Call for members for the new Ocean Acidification international Reference User Group (OA-iRUG)

The Chair and Deputy Chair of the new Ocean Acidification international Reference User Group (OA-iRUG) welcome nominations for members of this group before 6 May.

The iRUG is being formed to work alongside the newly constituted Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (ICC) based at the IAEA in Monaco (for background see http://www.iaea.org/nael/OA-ICC), drawing on the RUG’s history of outputs and effective operation over the past few years (for some background see http://www.epoca-project.eu/index.php/what-do-we-do/outreach/rug.html) .

Funded by the Foundation Prince Albert II for the coming three years, the OA-iRUG work alongside many organisations and projects, including the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA), the Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate project (MedSeA), and the Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification project (BIOACID). The first iRUG meeting will be held in Monaco during the week of 2nd December in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

For more information and submission of proposals, please contact James Oliver ( James.oliver(at)iucn.org) at IUCN, copying Dan Laffoley (danlaffoley(at)btinternet.com; Chair OA-iRUG) and John Baxter (john.baxter(at)snh.gov.uk; Deputy Chair OA-iRUG). 

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