2018-ECCWO 4th International Symposium June 4-8, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA
Graphic Artist Bas Kohler, Sessions Preview (S1, S8, S18)

Alistair Hobday (Plenary S1, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia)
Ocean extremes: Marine heatwaves and marine ecosystems

Fan Wang (Plenary S8, Institute of Oceanology, CAS, Qingdao, China)
Facing the future and sustainability through connecting the coastal and open oceans: Center for Ocean Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Severino G. Salmo III (Plenary S18, Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines; Visiting Foreign Researcher at the Tropical Biosphere Research Centre of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)
Blue carbon ecosystems: Conservation and policy needs for an effective climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

Anne B. Hollowed (2018-ECCWO Scientific Steering Committee, Chair)
Symposium Closing

Graphic Artist Bas Kohler, Sessions Preview (S2, S17, S11, S17)

Lisa Goddard (S2 Plenary, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, USA)
Ten-years out: Navigating the information gap between El Niño and climate change

Andreas Oschlies (S7 Plenary, Marine Biogeochemical Modelling, GEOMAR and the University of Kiel, Germany)
Sensitivity of the Eastern Tropical South Pacific oxygen minimum zone to climate change

Stephen Widdicombe (S11 Plenary, Marine Ecology and Biodiversity, Plymouth Marine Lab, UK)
How do we put all the pieces together to appreciate the bigger picture?

Iddya Karunasagar (S17 Plenary, Nitte University, Mangalore, India)
Climate change, harmful algal blooms and health risks in one health context

Graphic Artist Bas Kohler, Publication Announcement, Sessions Preview (S4, S10, S14, S14)

Dimitri Gutierrez (Plenary S4, Peruvian Marine Research Institute (IMARPE))
Climate variability and ocean deoxygenation over continental margins associated to the Peru-Chile and other upwelling systems: Insights from proxy records

Gretta Pecl (Plenary S10, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) Tasmania, Australia)
Addressing key questions for climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science

Merle Sowman (Plenary S14, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa)
Community vulnerability assessments to inform coastal adaptation planning: Insights from Southern Africa

Prateep Kumar Nayak (Plenary S15, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada)
Vulnerable yet viable: Fisheries and aquaculture amidst global change processes

Sessions Preview (S1, S3, S12, S13)
"IOC - Ocean Decade" by Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin (Executive Secretary, IOC-UNESCO)

Graphic Artist Bas Kohler

Naomi Harada (S3 Plenary, Research and Development Center for Global Change (RCGC), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)); Sentinel studies of ocean acidification in pelagic (the western North Pacific and Arctic Ocean) and Japanese coasts

Eric Galbraith (S12 Plenary, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Getting the big picture in focus: Assessing climate and human factors with global human-ecosystem models

Sarah Cooley (S13 Plenary, Ocean Conservancy, Washington DC, USA):
How can we use imperfect knowledge to inform management of ecosystems facing multiple drivers?

Opening Welcome: Dr. Jason Link

RDML Timothy Gallaudet (Keynote Speaker)
(Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, USA)

Philippe Cousteau (Keynote Speaker)
(Filmmaker, Explorer, Advocate, CA, USA)

Musical Reflection - Confluence
Composer: Zachary Friedland. Musicians: Anacostia String Quartet.

Science Panel: Oceans in a Changing Climate