Events in Germany 03.09.2018

Ocean Deoxygenation Conference

31 March 2018:  Abstract submission deadline!

The distribution of oxygen in the ocean is controlled by physical, biogeochemical and biological processes. Both the supply and consumption of oxygen are sensitive to climate change in ways that are not fully understood. Recent observations suggest that the oxygen content of the ocean is declining (ocean deoxygenation) and that oxygen minimum zones and coastal hypoxia sites are expanding with tremendous effects on the ocean’s ecosystems and living organisms.

This conference will focus on the past, present and future state of oxygen
in the ocean on global, regional and local scales. Moreover, it will analyse mechanisms and feedbacks critical to identify natural and anthropogenic causes of oxygen variability and determine impacts on biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems. 

Conference sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Prediction and Monitoring
  • Ecosystems Impacts
  • Ventilation and Oxygen Supply
  • Microbial Communities and their Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles in Oxygen Minimum Zones
  • Major Upwelling Systems
  • Physiological Effects of Oxygen and Interactions with Multiple Stressors
  • Impacts on Fisheries / Socioeconomics
  • Coastal Systems: From Understanding to Management
  • Ocean Deoxygenation - how the Past can Inform the Future
  • Biogeochemical Cycles: Feedbacks and Interactions

On Tuesday there will be an Evening Event especially for Early Career Scientists.

3 - 7 September 2018


Kiel, Germany

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