Science symposia

Third International Symposium

on the Effects of Climate Change on
the World’s Oceans

23-27 March 2015
Santos, Brazil

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)

Important dates

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

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