Ocean Acidification: European contribution and perspectives



PROGRAMME

Morning (stakeholders and policymakers):

-9:00-9:10 Welcome and introduction by Manuela Soares, Director, Environment Directorate, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
-9:10-9:40 Introductory presentation on EPOCA and key results from the project (Jean-Pierre Gattuso)
-9:40-10:00 EPOCA 2010 Svalbard experiment (Ulf Riebesell)
-10:00-10:20 International Reference User Group on Ocean Acidification (Dan Laffoley)
-10:20-10:50 Coffee and visit of the exhibit
-10:50-11:10 International activities (Carol Turley)
-11:10-11:30 US activities (Ned Cyr)
-11:30-11:50 Activities and plans of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program on ocean acidification (Sybil Seitzinger)
-11:50-12.05 Screening of “Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public” (Carol Turley)
-12:05-12:45 General discussion: contribution of EU research in the field of ocean acidification
-12:45-14:00 Visit of the exhibit and complimentary lunch buffet

Afternoon (general public, in English):
-14:00-14:15 Introductory presentation on ocean acidification (Lina Hansson)
-14:15-14:30 Impacts of ocean acidification on commercial species (Frédéric Gazeau)
-14:30-15:30 Screening of the movie “Tipping Point”
-15:30-17:00 Visit of the exhibit, coffee and tea
Afternoon (general public, in French):
-14:00-15:30 Visit of the exhibit, coffee and tea
-15:30-15:45 Introductory presentation on ocean acidification (Lina Hansson)
-15:45-16:00 Impacts of ocean acidification on commercial species (Frédéric Gazeau)
-16:00-17:00 Screening of the movie “Tipping Point”

Exhibit
-What is ocean acidification? Hands-on chemistry experiments and virtual laboratory experiment
-Screening of short movies and cartoons
-Display of research tools
-Posters and information stands

Please register (registration open until 29 April 2011)
Access restricted to registered persons. An ID document will be required.


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