GlobCurrent aims to advance the quantitative estimation of ocean surface currents from satellite sensor synergy and to demonstrate the impact and advancements through user-led scientific, operational and commercial applications.  This in turn, will highlight the advantages of satellite approaches and increase the uptake and exploitation of satellite ocean current measurements.

 

The scientific relevance for measuring Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is more and more recognized in the ocean community.  SSS plays an important role in the dynamics of the thermohaline circulation, ENSO, and is the key tracer for the marine branch of the global hydrological cycle, which comprises about 3/4 of the global precipitation and evaporation budget.  Ocean surface salinity is of key importance for land-sea (river plumes), air-sea (ocean stratification, barrier layers, CO2 fluxes) and ice-sea interactions, marine biology, marine biogeochemistry and marine bio-optics. Sea surface salinity is also essential to understanding the ocean’s interior water masses, knowing that they derive their underlying temperature and salinity properties during their most recent surface interval.  In addition to the in situ observing network, both SMOS and Aquarius missions are providing sea surface salinity estimates at L-band but based on different technologies deployed in space.  Results obtained so far demonstrate the strong scientific potential of the novel information provided by these new data sources. The focus of this workshop will be: 

 

The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability invite applications for the Future Earth Engagement Committee http://bit.ly/EngCom.

All applications should be submitted not later than 14 March 2014.

The second announcement for the International Ocean Research Conference “One Planet One Ocean” (attached).

The announcement contains information about the Science Programme, Call for Abstracts, Side Events and Exhibitions, Social Events, Early Career Scientist Activities, etc. 

Details are also on the website: www.iocunesco-oneplanetoneocean.fnob.org