2nd International Workshop to Develop an Ocean Acidification Observing Network of Ship Surveys, Moorings, Floats and Gliders
St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
July 24 - 26, 2013
Introduction and Background
The second international workshop of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) will convene in St. Andrews, UK, on 24-26 July 2013. The workshop will build upon progress made during the first international workshop to document the status and progress of ocean acidification in open-ocean and coastal environments, and to understand its drivers and impacts on marine ecosystems. A coordinated multidisciplinary multinational approach for observations and modeling is fundamental to establishing a successful research strategy for ocean acidification. This will facilitate the development of our capability to predict present-day and future responses of marine biota, ecosystem processes, biogeochemistry, and climate change feedbacks. Required research elements include regional and global networks of observations collected in concert with process studies, manipulative experiments, field studies and modelling - to be carried out with close linkages to other global ocean observing activities. Global and regional observation networks will provide the necessary data required to firmly establish impacts attributable to ocean acidification.