A symposium in honor of Nereus Principal Investigator at Princeton University Jorge Sarmiento called “Modeling a Living Planet” will be held from March 14 to 15 at Princeton. Nereus Principal Investigator Charlie Stock (NOAA) will present a session titled “Life in silico – How are we doing at modeling changing ocean ecosystems?” Nereus Alumni Thomas Frolicher and Kelly Kearney will participate in panel discussions and Nereus Director (Science) William Cheung will also be in attendance.
This two-day symposium in honor of Jorge’s 70th birthday will discuss the interactions among the physical, geochemical, and biological aspects of the climate system. The range of physical and temporal scales considered will weave together ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, ocean elemental cycling, and ocean biogeography. A set of invited talks will provide the broad context for panel discussions and poster sessions that will address five topics:
1. Ocean ventilation – From the North Atlantic to the Southern Ocean.
2. Dance of the elements – What chemistry tells us about life on earth?
3.Life in silico – How are we doing at modeling changing ocean ecosystems?
4.The breath of life – A changing carbon cycle.
5. Climate Policy: Impacts and Mitigation