3rd Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Science Workshop

When, local time: 
Sunday, 8 May 2016 - 8:30am to Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Australia, Hobart
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
k.isensee@unesco.org

A coordinated multidisciplinary approach involving both observations and modeling is needed to understand how ocean acidification affects marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry in open ocean and coastal environments, as well as its socio-economic implications. Following two workshops in 2012 and 2013, the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) was established as a collaborative international initiative (over one hundred participants from 30 nations) guiding the development of an integrated network for the detection and attribution of ocean acidification and ecosystem response.
This 3rd workshop aims to further the development of GOA-ON by:
• Providing updates on GOA-ON national and regional status and linkages to other global programs;
• Promoting the development of regional hubs to facilitate national programs and capacity building;
• Discussing modeling connections, observational challenges and opportunities;
• Presenting advances in technologies, data management and products;
• Gaining input on data product and information needs, as well as regional implementation needs.

The GOA-ON Mentorship Program, a scientific mentorship program that matches senior researchers with early career scientist to provide professional guidance and technical support, will also be launched on this occasion.