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Call for Nominations to the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) invite nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS).

 

Urbanization of Coastal and Shelf Seas

Prof Karen Wiltshire, POGO Chair and Deputy Director of Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, recently presented a conference paper on the topic of 'Urbanization of Coastal and Shelf Seas' at COME 2017 (Conference on Maritime Energy - Decommissioning of Offshore Geotechnical Structures).

 

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Ocean acidification affects mussels at early life stages

22 November 2017 - Joint press release from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean"

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success

Why do some species become invasive in new ocean habitats while others do not?

 

GEOMAR Press Release 16 November 2017/Kiel.

 

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.

 

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