APECS Special Conference Session:

APECS have teamed up with the AMAP to deliver a panel discussion entitled "Ocean Acidification in the future Arctic: From science to policy – tips for early career scientists" on May 7th, 16:00-17:00.

When it comes to the consequences of climate change and ocean acidification, few are more dramatic than in the Arctic Ocean. Within this unique environment, the implications of scientific knowledge and understanding have important consequences for policy through international relations, economic growth and resources utilization. But how does, and how should, scientific research influence policy?

The session will include introductions from a panel of five high-level scientists and policy-makers, and will be open to the floor for questions about their experiences and impressions. If you are interested in Arctic environments this panel will help you learn about how science and policy work together in this area. Come along to find out more and join in the discussion.


Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell
Professor of Biological Oceanography, Head of research unit Biological Oceanography
GEOMAR, Germany

Dr. Elizabeth Jewett
Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Dr. Nadja Steiner
Research Associate
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada

Lars-Otto Reiersen
Executive Secretary
AMAP Secretariat, Norway

Prof. Dr. Leif G Anderson
Professor of Marine Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

APECS Panel Organizers

Anna Silyakova

Helen Findlay