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ESSAS 2011 Open Science Meeting — A Great Success!

ESSAS recently held its second Open Science Meeting (OSM) entitled "Comparative studies of climate effects on polar and sub-polar ocean ecosystems: progress in observation and prediction" (22-26 May, 2011) in Seattle, Washington, USA. Co-sponsored by the international organizations of PICES, ICES, IMBER, and GOOS as well as several U.S. marine science institutions, the OSM consisted of 98 oral and 61 poster presentations. It was attended by 195 scientists — of whom 23 were early career scientists and 28 were students — from 13 different countries.

Seattle waterfront

Program & Book of Abstracts


Based on numerous comments from participants the ESSAS OSM was an overwhelming success for reasons ranging from: the high quality of the presentations; the congenial atmosphere; the effectiveness of the PICES Secretariat in running the meeting; the great food served at enjoyable social events; the inspirational involvement of students from the Pribilof Islands; and the musical session with Oded Ben-Horin and his group — ―The Science Fair‖. A big thank you goes out to all who helped make the meeting a great event.

Read more from the meeting.  (PDF - document) 


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For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the
ESSAS Co-chairs

Ken Drinkwater
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska, USA

Sei-Ichi Saitoh
Hokkaido University
Hakodate, Japan