O2 Conference

SFB 754 International Conference


The distribution of oxygen in the ocean is controlled by physical, biogeochemical and biological processes. Both the supply and consumption of oxygen are sensitive to climate change in ways that are not fully understood.

Recent observations suggest that the oxygen content of the ocean is declining (ocean de­oxy­genation) and that oxygen minimum zones and coastal hypoxia sites are expanding with tremendous effects on the ocean’s ecosystems and living organisms.

This conference:

  • focused on the past, present and future state of oxygen in the ocean on global, regional and local scales,
  • analysed mechanisms and feedbacks critical to identify natural and anthropogenic causes of oxygen variability,
  • determined impacts on biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems.

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