Ocean Ventilation and Deoxygenation in a Warming World

Ocean VentilationMeeting to be held at The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
September 12 – September 13 2016

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor John Shepherd CBE FRS, Professor Andrew Watson FRS, Professor Andreas Oschlies and Dr Peter Brewer.
This meeting will discuss the less obvious but important indirect impacts of climate change on the oceans. Increased stratification will affect ocean circulation and ventilation, and lead to reduced upwelling and deep water formation. This will reduce oxygenation through (still uncertain) interactions with biological production and remineralisation, with potential socio-economic consequences on fisheries and ecosystems.

Registration for this two day meeting is free. Please visit the event webpage for more information, including the full programme and speakers’ information, and to register for this meeting;


Graphic: Map of the oxygen minimum zones in the tropical oceans (blue to purple), generated from World Ocean Atlas data. Professor Andreas Oschlies, EOMAR and Kiel University, Germany.