Studying Ocean Acidification and its Effects on Marine Ecosystems
Short Course: December 4- 6 , 2012
Recent studies have demonstrated that increased concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the oceans pose significant risks to marine organisms. This short course will introduce participants to the basics of CO2-system chemistry in seawater and its measurement, as well as how to design experiments to measure the impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms. Emphasis will be on providing participants with the resources and training to jump-start their own research on ocean acidification research while avoiding some common mistakes.
• Understanding the CO2-system chemistry of ocean acidification and how to measure it.
• How to design experiments to measure the impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms and communities.
• Understanding what resources, instrumentation and tools are available for conducting ocean acidification research
Participants will be encouraged to provide a brief description of their own ocean acidification research plans, which will be used as a basis of discussion by the group as to how to ensure their plans are properly designed.
How to Apply
Deadline to submit one page proposal: October 1st, 2012