New York state ocean acidification task force to meet on December 3

The third public meeting of the NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm in 201 Wang Center. All are invited to attend.

Dr. Brad Peterson from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will speak on the importance of sea grass for ocean acidification mitigation.

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.

About the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officially announced the formation of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force in 2018. The members of the group include marine science, economics, policy, and industry experts will work to assess impacts of acidification in New York and recommend actions to address negative impacts.

“Governor Cuomo established New York’s Ocean Acidification Task Force to ensure that the best available science is used to assess and respond to this emerging threat to our coastal waters and fisheries. The Task Force is charged with providing New York with the tools and information to protect our natural resources from changing ocean chemistry and safeguard the long-term sustainability of our fisheries.”

-DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos

Read more about the Task Force in the full press release and on the official Task Force website. Explore the Task Force website to find announcements of public meetings, summaries of meetings, and other news about the progress of the Task Force.

Stony Brook University, 21 November 2019. Article.

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