The BIARRITZ (Bridging International Activity and Related Research into the Twilight Zone) workshop will take place July 22-26, 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK. This workshop will bring together observationalists and modellers in a practical workshop to advance our understanding of the Twilight Zone by making best use of extensive current international activity. Participating projects already confirmed include EXPORTS (US), Ocean Twilight Zone (US), FLUXES (Spain), COMICS (UK), GOCART (UK), CUSTARD (UK), PICCOLO (UK) and developing programs in France and Germany.
The workshop is intended as a practical event rather than as a platform for presenting finished work. It will focus on discussing how we make best use of the ongoing and future activities by identifying gaps in sampling, consistency of methodology, innovative approaches and pooling of data.
More specific themes of the workshop will be…
- Surface influences on Twilight Zone function
- Carbon pathways through the Twilight Zone
- Controls on remineralisation depth
- New techniques and technologies (this could include AUVs, genomics, imaging, new sensors etc)
Ten places are available for early career scientists from outside the major projects to attend. Limited funds are available to assist attendance. To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest by 31 January 2019 to Dr Adrian Martin (NOC).