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By the decision of the Program Committee in 2019 it is planned to publish a special issue of the Journal of Oceanological Research, based on the results of the reports presented at the International Symposium “Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes in the Hydrosphere and Atmosphere” MSP-2018

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We invite scientists, engineers, postgraduate and students to participate in the International Symposium on Mesoscale and Sub-mesoscale Processes in the Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere (MSP - 2018). The Symposium dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences K.N. Fedorov will be held on 30 October - 2 November, 2018 in Moscow at P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS.

Federal Agency for scientific organizations of Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research organize the XXII International Conference on Marine Geology. The Conference will take place in Moscow on November 20–24, 2017.

2016 is the year of 70th anniversary of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS), one of the oldest and the biggest Russian research center in the field of oceanology. To celebrate the occasion the Institute will be hosting the International Symposium “70 years of World Ocean Research” that will take place on September 12 and 13, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

For the first time, scientists provide a sea-wide view of what happens to Mediterranean waters that flow into the Black Sea through the Bosporus Strait. Below a depth of about 150 meters, the Black Sea is devoid of oxygen. Only certain microbes can survive in this "dead zone," which reaches depths of over 2000 meters. Warm, salty water flowing from the Mediterranean Sea into the Black Sea ventilates the middepth water column of the sea, trapping anoxic water below and maintaining the sea's distinctive structure. However, the precise fate of inflowing Mediterranean waters has remained something of a mystery to scientists.


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