Call for Abstracts: The 4th GOA-ON International Workshop



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The 4th Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) International Workshop will be held in Hangzhou, China on 14-17 April 2019.We now welcome abstracts, which should be less than 400 words, to be submitted through online registration system by 10 January 2019.


The 4th GOA-ON International Workshop will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss emerging aspects from the coupled effects of ocean acidification with multi-stressors, review global ocean acidification status and forecast capabilities, and explore opportunities for capacity development. We seek to better understand ocean acidification’s impacts on industry, increase coordination across nations and stakeholders, and highlight the widespread recognition of the threat of ocean acidification to the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems.

Topics to be covered are:

Ocean and coastal acidification in a multi-stressors environment

Observing ocean and coastal acidification and the impacts on organisms and ecosystems

Regional and global modelling on physical-biogeochemical coupling processes related to ocean acidification and the associated ecosystem responses

Shaping GOA-ON to better meet the information needs of global to local decision makers

Dates: 14-17 April 2019

Venue: Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission

January 10, 2019

Announcement of Review Results

January 31, 2019

Deadline of Early-Bird Registration

February 20, 2019

Deadline of Regular Registration

March 31, 2019

There will be two special events taking place on 14 April 2019 afternoon, which are:

Special Event 1: A Mini-Workshop to Improve Industry-Science Responses to Multi-stressor Impacts on Aquaculture

This is an opportunity for participants to identify ways to bridge various aquaculture stakeholders in order to deliver scientific solutions that can sustain thriving coastal aquaculture, communities and economies.

Special Event 2: Ocean Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Training Workshop

This is an inter-disciplinary platform to facilitate and promote interaction and cooperation among scientists who aim to integrate satellite remote sensing data and biogeochemical studies for a better understanding of the ocean carbon system.

Organizers & Sponsors:

State Key Laboratory of Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED)

Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

More to be updated

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Richard Bellerby      Eastern China Normal University, China

Dr. Fei Chai (Co-Chair)      SOED, Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

Dr. Leo Chan      City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Liqi Chen      Third Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

Dr. Minhan Dai (Co-Chair)      Xiamen University, China

Dr. Kunshan Gao      Xiamen University, China

Dr. Juan Diego Gaitan-Espitia      University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Caihuan Ke      State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China

Dr. Xiubao Li      Hainan University, China

Dr. Jun Liang      Group of Zhangzidao, China

Dr. Walker Smith      Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Jilan Su      Second Institute of Oceanography, China

Dr. Qisheng Tang      Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, China

Dr. Vengatesen Thiyagarajan      University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Hao Wei      Tianjin University, China

Dr. Meixun Zhao      Ocean University of China, China

(Note: The names are listed alphabetically under the Last Name.)

International Scientific Committee:

Dr. Wei-Jun Cai      University of Delaware, USA

Dr. Fei Chai (Co-Chair)      SOED, Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

Dr. Arthur Chen      National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Dr. Minhan Dai      Xiamen University, China

Dr. Sam Dupont      University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Richard Feely      PMEL/NOAA, USA

Dr. Helen Findlay      Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Ms. Lina Hansson      International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Monaco

Dr. Naomi Harada      Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMESTEC), Japan

Dr. Kirsten Isensee      IOC-UNESCO

Dr. Libby Jewett      NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, USA

Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong      Phuket Marine Biological Center, Thailand

Dr. Kitack Lee      Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Dr. Jan Newton (Co-Chair)      University of Washington, USA

Dr. Nayrah Shaltout      National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt

Dr. Maciej Telszewski      International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP)

Dr. Bronte Tilbrook      CSIRO, Australia

Dr. Christian Vargas      Universidad de Concepcion, Chile

(Note: The names are listed alphabetically under the Last Name.)


Ms. Xiaoyan Chen      Second Institute of Oceanography,  SOA, China

Ms. Lianghong Jiang      Second Institute of Oceanography,  SOA, China

Ms. Marine Lebrec      IAEA/OA-ICC, Monaco

Ms. Jinyi Rao      Second Institute of Oceanography,  SOA, China

Dr. Samuel Wang (Coordinator)      Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

(Note: The names are listed alphabetically under the Last Name.)

 About GOA-ON

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) takes a collaborative international approach to document the status and progress of ocean acidification in open-ocean, coastal, and estuarine environments, to understand the drivers and impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on marine ecosystems, and to provide spatially and temporally resolved biogeochemical data necessary to optimize modeling for ocean acidification.

GOA-ON grew out of international community workshops starting in 2012 that produced a document: “Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network: Requirements and Governance Plan” as the framework for GOA-ON. After three subsequent workshops, several capacity building efforts, and outreach, the network has grown substantially. As of December 2017, its membership consists of 412 people representing 75 countries, and GOA-ON continues to expand its global footprint. The GOA-ON Requirements and Governance Plan (2nd ed.) lays out the vision for GOA-ON. GOA-ON serves three main goals:

Improve our understanding of global OA conditions:

Improve our understanding of ecosystem response to OA:

Acquire and exchange data and knowledge necessary to optimize modeling for OA and its impacts

You are welcome to scan the following QR code or click on http://www.goa-on2019.com to visit the workshop website for more information.


Thank you for your attention!