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Swedish research capacity and prospects workshop (24-25 November 2015, Stockholm, Sweden)

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IMBER, Swedish National Committee for Global Environmental ChangeEnvironmental Committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) will convene a workshop

  • Investigate the knowledge base, gaps and Swedish research capacity relating to impacts of ocean acidification in relation to ecosystems (considering multiple threats) and socioeconomics (including fisheries), as well as management of these impacts.
  • Increase the collaboration among researchers in Sweden within ocean acidification related research (e.g. through an active network and/or a Swedish research programme), with linkages to IMBER.
  • Inform about IMBER´s Science Plan and activities, and stimulate involvement of Sweden-based researchers in IMBER.

The workshop takes place at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4, Stockholm, 24-25 November 2015. (Starting with lunch at 12:00 on the 24th).

 

PARTICIPANTS

Researchers affiliated with Swedish institutions/universities who are active or interested in biogeochemical and/or socioeconomic research related to ocean acidification.

Key representatives of the IMBER and Swedish funding agencies will also participate.

 

REGISTRATION

There is registration fee, but the number of participants is limited and registration is required.

Please email Dan Wilhelmsson (dan.wilhelmsson@sseess.kva.se) to register, and indicate if you will attend the workshop dinner on 24 November (please mention any special dietary requirements).

Deadline for registration: 20 October 2015

 

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

The detailed programme is currently in development and will be circulated mid- September, along with some additional information on the SSEESS website.

For any other questions, including opportunities for travel support, please contact SSEESS Senior Research Officer Dan Wilhelmsson (dan.wilhelmsson@sseess.kva.se).

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The 1.5 - day workshop will include:

  • Introduction to IMBER research (past, present and planned), the organisation of IMBER, and a briefing on the global research initiative Future Earth
  • Discussions, presentations and mapping of the Swedish knowledge base, research gaps and Swedish research capacity to deal with the impacts of ocean acidification in relation to  
    • ecosystems (considering multiple threats) and socioeconomics (including fisheries)
    • management of the abovementioned impacts
  • Funding agencies and their priorities
  • Opportunities for collaboration between researchers in Sweden and engagement in IMBER
  • A workshop dinner will be held in the evening of the 24 November 2015