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Call for applications: scientific diving summer school in the Aeolian Archipelago, Italy 19-27 September 2018

Deadline for applications: 2 July 2018!

The school of Panarea is open to students, graduates, specialists, PhD and post-doctoral students in scientific disciplines and professionals engaged in study and management of the land/sea.

Topics will cover the geological characteristics of this unique active volcanic area, its bioligical components adapted to natural ocean acidification in the local vent systems, and hydrothermal fluid characterization.

Participants will be trained in multi-parameter monitoring techniques and definition of experimental protocols for the sampling and study of the planktonic and benthic ecosystem, with special focus on assessing effects of climate change and ocean acidification in organisms, communities and habitat.

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Educational resource: ocean acidification and coral bleaching

Use the diagram to go over the problems we face with coral bleaching and ocean acidification in the ocean. The set includes 3 files. One blank, one color, and answer key.

Subject: Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grade Levels: 10th, 11th, 12th
Resource Type: Worksheets, Activities, Interactive Notebooks

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Beyond doom and gloom: highlighting solutions to ocean acidification (audio)

How can we develop high school science curriculula about complex global environmental challenges while emphasizing that we can do something to help? Brian Erickson, a masters student in Marine Resource Management and former high school science teacher, discusses how the views of students change after learning about ocean acidification and how we as individuals can decrease our carbon footprints.

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Educational activity: Ocean Acidification Twitter Research

Grade Levels
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool

Resource Type
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Laboratory

Product Description
Use this activity guide to direct students to the current Twitter feed regarding the acidification of the ocean.

The guide has them read through the feed and examine it for different perspectives, information and also requires them to consider what comments they could make to further the conversation.

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The Ocean Acidification international Reference User Group releases a new Ocean Acidification guide

The Ocean Acidification international Reference User Group (OA-iRUG) has just released a new guide for Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides an overview of why Ocean Acidification is an issue, how it will impact ecosystems, and gives examples of actions to address it. The guide was released during the first regional Latin American OA-iRUG meeting which is being held from 19 to 21 March 2018 at Invemar, in Colombia.

The meeting brought together stakeholders including both scientists and policy-makers such as HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, David Osborn, Director of the IAEA Environment Laboratories, Libby Jewett, Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, Kirsten Isensee, programme specialist at IOC-UNESCO, as well as Michelle Graco, co-chair of the Latin-American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA).

The OA-iRUG’s objective is to share scientific findings with non-scientific audiences and science end-users, in particular policy and decision-makers. It brings together scientists and stakeholders from various backgrounds such as industry, governmental and non-governmental organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and the presentation of key findings.

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Ocean and coastal acidification monitoring: training webinar #1 for citizen scientists

30 March 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

The first of two webinars to discuss the role of citizen scientists in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. During this interactive webinar, the value of OCA monitoring, commonly measured parameters, and how to align OCA research hypotheses/monitoring with existing monitoring efforts will be discussed. Space is limited.

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New ocean acidification resource for secondary schools

A new resource designed to help teachers deliver lessons in the classroom focusing on the impact of climate change and ocean acidification.

The book provides background information, instructions for investigations and experiments, data collection forms, links to a presentation, poster and other materials.

It has been supported by the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust and the University of Otago Ocean Acidification Research Theme.

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