The Media and The

Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World

The Ocean in a High CO2 World symposia series attracts the world’s leading experts on Ocean Acidification and decision makers from every corner of the planet. The organizers strive to help the media cover the news emerging over the course of the four days.

Press Accreditation

Accredited journalists are entitled to access plenaries and parallel sessions and other events related to the symposium. Journalists working with legitimate media will be accredited as too will freelancers who can demonstrate direct routes to publication.

To register download the Press Accreditation & Registration Form  and return to Owen Gaffney 

Planned media activities:

Sunday 23rd

4 – 7 pm

Opening panel: “Acidification tapas” discussion panel (COMPASS), followed by Symposium icebreaker reception.

Monday 24th

 time – TBD

Daily press briefing

Scientist-journalist mixer (COMPASS)

Tuesday 25th

time – TBD

Daily press briefing

Ad hoc science-journalist dinners

Wednesday 26th

time – TBD

7 – 11 pm

Daily press briefing

Dinner at aquarium, sponsored by conference organizers

Thursday 27th
time - TBD

Daily press briefing

High-level policy day:

Morning sponsored by Symposium, afternoon sponsored by Blue Ocean Film Festival

Services on site
The symposium will hold regular press briefings and other events for the media including scientist-journalist mixers. A press room will be available for accredited journalists.

Online resources for journalists
In this online press room you can find background information on ocean acidification and updates relating to the conference. Browse our story ideas for more inspiration!
Press releases, high-resolution photos and other material are available for download during and after the symposium.

Background material
2008 Oceans in a High CO2 World Symposium – Monaco Declaration

Ocean Acidification Summary for Policymakers (2009, IGBP, IOC, SCOR)

Impacts of Ocean Acidification (European Science Foundation)

European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA)

European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) blog

EPOCA introductory guide to Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification movies

NOAA Ocean Acidification
Tipping Point (trailer for feature length documentary)

Ocean acidification: connecting science, industry, policy and public (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
The Other CO2 problem (Ridgeway School and Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

The symposium media management is supported by NOAA.


Owen Gaffney

Director of communications, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Tel:  +46 86739556

Cell: +46 730208418

Jana Goldman
NOAA Communications & External Affairs
Tel +1 301-734-1123: