Live Q&A session: Our oceans are ‘warming up, turning sour and losing breath’, 25 May 2016

Date & time: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 15:30 UTH

Join a live Q&A session with two experts on ocean change biology, Prof. Ulf Riebesell and Dr. Lennart Bach, this Wednesday 25th May at 15:30h UTC. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get an expert perspective on how marine life may respond ocean stressors in our future ocean:

Through his landmark paper published in Nature in 2000, Riebesell brought the effects of ocean acidification on plankton to the attention of the marine science community. Since 2009 Prof. Riebesell has been the coordinator of the German national research programme ‘Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification’ (BIOACID) funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research. Dr. Lennart Bach, a biological oceanographer at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, is interested in changes in seawater chemistry and how these affect phytoplankton, from the cell through to the ecosystem level.

This Hangout is a part of ‘One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions’: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by marine scientists in Kiel, the International Ocean Institute in Malta, and in partnership with the SDSNedu. This free online course brings in some of the world’s leading experts on ocean science to present the issues and potential solutions grounded in rigorous scientific research. It targets citizens around the globe who aspire to use this knowledge for better stewardship of our ocean. All you need to participate is an internet connection, a small amount of time and a portion of enthusiasm! The course runs until July 18th 2016 with enrolment open until July 11th.

Join this open course as it explore this last great frontier on Earth. Enrol now:


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