Keynote Speakers


 Daiki Nomura
 University of Hokkaido, Japan

 Session: Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy

 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

 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

 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

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.


 Anoop Mahajan
 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India

 Session: Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry

 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


 Ying Chen
 Fudan University, China

 Session: Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry

 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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