Event

Second International Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans

The primary sponsors of this symposium are: the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea; the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. Participants will address the role of climate change on the oceans, including: sea level rise; changes in thermo-haline ocean circulation; acidification; oligotrophy of temperate seas; changes in species abundance; distribution and phenology; and biodiversity loss. The symposium aims to bring together experts from different disciplines to exchange observations, results, models and ideas at a global scale and to discuss the opportunities to mitigate climate change and protect the marine environment and its living resources.  

dates: 15-19 May 2012   location: Republic of Korea   additional: Yeosu   contact: PICES Secretariat   phone: 1-250-363-6366   fax: 1-250-363-6827   e-mail: secretariat@pices.int   www: http://www.pices.int/meetings/international_symposia/2012/Yeosu/scope.aspx