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Dept: Red tide detected in Sabah waters

Sabah Daily Express, 12 December 2012
Kota Kinabalu: The State Fisheries Department issued a red tide warning, Wednesday, advising the public to refrain immediately from consuming any type of shellfish or bivalves obtained from the sea. This includes oysters (tiram), mussels (kupang), cockles (kerang) and any type of clam-like seafood. Its Director, Rayner Stuel Galid (pic), said a year-long Red Tide Monitoring Programme conducted by the department, in collaboration with the State Health Department, has detected the presence of Paralytic Shell Fish Poisoning (PSP) toxins in samples of bivalves (kerang) from waters of certain parts of the State's west coast. He said the samples taken from Kuala Penyu (particularly Sitompok Lake area) and from waters off Kota Kinabalu, including Gaya Island, Sepanggar Bay (including Kuala Menggatal) and Likas Bay, as well as Papar, Putatan and Tuaran districts have shown to contain toxic levels of PSP toxins.…

Phytoplankton bloom at Sulu Sea change the Blur Sea to Green Color

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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Phytoplankton bloom at Sulu Sea end of Nov 2012

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Processing System (ODPS).  

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Sea Surface Temperature at Sulu Sea and Typhoon Bopha

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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Satellite image of Chlorophyll a at Sulu Sea and Typhoon Bopha

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Processing System (ODPS).  

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Chlorophyll a at Sulu Sea by Typhoon Bopha

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  
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have the color bar appended to the image:

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/HTML/colorbars.html


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NASA GSFC position announcement

The Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is seeking qualified candidates for a career civil service position in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry research as the Chief of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory.  

In addition to supervisory functions, the successful candidate will serve as an expert consultant in planning, monitoring, and administering ocean ecology projects of national or international significance. Specifically, he or she will provide expertise and oversight for the development and testing of advanced ocean color sensors, e.g., the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment (ORCA) instrument; scientific expertise with respect to the Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on JPSS and ocean related areas of NASA's developing Carbon Monitoring system; serving as consultant and scientific lead for ocean color issues related to NASA's PACE mission and the ACE and GEOCAPE decadal survey missions; and providing le…

First International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting

First International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting
Registration is now open for the first International Ocean Colour Science meeting, which will take place in Darmstadt, Germany from 6-8 May 2013 (see the official website athttp://iocs.ioccg.org).   The primary focus of the IOCS meeting is to build and strengthen the international ocean  colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals.  The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.  In addition to providing a forum to develop a strong voice for the community, the meeting will also offer an opportunity to interact and collaborate with other ocean colour scientists. The symposium is convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of NASA an…

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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have the color bar appended to the image:

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Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

SDPSRTS A2012301051000.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.chlor_a.png

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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have the color bar appended to the image:

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Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


SDPSRTS A2012301051000.L2_LAC.N_Borneo.sst.png

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Processing System (ODPS).  

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The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

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have the color bar appended to the image:

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Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

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Flight Campaigns : Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging

To foster Imaging Spectroscopy (IS) expertise and the use of IS data in research activities, UPM Remote Sensing Research Group and UPM Consultancy & Services Sdn Bhdwill be organizing two hyperspectral data acquisition campaign with diverse airborne hyperspectral images and imaging spectrometers. The sensor that will be used in this campaign is AISA-Dual, a hyper-spectral airborne imager with a spectral range spanning 400-2450 nm.
First campaign experiment will be scheduled on December 2012 and focusing on the region of West Peninsular Malaysia. Second campaign experiment will be scheduled on January 2013 that focusing the region of Sabah and Sarawak. Interested users need to provide minimum information about the study area (ROI in lat/long), features of interest, coincidence satellite overpass during the campaign is scheduled to accommodate the campaign operator. Requirement of minimum order is RM10,000.00 to allow the user benefited from the campaign.Interested users that would l…

Fwd: [ocean-color] Position open - phytoplankton physiologist/ecologist - USF

Dear colleagues:

 This position is still open and we welcome applications from top-notch young scientists who can address marine phytoplankton physiology/ecology (in a broad sense of the oceanographic discipline).

 [NOTE - THE DATES IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT REMAIN OPEN AND FLEXIBLE!! IGNORE THE DATES.]


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https://employment.usf.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=180922



Posting Title:

Phytoplankton Physiologist/Ecologist  




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0-2500-000 College of Marine Science  



College/Division:

College of Marine Science  



Location of Position/Campus:

USF St. Petersburg  





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 The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic faculty position. Appointment can be at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank. Salary…

Postdoc Position Available

Two new postdoctoral research opportunities are available:1) Postdoctoral Research Opportunity – Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing to Marine Ecosystem Based Management(NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Narragansett, RI, USA)A postdoctoral research opportunity sponsored by the National Research Council is available at the NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Narragansett, RI. Our primary objective is to understand the long-term changes in primary productivity and how it relates to fisheries production and ecosystem based management in the northeast US, continental shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME). The NESLME is a dynamic, highly productive, and intensively studied ecosystem supporting a constellation of ecosystem goods and services. This work is being conducted using time series of in situ, modeled, and satellite derived biological and physical data. These analyses will help provide a more holistic perspective in the development of an ecosy…

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity in Southern Ocean Bio-optics

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity in Southern Ocean Bio-optics IntroductionThe Southern Ocean plays a very important role in the global carbon-climate system taking up an estimated ~50% of anthropogenic CO2. Ocean colour remote sensing is particularly useful in understanding chronically under-sampled marine environments (such as the polar oceans) and thereisthusaneedto develop and apply emergingtechniquestoderiveinformationfromoceancolourthatwillallownewinsightintotheSouthernOceanecosystemfunction. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) is a multi-institutional South African initiative led by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) whose aims are to understand the link between climate and the carbon cycle in the Southern Ocean. The marine bio-optical research group (comprised of the CSIR,…

NASA Job Announcement

Job Title:  DIRECTOR, EARTH SCIENCE DIVISION - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ12S0012

SALARY RANGE:
 $119,554.00 to  $165,300.00 / Per Year  

OPEN PERIOD:
 Thursday, March 15, 2012 to Tuesday, May 08, 2012  

SERIES & GRADE:
 ES-1301-00  

POSITION INFORMATION:
 Full Time - Permanent  

DUTY LOCATIONS:
 1 vacancy(s) in the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
 This announcement is open to All Qualified Individuals.   

JOB SUMMARY:

NASA is looking for exceptional leaders for the 21st century! If you are interested in leading dynamic organizations responsible for fulfilling or supporting exciting scientific and aeronautic missions, there may be a place for you on the team. Seize this opportunity to use your current skills, build  new ones, and make significant contributions to our nation's future. As an added benefit, you would be joining an agency ranked as one of the best places in the Federal government to work…

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity ­ Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing to Marine Ecosystem Based Management

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity – Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing to Marine Ecosystem Based Management


A postdoctoral research opportunity sponsored by the National Research Council is available at the NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Narragansett, RI.  Our primary objective is to understand the long-term changes in primary productivity and how it relates to fisheries production and ecosystem based management in the northeast US, continental shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME). The NESLME is a dynamic, highly productive, and intensively studied ecosystem supporting a constellation of ecosystem goods and services. This work is being conducted using time series of in situ, modeled, and satellite derived biological and physical data.  These analyses will help provide a more holistic perspective in the development of an ecosystem approach to management for the NESLME.

http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=26&ROPCD=260355&RON…

International Workshop on COASTAL OBSERVING AND FORECASTING SYSTEMS

COASTAL OBSERVING AND FORECASTING SYSTEMS, TODAY & TOMORROW
Livorno, Italy
April 18 – 19, 2012

This international workshop is focused on reviewing existing systems for
control and forecast of marine coastal areas, and it is dedicated to
observational systems, operational coastal hydrodynamic and
biogeochemical modeling, integrated systems and coastal observatories,
and applications of integrated systems.
The workshop is organized by LaMMA Consortium within the EU funded MOMAR
project - "Integrated system for monitoring and control of the marine
environment", aimed to create a common path of marine and coastal
monitoring between Sardinia, Tuscany and Corsica.
The present monitoring procedures, especially as regards the Tuscan
Archipelago, need to be upgraded, as shown by recent events such as the
issues related to the sinking of the Costa Concordia at the Isola del
Giglio.

The workshop information, program and registration details can be found
at the website: http://www.l…

Earth System Governance Tokyo 28-31 January 2013 Call for Papers

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY HEAD QUARTERS
TOKYO, 28-31 JANUARY 2013

We invite you to the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference, to be held 28-31 January 2013 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. This event is part of the global conference series organized by the Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year research programme under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). This conference will be the fourth in a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference will be jointly hosted by the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), the International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group and the Tokyo Institute of Technology on behalf of the Earth System Governance Project.

Key Dates
•       Deadline for paper abstracts: 1 July 2012
•       Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2012
•       Full papers due: 1 D…

Post Doctoral Researcher Position in Ocean Color Remote Sensing

Post Doctoral Researcher Position in Ocean Color Remote Sensing
The ocean color research group within the Earth Observation and Environmental Remote Sensing Lab at Masdar institute is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of coastal ocean color research and applications in turbid atmosphere. We are seeking an outstanding scientist to develop improved ocean color products from the current and future ocean color satellite sensors including SeaWiFS, MODIS, VIIRS and MERIS. The successful candidate will be based at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE).
The individual in this position will work on satellite data from various ocean color satellite sensors and field measurements from ocean and atmosphere to develop, validate, and evaluate algorithms for the remote retrieval of the ocean color and atmospheric products. Strong programming skills are required and demonstrated ability to develop and improve algorithms for ocean color and aerosol products.
Masdar Institute of Science and…

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High chlorophyll a water extended from Langkawi into the Andaman Sea
The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS). 

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group


SDPSRTS A2012042075500.L2_LAC.Eastern_Indian_Ocean.chlor_a.png

Image
The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

 There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/HTML/colorbars.html


Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group