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OA News (You Could Use) January 9th, 2023

Here are some of the latest happenings in the world of ocean acidification in Canada and beyond!


OA Day of Action (January 8th):


The current pH level of the ocean is 8.1. Yesterday, the 8th January (8/1, on the mm/dd/yyyy system), was the 5th OA Day of Action. Check out some of the amazing OA content that is being produced from around the world, by following the #OADayOfAction hashtag here.


Or take this opportunity to browse our website and explore all of our OA web resources!


Ocean Sensor Training Course (Sweden):


Focused on biogeochemical Essential Ocean Variables and to help train the new generation of marine observers in the appropriate use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to assure the best possible quality of the data produced, the IOCCP and the Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS OTC) will hold a 14-day training workshop on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors".

Building on the success of the First Training Course held in 2015 and the Second Training Course held in 2019, we decided to respond to the growing demand of the global ocean marine biogeochemistry observing community for expanding the correct usage of and generation of information from a suite of autonomous biogeochemical sensors.

This intensive workshop will provide trainees with lectures and hands-on experience across the whole spectrum of operations from deployment and interfacing, through troubleshooting and calibration, to data reduction, quality control and data management. In addition, participants will be given an overview of the use of remote sensing, modelling and smart data extrapolation techniques to broaden their perspectives and effectively open new avenues for exciting research ideas and collaborations. While teaching established best practices for selected biogeochemical sensors and autonomous measurement systems, Course instructors will provide ample guidelines and practical tips regarding specific reporting requirements (e.g. meta-data, calibration, validation, error estimates, formats, etc.). This training course is ideally suited for the next generation of users of large scale biogeochemical ocean observation networks centred around profiling floats, moorings and gliders as well as research and commercial vessels.


For more information view the training course website here!


Canadian Job Opportunity:


"Dalhousie University and Pro-Oceanus Systems are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to work on development of Monitoring and Verification (MRV) Frameworks for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal in Canadian Atlantic Waters (Bedford Basin, Canada). This MITACS Elevate-sponsored position provides a unique opportunity to gain experience working closely with a R&D-focused sensor company in addition to the research component of the project. See the attached document for more details."


For more information view the job posting here!


OA CoP News:


The OA CoP has partnered with the DFO-NOAA Ocean Acidification Collaboration, to highlight the incredible projects that are produced by this group's international collaboration. For more information about the DFO-NOAA Ocean Acidification Collaboration check out their webpage here.

Previously: A highlight of the Impact of Coastal Acidification on the Atlantic Sea Scallop project and its lead researchers: DFO scientists, Helen Gurney-Smith and Kumiko Azetsu-Scott in Partnership with NOAA Scientist Shannon Meseck. To learn more about this international collaboration visit our new DFO-NOAA OA collaboration project summary page on our website here. Also, don't forget to take a look at the interview of lead NOAA scientist Shannon Meseck from last year featured on the NOAA Fisheries website (click here)!


In the News:


Title: Acidification greatest threat to the Southern Ocean

Source: Irish Times


New Paper of Interest:


Thor, P., Vermandele, F., Bailey, A. et al. Ocean acidification causes fundamental changes in the cellular metabolism of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis as detected by metabolomic analysis. Sci Rep12, 22223 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26480-9


 

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