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95 <p class="headergray">NEWS</p>
96 <p><span class="headergray">Febrauray 2010: ECCO-GODAE to be featured at AGU Ocean Science 2010 Town Hall Meeting</span></p>
97 <p>The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) will hold a Town Hall meeting during OS 2010, entitled: <i>Ocean Partnerships: Collaborative Oceanographic Research for the Future</i>. One of the projects featured will be ECCO-GODAE. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 23r
98 d, from 11:45 to 12:45 in room D139.</strong></p>
99 <p><span class="headergray">August 2009: Editors' Highlight in GRL</span></p>
100 <p> Work by R.M. Ponte and K.J. Quinn on <i>Bottom pressure changes around Antarctica and wind-driven meridional flows</i> was picked as <a href="http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/highlights/highlights.cgi?action=show&doi=10.1029/2009GL039060&jc=gl" target="_blank">Editors' Highight</a> in the Geophysical Research Letters' recent volume 36.</i>.</p>
101 <p><span class="headergray">June 2009: A new ECCO-GODAE solution</span></p>
102 <p> The MIT/AER ECCO-GODAE project issued a new solution of its recent version 3 system. The new solution uses atmospheric state fields as control variables in conjunction with an adjoint of the Large and Yeager surface boundary layer scheme, as well as a dynamic/thermodynamical sea-ice model. The solution has been update through the end of 2007 (calculations through end of 2008 are under way). The new solution is available via ECCO's <a href="http://www.ecco-group.org/las/v6/dataset/dataset?catitem=91" target="_blank">LAS server at MIT</a>.</p>
103 <p><span class="headergray">Dec 2008: ECCO session at AGU Fall Meeting 2008</span></p>
104 <p> AGU's Fall Meeting 2008 will feature an ECCO session, identified as <a href="http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08.old/index.php/Program/SessionSearch/?show=detail&sessid=45" target="_blank">OS04: CLIVAR/GODAE: The ECCO State Estimates</a>. This session will provide an opportunity for ECCO product users to (a) describe the scientific implications of their results, (b) enhance the feedback from the broader community to the Consortium, (c) foster the interaction between ECCO members and other scientists who utilize the state estimates. The <a href="http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/sessions5?meeting=fm08&part=OS41F" target="_blank">oral part (OS41F)</a> will take place on <i>Thursday, Dec. 18th, starting 8am in MW Room 2022</i>. It is preceded by a <a href="http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/sessions5?meeting=fm08&part=OS31C" target="_blank">poster session (OS31C)</a> on <i>Wednesday, Dec. 17th, starting 8am, in MC Hall D</i>.</p>
105 <p><span class="headergray">Sep 2008: An eddy-permitting Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE)</span></p>
106 <p> As part of his Ph.D. thesis, <a href="http://www-pord.ucsd.edu/~mmazloff/" target="_blank">Matt Mazloff</a> has produced an eddy-permitting state estimate at 1/6 degree horizontal resolution of the Southern Ocean, covering the Argo-rich period 2005/06. The adjoint-based solution is dynamically consistent and enables closed budget calculations of various quantities. Matt's thesis was featured in the <a href="http://www.sdsc.edu/us/newsletter/common/newsletter.php?%20issue=2006-02&corner=fstory">SDSC Thread Newsletter</a>, and more recently in WHOI's Oceanus magazine (<a href="http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=49240&archives=true" target="_blank">Corralling the Wild and Wooly Southern Ocean</a>).</p>
107 <p><span class="headergray">21 May 2007: 50 year GECCO solution made available online</span></p>
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109 A fifty year state estimate covering 1950 to 2000
110 is now available on the ECCO LAS server at <a href="http://www.ecco-group.org/eccolas/servlets/dataset" target="_blank">SDSC</a> The estimate was produced by the &quot;German ECCO&quot; <a href="http://www.ifm.uni-hamburg.de/" target="_blank">(GECCO)</a> group at the University of Hamburg
111 The product is described in
112 Koehl, A., D. Dommenget, K. Ueyoshi, D. Stammer, The Global ECCO
113 1952 to 2001 Ocean Synthesis Report No.40, March 2006. </p>
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115 <p><span class="headergray">18 May 2007: New ECCO web page goes live.</span></p>
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117 In collaboration with web designer Colleen Boisvert
118 ECCO has launched a new overall project web site.
119 Main purpose of this site is to provide an integrated view
120 of ECCO and it's follow-on projects
121 (ECCO-GODAE, ECCO2, GECCO, ...).
122 It is hoped that readers will get a clear understanding
123 of
124 ECCO's various activities, and will find
125 among ECCO's various ocean state estimation products
126 those which best suit their needs.
127 We welcome any <a href="mailto:heimbach@mit.edu">feedback</a> you may wish to provide. </p>
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129 <p class="headergray">30 March 2007: Ocean model captures diversity of marine microbes</p>
130 <p> Scientists at MIT have developed a new marine ecosystem model that allows its populations of
131 phytoplankton to realistically evolve, reflecting the diversity in populations in the natural world. This
132 should lead to a better understanding of the coupling between ocean and atmospheric chemistry.
133 The model makes use of ECCO's ocean state estimate to capture the physical environment in
134 which the ecosystem evolves. The study &quot;Emergent Biogeography of Microbial Communities in a
135 Model Ocean&quot; &nbsp;by Michael J. Follows, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Scott Grant, and Sallie W. Chisholm was published in today's issue of <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/315/5820/1843" target="_blank">Science magazine</a>. It is part of the <a href="http://www.moore.org/newsitem.aspx?id=2064" target="_blank">MIT Darwin Project</a> and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.<br />
136 <a href="http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/microbes.html" target="_blank">(Click here for a related MIT News Story)</a></p>
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138 <p><span class="headergray">19 March 2007: ECCO products now hosted on SDSC's SRB archive.</span></p>
139 <p> In a collaboration between the San Diego Supercomputing Center
140 (SDSC) and ECCO,
141 a large part of the ECCO products have been transfered to
142 <a href="http://datacentral.sdsc.edu/resources.html" target="_blank">SDSC's Datacentral</a> and managed via <a href="http://datacentral.sdsc.edu/srb_resource.html" target="_blank">Storage Resource Broker (SRB)</a>. To make these data available to the community via
143 different commonly used servers and software tools,
144 including DODS/OPeNDAP and LAS,
145 SDSC's DataCentral specialist Roman Olschanowsky
146 and MIT's Constantinos Evangelinos successfully
147 implemented DODS/OPeNDAP on top of SRB.
148 The SRB system allows fast and easy data access
149 across various disk and tape resources while ensuring
150 archiving/backup capability.
151 High speed access to the SDSC data using the SRB client tools is also
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154 <p class="headergray">13 December 2006: Carl Wunsch awarded the 2006 William Bowie Medal by the American Geophysical Union</p>
155 <p>On December, 13, 2006, AGU awarded the Bowie Medal to Carl Wunsch &quot;For his wide-ranging research in the study of the ocean and its roles in shaping Earth's climate and its changes, and for unselfish cooperation in the field of physical oceanography.&quot;&nbsp; <a href="http://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/special_wunsch.html" target="_blank">Read Citation</a></p>
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157 <p class="headergray">13 November 2006: Elephant seals serving ECCO</p>
158 <p> A unique set of roughly 320,000 individual sub-surface measurements
159 of salinity (conductivity), temperature, and depth (CTD) taken by elephant
160 seals which carried bio-logging and telemetry devices
161 was added to the ECCO state estimation system as new
162 observational constraints.
163 The data were kindly provided by the <a href="http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/seaos/index.html" target="_blank">&quot;Southern Elephant Seals as
164 Oceanographic Samplers&quot; (SEaOS)</a> project involving
165 the <a href="http://www.smru.st-and.ac.uk/" target="_blank">University of St. Andrew's NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)</a> and the <a href="http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/" target="_blank">British Antarctic Survey</a>. The uniqueness of the data derives from the ability of seals
166 to go under the sea-ice which covers large parts of the Southern
167 Ocean poleward of 60S during austral winter and where in-situ data
168 are not available otherwise.</p>
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170 <p class="headergray">30 August 2006: NAS Teamwork Helps Researchers Cruise Through Ocean Data</p>
171 <p> Working with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), experts at the NAS facility visualized, in real time, a one-year ocean simulation with 330 million grid cells running on 2,048 processors of the Columbia supercomputer.
172 <a href="http://www.nas.nasa.gov/News/Archive/2006/08-30-06.html" target="_blank">(Click here for more details)</a></p>
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