Joint experiments and facilities
|Mesocosms developed by GEOMAR and used during a field campaign of the European project EPOCA in summer 2010 (c) N. Cobbing|
Mr James Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA
Mr Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Promote and facilitate international collaboration and joint experiments, and encourage and support international cooperation by providing access to joint research platforms and large-scale facilities.
- Support of scientific visits and encourage collaboration
The OA-ICC intends to support a limited number of researchers to travel to international research facilities and early-career scientists for short-term visits to pre-defined host laboratories.
- Information sharing
Facilitate collaboration through the identification of opportunities and mapping of on-going experiments. Opportunities and useful resources will be posted below.
- Support of scientists to use platforms and facilities
Long-term in situ observations and high-quality experiments at the community and ecosystem level require community resources and facilities which are typically not available to individual research groups. Other important research activities requiring joint efforts of the scientific community are inter-comparison studies and experimental and observational approaches combining multiple disciplines. The OA-ICC intends to support a limited number of researchers to travel to defined platforms and facilities. More information will become available shortly.
Opportunities for collaboration
A data compilation on the biological response to ocean acidification initiated by the EU projects EUR-OCEANS and EPOCA has been resumed in the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)”.
If you are a scientist publishing on the biological response to ocean acidification, you will likely be contacted in the future. The OA-ICC thanks you in advance for sharing your data, it is a great way to get more cited!
If you are looking for potential partners for your research projects, do not hesitate to contact us by email at oa-icc(at)iaea.org. We will make sure your message is forwarded to the OA community and gets enough visibility on the OA-ICC news stream and website.
Project: NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSING THE CARBON CYCLE IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (IAEA project code: 22.214.171.124)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Location: IAEA Environment Laboratories, Monaco
- Contact: Lina Hansson, IAEA, l.hansson(at)iaea.org and Marc Metian, IAEA, m.metian(at)iaea.org
- Brief research focus: experimental laboratory studies on the impacts of ocean acidification on bioaccumulation of pollutants in marine biota (including seafood safety aspects)
- Potential collaborator focus: use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in ocean acidification research
- Start date: 2014-01-01
- End date: 2015-12-31
- Web link: http://www.iaea.org/monaco/page.php?page=2257
Project: EVOLUTIONARY EFFECTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
Norwegian Polar Institute
- Contact: Peter Thor, Norwegian Polar Institute, peter.thor(at)npolar.no
- Brief research focus: We study the importance of adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in the response to OA in a range of animals. Our present focus is pelagic copepods. Evolutionary effects are studied by observations of phenotypic and genotypic variation through several generations. We also study changes in full genome expression by RNA sequencing.
- Potential collaborator focus: Evolutionary biology
- Start date: 2014
- End date: ongoing
Project: CO2 SEEP RESEARCH
- Location: Italy, Greece, Azores, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Plymouth
- Contact: Jason Hall-Spencer, Plymouth University, jhall-spencer(at)plymouth.ac.uk
- Brief research focus: Ecosystem effects of ocean acidification, chronic effects of elevated seawater CO2 potential collaborator focus: omics, genetics, isotopes, physiology, behaviour, ecology.
- Start date: 2008
- End date: 2033
Project: EFFECTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND HYPOXIA ON BENTHIC, DEEP-SEA ORGANISMS
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
- Location: Monterey Bay, California
- Contact: Jim Barry, MBARI, barry(at)mbari.org
- Brief research focus: Several aspects of individual performance will be evaluated including; physiological responses (e.g. metabolism, acid-base balance), behaviour (e.g. sensory and feeding success), survival, growth, calcification, and reproduction. Species include deep-sea urchins, octopus, snails. Includes laboratory and field studies.
- Potential collaborator focus: physiology, various ‘omic’ responses, other?
- Start date: 2014
- End date: Ongoing
- Web link: http://www.mbari.org/staff/barry
- EPOCA Arctic 2009 blog
- EPOCA Arctic 2010 blog
- MedSeA Stareso 2012
- MedSeA Villefranche 2013
- MedSeA Crete 2013
- BIOACID KOSMOS blog 2013
- Friday Harbor facilities 2013
- Mesocosm facility of Xiamen University
- Australia Institute of Marine Sciences "Tropical Simulator"