OceanObs09

22 September 2009

Day 2 draft agenda

Scientific results and potential based on global observations

The day is devoted to describing the success in describing and understanding the ocean reached through the increase in ocean observations during the last decade (since OO’99). The day will examine how the large-scale ocean is being affected by climate and what its role is in climate variability, and other insights into physical, biogeochemical, and ocean ecosystem dynamics enabled by long term ocean observations. In particular all talks will be forward looking by addressing the need for sustaining and expanding (where necessary) our knowledge in large-scale properties of the ocean and by discussing the impact of this knowledge for future applications, e.g., the impact of large-scale changes in the physical fields on biological resources of the oceans and fisheries.

9:00-10:30 Session 2A
Large-scale ocean properties: science, observations, and impacts
Session chair: Alberto Piola
This session will focus on the progress that was made since OceanObs’99 in observing, synthesizing and modeling important climate variables. In particular the talks will discuss the complementary aspects that particular observing component contribute to those climate variables, address the importance of the new knowledge collected during the last decade for understanding the oceans role in climate and for maters of socio-economic importance. In particular the talks will be forward looking by addressing the need for expanding our knowledge in those (and possibly other) large-scale properties of the ocean and the impact of this knowledge for future applications, e.g., the impact of large scale changes in the physical fields on biological resources of the oceans and fisheries. The talks will address which modifications of the observing systems are required to reach those goals and the role that syntheses and modeling need to play in increasing the existing ocean information
  • Questions and discussion (20 min)

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10:30-11:00 coffee
11:00-12:30 Session 2B
Large-scale ocean circulation and fluxes
Session chair: Claus Böning
This session will focus on important physical processes governing the ocean’s role in climate for which significant new insight was gained during the last decade due to new information available through the existing observing system and modeling capabilities. The talks will address the role that those processes play for the general circulation and for the interaction of the ocean with other climate components. The talks will also discuss which observing component contributed to the new knowledge, address the importance of the new knowledge collected during the last decade for understanding those processes and review the importance of understanding those processes for climate and socio-economic benefits.  Also discussed will be the progress that is required in terms of expanding our observational and modeling and synthesis capabilities to improve our ability to continuously observe those processes.
  • Questions and discussion (20 min)

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12:30-14:00 Lunch
  14:00-15:45 Session 2C
Biogeochemistry and ecosystems
Session chair: Shubha Sathyendranath
This session will address issues related to observing and understanding the carbon system in the ocean as well as the ecosystem. The session will include aspects of carbon sequestration and acidification, of the changes in habitats and the impact of observed changes on corals. The session will address especially the state of knowledge about CO2 uptake of the ocean, of changes of oxygen and its relation to anthropogenic CO2 uptake in the ocean observed other the least decade. The session will address the individual observing components that were critical in increasing our knowledge about the carbon cycle in the ocean, and about the state of the ecosystem. The talk will address the implications and applications of the gained knowledge, will discuss the need to further this information and the required adjustments of the observing system. The talks will especially highlight future applications of the anticipated observations as part of a new global sustained observing system for oceanography and for socio-economic applications.

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15:45-18:00

coffee and
Poster Session

16:00-17:30
Community Fora

parallel topical sessions will be led by the international research organizations, and will produce suggestions for the conference outcome statement. They will provide an opportunity for participants to debate in more detail identify common plans, or a common strategy to move forward, and to contribute to the conference outcome

  • Ocean biogeochemistry (Nicolas Gruber and Chris Sabine)
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  • Ocean ecosystems (Julie Hall, Peter Burkill and Shubha Sathyendranath)
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18:00-19:00 Roundtable discussion: How are changes in the large-scale circulation impacting biological processes?

Moderator: Chris Sabine

19:00-19:30 Preview
modules of the forthcoming film Oceans, by Jacques Perrin (Galatee Productions) and its implications for ocean observing
   
16:00-17:30 Public side event
CLIVAR Pacific Panel Observational Programs: A focus on western boundary currents
contact: Wenju Cai
Room: Welles
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18:00-20:00 Public side meeting
Future Marine Meteorological Data Flow
contact: Nicola Scott
Room: Bardot
   

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