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Oceans in a high carbon dioxide world symposium

June 14, 2012

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Every three years, the Oceans in a High Carbon Dioxide World symposium brings together the largest gathering of international experts on ocean acidification. The third symposium takes place in Monterey, California, 24-27 September.

About 500 experts on ocean acidification - one of the key emerging issues facing our planet - are expected to participate. The four-day symposium will highlight the latest research and discuss the political and economic implications.

We have an exciting agenda for journalists including daily press briefings, science-journalist ice-breakers, new data visualizations and high-profile special guest speakers on the final day, the High-Level Policy Day, which will also be linked to the Blue Ocean Film Festival taking place in Monterey at the same time.
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SPONSORS:

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Media partners: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and COMPASS.

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

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Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria
While increased carbon dioxide levels theoretically boost the productivity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the world's oceans, because of its 'fertilizing' effect, a new study reveals how increasingly acidic seawater featuring higher levels of this gas can overwhelm these benefits, hampering the essential service these bacteria provide for marine life.
International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean
Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate Change by a team of international collaborators, including University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai.
Unexpected result: Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation
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Ocean acidification to hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows
The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect, new research shows.
Landmark global scale study reveals potential future impact of ocean acidification
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Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats
Acidification of the world's oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in marine habitats, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.
New study shows ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth continues to slow.
Study finds increased ocean acidification due to human activities
Oceanographers from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution report that the northeast Pacific Ocean has absorbed an increasing amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide over the last decade, at a rate that mirrors the increase of carbon dioxide emissions pumped into the atmosphere.
Ocean acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic
Increasing ocean acidification could double the mortality of newly hatched cod larvae.
First evidence of ocean acidification's impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish
Ocean acidification could have a dramatic impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish, a new international study shows.

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