
    Ocean particles, their role in the biogeochemical cycle of trace elements & isotopes (TEIs).
    Deadline for abstract submission: 30 August 2011.
    Further info
  • 29 November-2 December 2011: ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.
    ESA, SOLAS, EGU joint conference, Earth observation for ocean-atmosphere interactions science.
    Paper submission deadline: 29 November 2011.
    Note: COST Action 735 final event preceding the meeting (29 November 2011).
    Further info
  • 5-9 December 2011: San Francisco, California, USA !! EPOCA and IMBER Special Session
    AGU fall meeting 2011.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 4 August 2011.
    Further info
  • 20-24 February 2012: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
    TOS/ASLO/AGU 2012 ocean sciences meeting.
    Deadline for abstact submission: 7 October 2011.
    Further info
  • 21-24 February 2012: Chennai, India.
    International open science conference: global environmental change - challenges and innovations.
    Further info
  • 26-29 March 2012: London, UK. !! SOLAS/IMBER and IMBER/CLIOTOP special sessions
    Planet under pressure: new knowledge towards solutions.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 16 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 17-20 April 2012: Vlissingen, The Netherlands.
    Dynamic Deltas international conference 2012, "Dynamic deltas on safety and sustainability in rural delta regions".
    Deadline for abstract submission: 24 October 2011.
    Further info
  • 23-27 April 2012: Nouméa, New Caledonia, France.
    10th International conference on southern hemisphere meteorology and oceanography.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2011.
    Further info
  • 7-10 May 2012: Washington State, USA.
    SOLAS Open Science Conference.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 11 January 2012.
    Deadline for discussion session proposals: 11 January 2011.
    Further info
  • 15-19 May 2012: Yeosu, Korea !! IMBER sponsored meeting
    2nd ICES/PICES/IOC international symposium 'effect of climate change on the world's oceans'.
    Deadline for submission of proposals and workshops: 15 September 2011.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2011.
    Further info
  • 24-27 September 2012: Monterey, California, USA.
    Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World.
    Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2012.
    Early registration deadline (reduced fee): 15 June 2012.
    Further info
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