EPOCA best practices workshop for ocean acidification research

November 19-21, 2008, Kiel, Germany

Maria Hood, Ulf Riebesell, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Anne-Marin Nisumaa, and Lina Hansson on behalf of all workshop participants

The Best Practices Workshop convened approximately 40 scientists from 10 countries at IFM-GEOMAR in Kiel, Germany to establish an international agreement on best practices for ocean acidification research. The workshop was sponsored by the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA), the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Kiel “Future Ocean” Excellence Cluster. It covered seawater carbonate chemistry, experimental design of perturbation experiments, measurements of CO2- sensitive processes, and data reporting and usage. The participants agreed on the recommendations that would appear in a guide as well as on authors and timelines for drafting each section.



While this first workshop was kept necessarily small, the development of the best practices guide is meant to be an open community-wide activity. To view presentations from the meeting, the timeline for drafting and reviewing the guide, and a list of contacts, please visit the EPOCA Best Practices webpage.

OCB NEWS, Winter 2009, 2(1):11. Newsletter.

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