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MATLAB Toolbox for Secondary Quality Control

The Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd QC) on Hydrographic Data by Toste Tanhua (IFM-GEOMAR) was published at CDIAC:
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/2nd_QC_Tool/.  The scripts in this package are modified versions of the scripts used by the CARINA project; see Tanhua et al. 2010 for more information.

If you use this tool, please cite as:
Tanhua, T. 2010. Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd QC) on Hydrographic Data. ORNL/CDIAC-158. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/otg.CDIAC_158.

British Council UK-US New Partnership Fund

The British Council invites applications from UK higher education institutions for grant funds of up to £20 000 to develop partnerships with higher education institutions located in the United States. The funds are intended to stimulate growth of a new variety of UK-US strategic partnerships between higher education institutions or for the growing UK-US cooperation involving higher education institutions in third countries. More information on the New Partnership Fund is available via http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-pmi2-he-funding-opportunities.htm. The deadline for applications is 1730 BST on 31 October 2010.

Call for a global biogeochemical fluxes programme for the Ocean Observing Initiative

A call has been issued for contributions to a web-based white paper on a global biogeochemical fluxes component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Specific objectives of this "interactive white paper" are to:

Contributions invited for a map- and web-based overview of Ocean Acidification research


The SOLAS-IMBER Ocean Acidification working group (http://www.imber.info/C_WG_SubGroup3.html) is developing a web-based, interactive database of ocean acidification research. The goal of the project is to provide a map-based overview of ongoing and past research projects on ocean acidification, with web links for research groups to promote information and coordination of activities.

R/V Kav Kav II

On February 27th 2010, shortly after an 8.8 earthquake hit the central coast of Chile, a series of tidal waves destroyed the fishing town of Dichato located 40 km Northwest of Concepcion. The Marine Biological Station of the Department of Oceanography of the University of Concepcion located there was swept away by the tsunami, and the R/V Kay Kay II anchored in front of the Station ended up on a hill inland, in Coliumo.


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