2004 Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World

The First Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World was held in Paris on 10-12 May 2004, sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).The symposium addressed the biological and biogeochemical consequences of increasing atmospheric and oceanic CO2 levels, and possible strategies for mitigating such increases.

Papers from the meeting were published in a special issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans in 2005.

Symposium Abstracts Book 2004 (pdf, 710 kb)

Symposium Presentations 2004: 

Author Title
James A. Edmonds Projections of atmospheric CO2 increases from pre-industrial levels to 2100 and economic implications
Martin Parry What would be the impacts of climate change assuming no/some/much emissions control and sequestration?
Laurent Bopp Physical/climate drivers of the ocean in the future
David Archer Long lifetime of anthropogenic C release and response of the ocean clathrate reservoir
Edward Boyle Paleo-perspective on Ocean pH, Carbonate Ion and the Carbon Cycle
Andrew Watson Surface Ocean Fertilization Overview
Peter Brewer The essential science for evaluating direct injection and the emerging high-CO2 ocean: Designing the next generation of ocean CO2 experiments
Hans-Otto Poertner Effects of CO2 on marine animals: Time scales, processes, and limits of adaptation
Ulf Riebesell Phytoplankton in a high-CO2 world: Biological responses and their biogeochemical implications
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Low coral cover in a high-CO2 world
Yoshihisa Shirayama Biological impacts on marine organisms in a high-CO2 world
Louis Legendre Chemical and biological effects on mesopelagic organisms and communities in a high-CO2 world
Atsushi Ishimatsu Chemical and biological effects on fishes in a high-CO2 world
Eric Vetter Ecological effects of deep-ocean CO2 enrichment: Insights from natural high-CO2 habitats
Michael Landry The ecology of iron-enhanced ocean productivity
Hein DeBaar Synthesis of in situ iron-enrichment experiments
Peter Haugan Physical and chemical processes affecting release of CO2 at the seafloor
James P. Barry Biological effects of deep-sea organisms to direct CO2 injection (218 MB ppt with video files) ** only available on cd-rom.
Olivier Aumont Assessing the efficiency of iron fertilization on atmospheric CO2 using an intermediate complexity ecosystem model of the global ocean
Baixin Chen Modelling of dispersion from direct injection in the water column
Robbie Toggweiller Glacial-interglacial transitions as analogs for our high-CO2 future
Anand Gnanadesikan Limits of iron fertilization: Why simple models of iron fertilization may give misleading answers
Ken Caldeira Ocean model predictions of changes in ocean pH and calcite saturation