Annual Science Meeting and International Workshop of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network

The third Annual Science Meeting of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA ASM) will be on 22-24 July 2013 at the University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9TF.

The second international workshop of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) will be on 24-26 July 2013 at the same location.

Completion of our online registration form is necessary for your participation in either of the above meetings, with attendance by invitation only (details below). You will be informed within one week of registering whether your registration has been accepted and the outcome of any request for accommodation at St Andrews (in hotel-standard, university rooms), with such costs being covered by the UKOA programme.

Early registration (preferably by 31 May 2013) is advised, due to the limited availability of accommodation. Online registration will close on 30 June 2013, or earlier if maximum numbers have been reached before then.

All researchers currently (or until recently) supported by the UKOA programme are invited to the 3rd UKOA ASM, also those with formal links to the programme (eg as PAG or PEB members). Travel support is likely to be available for UKOA researchers providing oral or poster presentations as lead authors. Please discuss your proposed contribution with your consortium lead principal investigator (where appropriate). Consortium lead PIs are expected to coordinate their team’s involvement in the ASM, on the basis that the scale of that representation will be similar to previous ASMs.

UK and international participation in the 2nd GOA-ON workshop is limited to those who have received individual invitations. GOA-ON workshop participants who also wish to attend the 3rd UKOA ASM should indicate that on the relevant part of the registration form, to include the additional nights’ accommodation that will be required.

The outline schedule for both meetings is as follows:

Date Times Activity
Monday 22 July 10:00-17:30 UKOA ASM: Overview presentations, short (poster) presentations, poster sessions, discussions
Tuesday 23 July 09:00-17:30 UKOA ASM – continued
Wednesday 24 July 09:00-12:30 UKOA ASM – continued
13:30-17:00 Joint session of GOA-ON and UKOA ASM: “Observing ocean acidification and its ecosystem impacts at regional and global scale”
Thursday 25 July 09:00-18:00 GOA-ON workshop
Friday 26 July 09:00-16:00 GOA-ON workshop

For travel information, see the University of St Andrews website. Note:

  • Leuchars is the nearest rail station, 8km from St Andrews. There are frequent rail services from London (including overnight sleeper) and Edinburgh. From Leuchars, use a bus or taxi to complete your journey.
  • From Edinburgh airport, it is suggested that the airport bus is taken to the city centre (around 30 minutes, frequent service), then a train journey of around one hour from the main Edinburgh station (Waverley) to Leuchars. International participants may wish to consider spending a night in Edinburgh on their arrival and/or departure days.

Queries regarding eligibility for attendance at either the UKOA ASM or GOA-ON workshop should be raised with the UKOA Science Coordinator, p.williamson(at) (+44 1603 593111). For information on other aspects, please contact Jodie Clarke.

Natural Environment Research Council, April 2013. More information.

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