Lew Gramer lew.gramer at noaa.gov
Sun Aug 30 15:25:30 EDT 2009

[Please reply directly to Dr. Chris Langdon (clangdon at rsmas.miami.edu) with
any questions, or go to the Web sites indicated. Thanks, -Lew Gramer]


The U.S. Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) (http://www.us-ocb.org)
Project Office with co-sponsorship from the European Project on Ocean
Acidification (EPOCA) (http://www.epoca-project.eu/) is coordinating and
hosting a hands-on ocean acidification short course that will convene
members of the biological and chemical oceanography research communities
to gain mutual insights on optimal ocean acidification experimental
design. The short course will build on recommendations from the recent
Ocean Acidification Best Practices Workshop
(http://www.epoca-project.eu/index.php/Best-Practices-Guide/) in Kiel,
Germany, and will provide a mechanism for educating scientists on
appropriate chemical and biological techniques and protocols related to
ocean acidification.

DATES:  November 2-13, 2009

LOCATION: Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, Massachusetts USA

PARTICIPANTS: 40 participants (U.S. and limited international
participation); the course will target scientists at the postdoctoral and
junior to mid-career faculty levels. Please note that due to the
integrated nature of this course, all participants will be required to
stay for the full duration of the course.

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT: We will provide local housing and meals, course
materials, and use of MBL and WHOI facilities. Participants will be
responsible for their own travel costs.

APPLICATION: Please visit http://www.whoi.edu/courses/OCB-OA to apply to
participate in the short course. The application deadline is 9/1/09.
Participants will be notified by 9/15/09.

COURSE CONTENT:  The course will be taught in four integrated segments,
including lecture, laboratory, and field components as appropriate:

I.	Measuring inorganic carbon parameters in seawater: Sample collection
and measurement protocols, use of CO2SYS and seacarb programs
II.	Ocean acidification experimental design: Manipulation of carbonate
system parameters, monitoring of biogeochemical and organism
(physiological and metabolic effects, calcification) response, and
open-ocean and shallow benthic field experiment design
III.	Modeling: State-of-the-art in biogeochemical-ecosystem modeling,
including primer on use of global data sets and synthesis products and
laboratory data in models
IV.	Data reporting guidelines: Ocean acidification data reporting
requirements and metadata guidelines

Chris Langdon
Assoc. Professor
Uni. of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami,FL 33149
Ph: 305-421-4614
Fax: 305-421-4239

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