Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Science Workshop, 8-10 May 2016, Hobart, Australia

The 3rd Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Science Workshop workshop will be held in Hobart, Australia, following the 4th International Symposium on the Oceans in a High CO2 World (3-6 May 2016).

GOA-ON is guiding the development of an integrated network for the detection and attribution of ocean acidification and ecosystem response, and has engaged with over one hundred participants from 30 nations to formulate its Requirements and Governance Plan. GOA-ON has also served to focus funding bodies and international research programs to integrate within a shared vision that extends from the coastal to open ocean domains.

The 3rd GOA-ON science workshop aims to further the development of the network. Issues to be covered are:
1. GOA-ON national and regional status, linkages to other global programs
2. New developments for weather and climate quality OA observations
3. Essential biological variables and integration with other observations
4. Data management and synthesis plans from regional to global scales
5. Developing regional hubs to facilitate national programs and capacity building

A detailed agenda will be released on the GOA-ON website in early 2016.

Venue: CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Australia. The venue is a few minutes walk from the Symposium meeting place and hotels.

Who should attend: The meeting is open. Students, early career through senior researchers, policy makers and program managers are encouraged to attend.

Costs: Free of charge. Lunch, morning and afternoon coffee/tea will be provided.

Registration and support: Please register your interest here to attend the workshop by 16 November 2015. The meeting room capacity is limited; whilst additional, later registrations may be accepted, priority will be given to early registrants who already have GOA-ON involvement. Most participants are expected to already be in Hobart for the preceding 4thOceans in a High CO2 World Symposium. However, if funding is required to attend, please identify this in the registration form, indicating approximate amount (in USD) and, in the comments box, please add justification or useful information to consider.

Details of presentations and speakers will be available in early 2016. Participants wishing to present a poster can submit an abstract via the workshop registration page.

Please direct any questions to workshop(at)


Prof. Fei Chai, University of Maine, USA
Prof. Minhan Dai, Xiamen University, China
Prof. Sam Dupont, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr. Richard Feely, NOAA-PMEL, USA
Dr. Kirsten Isensee, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
Dr. Libby Jewett, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Director, USA
Dr. Wajih Naqvi, CSIR-National Institution of Oceanography, India
Dr. Jan Newton, University of Washington, USA
Dr. Maciej Telszewski, IOCCP Director, Poland
Dr. Bronte Tilbrook, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Phil Williamson, NERC/University of East Anglia, UK

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