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2016 OCEAN SCIENCES MEETING FEB 21-26

The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held 21-26 February 2016 in New Orleans, LA. This meeting happens every two years and is unique because it brings together a wide range of scientists, engineers, students, educators and policy makers from the international community and who are on the cutting edge of oceanic research. Expected to present new findings about the world’s ocean are some 4,000 attendees who will discuss their research applications, education and policies via oral presentations and poster sessions. Researchers sharing their latest findings about ocean science are from but not limited to the following organizations: American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society  The meeting will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans.

Several sessions will discuss climate, especially the new CLIVAR science plan. CLIVAR is part of the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean (CLIVAR) which is a forum that invites the international climate community to review the current scientific studies, international research plans and to initiate new collaborations. (CLIVAR holds its Open Science Conference in September 2016). In New Orleans, CLIVAR will open discussions on future science and implementation needs required to meet urgent climate research goals.

Events for the meeting can be seen here. Climate related topics will be presented throughout the week. The comprehensive list includes these presentations: “Climate Impacts on Marine Fish, Fisheries, and Protected Species, Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Southern Ocean, Observing and Modeling the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic: Causes of Variability and Impacts on Climate, Weather, and Ecosystems, El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diversity in a Changing Climate, Ocean Heat and Carbon Uptake and Storage: Observations, Mechanisms, and Feedbacks.

The OSM originated in 1982 as a joint effort between the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. The Oceanography Society joined as a regular co-sponsor in 2004. Resources from OSM 2014 such as abstracts, e-posters, videos, PowerPoint files and PDFs can be accessed here.

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