Free Marine Data Literacy (MDL) Courses by Dr. Murray Brown

Free Marine Data Literacy (MDL) Courses by Dr. Murray Brown

Five MDL “courses” are offered here. Consider them as normal classroom
fare, or as self-training you can do on your own. The author, Dr.
Murray Brown, is now supported by the Haughton Family Fund to teach
several 1-week sessions each year, at your site. All you provide is a
classroom with internet access, a projector and students who have PCs.
For health (and age!) reasons, trips are limited to 1 day’s travel
(each way), and 1 week at your site. Multinational groups are strongly
preferred. Click HERE to inquire about this. You can also contact the
MDL Docents, former students of exceptional merit who have stepped
forward to help with training in five languages and most of the
courses. Their travel is not supported, but you can probably make very
advantageous arrangements because most of them are starving students
or poor government scientists. And they may already be nearby.

More info at: http://marinedataliteracy.org/courses_training.htm

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GRUPO ASFA LATINO

Para GRUPO ASFA LATINO

24 de octubre
Estimados colegas y compañeros latinos:
Comparto con ustedes este informe que he preparado para presentar en mi instituciòn, con algunos datos seleccionados que yo deseo comentar dentro de mi trabajo. Considero que puede serles ùtil y/o de interès tanto para los que pudieron ir, como para los que no.
Fue una reuniòn muy intensa y productiva, como siempre en ASFA: multicultural, en un lugar lejano para nosotros y realmente fascinante.

Cordiales saludos para todos!
Guillermina

INFORME REUNIÓN ANUAL DE LA JUNTA CONSULTIVA ASFA
SEPTIEMBRE 2014- AQUATIC SCIENCES AND FISHERIES ABSTRACTS
Nodo Argentina- Coordinadora Guillermina Cosulich – 24 Octubre
 

         La Reunión Anual del Consejo Consultivo ASFA-FAO se realizó en el Beijing, del 13-17 octubre,  siendo el anfitrión el NMDIS (National Marine Data and Information Service, State Oceanic Administration of China (SOA), Tianjin).

La Base  de  Datos ASFA, es un producto en línea que a nivel nacional sólo el Nodo INIDEP accede en forma gratuita y que en el mercado tiene un costo de aprox. 10,000 dls. El Sistema de Información es el resultado de la colaboración de 52 países asociados de todo el mundo, 16 organismos internacionales,  un editor comercial (ProQuest), y la Secretaría a cargo de FAO (Roma). El INIDEP participa activamente por convenio firmado con FAO, desde 1996. Este año, estuvieron representados 24 países de todo el mundo. De la regiòn, ademàs de INIDEP, participaron: Chile- Ghislaine Barría González- Instituto de Fomento Pesquero- IFOP; Ecuador- Nikita Gaibor- Instituto Nacional de Pesca- INP;  Mexico- Marco Montes- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico- UNAM; Perú- Emira Antonietti Villalobos-  Instituto del Mar del Perú- IMARPE

Anualmente ASFA-FAO discute una Agenda de Trabajo para fijar nuevas pautas, mejorar el Sistema de Información y la Base de Datos, incluyendo la presentación y revisión de proyectos.
Este año se hizo hincapié en las Responsabilidades de los Nodos y los Centros Cooperantes con respecto al monitoreo de la bibliografía nacional, y en particular de la literatura gris; y en cuanto a contenido se discutiò la importancia de ampliarlo hacia: aguas subterràneas (incluyendo cambio climàtico y tratamiento de aguas residuales, provisiòn de agua corriente, y agua como recurso en la industria y la agricultura), el análisis de estos tòpicos serà preparado por el FBA (Freshwater Biological Association). Continùan las tendencias a nivel mundial en los servicios A&I hacia el Texto Completo.

El INIDEP presentó el Informe Técnico (AR/2014/19) donde se detallan actividades realizadas en el período intersesiones, la cantidad de referencias nacionales ingresadas, sugerencias para mejorar el Sistema, y la Lista de 16 Publicaciones Nacionales Monitoreadas de las cuales sólo 4 son medulares en ciencias marinas y acuáticas. Se destaca que ya 10 están de Acceso Abierto.

En cuanto a còmo reforzar la promoción y el valor de ASFA en cada institución y/o paìs: se recuerda el valor del trabajo de Richard Pepe- ASFA does make a difference  (ASFA/2013/ Info-3); la Secretarìa ASFA enviarà cartas a los directores de instituciones a pedido, y Tasmin Vicary (FBA) compartirà un ppt sobre las ventajas de ASFA, en el mes de noviembre pròximo.

Se realizaron dos presentaciones interesantes: IAMSLIC ILL tutorial for Z39.50/Union List por D. Superio (SEAFDEC/AQD) y Recording data sets in ASFA: where, how and when? por T. Vicary (FBA).

La COI (Peter Pissiersens) ofreciò colaborar con ASFA a travès de los centros regionales de capacitaciòn del Ocean Teacher Academy.

Para la región latinoamericana, fue importante la mención del interès mostrados por participar del INVEMAR de Colombia y el CPPS (la Comisiòn Permanente del Pacìfico Sur), asì como la capacitaciòn ASFA llevada a cabo en Ecuador a partir de una propuesta del Coordinador del Nodo ASFA, Dr. Nikita Gabor (INP),  formando alrededor de 11 interesados de diversos centros e institutos de investigación para procesar, relevar y dar visiblidad a la producción nacional a travès de ASFA.

Con respecto a los ASFA Trust Fund Proposals, se considerarà un estàndar para solicitar costos por registro y se elaborarà una guìa para presentar pedidos dada la gran diversidad de formatos y valores econòmicos asignados segùn cada paìs.

Temas pendientes importantes para este Nodo: El ingreso de todos los documentos de ICES con acceso a texto completo a ASFA, se espera la respuesta de la reuniòn que mantendrà ICES sept. 2014 en La Coruña, España; la participación de España a través del IEO (Instituto Español de Oceanografía), con situaciòn crìtica hasta 2013 y sin informe 2014; y el estudio de evaluaciòn de impacto de ASFA (Impact Evaluating Working Group), a fin de tener una visión para asegurar a largo plazo el futuro de la Base, delinear estrategias para los próximos 3 años y poder fortalecer ASFA.

Se elaborò el borrador de “Acciones a Seguir y Decisiones Acordadas”; los informes presentados estàn en  ftp://ext-ftp.fao.org/FI/Reserved/ASFA y quedò aceptada la invitaciòn para 2015 del Nodo Canadà, para realizar el ASFA Board Meeting en Halifax, Canadà, extendida por Alexis Pacey  del  Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization – NAFO.

Este Nodo INIDEP (Coordinadora del Nodo ASFA por Resol. INIDEP 070 del 18/08/04) realiza promoción de las actividades ASFA y de los resultados obtenidos, tanto a nivel nacional (Listas, Info-Nius, etc.) como en la región, y responde a las consultas-búsquedas en la Base de Datos para investigadores de todo el país.

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Bib. Prof. Guillermina Cosulich
Coordinadora Sistema de Información ASFA/FAO – ASFIS/REDIPES
IAMSLIC Presidente 2014/2015 – Cooperante OceanDocs/IODE/IOC
INIDEP – Jefe Biblioteca y Servicio de Documentación
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero
Paseo Victoria Ocampo Nº 1, Escollera Norte, Mar del Plata – Argentina
TE: +54(223)486 2586 int.119,120,121  Directo: 420 9113
CE: gcosulich@inidep.edu.ar  http://www.inidep.edu.ar
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“Forty Years of Sailing: Connecting Islands in a Digital World” http://www.iamslic.org/conf2014/

 

 

 

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UCL Australia offers scholarships in partnership with industry …

UCL Australia offers scholarships in partnership with industry to attract highly motivated and talented students to our world-class postgraduate programmes. Up to four scholarships are available for PhD studies at UCL Australia, starting in February 2015. Scholarships cover tuition fees and a (tax free) living stipend of $A 25,392 p.a. for four years. Applications for this round of scholarships will only be considered for research in one of the four priority areas listed below:

  1. Better monitoring for managing the impacts of offshore petroleum developments
  2. System design and dynamics on the sustainable energy and emissions planning in South Australia
  3. Life-cycle assessment of shale gas operations
  4. Full spherical hyperspectral imaging from aerobots for vicarious calibration of spaceborne and aerial EO visible/NIR

To apply for one of these scholarships, please send to Mr Mark Johnson mark.i.johnson@ucl.ac.uk:

  • A cover letter stating clearly which area you are interested in, a summary of your research experience and a brief outline of the direction your research would take during your PhD
  • A curriculum vitae, including your academic qualifications and a list of any academic publications
  • Contact details of two professional referees who could be asked to comment on your academic abilities

Closing date for applications is 5 pm (Adelaide time), Friday 10 October 2014.

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University of Central Florida (USA) recruits 2 tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Coastal Ecology/Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Coastal Ecology/Biology. We seek broadly-trained, collaborative coastal ecologists/biologists, who focus on coastal upland and/or nearshore (wetland, estuarine, or marine) systems or organisms that reside therein. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: biogeochemistry, climate change, population and community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental physiology, habitat modeling, microbial ecology, phycology, and/or sea-level rise. Researchers who use innovative combinations of field, experimental, genomic and theoretical approaches are encouraged to apply. We strongly prefer candidates who can build within-department and interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g., with civil and environmental engineers, environmental chemists, mathematical modelers, etc). The University of Central Florida is strategically investing in interdisciplinary studies of Coastal Systems. This year we are searching for a cluster of five tenure-track faculty in Biology (2), Chemistry (1), and Civil Engineering (2). Those who are hired should be strongly rooted in one of these disciplines and, ideally, also be interested in interdisciplinary collaborative research, and possibly teaching, in one or more of the other fields. These hires are part of 200 new faculty positions to be hired university-wide in 2015-16, with more hires anticipated in coming years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field, appropriate postdoctoral training and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. Successful candidates will contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs (see http://biology.cos.ucf.edu for departmental details) and may be considered for secondary joint appointments in either the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering or the Department of Chemistry. UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads; it is designated as a research university of very high activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation and as an ‘Up-and-Coming School’ by U.S. News and World Report. Applicants must complete a job application at http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/39605 which will link to both position #34009 and #34010. Separately, applicants must e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: bio-search@ucf.edu. Review of applicants will be ongoing and will continue until suitable candidates are found with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. Graham A.J. Worthy, Ph.D. Department Chair and Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor of Biology, Hubbs-Sea World Endowed Professor of Marine Mammalogy, and Director, Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, 4110 Libra Dr., Room BIO302A Orlando FL 32816-2368 Graham.Worthy@ucf.edu http://worthy.cos.ucf.edu/PEBL/ 407-823-1333 office 407-823-5769 fax skype: graham.worthy “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something”   Plato

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EuroScience is hosting an open letter written by researcher activists from different European countries. We are reaching 15 000 signatures, mostly from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France so far, and it is only the beginning. Please sign and share!

“The national policymakers of an increasing number of Member States, along with European leaders, have completely lost touch with the reality of research…”

These are the first words of this call. Scientists from different European countries describe in this open letter that, despite marked heterogeneity in the situation of scientific research in their respective countries, there are strong similarities in the destructive policies being followed. This critical analysis, highlighted in Nature and simultaneously published in a number of newspapers across Europe, is a wake-up call to policy makers to correct their course, and to researchers and citizens to defend the essential role of science in society.

Read and sign the open letter: http://openletter.euroscience.org/open-letter/

Ask your organization to endorse this open letter: http://openletter.euroscience.org/endorsing-organisations/

Get more insights from the activists and join the discussions on the Homo Scientificus Europeaus blog: http://blog.euroscientist.com/

The EuroScientist has also covered the latest researchers’ movements in Europe for you in this issue: http://www.euroscientist.com/research-activism/

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Por un Medio Ambiente en Equilibrio

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