OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

NOAA Researcher to Lecture at OSU on Ocean C0² and Acidificatio

01/02/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Christopher Sabine, a leading researcher from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, will give a free public lecture on Friday, Jan. 11, at Oregon State University that outlines ocean carbon dioxide uptake and the increasing acidification of the world’s oceans.

The event is part of “Frontiers,” a visiting scholar series sponsored by OSU’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.

Sabine’s lecture, which begins at 4 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium on the OSU campus, is titled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Ocean Uptake of Atmospheric CO2, Ocean Acidification, and the Future Global Carbon Cycle.”

Sabine works at the PMEL lab operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His research focuses on the air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide at the ocean surface, and the overall global carbon exchange.

While at OSU, Sabine will give a more technical lecture aimed at faculty and graduate students. That talk, on Thursday, Jan. 10, begins at 1 p.m. in Burt Hall Room 193. It is titled “High-resolution Ocean and Atmospheric pCO² Time-series Measurements from Open Ocean and Coastal Moorings.”