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Conference: Sustained ocean observing for the next decade

A combined GO-SHIP/Argo/ IOCCP conference on physical and biogeochemical measurements of the water column

14 – 18 September 2015

Galway, Ireland

 The conveners have great pleasure in announcing a science meeting to bring together participants in GO-SHIP, Argo and IOCCP, with the particular purpose of reviewing and stimulating further research that exploits the synergies among the sponsoring programs.

The GAIC2015 conference will be held in Galway, Ireland from 14 to 18 September 2015.

The conference web site can be found here:


Online Application is now open for IOCCP Summer Course on biogeochemical sensors

The IOCCP is pleased to OPEN an ONLINE APPLICATION for a 10-day international Summer Course on best practices for selected biogeochemical sensors (oxygen, pH, pCO2, nitrate). The course will be held at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg, Sweden, June 22-July 1, 2015. The goal of the course is to further develop proficiency in the use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to improve the quality of the data currently generated by autonomous biogeochemical sensors. This intensive, 10-day Summer Course will provide trainees with lectures, hands-on in-situ and laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to improve in-depth knowledge on instrument know-how, troubleshooting, data management, data reduction and quality control.

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Welcome Aboard to Champika Gallage, JCOMMOPS Technical Coordinator for DBCP and OceanSITES

The JCOMMOPS office, GOOS and JCOMM welcomes Champika Gallage to her new position as Technical Coordinator of buoy operations, serving the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel and the OceanSITES network of reference stations. Champika has been the Marine Monitoring Coordinator with Environment Canada, where she has coordinated the Arctic and sub-Arctic drifter buoy program, researched drifter buoy technology requirements and coordinated Canadian drifter buoy deployments with the global community.  She will continue similar work, but now on the international stage, joining the JCOMMOPS team in coordinating the global ocean observation systems. 


Vacancy: Programme Officer on Ocean Observations and Services for WESTPAC

The UNESCO/IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), UNESCO Bangkok Office, Thailand,  is looking for its Programme Officer on Ocean Observations and Services. Duration: 1 year (renewable).

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2014.

Job description available on-line.



NF-POGO Regional Training Course in Mexico, Jan-Feb 2015


As part of the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, a training course is conducted in a developing country every year for a period of 2-4 weeks.


The next regional training course will take place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, from 19 January to 6 February 2015. Deadline for applications: 8 November 2014. The application form should be filled in and submitted on-line and can be accessed here.