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---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Brad Weymer<[hidden email]> Date: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 2:55 PM Subject: AGU Session Announcement To: <[hidden email]>
Can you please distribute this announcement on the listserv?
Many thanks and best regards,
Session OS017 - Groundwater beneath the seafloor – A sustainable
We are pleased to announce
an exciting Ocean Sciences session at this year’s AGU Centennial that focuses
on offshore groundwater as a sustainable resource. To submit an abstract please
use the following session:
resources in coastal regions are facing enormous stress caused by population
growth, increased pollution and climate change. Offshore aquifers (OAs) -
groundwater bodies located beneath the seafloor - have been proposed as an
alternative source of freshwater. However, there are a number of first-order
questions needing to be addressed before OAs can be used sustainably. These
include a lack of understanding of the location, nature, geometry and
architecture of OAs, their connectivity with onshore aquifers, and their
evolution in response to potential extraction and predicted climate change.
This interdisciplinary session aims to address the current state of the art for
methods, applications, and policy regarding if and how OAs may be used sustainably.
We welcome contributions that cross disciplinary boundaries and seek to
generate an open discussion for the future direction of offshore groundwater
research, the legal ramifications, and possible societal and political
challenges associated with this unexplored resource.
The deadline for abstract
submissions is Wednesday, 31 July at 23:59 EDT.
If you have any
questions regarding this session please do not hesitate to contact us for
guidance or further information. We are very much looking forward to receiving
your contributions and seeing you in San Francisco this December.
Many thanks and best
Bradley Weymer (GEOMAR Helmholtz
Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; [hidden email])