Rationale for the workshop
Although there is a long and extensive history of research into the effects of acid rain in freshwaters, to date this has not been explicitly and systematically tapped into to inform the rapidly increasing research effort into ocean acidification. This workshop will bring together experts on acid rain (AR) with those working on ocean acidification (OA).
The workshop will be organized around sets of invited lectures by experts on various aspects of AR and OA, from biogeochemistry, to effects on organisms and ecosystems, to possible socioeconomic impacts.
Sampling at Large Røytjern in the Langtjerns basin (municipality of Flå, Buskerud, Norway) in autumn 1969 under the project “acid rain effects on forests and fishes”. Egil Gjessing (on the left), Arne Henriksen (on the right).Photo: Arne Henriksen