Published 3 February 2017
Education , Events
Date & time: Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:55pm to 4:10pm
Location: Warren Hall, B25, Cornell University
Description: The 2017 Cornell University Climate Change Seminar meets Monday afternoons through May 8. This university-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from both Cornell University and other universities will present an overview of the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, ecosystems, and food systems, and provide important economic, ethical, and policy insights on the issue.
The seminar is free and open to the Cornell and Ithaca Community at large, and will be available via Zoom Webinar.
Organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
Published 21 November 2016
Education , Events
Date & time: 22 November 2016, 6-7 pm
Location: Open Ocean Exhibit, Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma’alaea Rd, Wailuku, Hawaii, HI 96793
“Ocean Acidification – Global Scientific and Policy Challenges” will be presented by Dr. Will Howard.
Today, ocean acidification poses growing risks to marine assets ranging from the tropical reefs to polar oceans. Join Dr. Will Howard and learn about ocean acidification and discover which natural science and social disciplines will be vital in the coming years for policymakers, the public and the scientific community.
Dr. Will Howard is the Head of Science at the Office of the Chief Scientist in Canberra and has a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His research work focuses on marine climate change, with particular emphasis on ocean acidification and its impacts on the past, current and future ocean. He is particularly interested in the ocean carbon cycle and the responses of marine ecosystems to climate change.
Sea Talks are held in the Open Ocean Exhibit. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended, please call (808) 270-7075.
Further information about the event venue.
Published 7 November 2016
Education , Science
From people to killer whales, to salmon, to zooplankton, the impacts from ocean acidification can affect a wide variety of organisms. As our oceans become more acidic, shelled organisms like oysters, zooplankton and pteropods have difficulty forming their hard exterior shell, which can lead to a decrease in their population. When populations of shelled organisms begin to decline, food for dependent species also begin to decline. Here off the shores of Washington, the Southern Resident killer whale mainly feeds on chinook salmon, eating around 385 lbs of fish a day! Where chinook salmon feed on small sea snails known as pteropods. As pteropods have already begun to feel the affects from ocean acidification, how will dependent species like chinook salmon and killer whales respond?
Explore the infographic below to see how ocean acidification affects other marine species throughout the food web.
The Nature Conservancy, 3 November 2016. Infographic.
Published 17 October 2016
Courses and training , Education
Date & time: Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 7:30pm ET (4:30pm ET)
Presented by: Tullio Rossi, Marine scientist and communicator, University of Adelaide, Australia
Primary audience: Informal educators and communicators
Good communicators speak the way they want to speak. Great communicators speak the way people listen. The interesting thing is that people listen in a formulaic way.
Join this SOARCE webinar to discover the communication formula that Dr. Tullio Rossi, author of several award-winning animation videos, uses to communicate climate and ocean acidification science. You will learn about key principles of storytelling and communication and how to implement these in your future work. Not interested in animation video? This is still relevant to you because the ideas that are going to be discussed are applicable to any type of media.
Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5315712487759550978 . After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Continue reading ‘SOARCE Webinar Series: “Telling the Ocean Acidification Story”, 25 october 2016’
Date & time: Monday, 17 October 2016, 17:00-18:00
Location: Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4), University of Birmingham
Description: Part of the Lapworth Lecture series. All are welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.
Speaker: Dr Daniela Schmidt, University of Bristol
Date and time: November 30, 2016 9:00 AM – December 1, 2016 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Anchorage Downtown Marriott
Registration: This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register by November 7.
The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network is hosting a TWO-day workshop in Anchorage, inviting a broad audience across the state interested in ocean acidification issues.
There will be opportunities for remote participation at satellite viewing sites and via personal computer.
Workshop goals include educating the broader Alaska community on the processes and consequences of OA, creating connections between researchers and stakeholders, and developing new ideas and partnerships to enhance monitoring and community engagement. A report on the state of the science in Alaska will be produced after the workshop, as well as a set of recommendations to help guide the Alaska OA Network.
Continue reading ‘Ocean Acidification “State of the Science” Workshop, 30 November – 1 December 2016, Anchorage, Alaska’
Published 27 September 2016
Courses and training , Education
When: Wednesday, 12 October 2016, from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM PDT
Where: A. G. Currie Middle School, 1402 Sycamore Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
In this experiment, participants will learn about the process of ocean acidification by adding CO2 to water and measuring its pH.
Further information and registration.