Dear Deep Ocean Colleagues,
We are excited to announce that there will be several special session at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 11-16 February 2018 in Portland, OR focusing on Deep Ocean Observing. We hope that several of you will consider submitting abstracts to these sessions, abstract submission closes Sept. 6. Please feel free to share this announcement with other deep ocean observing colleagues who you think may be interested.
- Societal Applications of Deep-Ocean Observations (Session ID 27932). Session Chairs: Lisa Levin, Eric Lindstrom, Patrick Heimbach, and Harriet Harden Daves
- Technology Advances in Deep Ocean Observing (Session ID#: 28539). Session Chairs: Nathalie Zilberman, Matthew Alford, and Bruce Howe
Societal Applications of Deep-Ocean Observations Special Session at the Ocean Sciences Meeting
Session ID#: 27932
- Lisa A. Levin, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
- Harriet Harden Davies, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA
- Patrick Heimbach, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin (TX), USA
- Eric Lindstrom, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC
- There is growing awareness of the dependence of humans on the deep ocean for a healthy planet. With this comes a need for observations that address deep-ocean roles in mitigation and adaptation to global change and inform environmental management and policy. We invite talks that present examples of how deep-ocean observations are being or could be used to address societal needs. We encourage presentations that address climate change detection and projection, deep-ocean spatial planning, impact assessment, fisheries management, marine genetic resources, waste disposal, contaminant and other societal issues. Examples from sustained deep-ocean observation programs, observatories, process studies, and exploration programs are encouraged. Data generators, data users, regulators and policy makers are welcome to contribute.
Technology Advances in Deep Ocean Observing
Session ID#: 28539
- Nathalie V Zilberman, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
- Bruce M Howe, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
- Matthew H Alford, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
- Challenges for observing the deep ocean are to expand existing sensors and platforms to greater depth, resolve smaller signals, correct for pressure-induced error, and develop new technologies for measuring deep-ocean specific essential ocean variables.
- This session solicits abstracts on sensors and platforms advancements for deep observations to address:
- i. the role of the deep ocean in the Earth’s heat and freshwater budgets, carbon cycle, and sea level change,
- ii. deep-ocean circulation and mixing,
- iii. deep water mass formation,
- iv. the fluxes of nutrients, tracers, oxygen, and carbon in the deep ocean,
- v. the response of (i-iv) to natural and anthropogenic stress factors.
Abstracts on related system modeling such as observing system experiments are welcome.