KJWOC 2018 Yokohama

It is with great pleasure to announce that the 6th Asian Workshop on Ocean Color, or the 15th series of Korea-Japan Workshop on Ocean Color (KJWOC) 2018 will be held in Yokohama as detailed below:

Dates: 3 – 5 December 2018
Place:  Miyoshi Hall, Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
           Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

In order to give us an estimation of participant number, we would very much appreciate if you could submit a registration form (attached) before 31 August 2018.

And for abstract (template attached), please submit it before 29 September 2018.
Please submit both registration form and abstract to Dr. Hiroto Higa (higa-h@ynu.ac.jp)and CC Eko Siswanto (ekosiswanto@jamstec.go.jp).

Detection of HABs in Southeast Asia by Remote Sensing: Operational Warning and Regional Monitoring Protocols

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) will be hosting the Annual Challenger Society and RSPSoc – Marine Optics Special Interest Group meeting on 16-17 December 2013. The meeting will focus on the science and technology behind optical marine measurements collected both in situ and remotely, and their application to marine biogeochemistry.

A training course in Detection of HABs in Southeast Asia by Remote Sensing: Operational Warning and Regional Monitoring Protocols will be offered by the Nippon Foundation/POGO AWI Center of Excellence and will take place at the University of the Philippines from 24 to 15 March 2014. The course is open to 15-20 participants from developing countries within SE Asia area. See https://sites.google.com/site/habseatraining/ for more information.

Source: IOCCG

Call for abstracts: Sixth International Workshop on the Fluvial Sediment Supply to the South China Sea

Call for abstracts: Sixth International Workshop on the Fluvial Sediment Supply to the South China Sea, 25-29 November 2013, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Sixth International Workshop on the Fluvial Sediment Supply to the South China Sea will take place on 25-29 November 2013, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.


Important Dates and Schedule

15 October 2013: Deadline for travel grant application

20 October 2013: Notification of travel grants

30 October 2013: Deadline for abstract submission and pre-registration (15 October 2013 if applying for a travel grant)

25 November 2013: On-site registration

26-27 November 2013: Scientific program

28 November 2013: Field excursion


IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO


2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting (23-28 February, 2014, Hawaii)

042 – Optical Remote Sensing of Freshwater, Estuarine, and Coastal Environments: Water Quality and other Applications

Growing human populations are stressing freshwater resources and coastal and estuarine environments. Changes in land use, loadings, and resource utilization are significantly impacting these critical environments. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has identified water resources as a key societal benefit area and seeks advances in Earth observation capabilities. Multispectral ocean color sensors with moderate spatial and temporal resolution (e.g. MODIS, MERIS, and VIIRS) provide an excellent overview of the coastal ocean. However, coastal and inland environments are typically diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and can be optically complex as a result. Recent work with airborne hyperspectral ocean color sensors and new satellite sensors including HICO and GOCI are providing new insights into these complex environments. Presentations are solicited on recent advances in optical remote sensing of complex coastal and inland waters. This includes methods to assess, monitor and predict the quality of coastal and inland waters and quantify factors impacting water quality. Presentations on new imagers, improved atmospheric correction and product algorithms, and new ways of exploiting hyperspectral and GOCI hourly data are also solicited, likewise future directions including modeling and plans for new and improved sensors, algorithms and derived products.


Curtiss O. Davis , Oregon State University

Paul M. DiGiacomo , NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research

Wesley J. Moses , Naval Research Laboratory

Steven R. Greb , Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


I – Estuarine and Coastal


148 – Effects of climate variability on marine biophysical interactions ad ecosystems dynamics

We would like to bring your attention to the following session at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting given your similar research interests.

We are inviting poster and talk submission to our session (#148-Effects of climate variability on marine biophysical interactions ad ecosystems dynamics) at the 2014 Ocean Meeting in February 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Topics covering the effects of climate variability on the physics and biology of the oceans are welcome. Climate variability is not restricted to ENSO and can cover both global and local studies.

Session description: Climate variability unequivocally impacts the many interactions between the physic and biology of the oceans. ENSO for example has been shown to change the vertical structure of the upper water column in the Equatorial Pacific. This in turn has been shown to influence nutrient composition which is directly reflected in the total chlorophyll a and phytoplankton composition. The venue of satellite combined with the development of numerical and empirical models have unveiled some of those many biophysical interactions. This session will focus on understanding the impact of climate variability on the dynamics of the marine ecosystems. We invite talks covering the full span of the biophysical interactions at various spatial and temporal scales.

Please feel free to contact either of us for more details and forward this email to anyone you think may be interested. The abstract submission and registration sites are open. Registration and the abstract fee are required at the time of submission; the deadline to submit and register is 4 October 2013.

Website for registration/submission:


Cecile Rousseaux, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office/USRA


Michelle Gierach



WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium

WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium

22-25 April 2014, Nha Trang, Vietnam


All sessions are open to all participants, and will focus around three main themes: (1) Understanding Ocean Processes in the Indo-Pacific Region; (2) Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food Safety and Security; and (3) Maintenance of Ocean Health.

Understanding Ocean Processes in the Indo-Pacific Region

● Role of the Indo-Pacific Ocean in regional climate change and variability

● Status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on ocean ecosystems

● Risk/vulnerability assessment on coastal sea-level related hazards focusing on sea level rise, storm surges and coastal erosion

● Sediment source-to-sink process in the Western Pacific

Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food Safety and Security

● Status, trends of marine biodiversity and productivity (including marine endangered species, invasive species, etc.)

● Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

● Toxic marine organisms and seafood safety

Maintenance of Ocean Health

● Changing ocean biogeochemistry and its ecosystem impact (particularly nutrient supply and cycles, hypoxia, POPs and heavy metals)

● Ocean acidification and its effects on marine ecosystems

● Harmful algal blooms

● Restoration and conservation of marine ecosystems

● Remote sensing in integrated coastal and marine management

Cross-cutting and Emerging Issues

● Development and demonstration of ocean forecasting system

● Technical and technological developments, and data management in coastal and open ocean observations

● Marine renewable energy

● Good practices in, and lessons learnt from capacity development for marine science and ocean governance

Moreover, one Senior Officials Forum is being planned in view of the importance of engaging governmental officials in charge of marine science, observation and capacity building.

Important Deadlines

  • 30 October 2013: Early registration
  • 30 November 2013: Abstract submission and financial support application
  • 31 December 2013: Notification of abstract acceptance and financial support grant
  • 15 January 2014: Confirmation of participation by paper presenters

Travel & Accommodation

More detailed information concerning travel and transportation can be found in the symposium website: www.vnio.org.vn/9thwestpacsymp.

Financial Support

Financial support will be available for a limited number of participants, especially for young scientists and students from developing countries in the WESTPAC region.

Contact Address

Local Secretariat for the WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium

Mrs. Do Minh Thu

Institute of Oceanography

01 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

Tel: (84-58) 3590035

Fax: (84-58) 3590034

Email: dmthu.io@gmail.com


IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC Office)

Ms. Nachapa Saransuth

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Tel: +66 2 1411288

Fax: +66 2 1439245

Email: snachapa@gmail.com; n.saransuth@unesco.org


Keynote Addresses

● Achievements and perspectives of marine science in the region

● Climate change and variability and its related disasters in the region

● Climate and anthropogenic impacts to and resilience of ecosystems in the region

● Latest scientific advances and innovations in ocean observations techniques

● Impacts on the ocean and coasts following the 2011 Japan Tsunami

● Marine processes and resource management towards sustaining marine biodiversity and food security

more details, check HERE