We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on Ocean Acidification in the Mediterranean organized as part of the Monaco Ocean Week 2021, on March 24th at 14h00-15:30 CET: Future Priorities for Addressing Ocean Acidification in the Mediterranean: from research to policy. See below for the full programme and invitation flyer attached.Despite long-standing research programmes and major efforts to increase awareness in the Mediterranean region, policies and mitigation efforts that are specifically targeted at Ocean Acidification are still thin on the ground. For Part One, following an overview of the status of OA science in the Mediterranean region, this webinar will examine the socio-economic aspects of OA, the reasons behind the policy gaps, the actions that can realistically implemented at national and regional levels, and the opportunities the current enhanced global focus on climate change could bring to improve the resilience of Mediterranean marine ecosystems. At the end of this part, some highlights on how to better engage Southern Mediterranean countries in OA science and actions will be presented. In Part Two, a discussion panel (Q/A session) will draw answers from critical questions related to OA and climate change from experts and policy-makers from various Mediterranean countries, and beyond. Translation into French will be made available. Joining instructions will follow soon and more information can be found on the Monaco Ocean Week.
website: https://www.monacooceanweek.org/en/ We look forward to seeing you online for a vibrant and diverse discussion!
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FUTURE PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: from research to policy
Main goals of the webinar:
· Highlight RUG/GOA-ON MED research activities
· Highlight socio-economic impacts of OA in the MED
· Inform relevant policy and decision makers
· Suggest potential solutions and implementation pathways for addressing OA in the MED
· Raise awareness among a broad range of stakeholders virtually attending the MOW
Draft agenda and potential participants (near-final):