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Research priorities for understanding ocean acidification: summary from the Second Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World


Orr, JC and Caldeira, K and Fabry, V and Gattuso, J-P and Haugan, P and Lehody, P and Pantoja, P and Portner, H-O and Riebesell, U and Trull, T and Urban, E and Hood, M and Broadgate, W, Research priorities for understanding ocean acidification: summary from the Second Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, Oceanography, 22, (4) pp. 182-189. ISSN 1042-8275 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2009 The Oceanography Society

DOI: doi:10.5670/oceanog.2009.107


The first symposium on "The Ocean in a High-CO2 World" in 2004 proved to be a landmark event in our understanding of the seriousness of ocean acidification, as reported in Oceanography (Cicerone et†al., 2004). The scientific community reunited in 2008 for a second symposium on "The Ocean in a High-CO2 World." During the four years between the two symposia, more scientific papers were published on the topic of ocean acidification than during the preceding 55†years. Ocean acidification is now widely cited in the press and is familiar to many nonscientists. Participants at the 2008 symposium identified new research priorities and stressed the importance of improving international coordination to facilitate agreements on protocols, methods, and data reporting in order to optimize limited resources by greater sharing of materials, facilities, expertise, and data. Despite major uncertainties, the research community must find ways to scale up understanding of individual organismsí responses to provide meaningful predictions of ocean acidificationís effects on food webs, fisheries, marine ecosystems, coastal erosion, and tourism. Easy-to-understand information, such as simple indicators of change and of thresholds beyond which marine ecosystems will not recover, is also needed for management and policymaking.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ocean acidification, CO2, research priorities
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Trull, T (Professor Thomas Trull)
ID Code:113646
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-01-11
Last Modified:2017-04-13
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