AGU Chapman Conference on the Biological Carbon Pump of the Oceans
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
1–4 September 2009
- Richard Lampitt, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U.K., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard Sanders, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U.K., email@example.com
- Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, U.S., firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Billett, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U. K., email@example.com
- Phillip Boyd, NIWA, Dunedin, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mario Hoppema, AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany, Mario.Hoppema@awi.de
- Christine Klaas, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Christine.Klaas@awi.de
- Rachel Mills, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U. K., email@example.com
- Uta Passow, University California Santa Barbara, U.S., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tammi Richardson, University of South Carolina, U.S., email@example.com
- Jorge L. Sarmiento, Princeton University, U. S., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reiner Schlitzer, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Reiner.Schlitzer@awi.de
- Debbie Steinberg, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, U.S., email@example.com
- Tom Trull, University of Tasmania, Australia, Tom.Trull@utas.edu.au
- George Wolff, University of Liverpool, U. K., firstname.lastname@example.org
The conveners would wish to gratefully acknowledge the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and the Ocean Carbon & Biochemistry for there generous support of this conference.
Conference Objectives and General Description
Our overall objective is to draw together the diverse scientific communities to develop a better understanding of the BCP, its effects on the global carbon cycle and its sensitivity to climate or environmental change.
Conference Format and Topics
We envisage 16 oral sessions with scheduled talks spread over four days with three sessions in the morning, leaving the afternoons free for informal discussions and focused meetings. Immediately prior to the evening dinner there would be a plenary session devoted to synthesizing the presentation made during the day on that topic and defining future topics for research and the way ahead. Each session will consist of a keynote talk detailing recent advances (1/2 hour +15 minutes questions) and 2 other talks (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions). We envisage that at least 25% of these presentations would be made by graduate students and 25% by non-tenured post-docs. Posters associated with each theme will be available for viewing for the entire day with a dedicated session with light refreshments.
Poster board dimensions are 1 m (width) x 2 m (height), and must be portrait format. Poster sessions are scheduled from 1530h – 1700h, Tuesday, 1 September, and 1530h – 1700h Thursday, 3 September – Friday, 4 September. Poster supplies will be available at the registration desk.
Confirmed Invited Speakers
100 including 25 graduate students and 25 post-docs.
Fields of Interest
Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Climate Science