Ocean Acidification Week 2021: a virtual multi-day forum to highlight different aspects of ocean acidification research and initiatives from around the world

Date: 13 – 17 September 2021

Programs

OA Week Full Program – English

OA Week 2021 Full Program – Spanish

Aims

Last year, GOA-ON launched OA Week as a response to the postponement of conferences and events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. After such a positive response we’re bringing it back this year with more sessions, plenary speakers, and engaging talks about ocean acidification research. If you have any specific questions about OA Week, please contact us at secretariat@goa-on.org.

The key aims of OA Week are to:

  1. Engage the OA and broader oceanographic communities, raise awareness to the issue of OA, and bring attention to the global OA monitoring, research, capacity building, and education efforts
  2. Raise awareness of and maintain momentum around the upcoming 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World
  3. Share GOA-ON’s three High-level Goals and introduce the GOA-ON OARS Program with our audiences

New this Year

OARS: Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability
GOA-ON is publicly launching its endorsed programme for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The programme is called OARS, “Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability – Providing society with the observational and scientific evidence needed to sustainably identify, monitor, mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification; from local to global scales”. The OARS programme will build on the work of GOA-ON to further develop the science of ocean acidification by enhancing ocean acidification capacity, increasing observations of ocean chemistry changes, identifying the impacts on marine ecosystems on local and global scales, and providing society and decision makers with the information needed to mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification. Learn more about this session here and register here.

Plenary Sessions
We have five plenary sessions planned. Three sessions will explore GOA-ON’s three High-level Goals, one sessions will focus on OA attribution and Blue Carbon research, and one session will focus on research into satellites that collect acidification data from space. Please check them out here.

Community Discussion Sessions
We have several sessions designed to engage community discussion on topics of wide interest. Please check them out here.

GOA-ON, 10 September 2021. More information.

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