This week! UN Ocean Decade Laboratory: A Predicted Ocean Side Activities

This week there are many side activities (called satellite activities, but do not necessarily have to do with satellites – although some do!) for the UN Ocean Decade Laboratory: A Predicted Ocean. You can find out more here:

GEOAquaWatch especially recommends you check out one of the sessions below for the Co-designing integrated ocean observing and prediction capabilities: CoastPredict, Ocean Observing Co-Design and ForeSea in the Ocean Decade 

Session 1 | September 16th, 12 – 2 pm CEST

Session 2 | September 17th, 12 – 2 am CEST

We run two equal sessions to accommodate different time zones

This event provides an opportunity to learn more about and interact with the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development Programmes Ocean Observing Co-Design, CoastPredict, and ForeSea. These key GOOS and OceanPredict Programmes are endorsed by the UN Ocean Decade, and are now actively working on the next steps towards co-design. This Webinar will deliver the latest information on these developments, how the programmes will interlink, and how this will support a Predicted Ocean within the Ocean Decade. These three Programmes represent a cornerstone of collaborative action for the Decade from ocean observing and modelling communities. The programmes aim to significantly improve the current ocean observing infrastructure, ensure the co-design of ocean observing, modelling, and services for science and societal needs, with the inclusion of stakeholders in these co-design processes. Follow links above to read more about the individual programmes and join the Webinar to understand how they will interact to achieve a Predicted Ocean, and how you can support, collaborate, and interact with these key initiatives.

The agenda and further details can be found on the OceanPredict website:


2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting sessions on Coastal and Inland Aquatic Remote Sensing

Abstracts are due September 29th!

Please consider submitting your abstract to one of the four great sessions regarding coastal and inland remote sensing.  The meeting is to be held in hybrid format during the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting ( in Honolulu, HI, 27 Feb – 4 Mar 2022:

1)   CB04 PACE, GLIMR and SBG: Synergy across Future NASA Missions for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Coastal and Inland Waters

Organizers: Kevin Turpie,; Laura Lorenzoni,;, Maria Tzortziou,; Wes Moses,

2)   CB05 Advancing Water Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in Coastal and Inland Waters

Organizers: Guangming Zheng,; Stephanie Uz,; Steve Greb,

3)   CB15 Application of Remote Sensing to Societally Important Regions: Coastal, Estuarine, Tropical and Polar Waters

Organizers: Jorge Vazquez,; Paul DiGiacomo,; Jose Gomez Valdes,

4)   OT08 Emerging Technologies and Techniques for Remote Sensing of Coastal and Inland Waters

Organizers: Andrea Vander Woude,; Sherry Palacios,; Wes Moses,

NOAA is hiring a Sea Surface Temperature Researcher!

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Oceanographic & Geophysical Science & Services Division (OGSSD), Oceanographic Science & Development Branch (OSDB), is recruiting for the following position with one (1) opening located in Asheville, North Carolina.   The hiring manager is Huai-min Zhang.
Title:  Physical Scientist
Series/Grade:  ZP-1301-3 (Known Promotion Potential ZP-4)
Vacancy Announcement Information:
The vacancy can be located via USAJOBS (search by the vacancy number) or by using the embedded link above.
If assistance is needed with the USAJOBS application process and what to include in a resume, refer to USAJOBS’ Help Center on this topic.  USAJOBS’ Help Center also has information on Working in Government, which may be beneficial to applicants.

Vacancy Announcement: Remote Sensing Lectureship

Fixed term lectureship in remote sensing (24 months)
Depending on skills and experience, this position is offered at grade 7 or grade 8:
Grade 7: £34,304 – £40,927 p.a.
Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 p.a.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 12 September 2021
Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 24 September 2021

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to support the research and teaching initiatives within Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Environmental and ecological processes operate over a range of spatiotemporal scales. The assessment of the impact of environmental change necessitates observations across these scales and often at high frequency. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research group that is pioneering in the use of optical and radar-based satellite remote sensing. The research group’s focus is largely around aquatic environments, especially in water quality and quantity and is supported by a number of EU Horizon 2020, UKRI NERC and European Space Agency funded research programmes. This position is not restricted to a water focus and candidates with a wider research portfolio are also encouraged.

For further information and informal discussion, please contact Professor Kirsty Park (

Introducing AquaDocs – a joint open access publications repository

AquaDocs is a new joint open access repository of the UNESCO/IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) with support from the FAO Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).  AquaDocs will benefit research communities and society at large by:

      • making aquatic and marine science information FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)

      • offering a repository platform to organizations and individuals without the infrastructure to support their own

      • providing a capacity development opportunity for the IODE and IAMSLIC communities

AquaDocs has been created by merging content from OceanDocs (IODE) and Aquatic Commons (IAMSLIC), two existing repositories with similar foci and overlapping user communities. By combining efforts to fund and operate one repository, AquaDocs offers a more streamlined and sustainable solution.

The hosted Open Repository software, used by AquaDocs, offers several new features, including a multilingual interface, user export of metadata, sharing of items through social media, usage statistics and Altmetrics, author profile pages, batch uploading of metadata with PDFs, and a metadata quality module.

Many individuals were involved in the development of AquaDocs, notably the Joint Repository Working Group with membership from the Aquatic Commons Board, OceanDocs Steering Group, IODE Project Office, and FAO ASFA Secretariat. WorldFish is responsible for the beautifully designed logo and branding.

If you are interested in depositing publications into AquaDocs or have other questions about the new repository, please email us at: