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SOARCE webinar: Beyond dissolving shells in acid new approaches to teaching ocean acidification

Time: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM CEST

Description: During this webinar, Brian Erickson of Oregon State University, will provide insight from a review of 90 + existing ocean acidification teaching resources, pointing out key gaps and highlighting an effectie. He will also introduce a brand new education resource to effectively convey ocean acidification to students.

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NECAN industry webinar series: OCA impacts on shellfish hatcheries

Time: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Presentation Abstracts:

Michael Congrove, Oyster Seed Holdings
In Search of a Solution to the Shellfish Hatchery Water Quality Puzzle
Shellfish aquaculture production has seen a steady rise worldwide for the last 40 years. Integral in this has been the ability to consistently produce vast amounts of shellfish larvae in increasingly sophisticated shellfish hatcheries. The fact that these hatchery’s primary task is culturing a calcifying larval organism, a fraction of a millimeter in ultimate size, make them uniquely susceptible to the effects of ocean acidification and/or coastal acidification. Increasing frequency of unexplained poor larval production has spurred commercial shellfish hatcheries in Virginia to loosely organize around the common goal of better understanding the effects of variable ambient water quality on larval production success. Carbonate chemistry being one, albeit big, piece of the total water quality puzzle. This presentation will explore the water quality puzzle and efforts to solve it, as it pertains to shellfish hatcheries from the perspective of Oyster Seed Holdings, a commercial oyster hatchery located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in mesohaline waters.

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MACAN/NECAN webinar: managing global acidification on a regional scale

Time: 2 October, 7-10pm CEST

Description: The chemistry of the ocean is changing. Carbon dioxide released through emissions and deforestation is absorbed and dissolved into the ocean. The regional Coastal Acidification Networks of the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NECAN and MACAN) are consortiums of scientists, marine industry, and resource managers with a central goal of sharing information to better understand the impacts of acidification to appropriately manage and adapt to these conditions. Coordinators for NECAN and MACAN will discuss how these regional efforts work towards identifying and pursuing opportunities to understand coastal and ocean acidification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building upon the skills and interests of individual members and providing a forum to share best practices in monitoring, sampling collection, and researching effects to collectively meet the challenges of our changing coastal and ocean waters. Webinar hosted by the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

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PhD opportunity: Monitoring Arctic ocean acidification from space using satellite earth observations

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018

Description: About one third of the CO2 released into the atmosphere by anthropogenic activity since the Industrial revolution has been taken up by the oceans, resulting in a shift in marine carbonate chemistry, including a decrease in seawater pH and carbonate ion concentration; a situation referred to as ‘Ocean Acidification’ (OA). The majority of scientific efforts to-date for monitoring, observing and predicting the effects of OA have focused on using models and in situ studies (such as buoys, research cruises and laboratory- or field-based studies). Satellite Earth Observation (EO) has yet to be fully exploited in this area of research, but could play an important role in monitoring changes in oceanic carbonate chemistry, as well as assessing vulnerable regions, as they can provide quasi-synoptic, reproducible and well-calibrated measurements. A recent European Space Agency pilot project ‘Pathfinders Ocean Acidification’ highlighted
this approach (Land et al. 2015) and then established that satellite observations can in fact reproduce carbonate parameters with accuracy comparable to in situ or model-driven approaches. However, the Pathfinders-OA project also highlighted some regions where the empirical algorithms underperformed and further development is needed, including the Arctic Ocean.

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Webinar: understanding ocean acidification

Date: 17 October 2018, from 6pm to 7pm (EST)

Speaker: Amy Dean, National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Description: Data in the Classroom is designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional and global scale. In this presentation, participants will dive deep into Data in the Classroom’s Ocean Acidification Module to explore the processes that cause acidification, examine data from across the globe and take a virtual tour of the new web-based curricular modules and data tools.

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Deadline extended: Offre de post-doctorat en neuro-éthologie des bivalves / Post-doc research fellow in neuroethology of bivalves (in French and English)

Deadline to apply: 20 July 2018
Post / Position: Post-doc / Post-doc
Durée / Duration of employment: 18 mois / 18 months
Salaire / Salary range: 2600 € brut mensuel / 2600 € monthly gross salary
Localisation / Working place: Site expérimental d’Argenton, 11 presqu’île du vivier, 29840 Argenton en Landunvez (France)
Date d’embauche / Hiring date: As soon as possible (October 2018 at the latest)

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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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