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“Ocean & Science” Days – December 1st

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December 1st

Site: Tara “Ocean and Climate” Pavilion, Port des Champs-Elysées, Pont Alexandre III.

Attend to Tara Conference: « The great challenges of scientific knowledge about the marine world in the context of climate change »

As Ambassador of the Ocean, Tara will continue to give more visibility to issues linking the ocean and climate. After launching the Ocean’s Call for Climate (#OceanForClimate), our goal at present is to convince heads of state gathered at the negotiations that the Ocean must be taken into account during the climate discussions.

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PROGRAM OF December 1st

9:30 11:00 SESSION 1: THE MAIN SCIENTIFIC CLIMATE-RELATED   CHALLENGES concerning the OCEANS

(Coordination: Françoise GAILL/Lisa LEVIN)

- Carbon pump, ocean warming and physical aspects Corinne LE QUÉRÉ (%IPCC%, Tyndall Center, UK)

- Extent and impact of climate change on major ecosystems Lisa LEVIN (SCRIPPS)

- Impacts of ocean acidification – J.P GATTUSO (CNRS/LOV)

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11:30 13:00 SESSION 2: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE FOR COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS AND COMMUNITIES

The risks and vulnerability linked to climate change are already visible on the oceans, and keep getting worse. Marine and coastal ecosystems as well as populations depending on them are the first to be impacted.

- Observed changes in marine biodiversity Gregory BEAUGRAND (Opale University)

- Impacts of climate change on islands:  the philosophy of Kiribati – Guigone CAMUS (EHESS)

- Potential impacts for fish stocks and risks for fisheries and food security Philippe CURY (IRD)

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LUNCH offered by EMBL 

short speech by Silke SCHUMACHER (Director of International Cooperation/EMBL)

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14:30 16:00 –  SESSION 3: GAPS AND NEEDS FOR SCIENCE IN THE CLIMATE REGIME (Coordination: Françoise GAILL / Chris BOWLER)

The need to improve observation systems and development of new tools à Updates on bioinformatics, imagery, genomics Chris BOWLER (CNRS/ENS Paris)

 - Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)/Argo and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s role in providing quality data for climate science Mathieu BELBEOCH, JCOMMOPS (Argo Program)

Role and place of the ocean in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the 14th objective David LE BLANC (UN, New York, USA)

Ocean and Science: Where we are and where we have to go – Lisa SVENSON (Sweden)

- The Ocean Special report proposal from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Raphael CUVELLIER (Prince Albert II Foundation) / Representative %IPCC%