Ocean Acidification PI Meeting
February 17-19, 2018 (Portland, OR)
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center

Meeting Agenda

Twitter: #OAPI2018

Saturday, February 17

Overview of the day: First, we will provide a big picture overview of state of knowledge of OA science with an emphasis on the most impactful findings in recent years. Then participants will discuss and identify potential areas of synthesis and go through an interactive process to form small (5-12 people) teams for synthetic group discussions throughout remainder of meeting.

7:30-8:30     Breakfast (Windsor Ballroom – please pick up name tag and registration materials in Belmont Foyer)

PLENARY SESSION. Transformative developments in ocean acidification research, a retrospective (Moderator: Heather Benway, OCB) (plenary format, Belmont C)
In this series of short plenary talks, presenters will provide a high level overview of key developments that have emerged over the past 5-10 years across different areas of OA research. Each talk will be 10 minutes long, leaving 5 minutes for audience input and discussion.

8:30     Welcome and introduction (David Garrison, NSF SLIDES; Dwight Gledhill, NOAA SLIDES)

Part 1. OA theory and measurement: Latest developments and approaches
8:45     The fundamentals: OA theory and ocean carbon chemistry measurements (Andrew Dickson, SIO) SLIDES
9:00     Advancing sensors and technologies for ocean acidification research (Z. Aleck Wang, WHOI) SLIDES

Part 2. Biogeochemistry patterns and trends
9:15     Regional perspectives (Jessica Cross, NOAA/PMEL) SLIDES
9:30     Temporal (including paleo) perspectives (Branwen Williams, Claremont Colleges) SLIDES

Part 3. Biological response
9:45     Responses of marine organisms to OA and co-stressors  (Hannes Baumann, UConn; Emily Rivest, VIMS) SLIDES
10:00   Community-scale response to OA and co-stressors (Anne Cohen, WHOI) SLIDES

10:30   Break (coffee will be available from 10:30-11:30) (Belmont Foyer)

10:15   New developments in field and laboratory experimental approaches (Jim Barry, MBARI) SLIDES


Part 4. Modeling
10:45   Modeling marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems (Samantha Siedlecki, UConn) SLIDES

Part 5. Community initiatives
11:00   Regional and global OA networks (GOA-ON, Coastal Acidification Networks, etc.) (Libby Jewett, NOAA OAP) SLIDES


OPEN DISCUSSION. Identify and summarize areas for synthesis (Moderator: Amy Maas, BIOS; Rapporteur: Katie Lotterhos, NEU) (circle format, Belmont AB)

11:15   Explanation of Open Space (participant-led) meeting format and purpose (Katie Lotterhos, NEU)

11:30-12:30     Participants will gather for an open discussion of ideas and challenges, with the aim of identifying a few key areas for synthesis. This session will be guided by the following questions:

  • What advances or progress do you think have been transformative? (ideas not highlighted during the morning plenary session especially welcome)
  • How can we bring our expertise together to synthesize existing data in new ways? Participants are invited to come forward to describe or “pitch” potential ideas for synthesis.

12:30   Lunch (Windsor Ballroom)

GROUP ACTIVITY. Develop synthesis theme posters and self-organize synthesis groups (round table format, Windsor Ballroom)
1:30-3:30         Participants that have an idea for synthesis develop an impromptu poster (using markers and flip chart pads) to describe/illustrate their idea in more detail. Other participants will move about the room discussing and helping to refine synthesis ideas and starting to identify with potential areas of interest.

3:00-4:00         Coffee available (Windsor Foyer)

OPEN DISCUSSION. Synthesis team formation (circle format, Belmont AB)

3:30-4:00         Synthesis theme presentations: Champions of each synthesis idea will come forward and describe their idea to the group. Each synthesis presentation should include a title and anticipated outcome(s) (2 minutes max!). All of the posters will be taped to the wall near the circle.

4:00-4:15         Participant voting: Participants will add a post-it with their name to the poster of their preferred synthesis team.

4:15-5:00         Finalize synthesis teams: There will be an open discussion to finalize (combine/split/reject) the synthesis themes. Based on the votes, posters with <5 names will be discarded and posters with too many names (>12) will be split into separate teams. The goal is to emerge with ~10-15 synthesis teams of ~5-12 people each. Participants will finalize their team selections at this time.

5:00-7:00         Welcome reception (beverages and light hors d’oeuvres) (Belmont Foyer)

Dinner on your own


Sunday, February 18

Overview of the day: Synthesis teams work together at round tables (multiple tables per room) with a plenary “stand up” report midday to share progress and encourage team cross-fertilization.

8:00-9:00         Breakfast (Windsor Ballroom)

9:00-9:30         Charge and guidance for the day (Amy Maas, BIOS and Katie Lotterhos, NEU) (with time for participant questions) (plenary format, Belmont C)

9:30-12:00       Small group meetings – Part 1. Accomplishments and resources (round table format, Windsor Ballroom) – Participants will first assess the collective expertise/interests of their synthesis teams. Then they will start to identify existing resources (new/emerging data sets, projects, models, process studies, etc.) that could be useful for achieving their synthesis goals/outcomes.

10:00-11:00     Coffee available (Windsor Foyer)

12:00               Lunch (Windsor Ballroom)

1:00-3:30         Small group meetings – Part 2. Synthesis products (round table format, Windsor Ballroom) – Teams will discuss and carefully hone their anticipated synthesis product, target audience, and value to the broader OA community, continuing to identify how to bring in/leverage existing projects, data sets, etc.

3:00-4:00         Coffee available (Windsor Foyer)

3:30-5:00         First report out (Moderator: Rob Toonen, Univ. Hawaii) (plenary format, Belmont C) – Groups convene in plenary and group leaders provide update on their discussions/progress and get feedback (5 minutes per group with 2 minutes for questions/feedback)

5:00-6:00         Small group meetings – Part 3. Synthesis product development and implementation (round table format, Windsor Ballroom) (develop detailed plan for synthesis product, including outlines, group member assignments, timelines, etc.)

6:30-8:30         Group dinner (Windsor Ballroom)


Monday, February 19

Overview of the day: Synthesis teams wrap up discussions with detailed plans of how the synthesis product will come together and report back in plenary to share and gather feedback on their proposed products/outcomes.

7:30-8:30         Breakfast (Windsor Ballroom)

8:30-10:00       Small group meetings – Part 3. Synthesis product development and implementation (cont’d) and prepare for group report out (round table format, Windsor Ballroom)

10:00-11:00   Coffee available (Belmont Foyer)

10:00-11:30     Final report out (Moderator: Jerome Fiechter, Univ. California, Santa Cruz) (plenary format, Belmont C) – Groups convene in plenary to share outcomes (5 minutes per group with 2 minutes for questions/feedback)

11:45               Closing remarks and adjourn meeting (plenary format, Belmont C)

12:00               Box lunches (Windsor Foyer)