Oceans of Impact | POGO

Oceans of Impact

The ocean has been experiencing substantial changes in marine physics, chemistry and biology including ocean acidification, rising seawater temperature, ocean deoxygenation and sea level rise. These four, often interacting factors, are expected to increase over the coming decades depending on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is imperative that international decision-makers and stakeholders understand the enormous role the ocean plays in sustaining life on Earth, and the consequences of a high CO2 world for the ocean and society.

 

POGO will be attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting (UNFCCC) in Bonn, more commonly referred to as COP23.  We will be co-hosting an exhibition stand entitled 'Oceans of Impact' in collaboration with our international partners*, and will be presenting an overview of these four stressors, their impact and options for next steps:

 

Download the Oceans of Impact guide (pdf - 3MB).

 

*The international partnership consists of:

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans

BIOACID - Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification (the German research network on ocean acidifiction, 20 partner institutes from Germany)

UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme  

Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network

 


Related publications:


Produced by Blue Planet & POGO

Download the Blue Planet Ocean Observations brochure (1.5MB).

 


Produced by Sea Change Project:

 

 

500 Years of Ocean Change

 

 

Make a Sea Change in the Office

 

 

Make a Sea Change in the Supermarket

 

 

Make a Sea Change on the Commute

 

 Human Health and the Ocean

 Ocean Literacy


POGO publications:

 POGO Flyers

 Observing the Global Ocean

 

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