Webinar: “Update on GOA-ON Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network and planned activities”, Libby Jewett (NOAA), 2 July 2015, 12:00 GMT/UTC

Dr. Libby Jewett, Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, will present on the relatively newly formed Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON; www.GOA-ON.org) which has a close working relationship with GOOS.

In recognition of the need to understand the global ramifications of ocean acidification, caused by the rapidly rising levels of human produced carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a broad network of scientists have been convening over the past three years to hammer out the basic requirements for collecting OA data. Those requirements now exist in the recently released GOA-ON Requirements Plan. The next steps involve expanding actual observations (both chemical and biological) and facilitating access to the data currently collected, as well as developing easy to understand data syntheses that convey the seriousness of the issue and the impacts occurring.

The GOA-ON Executive Council, which Dr. Jewett co-chairs, recently established a Biological Working Group to determine the best way to move forward on OA-related biological observing. This group is paying close attention to the GOOS Biology and Ecosystem Panel’s deliberations.

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