Archive for the 'Events' Category



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.

Continue reading ‘Upcoming webinar: Keeping up momentum for ocean and climate action in 2020’

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

Call for session/mini workshop proposals: The Fifth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences

The Fifth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-V, https://melmeeting.xmu.edu.cn/xmas5) will be held in Xiamen, China from Jan 11th to 14th, 2021. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce the call for session/mini workshop proposals.

Theme of XMAS-V
Multidisciplinary Sciences Serving a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean Continue reading ‘Call for session/mini workshop proposals: The Fifth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences’

Webinar: Responding to change: perspectives from commercial shellfish industry members

When: March 19, 5 to 6pm CET

Description: Meredith White (Mook Sea Farms), Mike Congrove (Oyster Seed Holdings) and Peter Hughes (Atlantic Cape Fisheries) will share their perspectives about the challenges related to ocean acidification facing the commercial shellfish industry and discuss the research and technology they’ve invested in to mitigate the impacts of acidification. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion with scientists Joe Salisbury, Jeremy Testa, and Daphne Munroe whose areas of expertise focus on carbonate chemistry and how it relates to sustainable management of shellfish and aquaculture resources.

Continue reading ‘Webinar: Responding to change: perspectives from commercial shellfish industry members’

Webinar: Simulating acidification (and linked processes) along the North American West Coast

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12-1pm EDT

Abstract: Recently a new generation of realistic, coupled atmosphere-circulation-biogeochemistry-ecosystem simulations has been developed and deployed by our team for the California Current System. Its centerpiece is a multi-decadal hindcast with fine mesoscale grid resolution, with nested subdomains and time periods for focus on particular places and processes (e.g., urban eutrophication in Southern California), as well as regional impact assessments for the future. This webinar will address motivations, methodology, and a sampling of key results. This project and its continuing extensions have meaningful implications for management of climate change at a regional level.

Continue reading ‘Webinar: Simulating acidification (and linked processes) along the North American West Coast’

Webinar: Investigations of the effects of human inputs on acidification & deoxygenation in the Southern California Bight

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12-1pm EDT

Abstract: The southern California Current System is especially vulnerable to ocean acidification, deoxygenation (OAH), all of which are exacerbated by global climate change. Management of local pollution sources, increasing ecosystem resilience and investment in bioremediation are all strategies specifically identified to address OAH in the California Ocean Protection Council’s (OPC)Strategic Plan (2020; theplan can be found here). Disentangling the magnitude and interaction of local pollution, climate change and the biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks requires an integrated system modeling approach carefully validated against available datasets. It also requires a patient application of this modeling system to drive management conversations about climate change adaptation and local pollution management. Other ingredients to this solution include an active and engaged stakeholder community and scientific consensus on the import of these changes to nearshore biological communities. This talk presents a case study of how a multidisciplinary team of scientists and managers are assembling the scientific ingredients to California’s strategic response to climate change and its impact on OAH nearshore,including the proliferation of coastal harmful algal blooms in the Southern California Bight, a large marine embayment on the US West Coast.
Speakers: Fayçal Kessouri, Ph.D. and Martha Sutula. Ph.D., Biogeochemistry Department, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (SCCWRP), Costa Mesa CA

Continue reading ‘Webinar: Investigations of the effects of human inputs on acidification & deoxygenation in the Southern California Bight’

COVID-19 update: 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World, Lima, Peru, 7-10 September 2020

We anticipate the Symposium will be held on schedule in September 2020. The situation with the spread of COVID-19 and how it may affect the Symposium is being continually monitored. If there is a change in circumstances this will be posted on symposium website and the information sent to all senior authors who have submitted an abstract. Please continue to submit abstracts, which has a 25 March 2020 deadline. Early registration payment closes 5 June and registration closes 21 August 2020.

Please visit the Symposium website regularly for further updates: http://www.highco2-lima.org/

Continue reading ‘COVID-19 update: 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World, Lima, Peru, 7-10 September 2020’

OA action planning webinar featuring U.S East Coast

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00pm EST

Description: To further support U.S. States as they continue action planning this year, the OA Alliance will be co-hosting a webinar alongside the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coastal Acidification Networks, presenting case studies from New York and Maine. Presenters will provide examples of process, partnerships, data/ research and content that are informing OA Action Plan recommendations.

Speakers will address topics, including:

• What state action(s) authorized the creation of the New York State OA Task Force?
• What data sets or studies are helping to inform the state OA Plan?
• What types of actions is the OA Task Force considering—from a state perspective, how do you imagine the government’s role in advancing recommendations of the Task Force?
• Are there any specific actions relevant to further risk assessments of key species in the region?
• Why is it important to apply an additional analysis of issues like social equity, economy, jobs when assessing key actions or recommendations? How will such an analysis help inform priority recommendations?
• How is the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership helping to inform the State Climate Council’s work and final output?

Continue reading ‘OA action planning webinar featuring U.S East Coast’


Subscribe to the RSS feed

Powered by FeedBurner

Follow AnneMarin on Twitter

Blog Stats

  • 1,366,288 hits

OA-ICC HIGHLIGHTS

Ocean acidification in the IPCC AR5 WG II

OUP book