NUI Galway public seminar on ocean acidification, 16 september 2015

A seminar by  Dr Richard Feely of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle.

Date: 16 September 2015
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Venue: Aula Maxima – National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road.

Event type: Seminar
Audience: Open to all
Ticket: Registration is advised as the number of places is limited

Aim of the seminar

Ocean acidification arises as a result of the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.  The oceans play a role in regulating the global climate by absorbing much of the heat and CO2. These increasing CO2 levels have caused the oceans to become more acidic, resulting in significant changes in marine organisms.

Delivering the lecture is Dr Richard Feely of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle. As one of the World-leading authorities on ocean acidification, Dr Feely will discuss the present and future implications of increased CO2 levels on the health of our ocean ecosystems and related ocean-based economies.

The conference will take place at 7.30pm in the Aula Maxima and is free to the public. Advance registration is advised as the number of places is limited.

Contact

For further information please email Dr Brian Ward at bward(at)nuigalway.ie.

More information on the seminar.


  • Reset

Subscribe

OA-ICC Highlights


%d bloggers like this: