Biogeochemistry of coastal seas and continental shelves - including Biogeochemistry during the International Polar Year (IPY)
Convener: Helmuth Thomas  | Co-Convener: Alberto V. Borges 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 04 May, 13:30–17:00  / Room 23
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 04 May, 17:30–19:00  / Poster Area BG

The session aims at fostering our understanding of the roles of coastal environments and of exchange processes along the terrestrial / coastal sea / open ocean continuum in global biogeochemical cycles. During the session recent advancements in the field of coastal and shelf biogeochemistry will be discussed. International Polar Year (IPY) studies are as welcome as all other relevant studies. Contributions focusing on carbon and nutrient and all other element's cycles in coastal, shelf and shelf break environments are invited.
This session is co-sponsored by the IGBP/IHDP coreproject LOICZ and by the Canadian IPY projects Circum Polar Flaw Lead Study (CFL) and GEOTRACES.