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Upcoming webinar: Community of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification

Time: Wednesday 12 June, 9:00am Eastern Time (ET)

Description: The third webinar of the Community of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification will take place on Wednesday 12 June at 9:00am Eastern Time. Dr Libby Jewett, Director of NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program and co-chair of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network, GOA-ON, (VC16542) will present on GOA-ON status, progress and lessons learned. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about opportunities for the COA on OA to work together to advance progress on SDG 14.3.

For information on how to join the webinar, please contact the OA-ICC: OAICC.Contact-Point(at)

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Webinar: the Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) and the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) projects

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST

Description: Liqing Jiang, a chemical oceanographer at NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and Associate Research Scientist at University of Maryland will discuss two data management projects residing at NCEI: the Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) project and the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) Project. OADS features rich metadata management and covers all types of ocean acidification data, including chemical, biological & model output. OCADS focuses on inorganic ocean carbon data and serves data producers from the entire international ocean carbon community.

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Workshop announcement: underway and sensor CO2 data and metadata quality control procedures

When: 1-3 April 2019

Where: Sopot, Poland

Description: It is a fundamental requirement when investigating major issues like global change to have absolute confidence in the quality of the data utilized in the process. Due to the fundamental role of surface ocean CO2 data in such investigations, significant effort has gone over the past
decade into developing techniques and methodologies that allow globally coherent quality control of this data. The goal of this workshop is to update the workshop participants on those protocols through a series of lectures and practicals given in the context of the most comprehensive surface ocean CO2 data set, the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas.

Participation: Registration is free and on a “first come – first served” basis to welcome 20 participants at maximum. To register please send an email by 22 March 2019 to Maciej Telszewski ( and Karol Kulinski ( with your name, title and full affiliation as well as a brief description of your post in relation to the workshop agenda.

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Webinar: What can we do about ocean acidification? Telling the story of local actions in the face of global change

When: Wed, Mar 6, 2019 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM CET

Description: In this webinar, Francis Chan of Oregon State University and Charlie Plybon of Surfrider Foundation, will share their motivation for and experiences with developing an educational video on local actions and solutions to address ocean acidification. Using a series of stories of citizen science-based monitoring, industry innovations, and the search for local mitigation solutions, they will share the experiences of Oregonian’s rolling up their sleeves to act locally against a global challenge.

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Live stream: House science committee of U.S. Congress hearing on ocean climate change

When: 10 am ET on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

What: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee; Environment Subcommittee Hearing: Sea Change: Impacts of Climate Change on Our Oceans and Coasts

Who: Expert witness testimony given by:
• Dr. Sarah Cooley, Director, Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Conservancy
• Dr. Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Earth Institute
• Dr. Thomas K. Frazer, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida
• Ms. Margaret A. Pilaro, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

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Integrating ocean acidification into coastal benthic ecology

Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Event Location Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Alex Lowe, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Pre-registration Required No

Description: Ocean acidification from rising atmospheric CO2 poses serious threats to coastal ecosystem services. Seawater pH can impact physiological processes of many aquatic organisms, including valuable aquaculture species like Pacific oysters. Yet increasingly, researchers are finding that local ecological processes may be altering some of these global trends.

Ecologists have started to realize that that not only does pH affect organisms, but that organisms also affect pH. This discovery is changing the way we view coastal ecosystems. Understanding 1) how environmental factors or ecological processes drive variation in seawater pH; 2) whether this results in spatial variation of long-term ocean acidification; and 3) the effects of this pH variation on coastal organisms are critical research needs for climate change adaptation and management of important natural resources.

In this talk, Alex Lowe will discuss research that explores these questions at different scales in the Salish Sea, Washington, where scientists found that biological processes were the key driver of pH variation at daily, seasonal and decadal scales. In this system, seawater pH changed with phytoplankton and suspended detritus composition, seagrass cover and, to a lesser extent, temperature and salinity. Using experiments with native and aquaculture oysters as examples, Lowe will discuss the potential for integrating observations of carbonate chemistry into coastal ecological studies.

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Ocean acidification, climate change, and you: a Casco Bay matters event

Event organizer: Jeff Fetterer

Event Date & Time: March 25, 2019 5:30 pm until March 25, 2019 6:30 pm

Contact email:

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Location: Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, ME, USA

We are seeing the impacts of climate change in our coastal waters. Friends of Casco Bay invites you to “Ocean Acidification, Climate Change, and You,” three community events. Staff scientist Mike Doan will talk about the warning signs we see in our monitoring data. Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca will inspire the audience to help us respond to these threats to Maine’s coastal environment and marine economy. Learn more.

This is such an important issue that we will offer this presentation at three locations around the Bay in the coming weeks. Come to the event nearest to you, or all three! Free and open to the public.

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