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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 Plymouth Marine Lab (UK), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography and CMBC (USA), 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."

1st OAiRUG Meeting

2-4 December 2013, Oceanographic Museum, Monaco

Over 30 experts and stakeholders drawn from eight countries with major ocean acidification programmes participated in the meeting, which was focused on science and policy landscapes. A way forward to effectively communicate ocean acidification to five different target audiences was identified and will be summarized in the Monaco Action Plan, to be released next year as a roadmap of the future activities of the group.

The latest scientific findings, policy implications and the results of the OAiRUG discussions were presented to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on 3 December. In a speech to the participants and guests, HSH Prince Albert II announced the creation of a Monegasque association on ocean acidification (Association Monégasque sur l’acidification des oceans; AMAO) to provide long-term coordination in Monaco and to further promote international activities on ocean acidification alongside existing efforts such as the OAiRUG and the OA-ICC.

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