WebEx Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2020*
8:30 – 11:00am, Woods Hole time
2:30 – 5:00pm, Bergen, Norway time
Ocean Outlook is an annual meeting that alternates between research institutions in Bergen, Norway (UiB, IMR, NORCE and NERSC) and WHOI, that is intended to promote and sustain scientific and educational cooperation between the marine research institutions at these locations. In light of the postponement of this year’s annual meeting until Fall 2020 or later, on May 27th we will present a virtual meeting that previews the topics and scope of our next annual meeting.
At the May 27th virtual meeting, four sessions will be presented on:
(1) Polar Amplification
(2) Arctic Methane
(3) the Mesopelagic Zone
(4) Advances in Instrumentation.
These sessions will provide the opportunity for a wide scope of collaborations among the many oceanographic disciplines in both science and engineering. The virtual meeting will be a short preview of the sessions, including an overview that sets the scope of the problem, some selected recent advances, and a look at the strategic advantages of the Bergen-Woods Hole collaboration.
The next decade of the oceans will very likely be a time of accelerated change in the ecosystems, chemical composition and climate state of the oceans. It is urgent that ocean scientists focus on this “Near Future” to document the ongoing changes, to understand their mechanisms, and to prepare for the implications on human society.
The speaker schedule for the May 27th meeting please is available on this site at: https://web.whoi.edu/ocean-outlook/program/.
The May 27th webinar meeting will be recorded and made available through this site.
John Stegeman, Senior Scientist, Biology Department, WHOI
Øyvind Paasche, Project Leader, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen, Norway
The first Ocean Outlook meeting (OO15) was held in Bergen in 2015 gathering over 100 attendees. The second meeting (OO16) was held in Woods Hole with the theme, “Icy Oceans”. Other themes included “Seeing under water” (OO17), “Rediscovering the Ocean” (OO18), and “The Action Zone: Sustainable Use of Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems” (OO19). Ocean Outlook meetings have included presentations by leading international experts on marine sciences and environmental changes, and provided round-table scientific discussions addressing important issues regarding the status of the oceans, current challenges and those on the horizon, and the possible solutions.
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