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Request for proposals: workshop host for ocean acidification science and policy training in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Mitigation project (OAMM) is a public-private partnership between TOF’s International Ocean Acidification Initiative (IOAI) and the U.S. Department of State. OAMM engages government, civil society, and private stakeholders on building capacity of scientists in the Pacific Islands and Latin America and the Caribbean to monitor, understand, and respond to ocean acidification. This is done through regional training workshops, development and delivery of affordable monitoring equipment, and provision of long-term mentorship. The scientific data produced from this initiative can ultimately be used to inform national coastal adaptation and mitigation strategies, while promoting international scientific collaboration through the development of regional monitoring networks.

Proposal Request Synopsis
The Ocean Foundation (TOF) is seeking a workshop host for a training on ocean acidification science and policy. Primary venue needs include a lecture hall that accommodates up to 100 people, additional meeting space, and a lab that can accommodate up to 30 people. The workshop will consist of two sessions that will span across two weeks and will occur in the Latin America and Caribbean region in the second half of January 2019. Proposals must be submitted no later than July 31st, 2018.

The Ocean Foundation, 5 July 2018. More information.

Practical ocean acidification training course in Sweden

A capacity building summer course supported by an IAEA inter-regional Technical Cooperation Meeting (INT7019) and the OA-ICC was held from
4-22 June 2018 at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure, Kristineberg, Fiskebäckskil (University of Gothenburg) in Sweden.
The advanced training was led by Dr. Sam Dupont, and included 15 participants from 15 different countries. The course was designed to give trainees some choice over which subjects they would like to focus on, and included conducting several biological experiments, proper water sampling, field work, carbonate chemistry analyses, and lectures. By having a longer and more intensive course, participants had the opportunity to network as well as troubleshoot any issues that arose in the laboratory. As an outcome of the course, the trainees will collaborate to write and publish a paper together. The design of this capacity building effort provides a tangible outcome for the course’s participants and provides a concrete contribution to global understanding of biological ocean acidification impacts. Support for one participant was also provided from The Ocean Foundation.

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Call for applications: scientific diving summer school in the Aeolian Archipelago, Italy 19-27 September 2018

Deadline for applications: 2 July 2018!

The school of Panarea is open to students, graduates, specialists, PhD and post-doctoral students in scientific disciplines and professionals engaged in study and management of the land/sea.

Topics will cover the geological characteristics of this unique active volcanic area, its bioligical components adapted to natural ocean acidification in the local vent systems, and hydrothermal fluid characterization.

Participants will be trained in multi-parameter monitoring techniques and definition of experimental protocols for the sampling and study of the planktonic and benthic ecosystem, with special focus on assessing effects of climate change and ocean acidification in organisms, communities and habitat.

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Call for applications: 2018 Galapagos ocean acidification school

When and where? 19-28 August 2018, Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

Deadline to apply: 4 June 2018


Here we aim to use natural CO gradients around Roca Redonda to conduct in situ
observations using a wide range of techniques for long-term capacity building
(chemistry, biology, geology, etc) and data col lection. In order to achieve this, we
propose the realization of an advance training course, using natural CO seeps as
experimental units, to be held on the Galapagos Island at the Charles Darwin
Research Station facilities in Galapagos.


During this course, participants will be trained in different aspects of OA research such as:
• Standard measurements for carbon system parameters, including analytical chemistry techniques.
• The use of stable isotopes as a major tool in food web analysis in the framework of OA research.
• In-situ sample collection in a CO2 vent for chemical and biological analysis.
• The study of benthic community structure under the influence of high CO2 conditions.

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Ocean and coastal acidification monitoring: training webinar #1 for citizen scientists

30 March 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

The first of two webinars to discuss the role of citizen scientists in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. During this interactive webinar, the value of OCA monitoring, commonly measured parameters, and how to align OCA research hypotheses/monitoring with existing monitoring efforts will be discussed. Space is limited.

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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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