Ocean Sciences 2016 and other upcoming meetings

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There are currently just 4 upcoming meetings advertised on the INDEEP website (www.indeep-project.org).  If anyone out there would like me to advertise others that may be of interest to the deep-sea science community, please let me know and I will do so.

In the meantime, some of you may be interested in one or more of the following sessions coming up at the Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans in February, 2016 (Abstract submission deadline is 23 September 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT):

HI002. Continuing Perspectives on Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico: From Coastal Habitats to the Deep Sea
Erik E Cordes, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States and Amanda W Demopoulos, US Department of Interior, Herndon, VA, United States

HI006. Offshore Energy Issues: Connectivity and Habitat Consequences of Rigs-to-Reefs Programs
Susan Zaleski, Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Camarillo, CA, United States and Donna M Schroeder, Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Camarillo, CA, United States

HI009. The Emerging Science of Marine Debris:  From Assessment to Knowledge that Informs Solutions
Kara L Lavender Law, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, Hillary Burgess, University of Washington, Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Seattle, WA, United States and Carlie E Herring, NOAA Marine Debris Program; IMSG, Silver Spring, MD, United States

ME010. Evaluating short and long-term ocean model predictions for fisheries management
David Lindo-Atichati1, Steven James Bograd2, Yanyun Liu1,3 and Barbara Muhling4, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States(2)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States(3)PHOD/AOML/NOAA, Miami, FL, United States(4)Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton, NJ, United States

ME011. Exploration and Research of Complex Deep-Sea Environments: A Holistic Approach to Understanding Submarine Canyons and Seamounts
Jason D Chaytor1, Furu Mienis2, Kelley Elliott3 and Elizabeth Lobecker3, (1)US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States(2)Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg, 1790, Netherlands(3)NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States

ME013. Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change
Leocadio Blanco-Bercial1, Hannes Baumann2, Melissa H. Pespeni3 and Amy E. Maas1, (1)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George’s, Bermuda(2)University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States(3)University of Vermont, Department of Biology, Burlington, VT, United States

ME017: Integrated Assessments of Vulnerable Deep-Sea Ecosystems: Methods, Recent Advances and Future Challenges
Session Description: Deep-sea ecosystems at complex topography (e.g. ridges, canyons, carbonate mounds, seamounts) are prominent features of the world’s oceans and provide valuable goods and services, such as biodiversity, climate regulation and provision of natural products and food. Human activities increasingly affect the deep-sea, through the exploitation of living (e.g fisheries) and non-living (e.g. deep-sea mining) resources or deep-sea pollution. The dynamics of deep-sea ecosystems at different temporal and spatial scales and the environmental consequences of exploiting deep-sea resources are far from understood. Improving our knowledge of deep-sea ecosystem dynamics and variability is imperative for weighing risks against benefits of anthropogenic activities in the deep-sea. Recent advances in hydro-acoustic seabed mapping, habitat imaging, in-situ observatories and modelling provide high quality datasets linking the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere, and resolving deep-sea ecosystem structure and variability across multiple time scales. This session aims to review the current state-of-the-art in integrated deep-sea ecosystem assessments and discuss novel approaches based on observational and modelling techniques. Contributions from any part of this scope of deep-sea environmental research are welcome in this session. We particularly encourage contributions addressing the capacity of deep-sea monitoring and habitat mapping for improving dynamical and statistical modelling tools (e.g. species distribution models).
Chairs: Christian Mohn, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Martin White, National University of Ireland, Galway, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ryan Institute and School of Natural Sciences, Galway, Ireland; Kostas Kiriakoulakis, Liverpool John Moores University, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool, United Kingdom

ME026. Ocean Deoxygenation: Integrating Coastal and Oceanic Perspectives
Session Description: Deoxygenation of coastal and oceanic waters is one of the major manifestations of global change. But there have generally been two separate schools of study – one that addresses eutrophication-induced hypoxia in coastal ecosystems and another that examines naturally occurring oceanic hypoxic zones (including oxygen minimum and limiting zones, and their shoaling into coastal habitats). Both forms are, however, predicted to worsen with increasing temperatures, are affected by surface layer productivity, and affect physiological processes, animal movement and fishing practices. In this session, we hope to bring these two groups of researchers together to develop a better understanding of the commonalities and differences in different types of hypoxic systems, and to examine where and how these realms interact. We especially encourage talks that, either individually or by clustering contributions, consider similar processes in different types of systems or examine interfaces. Contributions on predicted patterns of hypoxia, adaptation to hypoxia, and the effects of hypoxia are welcomed.
Chairs:  Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Lisa A Levin, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

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