4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World

3 – 6 May 2016, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

We are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, from 3 to 6 May 2016.

The Hobart symposium will build on the successful three previous symposia and offers the worldwide community of scientists working to understand ocean acidification opportunities to share their research results and develop new research collaborations.

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Themes include:

  • Organism responses to Ocean Acidification
  • Ecological effects of Ocean Acidification
  • Changing carbonate chemistry of the Ocean
  • Advances in Ocean Acidification research and monitoring
  • Ocean Acidification and society – economics and food security
  • Mitigation of Ocean Acidification
  • Ocean Acidification and the increasingly crowded ocean – global change multistressors

More about the conference themes and proposed sessions.

Media

Final Program

We have published a final program of oral presentations. Click here to view.View the program. »

Public Lecture

The Oceans in a High CO2 World: How will the oceans change with rising carbon dioxide?
1930 – 2100, Wednesday 4 May, Hotel Grand Chancellor

More information and bookings. »

Session for Educators

Teaching about ocean acidification or would like to? Are you an educator in the Hobart area? Attend a session for educators and the evening share-a-thon.

More information and bookings. »

Symposium Sponsors

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We would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their generous support

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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Symposium. Click here for biographies of the speakers and their topics.

  • Professor Ken Caldeira
    Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, USA
  • Associate Professor William Cheung
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Sinead Collins
    Edinburgh University, Scotland
  • Professor Minhan Dai
    Xiamen University, China
  • Associate Professor Sam Dupont
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dr Katharina Fabricius
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia
  • Professor Stefan Gelcich
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Associate Professor Bärbel Hönisch
    Columbia University, USA
  • Assistant Professor Kristy Kroeker
    University of California, USA

Regional Planning Committee

Chairs

  • Prof. Catriona Hurd
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Andrew Lenton
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Committee Members

  • Prof. Maria Byrne
    University of Sydney
  • Prof. Tom Trull
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
  • Dr Tommy Moore
    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Samoa
  • Prof. Philip Munday
    James Cook University
  • Dr Janice Lough
    Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Dr Norman Ragg
    Cawthron Institute, New Zealand
  • Dr Cliff Law
    National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, New Zealand
  • Prof. Malcolm McCulloch
    University of Western Australia
  • Dr Andrew Davidson
    Australian Antarctic Division
  • Dr Jonny Stark
    Australian Antarctic Division
  • Dr Bronte Tilbrook
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
  • Prof. Phil Boyd
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Science Steering Committee

Chair

  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Gattuso
    CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Committee Members

  • Dr Luke Brander
    Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University, The Netherlands and Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Minhan Dai
    Xiamen University, China
  • Dr Sam Dupont
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden and University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Richard Feely
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
  • Dr Beth Fulton
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia
  • Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
    University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr Libby Jewett
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
  • Dr Nelson Lagos
    Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion para el Cambio Climático, University Santo Tomes, Chile
  • Dr Richard Matear
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Oceans and Atmospheres, Australia
  • Dr Wajih Naqvi
    CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India
  • Prof. Ulf Riebesell
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart is the largest marine research hub in the Southern Hemisphere, with ~1,000 marine scientists and support staff in several institutes: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organsation (CSIRO), Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre (ACE-CRC), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources (CCAMLR). Ocean acidification research is strongly represented in the community and covers the detection of ocean acidification change to ecosystem responses and resilience. The science is closely linked with a dynamic and growing ocean acidification research community in other parts of Australia and in New Zealand.

Hobart is a major gateway to the Antarctic and much of the ocean acidification research focus is on temperate to high-latitude polar ocean systems. In recent years there has been a substantial increase in research infrastructure. A new $A45M building to house the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies was opened in early 2014. Hobart is also the base of a new $A125M ocean-goingresearch ship, RV Investigator, that was delivered in September 2014 and is operated as a national research facility. Early stage planning has begun to build a new research capable ice-breaker that will also use Hobart as a home port.

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers
  • Government representatives
  • Policy makers within government
  • PhD Students
  • Educators

Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000
Australia

Symposium Managers

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:

mail@conferencedesign.com.au
+61 3 6231 2999

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