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High-Level Political Forum side event: Developing capacity to address ocean acidification for a sustainable ocean future

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The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side event ‘Developing capacity to address ocean acidification for a sustainable ocean future’ will take place on the 8 July 8-9 am (Eastern Time)

This side event will illustrate the Community of Ocean Action Ocean Acidification and the Community of Ocean Action on Scientific Knowledge, Research Capacity and Technology Transfer collaborations to establish transformative action, and thus to achieve SDG target 14.3 to minimize impacts of ocean acidification. The event will present success stories, including the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network and the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, and showcase ways to amplify future capacity development efforts, during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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Call for abstracts: AGU Fall Meeting 2020 ocean acidification session

Dates: 7-11 December 2020

AGU Fall Meeting will be mostly virtual and remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community.

Session name: The Earth System Response to Ocean Acidification

Session description: Our oceans are rapidly acidifying as carbon dioxide is pumped into the atmosphere. Past ocean acidification events in Earth’s history are recorded in deep-sea sediments and offer an unparalleled view into the full range of geochemical and biotic responses to elevated levels of CO2 injection. Recent hypotheses suggest that, in addition to changes in chemical weathering of silicate rocks on land, reduced biogenic calcification and altered ocean ecosystem functioning may also play an important role in mitigating acidification. This session aims to advance our understanding of the connections between chemical and biotic feedbacks during intervals of altered marine carbon cycle dynamics. We invite submissions that focus on any aspect of the Earth system response to ocean acidification in the past, present, and future, including processes on scales ranging from cellular responses (e.g., calcification) to global biogeochemical changes. Past reconstructions that utilize proxies and/or modeling components are also welcome.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 29 July 2020

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Online: Teaching climate change & ocean acidification

Time: June 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time

Description: An Online Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers, offered by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Participants in this workshop will:
• Gain knowledge of climate change and ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest
• Explore sources of local environmental data and work towards incorporating data into inquiry-based science learning experiences;
• Receive materials and activities included in the Ocean Sciences Sequence (OSS) curriculum on Climate Change developed by UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science
• Become familiar with and utilize Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to foster “three dimensional” learning through Cross Cutting Concepts, Core Disciplinary Ideas, and Science and Engineering Practices.

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MIT Sea Grant funded research project update: ocean acidification

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Description: MIT Sea Grant provides competitive funding opportunities through our core RFP for Massachusetts university-based research scientists who seek to address marine issues in ways that benefit the Commonwealth. Join us on Tuesday, June 23rd from 1-3 pm for a progress update on the active research projects funded by MIT Sea Grant focusing on ocean acidification. Each principal investigator will present for 10 minutes with a brief Q&A session, followed by discussion.

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Event: Ocean acidification and other climate-ocean impacts supporting the world economic forum’s virtual ocean dialogue on data and science

Date/Time: Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm CEST

Description: The Virtual Ocean Dialogues are the first virtual global ocean conference for ocean action, taking place from 1 to 5 June 2020. Hosted by the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action, the Dialogues will foster inclusive, constructive and practical exchanges to maintain momentum on the ocean action agenda.
Ocean acidification and other climate-related ocean stressors have widespread impacts on marine ecosystems which impact human wellbeing. The “Deep- Dive” program will occur immediately after the Data and Science Dialogue on June 4 and will explore innovative and inclusive actions that are helping local communities, industry partners and governments find solutions—including policy actions—for addressing and adapting to impacts of ocean acidification.

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Advancing knowledge into action – Innovative solutions to address impacts of ocean acidification

UN World Ocean Day 2020

Date: June 11 2020 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Welcome and Introductions

  • Ms. Jessie Turner, OA Alliance, Project Coordinator
  • How is the OA Alliance helping to enhance and scale up innovative solutions through its membership network and high-level commitments?
  • How can these types of themes and adaptive solutions help feed the UN Decade of Ocean Science?
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Upcoming webinar: Keeping up momentum for ocean and climate action in 2020

Date: May 27, 8 – 9pm CEST

Description: How are governments and civil society continuing to drive ocean and climate action during this unprecedented time? Hear from theUnited Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, the Honorable Peter Thomson; learn about the Friends of Ocean Action’s upcoming Virtual Ocean Dialogues; receive an update from the UNFCCC Secretariat; and engage with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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Upcoming webinar: Exploring the role of kelp and seagrass: mitigation and building resilience through the use of submerged aquatic vegetation

Date: May 14, 8 – 9pm CEST

Description: Presentations will explore the role of kelp and seagrass in helping to mitigate and build resilience to impacts of ocean acidification to some marine species and ecosystems. Presentations will focus on how governments might explore pilot projects that further examine this potential.

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COVID-19 update: 5th Intl. Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World

In view of the current situation with COVID-19, the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World has extended the deadline for submissions of abstracts and travel support applications until Friday, 24 April 2020. Applicants for travel support will be notified on the outcome of their application by 7 May. A decision will be made by mid-May on whether to continue with the proposed date (7-10 September 2020) or delay the Symposium. The Symposium organizers are monitoring the situation closely and updates will be posted on the Symposium website.

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Upcoming webinar: Are we already seeing impacts of OA? biological studies and research from around the world

Date: Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00am PST

Description: Join us for our first webinar of the year and a discussion about the potential impacts of OA on seafood. Presentations will include a focus on Dungeness Crab in the Pacific, oysters in the Atlantic and finfish in the Pacific. Speakers will answer questions like:

How are culturally and economically significant species being impacted by OA and other stressors?
How might some seafood economies be affected?
How is science being prioritized to better examine these impacts?

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