Kumiko Azetsu-Scott

The IWB committee is delighted to announce Dr. Kumiko Azetsu-Scott who will be presenting “Ocean acidification; how data are collected and used” in the breakout session Ocean Information Systems

Kumiko at Davis Strait

Dr. Kumiko Azetsu-Scott is a research scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada), where she leads the carbon and tracer group, and also an adjunct in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University.  Her research interests include climate change and carbon cycles in the ocean and ocean acidification in the North Atlantic and the Arctic.  She also investigates air-sea interactions, water mass formation and ventilation ages using transient tracer, and freshwater composition and fluxes using multiple chemical tracers.  Dr. Azetsu-Scott has been coordinating ocean acidification programs at DFO to understand temporal and spatial variability and their controlling.  She is a lead author of the report on the Arctic Ocean Acidification to the Arctic Council (Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme), a member of Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) and Canadian representative for Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) and Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER).  She is an associate editor of the journal Environmental Reviews.