EPOCA, BIOACID, CalMarO and OCB training workshop on the best practices in ocean acidification research


A training workshop in ocean acidification research will be jointly organized by EPOCA, BIOACID, CalMarO and OCB. The workshop, which will be held at IFM-GEOMAR in Kiel during March 8-12, 2010, will build upon recommendations from the Guide of Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting. It will combine lectures and hands-on practical training on a range of key issues in OA research, including

  • measurements and calculations of the seawater carbonate system
  • approaches and tools to manipulate carbonate chemistry
  • choice of CO2 levels in perturbation experiments
  • designing experiments and sampling to maximize statistical power
  • biogeochemical assessments
  • calcification rate measurements
  • metabolic rates and gas exchange in heterotrophic organisms
  • molecular approaches and membrane transport studies
  • data reporting, management and policies

If you are interested to attend this workshop, please send a short application (half a page) explaining your background and why you would like to participate to Monika Peschke (mpeschke (at) ifm-geomar.de) until February 15, 2010. For a detailed programme see http://bioacid.ifm-geomar.de/ or at the EPOCA web site http://www.epoca-project.eu/index.php/OA-workshop-2010.html. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Coordinators: Ulf Riebesell, Richard Bellerby, Jean-Pierre Gattuso

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