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“Searching pHor a solution”, 11 May 2017, Manzanita’s Pine Grove Community House

The perils of ocean acidification will be the focus of a Thursday, May 11, presentation from Oregon State University researcher Dr. Francis Chan at Manzanita’s Pine Grove Community House.

A global challenge to the sustainability of marine ecosystems, ocean acidification has been linked to the reduction of shell material in coastal waters and the mortality of shell-forming marine life worldwide.

In a presentation co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Chan will talk about the evolving understanding of the geography of ocean acidification and ecological vulnerability. His presentation will also discuss the role of marine reserves and the local community in advancing the state’s understanding of ocean acidification impacts within coastal waters as well as policy efforts and actions to address the challenges ahead.

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Bodega Bay: “Oysters, Abalone, and Ocean Acidification”, 30 October 2017, UC Davis

Date & time: 30 October 2017, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Bodega Bay, UC Davis, California

Registration fee: $25 (lunch included)

Organizer: Kat Kerlin, UC Davis Strategic Communications

The West Coast is prized for its productive fisheries and stunning coastlines, but warming temperatures and rising acidity are causing changes previously unseen in the Pacific. See how shellfish farmers at Hog Island Oyster Company in Tomales Bay are working with scientists from the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory to proactively face those changes – and taste some of the West’s best oysters. Learn how ocean acidification is threatening oysters, mussels and other shellfish, and how seagrass may help buffer the oysters from the effects of climate change.

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Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Speaker Series: Ocean Acidification, 11 May 2017

Date & Location: 11 May 2017, Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave, Manzanita)

Ocean acidification is a global challenge to the sustainability of marine ecosystems. It is a major water quality issue linked to the reduction of shell material in our coastal waters and the mortality of shell forming marine life worldwide. Oregon has emerged as ground zero for ocean acidification science, policy making and actions. Join Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and co-host, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, in welcoming Dr. Francis Chan for a presentation on this important issue. Chan will share about the evolving understanding of the geography of ocean acidification and ecological vulnerability. His presentation will also discuss the role of marine reserves and the local community in advancing the states understanding of ocean acidification impacts within our coastal waters as well as policy efforts and actions that are underway to address the challenges ahead.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 11, at the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave) in Manzanita. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. The presentation will start at 7:20 p.m. following an update from Lower Nehalem Watershed Council at 7:00 p.m.

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Public lecture: “The Evil Twin of Climate Change—Ocean Acidification”, 20 April 2017, Belfast, Maine

Date & time: Thursday, 20 April 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast, Maine

For more information: 207-338-1137

State Representative Mick Devin of Newcastle will speak about the growing effects of ocean acidification on Maine’s fishing and aquaculture industries, along with the impacts of rising seawater temperatures and marine debris.

Devin has led the way in researching the culture and ecology of marine animals and plants and is currently using his research to develop new marine policy for the needs of fisheries in the future.

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Rosenberg Institute Spring 2017 Public Forum: “Ocean acidification: How does it impact the California Coast?”, 5 April 2017, Tiburon, CA

Date & time: Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Location: Bay Conference Center at the Romberg Tiburon Centre, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920, United States

Human-forced emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have caused a fundamental chemical change in seawater, termed ‘ocean acidification’ (OA). The West Coast of the U.S. sits at the forefront of addressing impacts of OA, due to local oceanography and recent, catastrophic failures at oyster hatcheries over the past decade. Research along the West Coast has brought into sharp focus the potential local consequences of highly acidified seawater for aquaculture operations and California ecosystems more broadly. In response, states have mobilized in developing policy and science recommendations (e.g., WA Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel, and the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel). This talk will review the science of OA, how it is impacting the California Coast, and how the West Coast states have shown leadership in addressing this problem.

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Invitation to participate in the online Ocean Acidification Forum, 9-30 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to extend an invitation to participate in a moderated online discussion forum on Ocean Acidification to support the global stakeholder input process toward the convening of the UN SDG 14 Ocean Conference in June later this year in New York. The Conference is being co-hosted by the Governments of Sweden and Fiji. For more information on the Conference please see https://oceanconference.un.org/.

The online discussion forum is seeking to capture your ideas and perspectives on the challenges, approaches, calls for action, and partnerships for implementing Target 14.3 to minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification.

You may make your submissions under any or all of three key questions posed on the forum. The forum opened last week and will continue until 30 March 2017.

Please visit http://www.oceanactionhub.org/ocean-acidification-discussion.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

The forum is co-moderated by Kirsten Isensee (IOC-UNESCO), David Osborn (IAEA Environment Laboratories), Bronte Tilbrook (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre), and Libby Jewett (NOAA Ocean Acidification Program).  If you have trouble registering or posting online, please contact info(at)oceanactionhub.org.

Please feel free to distribute this forum discussion link widely through your networks.

Thank you,

Roberta Hansman, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Seattle Town Hall event: “Tidal energy, ocean acidification, and melting sea ice”, 13 March 2017

Date & time: Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Description: Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface and make up more than 95 percent of earth’s water. The impacts of pollution and global warming on these massive bodies of water have the potential to affect us all. UW students Emma Hodgson and Maddie Smith will discuss their investigations into the impacts of human behavior and global warming on our oceans, specifically acidification and melting sea ice. Engineering student Molly Grear will discuss the ways tidal energy can be used to mitigate these effects.

Presented by: The University of Washington and Town Hall as a part of our Science and UW Science Now series.

Further information. 


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