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The 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces

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Bringing together the scientific community investigating theory and applications of Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces.

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** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces’ (GTWS) conference Local Organising and Science Committee postponed the full ‘in person’ symposium until 2022. **

The GTWS event in May 2022 will be a hybrid event. This means that symposium participants will be able to either attend in-person (participating in everything) or attend remotely (participating in certain aspects).

For clarity, and to aid participants’ choice between remote vs. in-person attendance, below are our plans for remote and in-person participants.

Remote access ticket:

  • Access to three live sessions (the afternoon session on each day of the meeting), including the Q&As after each talk
  • Access to a recording of the three live sessions (in case time zones differences make live attendance challenging)
  • Opportunity to apply to give a talk or poster remotely
  • All remote talks will be pre-recorded, with an opportunity for live Q&A afterwards (as was the case during the bitesize symposium in 2021.

In-person ticket:

  • Access to all elements of the meeting
  • Ability to interact with the remote participants
  • We will plan for talks live and in person, but speakers will be asked to pre-record their talks as a contingency in case Covid-related issues cause last minute disruptions.

Please see the event website for more information.

Existing registrations

If you have already paid for your registration, we are able to transfer this to the 2022 symposium. All existing student registrations will be honoured (including where attendees have completed their studies before May 2022). We will keep on record all the abstracts that have been submitted previously, and authors will also be able to update or replace their original submissions if they so choose.

If you need to recover your registration fee, or wish to contact the Local Organising Committee for further questions, please email GTWS2020@pml.ac.uk.

About GTWS

The Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS) meeting occurs every 5 years and brings together approximately 150 scientists from countries all over the world. This topic is globally-important - the most widely-known example of air-water gas transfer is the ocean’s uptake of ~30% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from fossil fuel burning. The ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide has slowed the impact of anthropogenic climate change, but is also causing ocean acidification and negatively impacting the marine ecosystem.

The Gas Transfer at Water Surface Conference will be held in Plymouth in 2020 – the year of the Mayflower 400 commemorations, which are centred in this city. 400 years ago, pioneers set off from Britain on the Mayflower, on a bold venture into what they considered a new world. They travelled over a relatively unpolluted ocean in a time before the industrial revolution and the human-led climate change we are experiencing today. The health of our seas is globally important, and we are pleased to host this conference of pioneering marine work/study in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, on the anniversary of the Mayflower voyage.

Plymouth is a global centre of excellence for the marine sector, with a cluster of specialist marine businesses linked to a strong advanced manufacturing sector and world-class research expertise.

The focus is on the physicochemical and biogeochemical processes that govern atmosphere-water gas exchange and fluxes, which include turbulence, shear, breaking waves, bubbles and natural and anthropogenic surfactants. Biological and chemical processes within the microlayer can also impact on gas fluxes. Many of these mechanisms also govern the exchange of heat and momentum and thus the conference is attended by many in the community studying a wide range of processes that occur across gas-water boundaries or within the near-surface layers close to those boundaries. The scope of the conference covers all domains where atmosphere and water meet, which include but are not limited to, fresh water, estuarine, mountain, glacial, marine (coastal and open ocean) and polar regions.

Topics include: field observations, laboratory and numerical studies, near-surface processes, biological effects including surfactants, the micro-layer, remote sensing, global scale processes and many more.

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