Published 1 January 2013
Dear Blog Addicts,
Lina Hansson and I wish all the best for 2013 to all readers of the EPOCA blog! We thank you all for your interest. Even though EPOCA came to an end in June 2012, we have been able to maintain this blog, partly thanks to support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The blog will soon be transferred to the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre and operated from IAEA. We hope that the transition will be smooth; stay tuned for more information.
Here are a few numbers:
- 4584 posts have been published since 2006 (about 1198 in 2012)
- 653 subscribers through RSS or email (up from 570 in 2011)
- 376 Twitter followers (up from 270 in 2011)
- an unknown number of FaceBook friends
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EPOCA Scientific Coordinator (until June 2012)
Jean-Pierre Gattuso | http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso
This blog was started in July 2006 as a “one man” effort. It is a product of EPOCA, the European Project on Ocean Acidification since May 2008 and it is sponsored by the IMBER and SOLAS projects since January 2010. Its only ambition is to centralize information available on ocean acidification and its consequences on marine organisms and ecosystems. By no means it is meant to be comprehensive but we are trying to provide an unbiased view of the literature and media articles. The owner of this blog, the European Commission and the sponsoring organizations do not endorse the information published.
This blog is coordinated by:
Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS Senior Research Scientist
CNRS-Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France
Email: gattuso at obs-vlfr.fr
- Jean-Pierre Gattuso, EPOCA coordinator (gattuso at obs-vlfr.fr)
- Lina Hansson, EPOCA Project Manager (hansson at obs-vlfr.fr)
- Anne-Marin Nisumaa (Until May 2012), EPOCA Information Technology Manager (nisumaa at obs-vlfr.fr)
Published 24 December 2011
Acclaimed University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Jeremy Mathis will be in Dillingham on January 9th, 2012. He will be presenting his research findings on ocean acidification and moderators will lead a discussion with the community on what the changing oceans mean for a fishing community such as Dillingham.
Continue reading ‘Ocean Acidification Presentation and Roundtable Discussion – Jan. 9, 2012′
Published 2 September 2009
SOLAS and IMBER have launched, in September 2009, a working group on Ocean Acidification. It is sub-group 3 of the IMBER/SOLAS Carbon Research Working Group (SIC!).
The tasks of this group are:
- Coordinate international research efforts in ocean acidification
- Undertake synthesis activities in ocean acidification at the international level
Continue reading ‘SOLAS-IMBER Ocean Acidification working group just launched’
Published 6 July 2009
“Geoengineering” experiments proposed to reduce global warming by blocking sunlight with atmosphere-injected particles may cool the world but still leave carbon dioxide levels dangerously high, Stanford scientists say.
Sunlight-blocking particles would fail to solve the problems of ocean acidification and dying corals, two significant repercussions of climate change, according to a study by Ken Caldeira of Stanford University and the Carnegie Institution, Damon Matthews of Concordia University, and Long Cao of the Carnegie Institution. Atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in ocean water, making it more acidic and difficult for animals to build their shells or skeletons, especially corals.
Continue reading ‘Global warming tactic cools climate but won’t help corals, say Stanford researchers’
Published 8 June 2009
If you are interested in commenting on the first draft, then please download the document (here) particularly focussing on points 4-6 and returning to Heather Benway by 7th June 2009.
More information on Solas web site.
Published 5 May 2009
IOC, SCOR, IGBP and IAEA have recently produced a number of documents about the latest knowledge on Ocean Acidification and priorities for future research, as a result of the Second Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in October 2008. The publications are all available on the following website and involve a large number of international experts.
Continue reading ‘Documents about the latest knowledge on Ocean Acidification’
Published 22 April 2009
The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program Ocean Acidification Subcommittee is currently discussing how to coordinate and provide input to the recent EPA federal register notice on ocean acidification. If you would like to be involved, please contact OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee co-chairs Joan Kleypas (email@example.com) and Richard Feely (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Continue reading ‘OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee coordinates input to EPA Federal register notice on ocean acidification’
Published 21 April 2009
Environmental Protection Agency
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of data availability (NODA).
This NODA provides interested parties with information submitted to EPA on ocean acidification and solicits additional pertinent data or information that may be useful in addressing this issue. In addition, EPA is notifying the public of its intent to review the current aquatic life criterion for marine pH to determine if a revision is warranted to protect the marine designated uses of States and Territories pursuant to Section 304(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act. The NODA also solicits additional scientific information and data, as well as ideas for effective strategies for Federal, State, and local officials to address the impacts of ocean acidification. This information can then be used as the basis for a broader discussion of ocean acidification and marine impacts. EPA also requests information pertaining to monitoring marine pH and implementation of pH water quality standards.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2009.
Continue reading ‘Federal Register notice: Ocean acidification and marine pH water quality criteria’
Published 1 April 2009
Following its success in the field of science, the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) has expanded its activities to also include the fashion industry. It has opened its first retail shop in Shanghai (photograph above, courtesy of Markus Weinbauer). All profits generated by the first 6 months of operation will be distributed in cash to the participants of the EPOCA annual meeting which will be held in Plymouth, UK, from 30 June to 2 July. At the meeting, the project Scientific Steering Committee, advised by the International Scientific Advisory Panel, will decide on future shop openings.