• Nancy Rabalais – Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, USA – « Deoxygenation in a global change context – coastal conditions« 
  • Lothar Stramma – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany – « Global oxygen changes and oxygen variability in the eastern Pacific off Peru« 
  • Karen Wishner – University of Rhode Island, USA – « Zooplankton ecology in oceanic oxygen minimum zones: Structure, trophic webs, and global change« 
  • Silke Severmann – Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, USA
  • Eugene Turner – School of the Coast and Environment (SCE) – Louisiana State University, USA – « Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Lessons Learned and Perspectives for the Future« 
  • Klaus Jurgens – Leibniz Institute of Baltic Sea Research, Germany – « Globally distributed microorganisms as biogeochemical key players in marine oxygen-deficient systems« 
  • Zouhair Lachkar – Environmental Physics ETH Zurich, Switzerland – « Hypoxia in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems under modern and future climate« 
  • Niels-Peter Revsbech – Aarhus University, Denmark – « Oxygen, respiration and photosynthesis in the OMZ« 
  • James Murray – School of Oceanography, University of Washington, USA – « Nitrogen Cycling under marine variable oxygen and sulfidic conditions: Lessons from the Black Sea«