EPOCA, BIOACID and UKOARP meeting agenda and presentations
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Tuesday 28 September

08:00-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Ulrich BathmannHead of Biosciences Division, Alfred Wegener Institute

09:15-09:45 Introduction to EPOCA, BIOACID and UKOARP (J.-P. GattusoU. Riebesell and P. Williamson)

09:45-10:35 Session 1: Seawater chemistry: paleoreconstructions, present observations, future projections (Chairs: H. Elderfield and F. Joos)

09:45-09:50 Introduction to oral presentations and posters (H. Elderfield)

09:50-10:05 Computation of fCO2 and the concentration of carbonate ions and the potential role of DOM accumulation in ocean acidification experiments (W. Koeve)

10:05-10:20 A global monthly sea surface pH climatology and its uncertainty (U. Schuster) PDF

10:20-10:35 On the combination of a biogeochemical ocean modelling with the sedimentary paleo-climate record for estimating ocean acidification impacts (C. Heinze)

10:35-11:05  Coffee break

11:05-12:30 Session 1 cont.

11:05-11:20  Boron isotopic evidence for PETM changes in Atlantic deep-water properties (L. Foster) PDF

11:20-11:35  Ocean acidification events: insights from palaeo-reconstructions (C. Dawber) PDF

11:35-11:50 Sensitivity of coccolithophores to carbonate chemistry and adaption to ocean acidification (L. Beaufort) PDF

11:50-12:05 Limits to marine life projected with the NCAR CCSM3.1-carbon model (V. Cocco) PDF

12:05-12:20  Ocean acidification for mitigation and non-mitigation scenarios (F. Joos) PDF

12:20-12:30 General discussion (F. Joos)

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:30 Education and outreach (Chairs: M. Meyerhöfer and P. Saugier)

13:30-13:40 Ocean acidification: the outreach journey: 2003-2010 and beyond (C. Turley) PDF

13:40-13:50 Inquiry-to-Insight (S. Dupont) PDF

13:50-14:00 Using the web to raise awareness of cold-water corals and their sensitivity to ocean warming and acidification (M. Roberts) PDF

14:00-14:15 Svalbard 2010 - a great hook for education and outreach (P. Saugier) PDF

14:15-14:30 Presentation of two movies (J. Hall-Spencer) and discussion PDF

14:30-15:30 Session 2: Calcification, carbonate dissolution and preservation (Chairs: J. Bijma and T. Tyrrell)

14:30-14:50 Impact of environmental changes on Thecosomata pteropods (S. Comeau) PDF

14:50-15:10 Separating the effects of ocean acidification from ocean carbonation in the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (L. Bach) PDF

15:10-15:30 Advances in the study of Mg from living coccolithophores and echinoderms carbonate: new optimizations, applications, and trends at high pCO2 (M. Lebrato) PDF

15:30-16:00  Coffee break

16:00-18:00 Session 2 cont.

16:00-16:20 The combined effects of nutrient limitation and CO2 variation on Emiliania huxleyi growth and calcification (O. Branson)

16:20-16:40 Overcalcified coccolithophores coincident with seasonally low CaCO3 saturation in the bay of Biscay (T. Tyrrell)

16:40-17:00 Dominance of bivalve molluscs in a naturally CO2 enriched habitat: will future acidification affect calcification and fitness? (F. Melzner)

17:00-17:20 Biomineralisation and ocean acidification: insights based on boron isotopes (D. Schmidt)

17:20-17:40 Integrating post-genomic technologies and ocean acidification research: how the proteome of Emiliania huxleyi responds to future CO2 conditions (B. Jones)

17:40-18:00 Is coccolithophore calcification coupled to photosynthesis? (S. Hohn) PDF

18:00-19:00 Icebreaker

20:00-21:00 Meeting of BIOACID SSC (theme and project leaders)

21:00-22:00 Meeting of BIOACID Executive Board (over dinner)


Wednesday 29 September


08:30-11:00 Session 3: Microbial processes and interactions (Chairs: E. Achterberg, J. J. Middelburg, and M. Voss)

08:30-08:45 Understanding how ocean acidification will impact key phytoplankton species (T. Lawson) PDF

08:45-09:00 Effects of rising seawater CO2 on the bacterial turnover of organic matter in temperate marine systems (J. Piontek) PDF

09:00-09:15  Response of alkaline phosphatase and nitrate reductase activity under different partial pressures of CO2 and Nitrate:Phosphate ratios in the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (M. Rouco-Molina) PDF

09:15-09:30 The effect of high hydrostatic pressure on bacterial growth and physiology-perspectives from a laboratory study using piezophillic bacteria (N. Wannicke) PDF

09:30-09:45 Effects of ocean acidification on the ballast of sinking surface aggregates (P. de Jesus Mendes) PDF

09:45-10:00 Effect of ocean acidification on microbial diversity, and on microbe-driven biogeochemistry and ecosystem functioning (J.-P. Gattuso) PDF

10:00-10:15 Experimental setup to study the effects of ocean acidification on structural and functional changes in microbial communities (F. Raulf) PDF

10:15-10:30 Impacts of ocean acidification on sediment processes in shallow-waters of the Arctic Ocean (F. Gazeau) PDF

10:30-10:45 Effects of ocean acidification on the turnover of organic matter in pelagic ecosystems (G. Nausch) PDF

10:45-11:00 General discussion and 2010 Svalbard experiment movie

11:00-12:30 Poster session with coffee

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Integrated assessment (tipping points; with input from EPOCA Tipping Point Group) (Chair: C. Turley)

13:30-14:00 Short presentations by C. Turley, D. Schmidt and J. Hall-Spencer

14:00-14:30 Inputs from members of the EPOCA Tipping Points Group as well as the Students and Postdocs Group in the form of a round table discussion with input from the floor.

14:30-15:30 Data reporting (Chair: R. Schlitzer)

14:30-14:50 Management of ocean acidification data (A.-M. Nisumaa) PDF

14:50-15:10 Update on the EPOCA model-output archive (J. Orr) PDF

15:10-15:20 Using GLODAP and CARINA data for ocean acidification research (R. Schlitzer) PDF

15:20-15:30 State of the art of data publishing (H. Grobe) PDF

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:30 Breakouts (5 groups, one for each session theme, lead by conveners)

19:00 Workshop dinner, The Strandhalle restaurant


Thursday 30 September


08:30-10:30 Session 4: Animal performance characters and species interactions (Chairs: H.-O. Pörtner and S. Widdicombe)

08:30-08:45 Surprise! Surprise! Unexpected results on the biological impacts of ocean acidification (S. Dupont) PDF

08:45-09:00 Impact of ocean acidification on energy metabolism of oyster, Crassostrea gigas–changes in metabolic pathways and thermal response (G. Lannig)PDF

09:00-09:15 CO2 and temperature sensitivity of the Greenland smoothcockle, Serripes groenlandicus (A. Stark) PDF

09:15-09:40 The importance – and limitations – of statistical testing in ocean acidification research (J. Havenhand) PDF

09:40-09:55 Ocean acidification effects on larval development and calcification of the spider crab Hyas araneus (K. Walther) PDF

09:55-10:10 Can ocean acidification affect population dynamics of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides at its southern range edge? (H. Findlay) PDF

10:10-10:30 Can predicted levels of future ocean acidification and temperature rise alter community structure and biodiversity in marine benthic communities? Evidence from previous experiments and plans for future research. (S. Widdicombe) PDF

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Session 4 cont.

11:00-11:15 Effects of ocean acidification on the growth and development of North Sea cod (Gadus morhua) (A. Frommel) PDF

11:15-11:30 Impact of ocean acidification on echinoderm larvae: from physiology to selection (M. Stumpp) PDF

11:30-12:30 Reports from breakouts (Chairs: J.-P. Gattuso, U. Riebesell and P. Williamson)

12:30-13:30 Lunch (and EPOCA EB meeting with BIOACID, UKOARP and MedSea)

13:30-14:00 Two best student presentations from the students and postdocs meeting

14:00-15:40 Session 5: Biogeochemical cycles and climate feedbacks (Chairs: J. Orr, A. Oschlies and A. Ridgwell)

14:00-14:20 Rapid progression of ocean acidification in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (N. Gruber) PDF

14:20-14:40 Heterogeneity, uncertainty and predictions of the carbonate system on the NW European shelf (Y. Artioli) PDF

14:40-15:00 Global coastal sediment model carbon and alkalinity return fluxes: sensitivity to POC and PIC deposition and bottom water DIC (V. Krumins) PDF

15:00-15:20 Assessing global biogeochemical models used in ocean acidification research (A. Oschlies) PDF

15:20-15:40 Response of marine carbon and nutrient cycles to ocean acidification: large uncertainties related to phytoplankton physiological assumptions (M. Gehlen) PDF

15:40-16:10 Coffee break

16:10-17:30 Session 5 cont.

16:10-16:30 Potential impacts of rising atmospheric CO2 on the global biogeography of foraminifera? (T. Roy) PDF

16:30-16:50 The challenge of detecting large-scale impacts of ocean acidification (C. Heinze)

16:50-17:10 Atlantic-Pacific calcite saturation sea-saw triggered by globally uniform changes in the particle rain ratio (B. Schneider) PDF

17:10-17:30 General discussion


17:30 Joint meeting ends






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