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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."

Data management expert meeting 2014

23-24 April 2014, IAEA Environment Laboratories, Monaco

The IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) organized an expert meeting on the management of ocean acidification biological response data at the IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco, 23-24 April 2014. The meeting brought together ocean acidification scientists and data managers from 10 countries, with a common goal to work towards improved data management practices in order to enhance access, integration and inter-comparison of ocean acidification data and to foster global scientific collaboration.

The group agreed to develop the following products:

  • A revision of Chapter 15 of the Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting” (http://tinyurl.com/oaicc-data), in particular expanding on biological response data, including recommendations on a data management plan and data policy, common vocabulary and metadata;
  • Guidelines for data curators;
  • Guidelines for authors of scientific papers on ocean acidification biological response studies, with the goal to facilitate data archiving and comparability;
  • and a feasibility plan for a one-stop shop for ocean acidification data.

Participants and presentations

Discussion sessions

Meeting outcome documents