Marine Institute

Ocean Acidification Open Lecture NUIG

September 10, 2015

Date: Wednesday 16th September

Time: 19:30

Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

As carbon dioxide levels continue to rise in the World’s oceans, NUI Galway will host a public seminar examining ocean acidification on Wednesday, 16 September. Ocean acidification arises as a result of the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Dr Richard Feely of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, will deliver the lecture. As one of the World-leading authorities on ocean acidification, Dr Feely will discuss the present and future implications of increased carbon dioxide levels on the health of our ocean ecosystems and related ocean-based economies.

The lecture will take place at 7.30pm in the Aula Maxima and is free to the public. Advance registration is advised as the number of places is limited. To register visit http://t9.ie/1gu.

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For further information please email Dr Brian Ward at bward [at] nuigalway [dot] ie (bward [at] nuigalway [dot] ie).