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EarthLab 2021 showcase: biology and ocean acidification from Jan Newton

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Join us for our second annual showcase, featuring lightning-style presentations from our member organizations, grantees, and other partners  who are working towards an equitable, just & sustainable world where people and planet thrive.

MAY 18 | 1:00 PM | ONLINE

Presentations include:


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Communities of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification webinar announcement

You’re invited!

The Communities of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification, Bronte Tilbrook (CISRO) and Peter Swarzenski (IAEA) will provide updates about progress made on the Voluntary Commitments (VC) and other developments. They will be joined by Roshan Ramessur (OA Africa Network) and Kirsten Isensee (IOC-UNESCO) who will share lessons learned from their VCs during the past year. UN-DESA will conclude the meeting by giving a brief demo on how to submit your own VC and use the COA online resources.

17 May 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST


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Scallop research share days: offshore wind, aquaculture, bycatch, biology projects on deck

The New England Fishery Management Council will be hosting two Scallop Research Share Days on Thursday, May 6, 2021 and Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Both sessions will be held by webinar and are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

Share Days provide an opportunity for award recipients of the Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program to “share” their findings with fishery managers and the public. This year, other scallop researchers who are conducting studies on topics that have been identified by the Council as research priorities also will have
the chance to share their work.

Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn said, “Scallop Research Share Days are a great opportunity for fishery managers and stakeholders to learn more about ongoing scallop research in our region. Expanding the scope of this event to include researchers outside of the Scallop RSA Program will help the Council determine where to focus future RSA priorities. I encourage anyone who’s interested in the scallop fishery to join both of the webinar sessions for this event and listen to the short overviews of the important scallop research that’s being conducted in our region.

The presentations will include talks on:
• The impacts of offshore wind development and ocean acidification on the scallop resource and fishery;
• Scallop recruitment, growth, aquaculture, and transplanting; and
• Conservation engineering and bycatch monitoring.

The wide range of topics will inform scallop managers of current research areas and help to identify future research needs. In June, the Council will set Scallop RSA research priorities for the 2022 and 2023 award cycle.

The Council annually “sets aside” 1.25 million pounds of scallop meats that can be used to support research in the fishery. The Council then determines research priorities for each award cycle. NOAA Fisheries manages the RSA competition and administers the program. The share day schedule and webinar registration information follow on the next two pages.

Ø May 6, 2021 Scallop Research Share Day Webinar: REGISTER HERE. Visit the Share Day webpage.
Ø May 12, 2021 Scallop Research Share Day Webinar: REGISTER HERE. Visit the Share Day webpage.

New England Fishery Management Council, 29 April 2021. More information.

Surf and science collide with fine artist Justin Prough’s Shallows now showing at TAG Gallery

Collecting shells with his son inspired sculptor and surfer Justin Prough’s futurist approach to a new series of sculptures, reliefs, and digital works. The artist’s reimagined seascapes display at TAG Gallery on Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile, April 13-May 8.

LOS ANGELES — Rediscover the beauty of our coastal waters with sculptor Justin Prough’s Shallows. Inspired by the spiraling shells, alien bones, and sea-weathered driftwood collected with his children along the world’s beaches, the artist creates a potential future that considers a shared ecology between man and mollusk.

Artist Justin Prough captures a futurist approach with his new series of sculptures, reliefs, and digital works on display now at TAG Gallery. [Photo Credit: Justin Prough]

“Humanity’s chemistry experiment is reshaping Earth’s air and water, more quickly than at any other time in our planet’s history,” states Prough, a long-time coastal resident and surfer. “Decades of fossil fuel burning, and other man-made air pollutants are carried by winds and mixed into coastal waters causing chemical reactions that threaten vast coastal ecosystems.”

In Shallows, Prough’s assemblage pieces use seashore debris to craft fantastic, fine art seascapes. Concerned with the ecology behind his creations, Prough catalogued the artifacts, noting the location and species of each find. Art and science became an instructional and informative tool for the artist as Prough made many of his discoveries with his son and daughter. Ocean acidification is a primary focus for the show, as many of the found shells used in each sculpture are endangered by continued sea temperature and chemistry changes. 

“I dream of a time where we once again live in harmony with nature,” continues the artist. “My sculptures imagine future seascapes and whimsical, biomechanical structures as a way to connect us to our present world and encourage change for a better tomorrow.”

Shallows, a solo fine art exhibit from Prough, displays at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, April 13-May 8. Register for the free virtual artist talk occurs Friday, April 30, 6pm PT, with guest speaker Dr. Sarah Cooley, Director of Climate Science at Ocean Conservancy®. Additional exhibitions from artists Sküt, with Deep and Wild, and Douglas Teiger, with Spectrum, also exhibit at TAG.

Prough is an award-winning, Los Angeles-area creative director and artist. Building upon the surfing and skateboarding culture of his youth, the artist is often found with his family along Surfrider Beach, County Line, and El Porto.

CISION PR Newswire, 27 April 2021. Article.

MS defense (A Wyeth), 7 May 2021

Date: Friday, May 07, 2021

Time: 10:00 A.M., via Zoom (link TBA)

Master’s Presentation: Amy Wyeth

Title: Effects of hypoxia and ocean acidification on swimming behaviors of Calanus pacificus

Committee co-chairs: Julie Keister, Danny Grünbaum

ABSTRACT: Environmental stressors such as hypoxia and ocean acidification are occurring in an increasing number of coastal systems and impact a range of marine species. In this seminar, I will discuss results from two sets of laboratory experiments examining the effects of hypoxia and acidification on the behavioral response of the calanoid copepod, Calanus pacificus. I will discuss changes in mortality, average depth, and swimming speeds after being exposed to chemical conditions that are already experienced in situ by organisms in places like Puget Sound, WA. Understanding behavioral responses to chemical stressors is necessary to understand how larger-scale population and trophic dynamics are going to be impacted by environmental change in the future.

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5th Symposium on the ocean in a high-CO2 world

Date: 13 – 16 September 2022

Location: Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo – Lima, Perú.


The 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World is being organized by the Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This Symposium follows the symposia in Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016, which were all key events for the international community of researchers studying ocean acidification and related stressors. The 5th symposia will maintain the traditional focus of the four previous symposia and look at ocean acidification and associated impacts on marine organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Ocean acidification will be considered in combination with other global changes such as warming and deoxygenation. The Symposium is inter-disciplinary and contributions are expected to detail advances in observations, modelling, field and laboratory studies. Dedicated sessions will emphasize processes and impacts as well as consequences for humans and their potential responses through policy and management.


The main objective is to achieve a better understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification on different marine ecosystems, as well as on the aquaculture industry; promote the participation of interest groups and the socialization of the problem, mainly the representatives of governments and decision makers, with the aim of adopting a state policy to deal with the acidification of the ocean, in accordance with UNESCO SDG 14 on Life Below Water whose target 14.3 says “minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels.” The 5th International Symposium will bring together scientists, academics, government representatives, aquaculture entrepreneurs and fish farmers, and students from many countries around the world to present, analyze and evaluate the most relevant results related to ocean acidification and its multiple stress factors, the situation current ocean acidification and various approaches to mitigate, forecast and model capacities, as well as experimentation.

COVID-19 virus update

The 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting venue remains the same, and workshops associated with the symposium should also be rescheduled. Abstract submissions will remain open until 24 April 2022. Senior authors of abstracts already submitted will be contacted to provide an opportunity to modify or update the abstract and the type of presentation (oral or poster).

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OneNOAA science seminar series

Title: Regional drivers of interannual and spatial variability of Ocean Acification variables on the NE shelf.

Presenter(s):   Samantha Siedlecki and Kelly McGarry, University of Connecticut

Date & Time: 26 August 2021 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Location: Webinar

Sponsor(s):  U.S. Northeast Climate-Fisheries Seminar Series; coordinator is

Remote Access:  Register via Google meet at: link opens in a new window

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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YOUmake Miami online: ocean conservation

Date and Time: 16 April 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Online

Discover threats to our oceans and join us to brainstorm solutions to protect and clean our ocean. Participants will engage in experiments about threats such as ocean acidification, erosion and oil spills. Presented by Miami EcoAdventures. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 6 yrs.+

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NE Atlantic Ocean acidification workshop

On April 28, 2021 the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network NE Atlantic Hub and Because the Ocean Initiative will be hosting a virtual workshop that brings together climate and environment policy leads, marine managers, and OA scientists from across the NE Atlantic region to discuss:

• Government Led Responses to Ocean Acidification
• Understanding Biological Impacts to Keystone Fisheries and Aquaculture
• Monitoring and Regional Networks that Can Help Inform Government Response and Investments

This workshop will occur April 28  1400 CET- 1645 CET and is tailored for participants in:

Belgium  Canada   Denmark   France   Finland   Germany   Greenland   Iceland   Ireland   Netherlands   Norway Poland   Portugal   Spain   Sweden   United Kingdom

Register here:

It is imperative that governments and civil society continue to advance the suite of science and policy actions that will be needed to support food security and sovereignty, increase resilience of marine ecosystems and build a sustainable ocean economy. This is reflected in commitments to the UNFCCC, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is especially relevant for supporting the target of SDG 14.3 to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification”.

As the science, research and observed impacts of ocean acidification continue to grow, there is an ongoing need for increased knowledge exchange and expertise on the substance and process for developing local, regional and national responses in the face of cumulative climate driven ocean change.

OA_NE Atlantic Workshop_Save the Date_April 28 _Flyer

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Accounting for OA across vulnerability and risk assessments

April 15 at 1:00pm PST/ 4:00pm EST

1:00pm in British Columbia and Seattle

4:00pm in Washington DC

6:00am in Cairns Australia on April 16

Length: 90 minutes


Webinar Overview:

This 90-minute webinar will provide a snapshot of OA vulnerability and risk assessments that have already been conducted and highlight strategies and methodologies that account for socio-economic and cultural vulnerabilities.


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