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Studying Ocean Acidification and its Effects on Marine Ecosystems
Short Course: December 4- 6 , 2012

First Announcement

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.

Challenges include:

• 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 and Submission

Deadline to submit one page proposal: October 1st, 2012

Brazil Regional Office

Instituto Oceanográfico

National Institute for Space Research

Laboratorio de Oceanografia Clima e Criosfera (OC²)

Universidade de São Paulo

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

Instituto Oceanográfico Júnior