This satellite event highlighted the integrated air-sea flux (heat, moisture, trace gases, aerosols, momentum) observation strategies and their benefits to support a clean ocean. Specific topics included understanding atmospheric winds and oceanic currents that control deposition, transport, and fate of marine debris and other types of anthropogenic pollution (such as oil spills, ship emissions, chemical deposition, plastics, etc.) and OASIS observations that are designed to monitor variables reflecting the influence of pollution on biogeochemical processes, ecosystems, and on human safety and health. With this satellite activity, we aimed to bring scientists together with stakeholders to work toward greater benefits for the ocean climate and ecosystem and for society. We specifically identify with the UN Ocean Decade mission to encourage more inclusive approaches to scientific research design and outcome implementation, building robust communication, more equitably sharing and promoting knowledge and information globally, and seeking alternative funding sources. The design of this workshop specifically sought to create opportunities to integrate local and indigenous knowledge and highlight Early Career Ocean Professional’s (ECOP) perspectives.
This 2 hour workshop consisted of 3 themed sessions including pre- recorded talks as well as live discussion, in addition to Poster/TikTok sessions to provide additional opportunities for socializing and networking. In the program schedule below, 01:00 is the top of the hour for the start of each event, and 00:00 is the start of the Poster/TikTok session in the hour preceding the presentations.
00:00 Poster/ TikTokSession
01:05 (1) Impacts of Marine Pollution Hazards: Talks and Discussion –The human footprint is increasingly more visible in the ocean. With this session, we want to illustrate the effects of pollution on oceanic processes, with a focus on surface ocean biogeochemical impacts.
– Dr. Matthew Jones, Early Career Ocean Professional– Ozone deposition to the sea surface (University of York, UK)
– Lydia Ladah, Stakeholder – Effects of HABs on hypoxia/anoxia and benthic fisheries (Baja California Fisheries, Mexico)
01:40 (2) Techniques in observing marine pollution/ hazards – The marine science community has a rich variety of tools for ocean observation and process investigations. This session will explore how these tools can be used to support a Clean Ocean.
– Morgane Perrone, Early Career Ocean Professional – Tools needed to understand and monitor trace metal deposition to the sea surface (University of Tasmania, Australia)
– Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo, Stakeholder – Tools needed to monitor and remedy the effects of plastics in the ocean (Plastic Punch, Ghana)
– Nathalie Mahowald, Senior Scientist – Atmospheric modelling of microplastic sources to the ocean (Cornell University, USA)
02:15 (3) OASIS strategy for a clean ocean – OASIS, SOLAS, and other scientific organizations should place more attention on how anthropogenic activities influence the ocean. In this session, we will address the specific steps we should take to support a Clean Ocean.
– Miaolei Ya, Early Career Ocean Professional – PAH deposition to sea surface and how OASIS can help (Nanjing University, China)
–Leticia Cotrim da Cunha, Senior scientist/Stakeholder – Ocean acidification (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil)
02:45 Summary of action items
03:00 Poster/ TikTok Session
Christa Marandino, GEOMAR, Germany (lead and OASIS co-chair, air-sea gas transfer and ocean biogeochemical cycling)
Nikolai Maximenko, University of Hawaii, USA (also a lead of IMDOS proposal, physical oceanography)
Meghan Cronin, NOAA, USA (OASIS chair, physical oceanography and air-sea interactions)
Maggie Chory, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, USA (ECOP, Program Associate, Ocean Observing Programs)
Jessica Gier and Li Li, SOLAS IPO, Germany and China (ECOP, Executive directors of the Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study)
Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University, Sweden (meteorology, air-sea gas transfer)
Verena Hormann, Scripps, USA (air-sea interactions, Lagrangian drifters)
Christophe Maes, IRD, France (physical oceanography, modelling, plastics)
Santiago Gasso, NOAA, USA (aerosols and clouds, remote sensing)
Matthew Jones, York University, UK (ECOP, atmospheric chemistry)
Manuel Arias Ballesteros, ARGANS Ltd, UK (lead of RSMLD proposal, physical oceanography, remote sensing)