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Workshop: Best practices for Durafet-based ocean and laboratory pH time-series

Workshop: Best practices for Durafet-based ocean and laboratory pH time-series

Venue: Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Dates: 11-12 September 2017

Hosts: Dr. Lydia Kapsenberg, Samir Alliouane

We are pleased to announce a summer workshop on Honeywell Durafet pH sensor technology for seawater pH time series. Two Durafet-based sensors will be covered: SeaFETs for ocean pH time-series, and Durafet arrays for use in experimental systems in the laboratory. Durafet arrays greatly alleviate efforts for documenting pH during laboratory ocean acidification experiments. Durafet arrays can also be integrated in existing experimental systems to enable advanced experimental design (fluctuating and multi-driver experiments).

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Open session on ocean acidification, 8-9 August 2017, Port Townsend, WA (tentative)


Date & time: Tue, 8 Aug 2017, 9:00 AM – Wed, 9 Aug 2017, 3:00 PM PDT

Location: Stuart Building, Room 7, 1610 Blaine Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States

This session is tentative pending funding. Please register to indicate your interest, and we will contact you if the funding is secured. Registration is not a commitment to attend. May include partners: Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and PT Marine Science Center.

Objectives: Through learning about ocean acidification, teachers will develop maritime and place-based projects that will grow students understanding in science and beyond. Teachers will increase student engagement by learning and applying best practices including: workshop model, thinking strategies, project-based learning, and cooperative learning.

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Norsk Polarinstitutt seminar: “Polar phytoplankton under multiple stressors – the effects of ocean acidification under varying environmental conditions”, 22 March 2012, Tromsø

Date  & time: 22 March 2017, 10:00–11:00

Location: Norsk Polarinstitutt, Framsenteret, 6. etasje, Rom “Tre kroner”, 9296 Tromsø, Norway

Presenter: Clara Hoppe, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

In an era of dramatic anthropogenic perturbations of the global carbon cycle, the Arctic and Southern Oceans are experiencing rapid environmental changes, including ocean acidification, warming, sea-ice loss and changes in stratification.

Given their important roles in ecosystems and biogeochemistry, the responses of polar phytoplankton to climate change variables have received increasing attention in recent years. However, the interactive effects of multiple stressors remain poorly understood, as is the interplay of species-specific physiological responses and ecological dynamics.

Our group at the Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) focusses on understanding the physiological and ecological processes that determine the effects of multiple stressors on polar phytoplankton. In this talk, I will present some of our recent work on the interactions between ocean acidification and other environmental drivers, including studies on natural phytoplankton assemblages and key species from the Southern and Arctic Oceans.

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Alaska Ocean Acidification Network: State of the Science Workshop, 30 November – 1 December 2016, Anchorage, Alaska

Registration deadline: 14 November 2016!

Dates: 30 November 2016 – 1 December 2016

Location: Downtown Marriott, Anchorage, Alaska

Description: The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network is hosting a 2-day workshop in Anchorage, inviting a broad audience across the state interested in ocean acidification issues.

The aim of this workshop is to educate the broader Alaska community on the processes and consequences of OA, create connections between researchers and stakeholders, and develop new ideas and partnerships to enhance monitoring and community engagement. A report on the state of the science in Alaska will be produced after the workshop, as well as a set of recommendations to help guide the Alaska OA Network.

Day 1 will be conducted in plenary format and is intended to engage a broad audience including fishermen, shellfish growers, resource managers, researchers, coastal residents and anyone interested in ocean acidification. This first day will provide the basics on OA and an overview of research, monitoring, trends, forecasts and strategies for adaptation. Day 2 will be more discussion-oriented and include breakout groups, a session for OA researchers, and a meeting of the Alaska OA Network steering committee.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register by Nov 14.

Agenda and further information.

Seminar: “Ocean acidification and marine phytoplankton”, 17 November 2016, SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography

Speaker: Francois Morel

Location: Hubbs 4500

Time: 3:00pm

For more information on this event, contact: Jane Willenbring, jwillenbring(at)

Go to website.

SOARCE Webinar Series: “Telling the Ocean Acidification Story”, 25 october 2016

Date & time: Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 7:30pm ET (4:30pm ET)

Presented by: Tullio Rossi, Marine scientist and communicator, University of Adelaide, Australia

Primary audience: Informal educators and communicators

Good communicators speak the way they want to speak. Great communicators speak the way people listen. The interesting thing is that people listen in a formulaic way.

Join this SOARCE webinar to discover the communication formula that Dr. Tullio Rossi, author of several award-winning animation videos, uses to communicate climate and ocean acidification science. You will learn about key principles of storytelling and communication and how to implement these in your future work. Not interested in animation video? This is still relevant to you because the ideas that are going to be discussed are applicable to any type of media.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: . After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Reminder: Deadline approaching for abstract submission – The 3rd Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS), 9-11 January 2017, Xiamen, China

The abstract submission deadline is 14 October 2016!

The ocean system is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes in response to global climatic and regional anthropogenic forcings. These drivers, including primarily temperature rise, intensified stratification, ocean acidification, eutrophication, and ocean deoxygenation, may, or already has, lead to fundamental changes in marine biogeochemistry, such as the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron cycles, productivity and community shifts of marine microbes, and further impacts to fishery resources. These changes are affecting a broad range of goods and services provided to humans by marine ecosystems and are causing a number of marine environmental problems, particularly in coastal regions.

To foster knowledge and ideas exchange within the marine environmental science community and, in particular, to promote interdisciplinary studies, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL, of Xiamen University initiated the Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS), with the overarching theme of The Changing Ocean Environment: From a Multidisciplinary Perspective. The first and second symposia were held in Jan 2014 and Jan 2015, attracting over 800 participants from more than 100 institutions across 14 countries.

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