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Nithiyaa Nilamani (Malaysia), 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, 3-6 may 2016, Hobart, Australia

"My sincere thanks to the OA-ICC for making it possible for me to present my research at the 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. During the symposium, there were exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with experts that would be very beneficial for the advancement of OA study to the newbie countries like Malaysia. It also gave me an opportunity to make new friends, renew old acquaintances and discuss potential collaboration.”

Abed El Rahman HASSOUN (Lebanon), 3rd GOA-ON Science Workshop, 8-10 May 2016, Hobart, Australia

"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."

2nd OAiRUG Meeting

14-16 January 2015, Oceanographic Museum, Monaco

The 2nd meeting of the OA international Reference User Group (OAiRUG) aimed at setting the stage for the development of an OA forecasting system that would help society prepare for and anticipate global ocean changes. The meeting was launched under the title Acting on ocean acidification: getting ahead of the curve.

The OAiRUG was established as an essential instrument to convey OA-related scientific results to non-scientific audiences and science end-users, in particular policy and decision makers in order to ensure coherent, science-based actions towards OA mitigation and adaptation. It is all about bringing together scientists and stakeholders from various backgrounds such as industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations, to allow networking and information sharing and provide a platform for collective action.

This second meeting sought to pave the road to the next Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to take place in Paris in December 2015. The members of the OAiRUG have been working towards getting ocean acidification on the international political agenda as a priority concern and challenge the world community to take responsible and committed action. The development of an OA forecasting system is thus essential to trigger relevant actions based on scientific evidence.

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