6th New Zealand Ocean Acidification Workshop – Southern contributions to a second decade of OA research

University of Otago, Dunedin, 7-8 February 2013.


Southern contributions to a second decade of OA research

Our plenary speaker is Prof. Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Laboratoire d’Oceanographie de Villefranche, France (http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso/). Prof. Gattuso led the highly successful European Project on OCean Acidification (EPOCA), co-authored the text book Ocean Acidification (Gattuso & Hansson 2011) and the Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification and Best Practices (Riebesell et al. 2010).

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Catriona Hurd: catriona.hurd(at)otago.ac.nz.

Preliminary time table:

Special sessions

1. Multiple environmental drivers
Organisers/Chairs: Philip Boyd (NIWA and Dept. Chemistry, U. Otago), Michael Roleda
(Botany, U. Otago)
Scope: interactions between OA and other environmental factors; multiple stressors.

2. Calcification and mineralology
Organisers/Chairs: Abby Smith (Marine Sciences, U. Otago) and Helen Neil (NIWA,
Scope: all aspects of calcification and mineralology.

3. OA in the wider NZ context
Organisers/Chairs: Cliff Law (NIWA,Wellington) Mary Sewell (U Auckland), Christopher
Hepburn (Marine Sciences, U Otago)
Scope: the social dimension of OA; fishery impacts; customary fisheries; policy
development; NZ wide-monitoring programme.

4. OA in the oceanographic context
Organisers/Chairs: Kim Currie (NIWA, Dunedin), Keith Hunter (Chemistry, U Otago) and
Sarah Mikaloff-Fletcher (NIWA, Wellington)
Open ocean research; modelling; time-series.

Program (subject to change)

Thursday 7th February

0900 – 0930 Meet and greet

0930 – 0950 Welcome from Prof. Keith Hunter, PVC, Division of Sciences

0950 – 1000 Introduction and overview from Catriona Hurd

1000 – 1030 Prof. Jean-Pierre Gattuso: Highlights and insights from the European Project on
OCean Acidification (EPOCA)

1030-1100 Coffee

1100 – 1230 Special session: OA in a New Zealand context

1230 – 1300 Lunch (provided)

1300 – 1500 Special session: Calcification and mineralology

1500 – 1530 Coffee

Teams to be announced, prizes to be won.

1700 – 1830 Posters, cheese and wine

1930 Workshop dinner, venue TBA

Friday 8th February

0900 – 1000 Jean-Pierre Gattuso: Title TBA

1000 – 1030 Coffee

1030 – 1230 Special session: Multiple Environmental Drivers

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1500 Special session: OA in an oceanographic context

1500 – 1530 Tea and coffee

1530 – 1700 TBA, probably talks

1700 – 1730 – Closing: Kim Currie/Mary Sewell/Cliff Law/Catriona Hurd: OA in a NZ
context – setting priorities and enhancing collaborations

1730 Social event, followed by dinner

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