Ocean Acidification Workshop, Surfrider Foundation’s Washington Coast Blog

To inform public knowledge and engagement on issues that affect ocean health and coastal communities

April 8th, 2014, Log Cabin Pavillion, Aberdeen, WA

Tentative Agenda

9AM-12PM: Reducing Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Pollution with Phytoremediation
While there is little we can do to reduce global carbon emissions, the primary cause of ocean acidification (OA), there is much we can do to reduce the local pollutants that worsen OA and to lessen the effects of OA in our coastal waters. This session focuses on how plants in diverse ecosystems can both sequester carbon emissions at extremely high rates (as much as five times greater than tropical forests) and “sweeten” the water to reduce hypoxia, acidification, eutrophication and a host of other threats to marine life. We will look at how salt marshes, sea grasses, and macroalgae can help us adapt to living in a high CO2 world and your role in making it happen.

12 PM-1PM: (Net)Working Lunch

1PM-4PM: Participating in Policymaking
Even if we could instantly stop global carbon emissions today, scientists tell us we face up to 50 years of “sour” water due to previous emissions. The 2013 IPCC report indicates that if we keep at current emission trends, we will face a 170% rise in ocean acidity by 2100. OA needs to be part of the planning and policy process at the local, state, federal, and international levels. This session focuses on how stakeholders and concerned citizens can bring the best science and most recent findings into the policy-making process.

4pm-6pm: Reception and Seafood Bar

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