The 2020 GRC on Ocean Biogeochemistry will focus on biogeochemical processes that occur across space and time in the ocean. Oral and poster presentations and discussions will address current topics ranging from deoxygenation, elemental cycles mediated by keystone organisms and viruses, carbon pumps, processes in high latitude oceans and shelf seas, to processes in past and future oceans. The program is currently being developed by the conference chairs, and the preliminary program, including invited speakers and discussion leaders, will be available by October 15, 2019. Please see below for a listing of tentative topics.
The conference will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Hong Kong Shatin, which is just a 5-minute stroll to the nearby Shek Mun Station (Ma On Shan Line) and features tranquil views of the Shing Mun River. The conference participants will be housed at the comfortable hotel in air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.
The 2020 GRC will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Ocean Biogeochemistry, open to graduate students and postdocs interested in marine biogeochemistry and related fields. The GRS will provide a forum for early career researchers to present and discuss results from their research in a peer-to-peer setting in advance of the GRC.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Deoxygenation of the World Oceans
- Microbial Carbon Pump in Changing Oceans
- Biological and Particle Injection Pumps
- Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles Mediated by Keystone Organisms and Viruses
- Hydrocarbon Degradation in the Deep-Sea Sediments
- Climate Feedback Mechanisms in Polar High Latitude Oceans
- Shelf and Estuaries Under Anthropogenic Stress
- Biogeochemistry of Past Oceans
- Current and Future Oceans