The ocean acidification conference – interfaces between civil society, science and policy. May 5 – 6, 2021

All times are CET. The conference is arranged online.

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May 5 – Science, Capacity Building & Outreach
Welcome & Opening

09:30 Opening remarks (Marko Reinikainen, AirClim, Sweden)
09:40 Monika Quinones Winder, Stockholm University, Sweden (keynote; What does a more acidic ocean mean for marine life?)
10:10 Alexander Polukhin, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russia (Acidification of the Russian sector of the Baltic Sea and other Russian seas)
10:35 Break
10:45 Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany (Lessons learned from ocean acidification research + BIOACID video)
11:20 Sam Dupont, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (presentation & video-tour in the laboratory of the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure)
11:50 Break
12:20 Anu Vehmaa, AirClim (presentation of Baltic Sea NGO-report)
12:35 Sofia Sadogurska, Ecoaction, Ukraine (presentation of Black Sea NGO-report)
13:00 Marko Reinikainen (presentation of OA Action Guide)
13:15 Patrizia Ziveri, UAB Barcelona, Spain (MedSea project & OA in the Mediterranean Sea)
13:40 Discussion
14:30 Closing of Day 1

May 6 – Policy & Governance
09:30 Monitoring challenges & developments (speakers to be confirmed)
10:20 Representative from Coalition Clean Baltic (perspectives on adaptation and marine protection, speaker to be confirmed)
10:45 Anna-Karin Almén, project “Havsmanualen” , Finland (nearshore methods for local monitoring and adaptation)
11:10 Break
11:30 Panel discussion, Marko Reinikainen, AirClim (moderator; panelists to be confirmed)
12:30 Closing of conference

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The conference is arranged by the BALSAM -project as a collaboration between AirClim and Novia University of Applied Sciences. The BALSAM-project is funded by the Swedish Institute. Novia UAS also received funding from the Finnish society “Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki”.

The conference requires registration. The organizing committee, consisting of Jonna Engström-Öst (Novia UAS), Marko Reinikainen and Reinhold Pape (AirClim), welcomes your registration via e-mail to marko.reinikainen@ by April 30, 2021. Please write “OA registration” as subject line. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a Zoom link to the conference. Requests for further information are equally welcomed.

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