International Symposia

OA_banner-redesignA series of international symposia on Ocean Acidification —  the Ocean in a High-CO2 World — have become high-profile events bringing together the leading experts in the field to discuss the latest research.

NEWS! A call for bids to host the 2016 symposium has been announced with a deadline of 1 October 2014. Enquiries and bids should be sent to James Orr (james.orr(at), chair of the SOLAS-IMBER Ocean Acidification Working Group. Full details of the call are available here.

Below, you can access information from the past meetings — click on the meeting titles to get to the agendas, presentations and summaries for policymakers.

For the latest research and news see the news stream to the right, provided by the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC).

First Symposium
10-12 May 2004
The symposium addressed the biological and biogeochemical consequences of increasing atmospheric and oceanic CO2 levels, and possible strategies for mitigating such increases.
Second Symposium
6–9 October 2008
220 scientists from 32 countries met to assess what is known about ocean acidification impacts on marine chemistry and ecosystems, and to address socio-economic and policy perspectives.
Third Symposium
24-27 September 2012
540 scientists from 37 countries attended to discuss ocean acidification’s impacts on ecosystems, socioeconomic consequences, and implications for policy.