Dr Veron’s presentation to Royal Society, London

July 6, 2009 by Ocean Ark Alliance

Categorised in Events, News

Introduced by Sir David Attenborough this keynote presentation addressing a workshop of 35 leading marine and climate change scientists hosted by Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society in London, presents the effects that climate change is having on coral reefs.

Dr. J.E.N ‘Charlie’ Veron, the former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on coral reef ecosystems.

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European Project on Ocean Acidification given 4 year green light

June 19, 2008 by Ocean Ark Alliance

Categorised in News, Science

The overall goal of the EPOCA consortium is to advance understanding of the biological, ecological, biogeochemical, and societal implications of ocean acidification.

It brings together more than 100 researchers from 29 institutes and 10 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).

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ABC TV Catalyst: “Ocean Acidification – The BIG global warming story”

September 13, 2007 by Ocean Ark Alliance

Categorised in Media, News

What’s happening below the surface of the ocean?

Australia’s ABC TV runs a 9 & 1/2 min story on the Catalyst program. Presenter / Reporter Dr. Graham Phillips meets scientists who, for the first time, have found evidence that acidification is affecting marine organisms.

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Changing Ocean Chemistry Dissolves Corals

July 5, 2006 by Ocean Ark Alliance

Categorised in News, Science

News that increasing carbon dioxide pollution reduces the ability of coral reefs to grow reached notoriety with this landmark report. It is a result of a workshop in St. Petersburg, Florida involving peak research bodies NSF, NOAA and USGS.

Lead by Dr Joan Kleypas, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, they outlined the sensitivity of ocean chemistry and the implications of Ocean Acidification.

What conclusion did their landmark work – Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers – reach?

We need to know more, a lot more.

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Ocean Acidification - The other CO2 Challenge