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‘Practical training on ocean acidification – from experimental design to data analysis’, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden, 4-22 June 2018

In the framework of the IAEA Technical Cooperation project INT7019 “Supporting a Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network – towards Increased Involvement of Developing States” a three week training event will be organized at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure – Kristineberg, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden, 4-22 June 2018. The aim of this group fellowship training is to provide the full set of tools required to design and perform a complete laboratory experiment pertaining to study impacts of ocean acidification on selected marine organisms, as well as to analyze and prepare the data and results obtained for publication.

Nomination for Fellowship is open to Member States participating in the IAEA Technical Cooperation project INT7019. A maximum of 12 Applicants will be selected on the base of a short CV and a letter describing their future planned activities related to the study of biological responses to ocean acidification as well as their needs and motivation to attend the training. Priority will be given to early-career scientists who have begun to work in the ocean acidification area. Experts in other fields interested in becoming involved in ocean acidification studies would also be welcome, space permitting.

Only official applications through the IAEA can be considered. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lina Hansson at the IAEA/OA-ICC (l.hansson(at) for more information about eligibility and application procedure. Applications must be received by 13 April 2018.

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Research methods in ocean acidification (course)

Summer Graduate Course at Friday Harbor Laboratories (College of the Environment, University of Washington), July 16 – August 17, 2018

Instructors: Drs. Jon Havenhand (Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Andrew Dickson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego), Terrie Klinger (School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, University of Washington)

This graduate level course introduces students to the theory, methods, and techniques needed to conduct successful experiments on the biological effects of ocean acidification. Through a combination of lectures, laboratory exercises, and field work we will prepare students to perform ocean acidification research at their home institutions and in other settings.

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Training on ocean acidification and first biological experiments in Costa Rica

pic 1PhD candidate Celeste Sánchez Noguera from the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR) at the University of Costa Rica and Dr. Sam Dupont from the University of Gothenburg met for the first time in Tasmania in May 2016 at the 4th Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World and the 3d Science meeting of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON). Ms Sánchez Noguera also participated in the training course on ocean acidification organized by the IAEA OA-ICC, the Centro de Investigación Científica y De Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) and the University of Baja California (UABC) in Ensenada, Mexico, in September 2016. She then joined Dr. Dupont’s team in Kristineberg, Sweden, for one month in summer 2017 to work on an experiment aiming at evaluating ocean acidification tipping points on invertebrate larvae.

Since then, they have been exploring opportunities to develop ocean acidification work in Costa Rica. This was recently initiated through a SCOR visiting scholar grant allowing Dr. Dupont to visit Costa Rica for 2 weeks in November 2017 and with the support of CIMAR, the organization of a training on best practices in ocean acidification. They also built an experimental set-up allowing to manipulate the carbonate chemistry in a replicated aquarium system and they tested the impact on larval stages of invertebrates.

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Surface ocean CO2 atlas (GOOS webinar)

Dr Dorothee Bakker, University of East Anglia (UEA) and Dr Kim Currie, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Wednesday 15 November, 18:00 GMT/UTC

The Surface Ocean CO₂Atlas (SOCAT) is a synthesis activity for quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO₂(fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). SOCAT data is publicly available, discoverable and citable. SOCAT enables quantification of the ocean carbon sink and ocean acidification and evaluation of ocean biogeochemical models. SOCAT, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, represents a milestone in biogeochemical and climate research and in informing policy. SOCAT data are released in versions. Each succeeding version contains new data sets as well as updates of older ones. The first version of SOCAT was released in 2011, the second and third version followed biennially. Automation allowed annual public releases since version 4. The latest SOCAT version (version 5) has 21.5 million observations from 1957 to 2017 for the global oceans and coastal seas. Calibrated sensor data are also available. SOCAT version 6 will be released in summer 2018. Data submissions for this next SOCAT version are very welcome, and the submission deadline is on the 15th of January 2018.


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Understanding ocean acidification using NOAAs new educational tools (webinar)

Description:  Tuesday 13 March 2018, 6pm – 7pm

Speaker: Amy Dean, National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Abstract: Data in the Classroom ( is designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional and global scale.

Workshop: “Deep Dive into Ocean Acidification”, 21 September 2017, San Francisco

First part of the Local Climate Science & Education Series by BayCLIC

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Doors open at 12:30 PM

For: Formal and informal educators (all ages); Researchers

Cost: Free- light refreshments provided

Take a “deep dive into ocean acidification” in the first workshop of the BayCLIC Local Climate Science & Education Series at Fort Mason, San Francisco. The series brings the Bay Area’s science and education communities together to explore local climate research, program-specific applications, and place-based solutions. The workshop on ocean acidification is an opportunity for educators to receive the most up-to-date information directly from researchers and for scientists to practice best communication skills that can aid future educational collaborations.

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SOLAS event report – OA training and networking events in Africa

“Ocean Acidification -Training and Community Networking: Pathways to Success”, 13 – 16 February, 2017, Dakar, Senegal (Marie Boye, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France)

The Ocean Acidification – Senegal practical training and networking meeting (OA-Senegal) took place for the first time in West Africa at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. The OA-Senegal events were organized by Future Earth Coasts with the support of the following organizations, represented by attendees: the oil & gas company Kosmos Energy, SOLAS, the Center for Marine and Renewable Energy, the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center, and the Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment; to name a few. The OA-Senegal events were attended by fifteen participants originating from Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo. Overall, six lecturers coming from France, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, and the United States, guided the participants through the events. Lectures and discussions covered a general introduction to oceanic conditions off the West African coast, the goal and urgency to study ocean acidification, as well as the chemistry involved in the acidification and its impacts on marine biodiversity. In addition, presentations were given regarding measurement techniques of ocean acidification, design of relevant acidification manipulation experiments, and research in the field and in the laboratory. (…)

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