[Coral-List] Session on “Climate change and ocean acidification”

Gattuso, Jean-Pierre gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr
Fri Jul 18 13:15:16 EDT 2008


Julie Cole and Jean-Pierre Gattuso will co-chair session 2 on “Climate 
change and ocean acidification” at the 11th Pacific Science 
Inter-Congress, Tahiti, 2-6 March 2009. See abstract below.

The deadline for abstract submission and request for support is 30 
September 2008. Note that the organizers:

- welcome young scientists (less than 35 years old) and provide free 
registration for the students (i.e. free meals and transportation in 
Tahiti ), fifty 500€ grants to cover partial travel and accommodation 
costs and special rates for their accommodation.

- will provide financial assistance to scientists from insular states to 
attend the conference.

Please check the web site (http://www.psi2009.pf) for abstract 
submission, registration and all inquiries.

Best regards,
Julie Cole (jecole at email.arizona.edu) and Jean-Pierre Gattuso 
(gattuso at obs-vlfr.fr)

The Pacific Region is a critical one from the standpoint of climate 
change and variability, and stands to face some of the most severe 
impacts of anthropogenic climate change as atmospheric CO2 increases, 
sea level rises, ocean acidification intensifies, and climate warms.

Climate modelling and paleoclimate reconstruction offer important and 
complementary tools for understanding past and future changes. 
Ecosystems face unprecedented challenges as the oceans become more 
acidic, human land-use intensifies, and extreme temperature and rainfall 
events become more frequent.

The aim of this session will be twofold:

1- Describe and assess the variability of climate, past and future, in 
the context of the present greenhouse effect. We encourage both global 
and Pacific-based studies. Presentations dealing with the interaction 
between natural and human activities, and models of global warming and 
its impacts over the next century, are particularly welcome;

2- Document the extent, magnitude and future trajectory of ocean 
acidification in the Pacific region, its impact on marine organisms and 
ecosystems, and its potential socio-economic implications. Studies 
dealing with monitoring, experimental perturbations and modelling are 
particularly welcome.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso | http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso
European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA): http://epoca-project.eu/

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