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date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:06:49 +0100
from: John Shepherd <>
subject: Re: Fwd: Ocean carbon uptake
to: Mike Hulme <>,,,

Dear all
I think it would be a Good Thing if Tyndall people (incl even me) were involved in
this venture, in some way. This "non-warming" effects of CO2 (e.g. acidification, and so
suppression of calcification (e.g. of corals)) is shaping up to be a major concern. Could
be a very hot political potato indeed....
At 14:17 16/07/2003 +0100, Mike Hulme wrote:

John, Rachel and John,
I guess this is most relevant for the three of you re. Tyndall CIAM. This seems an
issue more for QUEST rather then core Tyndall territory, but I pass suggestion from Phil
Williamson onto you anyway.

From: "Phil Williamson" <>
To: "Mike Hulme" <>
Cc: <>,
"Tim Jickells" <>,
"Philip Newton" <>,
Subject: Ocean carbon uptake
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:22:12 +0100
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Mike -

Martin Angel and Tim Jickells have both mentioned to me the discussion of ocean carbon
uptake at the Tyndall Conference earlier this week. One way of involving the Tyndall
Centre in future work in this area might be via attendance at a "town meeting" planned
for later this year on future marine research programmes - with emphasis on interactions
between biogeochemistry, ocean ecosystems and wider Earth System processes.

This meeting is being organised by UK SCOR (Chair, Peter Burkill) and NERC (Phil Newton
and myself). Likely to be November, but I don't yet have the date. A label for it may
be "Defining the UK contribution to IMBER" where IMBER = Integrated Marine
Biogeochemistry & Ecosystem Research. That's an IGBP/SCOR programme, temporarily known
as OCEANS, that is being developed as a successor to JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux

Whilst nothing is certain, I would expect the processes affecting carbon uptake/release
in the ocean depth range 500-1000m to be of special interest to UK researchers and
internationally. Above those depths, SOLAS (Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere) now has
lead responsibility. Either Tim or Peter Liss can tell you more about that, eg the
NERC-funded UK SOLAS programme, soon to start.

I hope this helpful
Best regards

School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
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