Public lecture: 'The ocean’s role in mitigating climate change'
- donderdag 28 september 2023
- Biodiversity Center Naturalis
2333 CR Leiden
The ocean plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change by absorbing 40% of our emitted carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel burning and 90% of the excess heat trapped in the Earth system.
This service comes at a cost: it leads to ocean warming, increasing acidity, and impacts on marine life. The changes are long-term and will impact future climate.
Dr. Ivy Frenger (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel | Biogeochemical Modelling) will explore potential consequences and emphasize that understanding the ocean's behavior is crucial for effectively addressing future climate challenges and achieving climate goals.
Katja Peijnenburg, group leader 'Plankton diversity and Evolution' at Naturalis Biodversity Center, will be the moderator of the evening.
Thursday 28 September 2023, from 19.30 until 20.30 hrs.
Biodiversity Center Naturalis, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden
19.30 Welcome and start lecture
Questions and discussion round
This lecture is part of the workshop Atmosphere-ocean coupling at (sub)mesoscales.