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Lessons from two high CO2 worlds – future oceans and intensive aquaculture

São Miguel, Azores, 10 – 12 April 2018

Registration and abstract submission now open. Deadline for abstract submission: 16 February 2018.

Exponentially rising CO2 (currently ~400 μatm) is driving climate change, and causing acidification of both marine and freshwater environments. Physiologists have long known that CO2 directly affects acid-base and ion regulation, respiratory function, and aerobic performance. More recently, many studies have demonstrated that elevated CO2 projected for end of this century (e.g. 800-1,000 μatm) has dramatic effects on behaviours linked to sensory stimuli (smell, hearing and vision), that have negative implications for fitness and survival. Some sectors of the aquaculture industry have been farming aquatic animals at extremely high CO2 levels (>10,000 μatm) long before the term “ocean acidification” was coined, with limited detrimental effects reported. It is vital to understand the physiological mechanisms behind this variability in resilience to high CO2. Potential explanations include: the relatively benign environment in aquaculture (abundant feed, disease and predator control); co-selection for CO2 -tolerance; high “control” CO2 levels in aquaculture studies. This symposium will highlight insights the two communities can offer from marine and freshwater settings. Bringing together climate change and aquaculture scientists will stimulate discussion on the direction of future research priorities and mitigation strategies to alleviate negative impacts of high CO2 on future aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable production of fish, invertebrates and algae in aquaculture.

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OA-relevant session at 3rd open science symposium on Western Pacific Ocean circulation and climate

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2018

May 8-10, 2018, Qingdao, China

The 3rd Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (3rd OSS-2018) will be held on May 8-10, 2018 in Qingdao, China. This will provide a forum for oceanographers, meteorologists and climate scientists to exchange recent progresses in their study of the WPO circulation and climate and its generality/difference with other oceans, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem, their variability, changes and impacts, to explore opportunities for international scientific collaboration, and to promote inter-disciplinary study in the WPO.

Session 5 is particularly relevant for the OA community.

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Ocean acidification relevant events at COP23

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has begun in Bonn, Germany. Below are events taking place at COP23 which are relevant to the OA community.

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OA session at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is hosting its Annual Meeting from January 3-7, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Below find more information on the Ocean Acidification Session taking place Sunday, 7 January, 13:45-15:15.

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4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans

With ICES, PICES, IOC and FAO as primary international sponsors, the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans will take place in Washington DC, 4-8 June 2018, and will have many sessions with relevance for the OA community. Featured in particular below is Session S3  “Carbon uptake, ocean acidification, and ecosystems and human impacts“, which has a special focus on OA.

Deadline for abstract submission is 15 December.

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ICOAE 2018 : 20th International Conference on Ocean Acidification and Environment

Venice, Italy, February 8 – 9, 2018

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline: November 17, 2017

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICOAE 2018: 20th International Conference on Ocean Acidification and Environment aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ocean Acidification and Environment. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Ocean Acidification and Environment.

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Ocean acidification teacher workshop 2017, Gisborne, NZ

Looking for interesting and practical activities for your science classroom that relate to real world problems?

This workshop will provide resources and support to inspire and guide your students through meaningful investigations that will help them understand our local marine environment and the pressures it faces.

The workshop will focus on “The Ocean of Tomorrow”, an educational resource unit for secondary schools with a focus on the impact of climate change and, more specifically, ocean acidification on the marine environment.

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