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Laura Ramajo (Chile), COP20, Lima, December 2014

"I was able to participate in the exhibition stand under the slogan HOT, SOUR AND BREATHLESS sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography and CMBC (USA), Plymouth Marine Lab (UK) and Centro de Investigación e Innovación para el Cambio Climático (CIICC) of Universidad Santo Tomás (Chile). Delegates and observers from around the world heard about how the increase in atmospheric CO2 is warming, acidifying and de-oxygenating the oceans with the respective ecologic, social and economic consequences."


Abed El Rahman HASSOUN (Lebanon), SOLAS Summer School 2013

"OA-ICC [...] provided for me the opportunity to present my research work to the international ocean research community, to meet experts and colleagues from all over the world and discuss with them about my results, share ideas and build a strong network with peers for future scientific collaborations."

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

Focal points:
Mr James Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA
Mr Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Aim


Promote and facilitate international collaboration and joint experiments by providing access to research platforms and large-scale facilities.

Our approach


  • 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. The OA-ICC intends to support a limited number of researchers to travel to defined platforms and facilities. More information will become available shortly.


Useful resources



Opportunities for collaboration



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: 2.4.2.2)


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


Plymouth University

  • 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 responses etc.
  • Start date: 2014
  • End date: Ongoing
  • Web link: http://www.mbari.org/staff/barry