ED014:
Societal Applications of Deep-Ocean Observations

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Session ID#: 27932

Session Description:
There is growing awareness of the dependence of humans on the deep ocean for a healthy planet. With this comes a need for observations that address deep-ocean roles in mitigation and adaptation to global change and inform environmental management and policy.  We invite talks that present examples of how deep-ocean observations are being or could be used to address societal needs.  We encourage presentations that address climate change detection and projection, deep-ocean spatial planning, impact assessment, fisheries management, marine genetic resources, waste disposal, contaminant and other societal issues. Examples from sustained deep-ocean observation programs, observatories, process studies, and exploration programs are encouraged.  Data generators, data users, regulators and policy makers are welcome to contribute.
Primary Chair:  Lisa A Levin, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Eric J Lindstrom, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, Patrick Heimbach, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Harriet Harden Davies, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
9820 Techniques applicable in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Cross-Topics:
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate