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19-21 November 2008 in Kiel, Germany (co-sponsored by EPOCA, the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP,) the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Kiel Excellence Cluster ‘The Future Ocean’. The workshop, chaired by Ulf Riebesell, will bring together approximately 40 scientists from the EU, US, Japan, Korea, China and Australia.
The need for standardised protocols and reporting of data has been highlighted at numerous ocean acidification workshops over the past few years. The workshop will produce short technical reports for each major topic covered (e.g., perturbation and calcification experiments) as well as a Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting. Common methods are crucial if we are to identify differences (or lack thereof) in calcification among various taxa, regions, and over time. It is also imperative that data be reported in a manner that will be comprehensible and accessible to scientists several decades from now if changes are to be detected. Specifically, the international research community needs to establish agreed protocols for calcification rate measurements and mesocosm / perturbation experiments, as well as for protocols for data reporting. It is anticipated that the draft guide will be made available on-line for an open 3 month community review period before publication.
SESSION I: Carbonate Chemistry
Session Chair: Dick Feely Rapporteur: Kitack Lee
SESSION II: Experimental Design of Perturbation Experiments
Session Chair: Mike Thorndyke Rapporteur: Jens Nejstgaard
SESSION III: Measurements of CO2 sensitive Processes
Session Chair: Vicki Fabry Rapporteur: Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez
SESSION IV: Data reporting and data usage
Session Chair: Bronte Tilbrook Rapporteur: Marion Gehlen
SESSION V: Breakout Sessions and Writing
Group 1: Carbonate system measurements, manipulations and experimental CO2/Ω levels
Group 2: Measurement of calcification processes, data normalization, reporting and archiving
Group 3: Measurement of CO2-sensitive processes (other than calcification), data normalization, reporting and archiving
SESSION VI: Plenary and Summary Review