Ocean acidification: is the sky really falling?

Date and Time: February 28, 2013; 16:00-17:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Online Access Only
Speaker(s): Dr. Jeremy Mathis (NOAA PMEL)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Region
Abstract: In the last two and a half centuries, but mainly in the past fifty years, the pH of the ocean has been reduced due to the intrusion of anthropogenic CO2 produced mainly from fossil fuel burning and changes in land use practices. This reduction in pH could have far-reaching and detrimental consequences for a number of marine species, particularly those that produce carbonate shells. The changing chemistry will likely impact the food we gather from the ocean. Dr. Mathis will provide insight in this ecological frontier from the rivers to the sea and how ocean acidification will influence our lives.

About The Speaker: Jeremy was born in SE Texas about two hours east of Houston and was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from McNeese State University in SW Louisiana and a Ph.D. from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry. In 2007, he joined the faculty at UAF and in 2012 accepted a joint role with NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle. His area of research and expertise is marine carbon cycle, ocean acidification, air-sea exchange of CO2, and economic and societal impacts of multiple ocean stressors. Currently, he splits his time between Seattle and Fairbanks. Jeremy’s wife is an attorney in Fairbanks and they both enough spending their free time traveling around the world. Jeremy has traveled to 35 different countries and sailed in every ocean

Remote Access and Notes: This presentation is available online via webcast. To participate you must register by following this link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/551915928. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. An archived recording of this webinar will be available here within a few days of the presentation: http://www.oceanalaska.org/education/multimedia-webinars.htm. For questions about this seminar please contact contact: julie.bursek@noaa.gov.

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