UKOA Annual Science Meeting 2012, University of Exeter

12 July 2012


UKOA ASM participants

 

This year's UKOA Annual Science Meeting, attended by over 100 UKOA scientists, was a highly successful forum to discuss OA research and share knowledge between the 7 consortia projects. Each consortia gave presentations about the work they have been undertaking over the last year, enabling information exchange and the development of further collaborative opportunities.

The presentations from the meeting are available below, in order of the meeting programme:

 

Monday 16th April 2012


 

Welcome and introduction to UKOA (Harry Elderfield)

 

Consortia project: What were the effects of rapid ocean acidification events in the Earth’s past?

Have we been here before? (Paul Pearson, Tracy Aze, Paul Bown, Samantha Gibbs)

 

Consortia project: What are the potential impacts of ocean acidification on the ocean and how it might amplify rising CO2 and climate change?

Interactions between CO2, the carbon cycle and climate (Andy Ridgwell, Lauren Gregoire, Jamie Wilson)

 

Tuesday 17th April 2012


 

Consortia project: How much variability is there in oceanic CO2 uptake and what are the trends for the future?

Observations and synthesis to establish pH variability and trends in the open ocean and shelf seas (Andrew Watson, Ute Schuster, Naomi Greenwood, David Pearce, David Hydes, Phil Nightingale)

 

Consortia project: How will ocean acidification affect the biology of surface ocean communities and biogeochemistry, and how that might feedback to climate?

 

Consortia project: What are the impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic (seabed) ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and their life cycles?

 

Wednesday 18th April 2012


 

Consortia project: How will ocean acidification impact ecosystems and chemical cycling in UK and Arctic regional seas?

Consortia project: What are the potential impacts of ocean acidification on the life stages of commercially important species, on their associated ecosystems and socio-economics, and their capacity to resist and adapt?

 

Other presentations


 

UKOA carbonate chemistry facility (Eithne Tynan)

OA impacts in the deep Pacific (Jim Barry)

 

UKOA studentship and poster presentations