Keynote Speakers

(In chronoligical order as they appear on the agenda)
 
          

 Daiki Nomura
 University of Hokkaido, Japan

 Session: Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy
 Abstract:
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 Daiki Nomura’s research focuses on the carbon cycle within the ocean-atmosphere system, especially in the polar
 oceans. He has studied sea ice in the Southern Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Sea of Okhotsk, in addition to
 conducing laboratory experiments on sea-ice freezing processes.
 

 
 Jonathan Abbatt

 University of Toronto, Canada

 Session: Interconnections between aerosols, clouds and ecosystems
 Abstract:
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 Jon Abbatt is an atmospheric chemist interested in multiphase processes that occur between gases, aerosol particles,
 and environmental surfaces. He has a longstanding interest in polar chemistry, starting with halogen activation
 processes in both the stratosphere and troposphere. Most recently he has been the principal investigator of a large
 Canadian project (NETCARE) that has endeavored to assess the connections between the ocean, aerosol particles,
 and climate in remote environments, such as in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

 

 
 Kathryn Mengerink

 Waitt Institute, USA

 Session: SOLAS science and society
 Abstract:
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 Kathryn Mengerink is Executive Director at the Waitt Institute, a U.S. nonprofit that partners with governments to
 support sustainable ocean management. In particular, her work focuses on operationalizing science-based decision
 making  through marine spatial planning, marine protected area development and fisheries management. In this
 position, she leads a team of ocean experts through a process of assessment, legal and policy development and
 management implementation. From 2006 -2016 Kathryn founded and directed the Ocean Program at the Environmental
 Law Institute. Under her leadership, the Ocean Program launched law and policy projects related to regional ocean
 management, coastal zoning, fisheries management and enforcement, aquaculture, ocean and coastal restoration,
 offshore energy development, marine protection, Alaska Natives rights and ocean management, environmental DNA,
 deep seabed mining and more. From 2007-2016, she also served as a lecturer for Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 (SIO), where she taught ocean law and policy and served as an advisor to the Center for Marine Biodiversity and
 Conservation. She holds a B.S. in Zoology (Texas A&M University), Ph.D. in Marine Biology from SIO (UC San Diego)
 and a J.D. with a certificate of specialization in environmental law (UC Berkeley).

 

 

 Marcela Cornejo
 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

 Session: Integrated topics
 Abstract:
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 Marcela Cornejo was born in Santiago de Chile. Her undergraduate studies were in Oceanography, at the Pontifical
 Catholic University of Valparaíso, where she began research on the nitrogen cycle in sediments and water column in
 central Chile subjected to the oxygen minimum zone.
Next, she moved to Concepción, where she completed her
 postgraduate studies in Oceanography, working with the carbon and nitrogen cycle focused on the ocean-atmosphere
 exchange of greenhouse gases, along the South Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Currently, she is an academic at the Pontificia
 Universidad Católica de Valparaíso,  where she promoted the biogeochemical line of greenhouse gases. Her research
 covers, among others, regions such as the  mesoscale eddies generation zone, the coastal upwelling zone, the Chilean
 fjords and channels, and that Australian Ocean.

 
 
 Siv Kari Lauvset

 NORCE - Norwegian Research Centre, Norway

 Session: Greenhouse gases and the oceans
 Abstract:
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 Siv Kari Lauvset is interested in increasing the overall understanding we have of the carbon cycle in the ocean and how 
 human perturbations to the atmosphere affects the ocean. She focuses especially on carbon cycle changes in recent 
 decades, but also how this may change in a future with or without emission mitigation efforts. While she focuses
 mostly on observational studies she finds Earth System models a useful and valuable tool. It is very important that we
 have good observational data and she is engaged in global data syntheses and quality control of large datasets such
 as GLODAP and SOCAT. She is currently coordinating the Norwegian node of the European distributed research
 infrastructure ICOS, and on the steering committee for the Norwegian BGC-Argo network. She started her career by
 focusing on the waters around Norway, but in recent years has worked more and more with global issues.


 

 Anoop Mahajan
 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India

 Session: Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry
 Abstract:
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 Anoop S. Mahajan received his PhD in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Leeds, UK and after working as a
 postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate, CSIC, Spain, he has been working
 at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology since 2012. His research group focuses on the measurement and
 modelling of trace gases in the atmosphere. Most of his work has been on the emissions of halogens and volatile
 organic compounds from the ocean surface and the impact they have on the atmosphere in terms of changing the
 oxidising capacity and affecting the radiation budget through aerosol formation. He has co-authored more than 50
 papers on halogen, dimethyl suphide and volatile organic carbon chemistry.

 

 Andrew Lenton
 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

 Session: Geoengineering
 Abstract:
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 Andrew Lenton is an ocean carbon cycle and earth system modeler with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
 Research Organisation’s (CSIRO’s) Climate Science Centre, the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, and the
 Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research, based in Tasmania, Australia. His research focuses on key three
 key impact areas: (i) Quantifying the past, present and future role of the of the global carbon cycle focusing primarily
 on the ocean; (ii) Exploring and understanding the impact of the carbon cycle and feedbacks changes on both climate
 and the marine environment; (iii) The potential role of geoengineering in ameliorating or reducing climate change, both
 globally and locally. He initiated and now leads the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP)
 and continues to be part of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), as well as serving on the
 international Working Group on Marine Geoengineering (GESAMP WG41).

 

 Ying Chen
 Fudan University, China

 Session: Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
 Abstract:
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 Ying Chen's research focuses on marine aerosols and its biogeochemical and climatic effects. Specifically, her group
 does long-term or cruise observations on physiochemical and optical properties of aerosols as well as abundance and
 community structure of airborne microbes over the marginal seas and the western North Pacific. They do source
 apportionment and study the effects of anthropogenic emissions and Asian dust on chemical composition, microbial
 structure and light extinction ability of marine aerosols. The contribution of marine biogenic sources to the aerosol
 components and microbes is also of interest. Her woorking group estimates the atmospheric deposition fluxes of
 nutrients and trace elements to the ocean using the dry deposition velocities corrected by the size distribution of each
 component. The effects of aerosol deposition on phytoplankton growth and community structure is explored through
 microcosm experiments and analysis of observational and remote sensing data.




 

 
 
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