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Bids requested to organize & host 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020

Bids are requested to organize and host the 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020. The symposium will maintain its traditional focus on ocean acidification and associated impacts on marine organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Ocean acidification will be considered in combination with other global changes such as warming and deoxygenation. Contributions are expected to detail advances in observations, modelling, field and laboratory studies. Dedicated sessions will emphasize processes and impacts as well as consequences on humans and their potential responses through policy and management.

The first four symposia (Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016) were key events for the international community of researchers studying ocean acidification. For the first three symposia, organization was led by SCOR, IGBP, and IOC-UNESCO. Since then, the organization transitioned to a new model where it is the local organizer that not only hosts the symposium but also leads the scientific organization and the effort to find financial sponsors. The same model is also used to organize other scientific symposia, such as the International Carbon Dioxide Conference, also held every 4 years.

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Public forum on threats to Oregon’s coastal future: sea level rise, ocean acidification

 The Coast Range Association, Surfrider Foundation and the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County will host a policy and science forum about three active threats to the Oregon’s coastal economic future. The event will kick off with brief updates on each issue.

Professor George Waldbasser will discuss ocean acidification and its impact on coastal fisheries. Professor Peter Ruggerio will discuss sea level rise and coastal beach erosion. Waldbasser and Ruggerio are professors at the OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Charlie Plybon, Oregon Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation, will provide an update on the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s planned oil and gas leasing program off the Oregon coast.

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The Ocean Film Challenge

Filmmakers have the power to change the trajectory of human life on our water planet — from destruction to revitalization! Submit a short film for the Ocean Film Challenge, 7 minutes or under, on the impact humans have on the ocean and the actions individuals can take to save the ocean … and the humans who depend on it. Continue reading ‘The Ocean Film Challenge’

Session at Goldschmidt 2018 conference: ‘Physical, biogeochemical and anthropogenic  controls on pH of estuarine, coastal and open ocean waters and sediments’

Location: Boston, USA
Dates: 12-17 August 2018
Abstracts due: 30 March 2018

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.

The following session is relevant to the OA community:

Title: Physical, biogeochemical and anthropogenic  controls on pH of estuarine, coastal and open ocean waters and sediments

Conveners: Wei-Jun Cai, Pierre Regnier, Jack Middelburg, Alfonso Mucci

Theme: Chemistry of the Oceans and Atmosphere

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Launch of Communities of Ocean Action for supporting implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (webinars)

To follow-up on the implementation of the voluntary commitments Conference in the outcome document of the June 2017 conference Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action, to catalyze and generate new voluntary commitments; and to facilitate collaboration and networking amongst different actors in support of SDG 14, the United Nations is launching nine thematic multi-stakeholder Communities of Ocean Action during a series of global webinars, including on ocean acidification and coral reefs which will take place on 27 November 2017, 02.00 PM – 03.30 PM (EST).

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Ocean acidification & hypoxia research findings

Date: November 18, 2017

Address: 2400 Hwy 101, Yachats, OR 97498 USA
Time: 1:00 PM

The rocky intertidal habitats in the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve are a hotspot of biodiversity. Scientists have been monitoring the dynamics and intertidal species here for decades. In addition, scientists have been conducting oceanography, hypoxia and ocean acidification studies in this area since the early 2000s. Steven Rumrill, Shellfish Program Lead and Daniel Sund, Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia researcher with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program will present research related to ocean acidification along the Pacific Coast and its potential impact on coastal ecosystems.

Further information.

Ocean acidification – how do we respond?

Ocean acidification is progressively affecting the structure and function of entire ecosystems, and is recognised as a threat to the economy particularly shellfish and fisheries sectors. This workshop provides an interactive opportunity for key Scottish stakeholders to learn about potential effects, to collectively consider possible response options and to exchange experience with Norwegian representatives.

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