Dr Carol Turley, senior scientist at PML and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA), is this week taking the “Hot, sour and breathless” message to the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland.
The triple stressors of sea surface warming, ocean acidification and deoxygenation are of global concern and will have significant impacts upon marine life, ecosystems and human wellbeing. “Hot, sour and breathless” is highlighting just some of the pressures facing the ocean and the importance of the oceans in relation to climate change.
On Monday 18th November from 13:15 (CET) / 12:15 (GMT) Dr Turley will also be speaking at the “Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem” side event.
This has been coordinated by the International Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in partnership with PML, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), International Maritime the International Organization (IMO) and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).
For more information about this event please visit the IOC-UNESCO website or download the flyer here.