The SOLAS Open Science Conference consists of plenary talk sessions, parallel
discussion sessions
, and poster sessions.

Plenary sessions are comprised of an overview talk, given by an invited keynote speaker (25 min presentation + 5 min questions), followed by 15 min presentation + 5 min questions.

Download the full programme as pdf document here.

Sunday 21 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019:

Wednesday 24 April 2019:

  • Conference banquet.  

Monday, 22 April 2019

 Conference opening ceremony   
 Plenary session: Integrated studies I
This session is dedicated to oceanic systems where integrated studies are required and urgent. They are regional, high sensitivity and high-priority systems, such as for instance the upwelling systems, sea ice and coastal waters.

Marcela Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Talk title:
The dynamic of the nitrous oxide in the Humboldt Current System

Plenary talks:
  • M. Dai, Xiamen University, China
    Talk title: Air-Sea CO2 fluxes, diapycnal nutrient fluxes and export productivity in oligotrophic ocean
  • E. Saltzman, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Talk title: Air/sea transfer of highly soluble gases over coastal waters
  • J-M. Kim / K. Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
    Talk title: Biological production reduces the net impacts of coastal acidification in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
 Plenary session: Interconnections between aerosols, clouds and ecosystems
This session is dedicated to the interconnections between aerosols, clouds, and marine ecosystems and the understanding of the system they form as a whole, in which change in one component is manifested in another.

Keynote: Jonathan Abbatt, University of Toronto, Canada
Talk title:
Connecting the ocean to aerosols and clouds in the summertime Canadian Arctic

Plenary talks:
  • A. Baccarini, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
    Talk title: Is new particle formation an aerosol source over the Southern Ocean?
  • P. Rodríguez-Ros, Institute of Marine Sciences, Spain
    Talk title: Ecological modeling of marine biogenic isoprene emissions in the Southern Ocean
  • P. Zieger, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Talk title: Revising the hygroscopicity of inorganic sea salt particles
 Discussion sessions
  • C. Marandino, A. Koertzinger, T. Bell, J. Jeong:
    Can long term observatories be used to study the processes controlling air-sea exchange?
  • S. Royer, D. Deheyn:
    Impacts of ocean plastic and microfibers on air quality and climate
  • M. Frey, P. Zieger, D. Nomura, J. Thomas, N. Steiner:
    The coupling of ocean, sea ice and atmospheric chemistry & biogeochemistry - a cross-disciplinary research challenge
 Poster sessions
Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
Integrated topics

Interconnections between aerosols, clouds and ecosystems

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

 Plenary Session theme: Geoengineering
This session is dedicated to geoengineering approaches, including observational research and model predictions, as well as to assessing their impact.

Andrew Lenton, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Talk title:
Geoengineering, the Ocean and SOLAS

Plenary talk:
  • S. Tegtmeier, GEOMAR, Germany
    alk title: Impact of large-scale macroalgae production on the ozone layer
 Plenary Session theme: SOLAS science and society
This session is dedicated to SOLAS research with socially relevance and to activities, which have a direct impact on society, such as air quality, human health, marine resources and climate regulation.

Kathryn Mengerink, Waitt Institute, USA
Talk title: Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool to Advance Science-Based Decision-Making

Plenary talk:
  • S. Sarker, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
    Talk title: Taking the science to community: An approach of multi-stakeholders integration for sustainable Blue Economy development in Bangladesh
 Plenary Session theme: Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy
This session is dedicated to oceanic and atmospheric processes, driven for instance by waves,  bubbles or surfactants, which act upon the air-sea interface and serve to regulate the fluxes of mass  and energy between the coupled ocean-atmosphere system.

Keynote: Daiki Nomura, University of Hokkaido, Japan
Talk title:
Gas exchange process in the ice covered oceans

Plenary talks:
  • K. Krall, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Talk title: Air-sea gas transfer at hurricane wind speeds
  • Piotr Markuszewski, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    Talk title: Sea spray fluxes: interconnections between ambient noise of bubbles and wave age
  • R. Stanley, Wellesley College, USA
    Talk title:
    Relating air-sea gas fluxes to bubble distributions at high wind speeds: insights from the sustain wind-wave tank
 SOLAS Summer school fundraising lunch (location tba)
Discussing about creative ideas to fundraise for the SOLAS Summer School.
 Discussion sessions
  • E. van Doorn, C. Marandino:
    SOLAS Science & Society: achievements, present status & future possibilities
  • P. Hwang, T. Toyota:
    Enhanced air-sea interaction in the emerging Marginal Ice Zone
  • C. Chen, E. Achterberg:
    The High Resolution Measurement for the Ocean-Atmosphere Interfacial Layers 
 Poster sessions
Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry

Greenhouse gases and the oceans
Wednesday, 24 April 2019

 Plenary session: Greenhouse gases and the oceans
This session is dedicated to the most significant long-lived greenhouse gases, such as CO2, CH4 and N2O and their natural cycles in the oceans and troposphere, which interact with anthropogenic inputs and lead to climatic feedback and environmental impacts.

Keynote: Siv Kari Lauvset, NORCE - Norwegian Research Centre, Norway
Talk title:
The Carbon Cycle: The role of oceans and humans

Plenary talks:
  • O. Bui, University of Science - Vietnam National University, Vietnam
    Talk title: Dissolved methane distribution and its controlling factors in the Arctic Ocean in 2016 summer
  • Y. Eddebbar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
    Talk title: Volcanic Modulation of Ocean Ventilation: Implications for Air-sea Carbon and Oxygen Exchange
  • L. Keppler, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Germany
    Talk title: Regional Wind Variability Modulates the Southern Ocean Carbon Sink
 Group picture (location tba)
 Plenary session theme: Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry
This session is dedicated to the ocean emissions of aerosols and reactive gases, such as organic and oxygenated organic compounds, and sulphur-, nitrogen- and halogen-containing compounds and their impacts on atmospheric photochemistry, air quality and stratospheric ozone.

Keynote: Anoop Mahajan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
Talk title:
Oceanic Regulation of Atmospheric Chemistry: Past, Present and Future

Plenary talks:
  • S. Smith, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Talk title: Modelling of ammonia/um accross the air-sea interface in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean
  • K. Hamasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Talk title: Microbial community dynamics in sea surface microlayer and sea spray aerosols observed in coastal inlets of Japan
  • J. Maas, GEOMAR; Germany
    Talk title: Simulating halocarbon concentration in ocean and atmosphere from industrial water treatment
 Discussion sessions
  • M. Uematsu, A. Zivian, K. Slavik:
    WHAT IS Ocean KAN?
  • A. Ito, W. Landing, D. Hamilton:
    Atmospheric deposition of iron, ocean biogeochemistry and marine emission of biological aerosols
  • P. Suntharalingam, G. Zhang:
    Oceanic greenhouse gases: The present situation and future initiatives
 Poster session
Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy
 Conference Banquet
At the Sapporo Grand Hotel, Large Banquet Room, North 1, West 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido. About 15 minutes by walking from the conference center.
Thursday, 25 April 2019

 Plenary session theme: Integrated studies II
This session is dedicated to oceanic systems where integrated studies are required and urgent. They are regional, high sensitivity and high-priority systems, such as for instance the upwelling systems, sea ice and coastal waters.

Plenary talks:
  • S. Landwehr, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
    Talk title: Investigation of sea spray source functions with aerosol size spectra measurements from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Experiment
  • L. Gutierrez-Loza, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Talk title: Air-sea CH4 fluxes from eddy covariance measurements in the Baltic Sea
  • P. Wongpan, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Talk title: Using under-ice spectra to determine land-fast ice algal biomass in Lake Saroma, Japan
  • M. Frey, British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
    Talk title: Sea salt aerosol from blowing snow above sea ice - a new particle source
 Plenary session theme: Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
This session is dedicated to the broad range of particles of continental origin the ocean receives from the atmosphere. Atmospheric deposition impacts vast regions of the oceans and result from both natural processes and human activities.

Keynote: Ying Chen, Fudan University, China
Talk title: Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and trace metals affects marine phytoplankton and their feedback to aerosols

Plenary talks:
  • W. Landing, Florida State University, USA
    Talk title: Atmospheric Deposition to the Oceans Controls Biological Productivity
  • R. Mukherjee, Rajendra College, India
    Talk title: Limitation of iron on N2 fixation in the Arabian Sea
  • C. White, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Talk title: Impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to nitrogen limited marine surface waters in the temperate and subtropical North Atlantic Ocean

 Conference closing ceremony   

Photo credit: Jessica Gier

Photo credit: Sapporo City

last modified: April 2019