Plenary talks  
Plenary talks will be divided into eight thematic sessions. Most sessions will comprise an overview keynote talk (25 min presentation+ 5 min Q&R) given by an invited speaker followed by three 15-minute presentation + 5 min Q&R. Speakers for these talks were selected from the pool of poster abstracts submitted by participants willing to give an oral presentation. Session duration: 90min. 
photo credit: Jürgen Haacks/ Uni Kiel

Tuesday 8 September

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

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

Wednesday 9 September

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.
Keynote speakers: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany), David Turner (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Lucia M. Fanning (Dalhousie University, Canada), Philip Boyd (University of Tasmania, Australia)

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. (no keynote)

Thursday 10 September

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

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

Friday 11 September

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! (no keynote)

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

last modified on: June 2015