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Livestream: Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium

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Monterey, California, 24-27 September 2012.
Conference plenary: 8:30 to 10:30 am (Pacific Standard Time), Monday 24-Wednesday 26 September.

Livestream from Bambuser.

Or view site directly: IGBP Bambuser livestream


Steinbeck Forum - Moderator: Ulf Riebesell, Chair, Planning Committee, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

Opening & Welcome
8:30-8:45 Julie Packard, Monterey Bay Aquarium
8:45-9:00 Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

History of Ocean Acidification Science
9:00-9:30 Peter Brewer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Plenary Session 1
9:30-10:00 Responses of marine organisms and ecosystems to multiple environmental stressors: Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Germany
10:00-10:30 Acclimation and adaption to ocean acidification: Genomics, physiology, and behavior: Gretchen Hofmann, University of California, Santa Barbara


Steinbeck Forum - Moderator: James P. Orr, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement, Saclay, France

Plenary Session 2
8:30-9:00 Biogeochemical consequences of ocean acidification and feedbacks to the Earth system: Richard Matear
9:00-9:30 Interactions of ocean acidification with physical climate change: Laurent Bopp
9:30-10:00 Rates of change of ocean acidification: Insights from the paleorecord: Daniela Schmidt
10:00-10:30 Changes in ocean carbonate chemistry since the Industrial Revolution: Richard Zeebe


Steinbeck Forum - Moderator: James P. Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, USA

Plenary Session 3
8:30-9:00 Ecosystem change and resilience in response to ocean acidification: Steve Widdicombe
9:00-9:30 Impacts of ocean acidification on food webs and fisheries: Beth Fulton
9:30-10:00 Understanding the economics of ocean acidification: Luke Brander
10:00-10:30 Policy and governance in the context of ocean acidification: Implications, solutions, and barriers: Beatrice Crona


DAY 4 - Understanding the Ocean in a Changing World

A special event jointly organized by the Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium and the Blue Ocean Film Festival (BOFF) hosted by BOFF at the Golden State Theatre, Monterey, 417 Alvarado Street.

MORNING SESSION: The Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World

0830 - 0840 Introduction: Dan Laffoley, Chair of Europe’s Ocean Acidification Reference User Group
0840 - 0915 Summary of the scientific results from the symposium: Dr Joanie Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research (Climate and Global Dynamics)
0915- 1145 Keynote address: Understanding the Ocean in a Changing World
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
Panel discussion: “Responding to ocean acidification”
Dr. Jane Lubchenco (Chair) Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS Senior Research Scientist, Laboratoire d'Océanographie, France
Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Washington
Congressman Sam Farr (D-California)
Media representative
With special guest interventions:
The X-PRIZE* for ocean acidification sensor systems
Google: the new ocean acidification tour in Google Earth
*The X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit organization that designs and manages competitions to encourage technological development.
1145 – 1300 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: Blue Ocean Film Festival

1300 – 1400 Igniting a movement: leveraging the power of celebrity – a panel discussion and insights on leveraging celebratory cachet for effective communications
1400 – 1545 DeepBLUE – Exploring our Deepest Oceans – a panel discussion moderated by Cpt. Don Walsh on the future of deep ocean exploration
1545 – 1650 DeepBLUE Micro talks – Life in the Abyss

2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival

Every two years ocean leaders, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives and the general public gather in Monterey at the Blue Ocean Film Festival to
celebrate the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our oceans, and to collaborate on improving the future of our oceans. The seven-day event is charged with energy as these diverse groups of people share knowledge and ideas with each other and with the general public.

Google Liquid Galaxy

During the symposium Google will be demoing its Liquid Galaxy system. Imagine Google Earth in 3D. Liquid Galaxy is an incredible rollercoaster ride around planet Earth. Step inside a chamber of monitors arranged in a circle around you, and fly anywhere in the world in seconds. Mountains, buildings, valleys, an even the ocean floor fill your peripheral vision.
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