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Ocean Acidification in the North-East Atlantic, Arctic and Baltic Waters

Ocean Acidification in the North-East Atlantic, Arctic and Baltic Waters: Another reason for enhancing the ambition for CO2 emissions reduction

Ocean acidification, caused by ocean uptake of nearly 30% of CO2 emission to date, is impacting ocean ecosystems, fisheries, and dependant societies in waters surrounding the Nordic nations. High-level speakers and science experts will look to raise ambition for emissions reduction towards achieving The Paris Agreement, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Event time: 11:00 - 12:00 (GMT)



  • Carol Turley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory


  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for Environment & Natural Resources, Iceland
  • Mr Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, Scotland 

Science panel

  • Peter Haugan, Chair of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, former vice-Chair of the European Marine Board & Programme Director at the Institute of Marine Research, Norway
  • Richard Bellerby, Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway & Director of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Climate Research, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University
  • Helen Findlay, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK & Chair of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Networks (GOA-ON) Northeast Atlantic Hub
  • Melissa Chierici, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway Co-chair of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Networks (GOA-ON) Arctic Hub
  • Natalya Gallo, University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research & member of the UN Ocean Decade Early Career Ocean Professionals, Norway
  • Marko Reinikainen, Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat, Sweden, & programme leader of the Baltic Ocean Acidification programme
  • Emma Susanna Turkki, Masters student in Nature Management at Copenhagen University & Member of the Danish Youth Delegate, Denmark


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