IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Third WESTPAC Training Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems

29 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016

Location Phuket, Thailand
Event Type Technical Workshops and Trainnings
Organisers Staff Participants

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), Thailand

Haolang Zhou
Patrick Cabaitan
M Shahadat Hossain
Sayedur Chowdhury
TuanLinh Vo
Suratno Suratno
Ahmad Karim
Aileen Tan Hwai
Zulfigar Yasin
Hanif Prayitno
Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone
Rusty Brainard
Pontipa Luadnakrob
Sukchai Arnupapboon
Dong Xu
Yii Siang Hii
Molly Timmers
Affendi Yang Amri
Suchana Chavanich
Adrienne Sutton

  Photos of the workshopAll photos © WESTPAC

29 August 2016 Presentation
09:00-09:30 Opening and self-introduction  
09:30-09:45 Brief on the main results of the 1st and 2nd WESTPAC workshop on monitoring of the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems
09:45-10:05 Conduct of the workshop  
10:05-10:30 Ocean Acidification -IOC Activities
10:30-11:00 Group photo and coffee break  
11:00-11:20 Recent movement on GOA-ON, particularly the 3rd GOA-ON Science Workshop (8-10 May 2016, Australia)
11:20-12:00 Overview: Monitoring Reef Impacts of Warming and Ocean Acidification - NOAA's Integrated Interdisciplinary Monitoring Methods
12:00-13:15 Lunch time  
13:15-14:00 A review of carbonate chemistry and data quality objectives
14:00-14:20 Standard Operating Procedure on Monitoring Seawater Carbonate Chemistry (Collection and Handling)
14:20-14:40 Standard Operating Procedure on Total Alkalinity Analysis
14:40-15:00 Coffee break  
15:10-15:30 Standard Operating Procedure on Spectrophotometric pH Analysis
15:30-16:00 Standard Operating Procedure on Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS)
16:00-16:30 Standard Operating Procedure on Bioerosion Monitoring Unit (BMU) and Calcification Accretion Unit (CAU)
16:30-17:30 Plenary discussion and feedback on SOPs  
30 August 2016  
09:00-15:30 Break-out sessions: Carbonate Chemistry Group and Biology Group  

ARMS and CAUs recovery and field processing


Water sampling in field, hands-on TA, pH measurement and CO2 system calculations

15:50-17:30 Plenary discussion towards the finalization of SOPs and Plenary closing review of the day  
31 August 2016
09:00-12:00 Progress report by pilot sites  
  Bangladesh: Progress report on the pilot site -St. Martin's Island, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
  China: Capacities of GMRC for monitoring the ecological impacts of OA on coral reefs
  China: Local acidification research on a fringing reef at the east coast of Hainan Island, Northern South China Sea
  Indonesia: Progress report on the pilot sites
  Indonesia: Ocean acidification research and monitoring
  Malaysia: Current status of implementation for OA studies in Malaysia
  Philippines: Update on ocean acidification work in the Philippines
  Philippines: Finding refugia from disturbances
  Thailand: Progresses of the monitoring of ocean acidification in Thailand
  Vietnam: Progress report of pilot sites in Vietnam
12:00-13:00 Lunch time  
13:00-16:00 Discussion on next steps toward implementation of OA monitoring in the region  
Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
# Title
1. SOP for Monitoring Seawater Carbonate Chemistry
a. SOP for Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) and Total Alkalinity (TA) Sampling
b. Determination of the pH of sea water using the indicator dye m-cresol purple
2. SOPs for Monitoring Reef Biodiversity
a. Monitoring Reef Diversity -- Using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) SOP
  Relevant Articles
  * An assessment of shallow and mesophotic reef brachyuran crab assemblages on the south shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  * A new versatile primer set targeting a short fragment of the mitochondrial COI region for metabarcoding metazoan diversity: application for characterizing coral reef fish gut contents
  * DNA barcoding and metabarcoding of standardized samples reveal patterns of marine benthic diversity
* Supporting Information 
  * The Importance of Standardization for Global Comparisons: a case study using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) and metabarcoding to measure cryptic diversity on Mo'orea coral reefs French Polynesia
3. SOPs for Monitoring Carbonate Accretion and Erosion Balance
a. Net Carbonate Accretion -- Using Calcification Accretion Units (CAU) SOP
  i.   CAU SOP -- Assembly, Deployment and Recovery
  ii.  CAU SOP -- Laboratory Sample Processing SOP 
  iii. CAU Lab Data Spreadsheet (.xlsx)
b. Realized Accretion & Bioerosion
  i.   Using Bioerosion Monitoring Units (BMU) SOP
Information Documents
# Title
1.  Concept Note of the third training workshop
2. Summary Report of the first training workshop
3. Summary Report of the second training workshop (unedited) 
Related pages
# Title
1.  Second WESTPAC Training Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Phuket, Thailand, 26-28 August 2015
2. First WESTPAC Training Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Phuket, Thailand, 19-21 January 2015

# Name Job Title Affiliation Address Telephone Fax
1 Mr. Haolang Zhou Associate research professor Guangxi Mangrove Research Center 92 Chang Qing Dong Lu Beihai Guangxi China 0086-13006999029 0086-779-2055294
2 Dr. Patrick Cabaitan Assistant Professor University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute Velasquez Street, UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines +63-2-922-3959 +63-2-922-7678
3 Professor M Shahadat Hossain Professor University of Chittagong Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries University of Chittagong Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh +8801711720950 +880312606145
4 Professor Sayedur Chowdhury Professor Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh +8801768222912 +880312606014
5 Mr. TuanLinh Vo Researcher Institute of Oceanography 1 Cau Da str., Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, Viet Nam +84908411914 +84583 590034
6 Mr Suratno Suratno Researcher Research Centre for Oceanography-Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Jln Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur Jakarta, Indonesia +62-21-64713850 +62-21-64711948
7 Cdr Ahmad Karim System Analyst Maritime Affairs Maritime Affairs Unit Ministry of Foreign Affairs Segunbagicha, Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh Phone: +88-02-9554922 (Office) +88029555283
8 Dr Aileen Tan Hwai Associate Professor Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Biological Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Penang Malaysia 604-6533508 604-6565125
10 Prof. Zulfigar Yasin Lecturer Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Minden, Penang. Malaysia +60124769901 +6046565125
11 Mr Hanif Prayitno Researcher Research Center for Oceanography - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Jl. Pasir Putih 1 Ancol Timur, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia 11048 +62 21 64713850 +62 21 64711948
12 Dr. Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone Professor Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City (632) 922-3944 (632) 434-7363
13 Chief, Coral Reef Ecosystem Program Rusty Brainard Supervisory Oceanographer NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg 176 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96818 1-808-725-5419 1-808-725-5429
14 Ms Pontipa Luadnakrob Fishery oceanographer SEAFDEC SEAFDEC Phrasamutchedi, Samutprakan 10290 THAILAND +66 891671742 +66 24256110-1
15 Mr. Sukchai Arnupapboon Researcher Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center P.O.box97, Phrasamutchedi, Samutprakan 10290, THAILAND (66-2)4256143 (66-2)4256110
16 Mr Dong Xu Engineer Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration Daxue Road 178,Xiamen,China +86-15960259832 +86-0592-2195219
17 Dr. Yii Siang Hii Associate Professor University Malaysia Terengganu School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, University Malaysia Terengganu 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. +60123245336 +6096684944
18 Ms Molly Timmers Marine Ecosystem Project Manager NOAA/JIMAR NOAA IRC NMFS/PIFSC/ESD/CREP 1845 Wasp Blvd, Bld 176 Honolulu, HI 96818 USA 018087255449 018087255429
19 Mr Affendi Yang Amri Coral Reef Ecologist University of Malaya Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), C308, Institute of Postgraduate Studies Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. +60 13 369 5532 +60 3 7967 6994
20 Dr Suchana Chavanich Associate Professor Chulalongkorn University Chulalongkorn University, Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Bangkok 10330, Thailand 66818112700 6622550780
21 Dr. Adrienne Sutton Research Scientist University of Washington, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA, 98115, USA 1-206-526-6879 1-206-526-6744

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