We have received a number of requests to assist with arrangements for meetings in conjunction with the Symposium. Information will be posted here on these events when they are scheduled.

Date & Time  Location  Topic & Contact Information
Mon, Sept 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. San Carlos II (Marriott) The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program is convening NOAA OAP-funded scientists for an hour and a half open discussion of upcoming plans and priorities. Contact Libby Jewett for more information.
Tues, Sept 25, 6:30 p.m.

San Carlos II

A Coral Reef Ocean Acidification Monitoring Portfolio (Town Hall)

A team of international scientist will be convening at a workshop in August to discuss the development of a Coral Reef Ocean Acidification Monitoring Portfolio (CROAMP) sponsored by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, and the National Coral Reef Institute at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.  This workshop will seek to define a set of metrics to include as part of long-term coral reef monitoring efforts designed to discern specific attribution of changes in coral reef ecosystems to ocean acidification. This portfolio will be comprised of a suite of chemical, biogeochemical, biological and ecological measurements that can be employed as response indicators to OA.  The workshop will examine the effectiveness of existing OA monitoring and propose recommendations that could be cost effectively adopted by NOAA and partner institutions to enhance data utility to the research and management communities.  This Town Hall meeting will report on the preliminary CROAMP recommendations and seek to solicit additional feedback from the community-at-large.

For more information, please contact the organizers: Andreas Andersson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography & Dwight Gledhill, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Wed, Sept 26,
 lunch hour

San Carlos II

 A one hour panel session with a focus on ocean acidification observing activities, and the necessary associated QA/QC, and data management tasks, sponsored by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program and C-CAN, the California Current Acidification Network. Contact Andrew Dickson for more information.
Thurs aft., Sept 27 and all day Fri. Sept 28  

Ferrante Bayview Room, 10th Floor, Monterey Marriott Hotel

The West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries are partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to host an
Effective Practices for Ocean Acidification (OA) Communication and Education workshop immediately following The Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium. This is a unique opportunity to bring together expert scientists who are studying OA and other climate related changes, such as warming and hypoxia, with professional educators and communicators from sanctuaries, reserves, and other parts of NOAA as well as national and state parks, aquariums, informal science centers, and NGOs to determine the most effective messages and tools to communicate the potential impacts of ocean acidification and positive actions to the public.
The OA workshop will focus on California Current ecosystems, food webs, fisheries, and tourism impacts and will link different types of outreach activities.

This workshop is funded by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. For more information, please contact Laura Francis.

Sept 28-29
Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove (about 1/2 mile past the Aquarium)
Workshop on U.K. U.S. research collaboration concerning the ecosystem-level effects of ocean acidification

A small workshop (limited to ~25 participants) has been organized to explore approaches to assess the effects of ocean acidification on the structure and function of ecosystems, and to foster collaboration between U.K. and U.S. researchers. This workshop will be  held in the Monterey, California, USA area on Sept. 28-29, 2012, following the Third Ocean in a High-CO2 World Symposium. U.S. scientists interested in participating in the workshop should send to the organizers (Jim Barry (barry@mbari.org), Steve Widdicombe (swi@pml.ac.uk), and Tim Wootton (twootton@uchicago.edu) a brief application for admission describing their interests, future directions and expected contribution to the workshop. Funding to support travel costs is currently available for a limited number of U.S. researchers, particularly early-career scientists. Please submit applications by Monday, July 23, 2012.  Support for the workshop has been provided by OCB (The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Group) and the Global Issues Group from the British Embassy.