Second U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators’ meeting

The second U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators’ Meeting will be held in Washington, DC at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center on September 18-20 2013. This three-day meeting will bring together the U.S. OA research community to assess the state of OA science nationally and to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for collaborations that will accelerate OA research in the future.

This meeting offers an opportunity for the scientific community to help shape U.S. national OA research efforts as they develop. In addition to poster sessions to showcase scientific results, meeting activities include numerous panel, plenary, and breakout discussions designed to explore how current U.S. OA research and organizational support fit together, and to identify where greater synergies can be encouraged. Meeting attendees will take an active role in considering the current state of the science and planning future opportunities for the research community as a whole. See the agenda for more details.

Specific meeting goals
The organizing committee has laid out five primary goals for the meeting:

1) Strengthen scientific collaboration and minimize duplication of efforts
2) Synthesize current state of knowledge, identify major uncertainties, and discuss the
way forward
3) Promote effective data management and sharing
4) Explore how to apply results of OA studies to the world outside the lab
5) Identify outstanding research questions

The OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee is hosting this second OAPI meeting to bring the OA community together and assess the direction of the entire U.S. OA research community, now that many research projects have been under way for some time. As with the first OAPI meeting in 2011, this meeting is intended to maximize all outcomes of the research by placing ongoing research efforts into a greater context that looks forward towards scientific and organizational challenges emerging from the work.

U. S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry project, 22 February 2013. Web site.

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