Coastal areas are increasingly vulnerable to climate change (i.e. warming and ocean acidification and hypoxia). Globally this issue has become one of the most serious socio-economic concerns because majority of coasts will soon become unsuitable for shellfish farming. This is a stark warning to Asia, which is not only a center of marine biodiversity but also accounts for >90% of world’s shellfish production. A multidisciplinary team approach is required to evaluate these climate change impacts on coastal biodiversity/aquaculture and to understand the mechanisms behind these impacts. The lack of such a team effort, especially in Asia, is limiting our ability to preciously predict the nature and magnitude of climate change effects on coastal ecosystems. Bringing ecologists, molecular biologists, eco-physiologists, material scientists, engineers and aquaculturists together and facilitating  interaction among them is necessary to project climate change effects and underlying mechanisms. In 2012, we have successfully established a symposium “Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ocean Acidification and Climate Change (ISOACC)”. Now we are organizing a 2nd edition during December 5-9, 2016. Unlike several conventional conferences, here, we are aiming to bring scientists together who have strong interest in multidisciplinary collaboration in marine climate change research. In this 2nd ISOACC, we are hoping to:





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