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Participation in COP 15 Events

by Woods Hole Consortium Members

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 18: Exhibition Hall
Woods Hole Research Center informational booth

Monday, December 7
6 PM
Side Event: Optional for Including Nitrogen Management in Climate Policy Development. Sponsored by the International Nitrogen Initiative
Dr. Eric Davidson, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center, will be a panelist.

Friday, December 11
2:45 PM
Side Event: REDD and the Amazon's Forest Guardians: Indigenous Peoples from Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia Engage. Sponsored by COICA.

The Coordinating Body for the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), with the national indigenous organizations, the Forum on Readiness for REDD, and the Woods Hole Research Center held national-level REDD workshops. Participants present outcomes and next steps.

Sunday, December 13
Forest Day
The Woods Hole Research Center will present posters on our work in Africa, in Boreal North America, and on pantropical mapping initiatives.
Sponsored by CIFOR

Monday, December 14
9 AM
Press Conference
The Woods Hole Research Center presents its work related to REDD, including mapping and monitoring initiatives, economic mechanism design, capacity building, and policy outreach.

11 AM
Side event: Implementing REDD, Making REDD work on the ground:
IPAM and WHRC present initiatives for fostering REDD Readiness in Brazil and globally, including political and stakeholder planning and preparedness, sub-national targets within national plans, information sharing, Indigenous engagement and progress toward pan-tropical forest cover and biomass maps.

Sponsored by Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)


The Importance of Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing
States in the Climate Regime
December 14, 2009
9:00 AM-10:00 PM
European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, Copenhagen, Denmark

10:05-11:45 AM
Panel 1: Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States:  Ocean Warming, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Ocean Acidification, Coastal Erosion, Polar Changes, Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Impacts on Marine Biodiversity
Overview panelist includes
Dr. Susan Avery, Director and President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Impacts on Marine Biodiversity panelists include
Dr. Gary Borisy, President and CEO, Marine Biological Laboratory

11:45-12:30 PM         
Panel 2: Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem panelists include:
Dr. Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Tuesday, December 15
10:15 - 11:15
Oceans and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
WHOI Senior Scientist Scott Doney will participate in a panel primarily sponsored by NOAA
related to adverse effects of climate change on the oceans and ocean ecosystems.