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The newly released IOC corporate brochure highlights IOC’s leading role in the sustainable management of our oceans, in part thanks to GOOS’ coordination efforts. The brochure explains the importance and the benefits of the intergovernmental coordination, along with the role played by GOOS in that process to establish climate and weather forecasts.

BS SAHFOSLogo 91x100The Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) is pleased to annouce they will be running the 4th International Marine Phytoplankton Taxonomy Workshop on 3 July - 14 July 2017 in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

An introductory workshop and aimed at those working in the marine phytoplankton field. Classification and taxonomy of the major marine microalgal groups will be covered in this interactive workshop.

Application deadline is 10 February 2017.

The First Report of the TPOS 2020 project was published on 30 December 2016. This report contains initial recommendations for the Backbone and a synopsis of initial results and plans for the various initiatives of TPOS 2020.

Deadline extension: 28 February

There is only one week left for the deadline of abstract submission and requests for funding to the International WCRP/IOC Conference 2017 on Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts.

Visit before 28 February 2017 (new deadline)  to submit an abstract and apply for travel grants.

Registration will be open on 15 March 2017.


Three major initiatives (GOOS, OBIS and GEOBON MBON) signed a collaboration agreement to join efforts towards a sustained, coordinated global ocean system of marine biological and ecosystem observations to support management decisions and address relevant science and societal needs