The SOLAS Open Science Conference will consist of plenary talks sessions, parallel discussion sessions and poster sessions. For details click on the links.

In addition, three events will take place in parallel on 7th Sept: an Early career scientist workshop, a SOCAT & SOCOM event and a SOPRAN event and a Nordic SOLAS event will take place on 11th Sept pm. For details click on the link.



Monday 7 September

Special Events:
Early career scientist workshop
SOPRAN event
18:00 Welcome Reception / Icebreaker (Seebar)

Tuesday 8 September

08:45-09:00 Conference Opening

09:00-10:30 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.
Overview keynote speaker:
Bernd Jähne (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Talk title: Physics of the air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy

- Ruo-Shan Tseng (China - Taipei): Air-sea momentum transfer and near-surface currents under high winds and tropical cyclones
- Tom Bell (UK): Quantifying the effect of bubbles upon air-sea gas exchang
- David Ho (USA): Air-sea gas exchange in the North Atlantic: GasEx-98 revisited

11:10-12:40 Plenary Session theme: 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.
Overview keynote speaker:
Karine Sellegri (University Blaise Pascal, France)
Talk title: Marine aerosol emissions related to the seawater biogeochemical composition
- Avirup Sen (India): Chemical characterization of ambient atmospheric aerosols over different environments of India and the adjoining oceans during the winter and summer monsoons - 2014: Implications of a Coordinated Campaign
- Poonam Tyagi (Japan): Soil microorganisms and terrestrial plant metabolites in marine aerosols from the western North Pacific Rim: one-year observation of hydroxy fatty acids over Gosan site, Jeju Island)
- Rafel Simo (Spain): Highlights of the Pegaso cruise: plankton-emission of trace gases and aerosols in the Southern ocean

14:30-16:00 Discussion Sessions
I: Towards joint SOLAS-CliC activities on sea-ice biogeochemistry
Convener: Lisa Miller

Microbial life at the air-sea interface
Convener: Christian Stolle

Differences between marginal areas and open ocean- Baltic Sea example Convener: Jacek Piskozub

16:30-18:00 Poster Session
Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
Integrated topics
Ocean biogeochemistry control on atmospheric chemistry

Wednesday 9 September

09:00-10:30 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.

- Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Germany): Sustaining the Seven Seas
- Philip Boyd (Australia): Geoengineering the planet: from geochemistry to geopolitics
- Lucia M. Fanning (Canada): Assessing science-policy linkages in regional and global ocean governance arrangements for fisheries, pollution and biodiversity
- David Turner (Sweden): Ship plumes

11:10-12:40 Plenary Session theme: Integrated topics
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.
Anna Rutgersson (Sweden): The role of upwelling systems for air-sea exchange in marginal seas
- Andrew Reed (USA): Vertical Spatial Variability of Denitrification in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone
Leticia Cotrim da Cunha (Brazil): Acidification through eutrophication- an example from an urban coastal ecosystem in SE Brazil)
- Sebastien Moreau (Belgium): The role of sea ice in the carbon cycle of polar seas: 1D to 3D modelling)

14:30-16:00 Discussion Sessions
I: Atmospheric deposition, ocean biogeochemistry and climate change
Convener: Zongbo Shi

Relationship between wind speed and gas exchange over the ocean: which parameterization should I use?
Convener: Rik Wanninkhof

Priorities and integrated programs for the study of eastern boundary upwelling systems
Convener: Francisco Chavez

16:30-18:00 Poster Session
Greenhouse gases and the oceans
Interconnections between aerosols, clouds & ecosystems

Thursday 10 September

09:00-10:30 Plenary Session theme: 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.
Overview keynote speaker:
Ute Schuster (University of Exeter, UK)
Talk title: Greenhouse gases and the oceans
Chao Zhang (China): Diagnosing CO2 fluxes in a River-dominated Ocean Margin (RiOMar): the East China Sea off the Changjiang estuary
- Damian Arévalo-Martínez (Germany): Nitrous oxide emissions from eastern boundary ecosystems: Case studies from Peru and Benguela upwelling regions
Sayaka Yasunaka (Japan): Mapping of the air-sea CO2 flux in the Arctic: basin-wide distribution and seasonal to interannual variability

11:10-12:40 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.
Overview keynote speaker:
Elliot Atlas (University of Miami, USA)
Talk title: Ocean Biogeochemical Controls on Atmospheric Chemistry
Sarah Lawson (Australia): Unexplained organic trace gases over temperate Southern hemisphere oceans
- Liselotte Tinel (France): Shining light on the air-sea interface: investigating the photochemical production of functionalized VOC
- Susann Tegtmeier
(Germany): The future role of oceanic halogen compounds for the stratosphere

14:30-16:00 Discussion Sessions
I: Future air-sea gas transfer laboratory experiments
Convener: Bernd Jähne

Nutrients supply to Southern Ocean surface
Convener: Remi Losno

SOLAS research into the effects of potential geoengineering
Convener: Cliff Law
IV: Ship Plumes
Convener: David Turner

16:30-18:00 Poster Session
Air-sea exchange and fluxes of mass and energy
Outside of the box ideas
SOLAS science and society

19:30 Conference Dinner (Halle 400)

Friday 11 September

09:00-10:30 Plenary Session theme: ‘Outside the box’ ideas
This session is dedicated to ideas, initiatives, and experiments that are not yet part of SOLAS. This can be a new perspective on continuing projects, a promising new technique, a pressing societal need or a completely new direction in SOLAS science. Surprise the programme committee with the unexpected!
Doug Wallace (Canada): Dorado/Dolphin: a unique semi-submersible autonomous vehicle for SOLAS science
- Miriam Gonzalez (Germany): Comparing the effects of different climate engineering techniques on ocean acidification
- Marcelo Santini (Brazil): Using oceanographic data collected by southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) to infer the sea-ice formation rate on the vicinity of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in 2008
Miri Trainic (Israel): The effect of phytoplankton ecology on aerosol emission: a case study of coccolith ejection into the air from the coccolithophore Emiliania Huxleyi)

11:10-12:40 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.
Overview keynote speaker: Keith Moore (University of California, USA)
Talk title: Atmospheric Deposition and Ocean Biogeochemistry
Kamana Yadav (India): Variations in source and chemical composition of dust during 2010 and 2012 winter in the west coast of India
Kathrin Wuttig (Australia): Bioavailability of iron to N2 fixers under the Saharian dust plume)
Bärbel Langmann (Germany): On the long-time fertilisation of the surface ocean by volcanic ash)


last modified on: July 2015