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SOARCE webinar: Beyond dissolving shells in acid new approaches to teaching ocean acidification

Time: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM CEST

Description: During this webinar, Brian Erickson of Oregon State University, will provide insight from a review of 90 + existing ocean acidification teaching resources, pointing out key gaps and highlighting an effectie. He will also introduce a brand new education resource to effectively convey ocean acidification to students.

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NECAN industry webinar series: OCA impacts on shellfish hatcheries

Time: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Presentation Abstracts:

Michael Congrove, Oyster Seed Holdings
In Search of a Solution to the Shellfish Hatchery Water Quality Puzzle
Shellfish aquaculture production has seen a steady rise worldwide for the last 40 years. Integral in this has been the ability to consistently produce vast amounts of shellfish larvae in increasingly sophisticated shellfish hatcheries. The fact that these hatchery’s primary task is culturing a calcifying larval organism, a fraction of a millimeter in ultimate size, make them uniquely susceptible to the effects of ocean acidification and/or coastal acidification. Increasing frequency of unexplained poor larval production has spurred commercial shellfish hatcheries in Virginia to loosely organize around the common goal of better understanding the effects of variable ambient water quality on larval production success. Carbonate chemistry being one, albeit big, piece of the total water quality puzzle. This presentation will explore the water quality puzzle and efforts to solve it, as it pertains to shellfish hatcheries from the perspective of Oyster Seed Holdings, a commercial oyster hatchery located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in mesohaline waters.

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MACAN/NECAN webinar: managing global acidification on a regional scale

Time: 2 October, 7-10pm CEST

Description: The chemistry of the ocean is changing. Carbon dioxide released through emissions and deforestation is absorbed and dissolved into the ocean. The regional Coastal Acidification Networks of the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NECAN and MACAN) are consortiums of scientists, marine industry, and resource managers with a central goal of sharing information to better understand the impacts of acidification to appropriately manage and adapt to these conditions. Coordinators for NECAN and MACAN will discuss how these regional efforts work towards identifying and pursuing opportunities to understand coastal and ocean acidification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building upon the skills and interests of individual members and providing a forum to share best practices in monitoring, sampling collection, and researching effects to collectively meet the challenges of our changing coastal and ocean waters. Webinar hosted by the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

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International alliance to combat ocean acidification: advancing OA action plans to protect coastal communities and livelihoods from a changing ocean

Date: 13 September 2018

Time: 7:30 am -10:30 am

Location: San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay

Event Details: Ocean acidity has increased by 30 percent and is expected to double over pre-industrial levels by the end of this century, as the ocean absorbs one-third of the carbon dioxide generated by human activities. Extensive field studies conducted worldwide already show significant impacts on fisheries and marine ecosystems from ocean acidification, which will worsen in the future.

To avert a larger crisis, the science is clear that we must act immediately to reduce carbon emissions. In 2015, 195 countries signed the historic Climate Agreement in Paris committing to meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) is building on this momentum by taking actions to protect the health of the oceans and address the impacts of ocean acidification on our economies and coastal communities.

The OA Alliance affiliate event- co-hosted in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy- will convene national, subnational and civil society leaders on ocean acidification who are working together to highlight the critical need for reducing carbon emissions and implementing actionable steps that support coastal communities impacted by changing ocean conditions through the creation of OA Action Plans.

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Bids requested to organize & host 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020

Bids are requested to organize and host the 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020. The symposium will maintain its traditional focus on 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. Contributions are expected to detail advances in observations, modelling, field and laboratory studies. Dedicated sessions will emphasize processes and impacts as well as consequences on humans and their potential responses through policy and management.

The first four symposia (Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016) were key events for the international community of researchers studying ocean acidification. For the first three symposia, organization was led by SCOR, IGBP, and IOC-UNESCO. Since then, the organization transitioned to a new model where it is the local organizer that not only hosts the symposium but also leads the scientific organization and the effort to find financial sponsors. The same model is also used to organize other scientific symposia, such as the International Carbon Dioxide Conference, also held every 4 years.

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Public forum on threats to Oregon’s coastal future: sea level rise, ocean acidification

 The Coast Range Association, Surfrider Foundation and the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County will host a policy and science forum about three active threats to the Oregon’s coastal economic future. The event will kick off with brief updates on each issue.

Professor George Waldbasser will discuss ocean acidification and its impact on coastal fisheries. Professor Peter Ruggerio will discuss sea level rise and coastal beach erosion. Waldbasser and Ruggerio are professors at the OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Charlie Plybon, Oregon Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation, will provide an update on the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s planned oil and gas leasing program off the Oregon coast.

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The Ocean Film Challenge

Filmmakers have the power to change the trajectory of human life on our water planet — from destruction to revitalization! Submit a short film for the Ocean Film Challenge, 7 minutes or under, on the impact humans have on the ocean and the actions individuals can take to save the ocean … and the humans who depend on it. Continue reading ‘The Ocean Film Challenge’

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