The Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World will take place in Monterey, California from September 24th to 27th, 2012.

Registration, Abstract submission and Hotel reservations are all open as of October 12, 2011.


Ulf Riebesell. Lophelia pertusa, a cold-water coral building extensive reefs in the deep ocean, will be one of the first habitat-builders exposed to waters turning corrosive due to ocean acidfication.

The Third Symposium on The Ocean in a High-CO2 World, sponsored by SCOR, IOC, and IGBP will be held 24-27 September 2012 in Monterey, California, USA.

The symposium aims to attract more than 300 of the world’s leading  scientists to discuss the impacts of ocean acidification on marine  organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. It will also cover socio-economic consequences of ocean acidification, including policy and management implications.

Additional information is posted on a meeting Web-site (
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For information on the previous two symposia (2004 and 2008), and their accomplishments, please go to the web site of the Ocean Acidifcation Network.