Declining Oxygen in Ocean Ecosystems. Side event at the UN Ocean Conference 9 June 09:00 - 10:30
IMBeR is very pleased to be partnered with the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) - Enhancing global ocean oxygen science from local seas to the global ocean to preserve ocean health and human well-being and encourage those of you who are able to, to attend this side event.
Ocean deoxygenation is an important research area for IMBeR. The SOLAS/IMBeR carbon group worked to promote the development of sustainable observing systems including the addition of oxygen sensors to the international Argo float program (Argo-O2). Because dissolved oxygen responds to climate variability, it is an ideal parameter to detect and better understand the link between global warming and the resultant biogeochemical and physical changes in the ocean. Estimated trends in dissolved oxygen support the suggestion that if anthropogenic climate change continues unabated, the ocean will deoxygenate, with poorly understood consequences for marine life. Learn more about this at the side event.