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Phil Harrison
I have been asked to forward this to the Cryolist.


Phil Harrison

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From: Brad Weymer <[hidden email]>
Date: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 2:55 PM
Subject: AGU Session Announcement
To: <[hidden email]>

Hi Phil, 

Can you please distribute this announcement on the listserv? 

Many thanks and best regards, 


Dear colleagues,

Session OS017 - Groundwater beneath the seafloor – A sustainable resource?

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:


Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/81240.


Groundwater 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 wishes,


Bradley Weymer (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel[hidden email])

Mark Person (New Mexico Tech[hidden email])

Heike Simon (University of Oldenburg; [hidden email])

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