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The Ottawa Centre is comprised of about 90 CMOS members. The Centre holds monthly meetings downtown from September through May.  Our meetings are open to members and the public.  Meetings start with lunch followed by a presentation by an invited speaker and discussion. Occasionally our meetings are joint with partner groups or societies.  About every ten years, the Ottawa Centre hosts the annual CMOS Congress.

Outreach activities aimed at high school, university and post graduate students are a priority for the Ottawa Centre. We judge and provide prizes at regional science fairs in Ottawa and Gatineau.


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Thursday 10 November 2016

SPEAKER:  Dr. Roberta Hamme, Associate Professor at School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ocean Carbon Dynamics. Dr. Hamme is the CNC/SCOR Tour Speaker.

TITLE:  Using dissolved gases to diagnose the ocean's carbon pumps

ABSTRACT:  The ocean's biological, solubility and carbonate carbon pumps control the surface-to-deep gradient in carbon dioxide and hence strongly impact atmospheric levels. Quantifying these pumps individually is challenging because their impacts overlap with each other. This talk will focus on efforts using high precision measurements of inert gases to disentangle these transport mechanisms with particular emphasis on the solubility pump and to provide metrics to assess their efficiency in large climate models.

Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Thursday 10 November 2016

MENU:  tba

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 7 November October by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively , please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems
with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:   If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 14 December 2016, details tba.


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