Why an “Ocean and Climate” platform?

The ocean is a key element of the global climate system, but so far it has been relatively absent from discussions on climate change. For all of us participating in the Ocean and Climate Platform, it is essential to include the ocean among the issues and challenges discussed in the context of climate negotiations.

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International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change

The 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans (ECCWO) under PICES, ICES-CIEM, FAO & IOC UNESCO will take place in Washington June 4-8, 2018. The Deep -Ocean Stewardship Inititiative (DOSI) and the Deep-Ocean Observing strategy (DOOS), member initiative of the Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance (OCIA), will lead during this event the session S6 The…

The Ocean revealed, a new scientific book about the Ocean

The ocean covers 70% of the surface of our planet, it plays a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate and is home to a multitude of species, many of which we have yet to discover. The ocean is crucial for the functioning of life on Earth. With global change, many issues have emerged, and the consequences of these in…

Ocean acidification: what impact will more extreme seasonal variations have?

According to a study carried out by researchers at the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ), by the end of the twenty-first century, seasonal changes in ocean acidification (pH) will be amplified, possibly even doubling. The seasonality of pH levels, which, until now, was thought to be favorable to marine organisms’ ability to adapt to global warming, may in fact prove to be detrimental.…