The 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces – 17 – 20 May 2022, Online and Plymouth, UK

The Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS) meeting occurs every 5 years and brings together  scientists from countries all over the world. This topic is globally-important – the most widely-known example of air-water gas transfer is the ocean’s uptake of ~30% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from fossil fuel burning. The ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide has slowed the impact of anthropogenic climate change, but is also causing ocean acidification and negatively impacting the marine ecosystem.

The focus of this symposium is on the physicochemical and biogeochemical processes that govern atmosphere-water gas exchange and fluxes. Biological and chemical processes within the microlayer can also impact on gas fluxes. Many of these mechanisms also govern the exchange of heat and momentum and thus the conference is attended by many in the community studying a wide range of processes that occur across gas-water boundaries or within the near-surface layers close to those boundaries. The scope of the conference covers all domains where atmosphere and water meet, which include but are not limited to, fresh water, estuarine, mountain, glacial, marine (coastal and open ocean) and polar regions.

This event is supported by the European Space Agency (ESA)Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study – SOLAS and the Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) program.

To find out more about the conference and to register, click here.

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