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Joint SOLAS/IMBER/IOCCP Carbon (SIC) Synthesis Meeting (14-16 Sept. 2011, UNESCO, Paris, France)


The Ocean Carbon Cycle at a time of change: Synthesis and Vulnerabilities


This meeting aims to bring together scientists working on global ocean carbon synthesis projects, such as CARINA, PACIFICA, GLODAP2, SOCAT, etc, but is open to all other scientists who are interested in developing an integrated view of how the ocean carbon cycle has changed in recent decades. Of interest are data syntheses, analyses and modeling studies focusing on air-sea CO2 fluxes, changes in ocean surface and interior carbon properties, and how the changes in these realms are connected to each other.


The meeting will take place at the UNESCO headquarters: Salle II, 7 Place Fontenoy, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

Organizing committee

  • Nicolas Gruber
  • Nicolas Metzl
  • Rik Wanninkhof
  • Dorotee Bakker
  • Masao Ishii
  • Andrew Lenton
  • Emilie Breviere
  • Lisa Maddison
  • Kathy Tedesco
  • Maciek Telszewski


SIC meeting Sept 2011 Paris France


Wednesday September 14, 2001

Introduction session

  • 9h-9h10: Welcome address. M. Bhikajee (Deputy Executive Secretary of IOC)
  • 9h10-9h30: Introduction. N. Gruber (Chair Organizing Committee)

Overview session

Basin Syntheses

Thursday September 15, 2011

Basin syntheses

  • 9h-9h30: Coastal carbon changes. J. Salisbury et al.
  • 9h30-10h: Surface and interior carbon changes in the Arctic. L. Chen et al.
  • 10h-10h30: Surface to interior connections. J-B. SallĂ©e et al.

Poster session

Break-out groups

  • 14h-14h15: Introduction to breakout groups. N. Gruber
  • 14h15-16h30: Parallel breakout groups (interior and surface). All
  • 16h30-18h: Parallel breakout groups (ocean basins). All


  • 18h15-19h: Reports from surface and interior breakout groups and discussion. Chair and Rapporteur.

Friday September 16, 2011


  • 9h-9h40: Reports from ocean basin breakout groups and discussion. Chair and rapporteur

Future session

  • 10h-10h30: The future ocean carbon cycle. L. Bopp et al.
  • 11h-11h30: Novel ocean observing systems. K. Johnson et al.
  • 11h30-12h: The future ocean observing systems for the surface. P. Monteiro et al.
  • 12h-12:30: The future ocean observing systems for the interior. B. Sloyan et al.


  • Flyer of the meeting:
  • Report of the Subgroup 2 meeting:


SIC meeting Sept2011 Paris poster sess
SIC meeting Sept2011 Paris SOCAT