The strong linkage between ocean dynamics and societal needs, underlined by the role of science, represents the background for a series of climate change meetings coordinated by the ICES, PICES, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).
The first international symposium (Gijón, Spain 2008) responded to the urgent need for an assessment of the consequences of climate change on the world’s oceans. The second symposium (Yeosu, Korea 2012) explored in detail the many interconnected ways in which climate change affected ocean ecosystems and their living resources, from physical, chemical, biological and ecological perspectives.
This third symposium in the series provides opportunities for the international science community to bring the latest information, understanding, and assessment of the impacts of climate change on our oceans, covering themes from physical processes and their interaction with ecosystem dynamics, to resource provision and ocean governance. The latest developments in predicting changes in biodiversity, phenology, fisheries and ecosystems as well as in the physical systems that sustains these, will inform discussions on the risks and opportunities that climate change will bring to coastal communities and to society at large. The symposium will also highlight knowledge gaps to stimulate the development of the new generation of science of climate change impacts on our oceans.
Manuel Barange, UK (ICES)
Jacquelynne King, Canada (PICES)
Luis Valdés, Spain (IOC)
14 April 2014 Workshop proposal deadline
12 May 2014 Workshop acceptance notification
31 October 2014 Abstract submission deadline
Financial support application deadline
Early registration deadline
30 November 2014 Abstract acceptance notification
Financial support grant notification
21–28 March 2015 Symposium and associated workshops
1 May 2015 Manuscript submission deadline