From Monday to Wednesday this week, scientists, policymakers, industry and iwi representatives, and other stakeholders will be discussing all things ocean acidification at the annual New Zealand ocean acidification workshop in Hamilton.
The workshop with the topical theme of "Linking science to policy" is being held at the University of Waikato and kicks off with a one-day meeting on Monday for those involved in the CARIM (Coastal Acidification - Rate, Impacts and Management) mulit-year project.
On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a wide range of talks and discussion. The programme can be found here. The keynote speaker is Jenn Philipps, who is the Policy Advisor on the Ocean Protection Council.
Other talks range from Linn Hofmann on "Unwanted additional stressors in mesocosm experiments", Jessie Turner on "From science to action- U.S. west coast sounding the alarm bells and building an international collaborative to address ocean acidification", and Lily Hurley on "A good kiwi isn’t acidic: How ocean acidification is affecting the New Zealand economy".
The workshop is being hosted this year by the Acidification Response of Marine Sediments (ARMS) team at the University of Waikato. Look out for tweets on #nzoac18.
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