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Upcoming webinars hosted by the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification

Webinar 1: May 8 at 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time

Description: Monitoring for Ocean Acidification: Tools and Methodology, Global Networks and Collaborations, Understanding Coastal Interactions and Building a Regional Inventory

Webinar 2: May 20 at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time

Description: Communications and Outreach: Best Practices for Communicating the Impacts of Ocean Acidification and other Climate Related Changing Ocean Conditions

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Save the date: 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World (Lima, Peru, 7-10 September 2020)

The SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification (SIOA) is pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World will be held in Lima, Peru during 7-10 September 2020. The lead organizers are Drs. Wilmer Carbajal (Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University, Peru) and Michelle Graco (Institute of the Sea of Peru, IMARPE) and colleagues, based on their successful bid that was submitted to the SIOA.

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African scientists to showcase efforts addressing ocean acidification at high-level ocean conference

Liberia is hosting the Blue Oceans Conference on 18-21 March 2019, providing a venue for stakeholders from various maritime sectors to discuss some of the main environmental threats facing African coastal countries, including climate change, pollution, unsustainable fishing practices, and maritime security. As part of this conference, members of the OA-Africa network, in cooperation with the Abidjan Convention, will organize a side event on 19 March to present the current status of ocean acidification research and awareness-raising efforts throughout Africa.

PRESS RELEASE: For any queries or for further details please contact – Sheck SHERIF, Conservation International (CI) Marine, Fellow/Consultant, Blue Oceans Conference 2019, Monrovia, Liberia

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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

Livestream of the hearing: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/sea-change-impacts-climate-change-our-oceans-and-coasts

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Webinar: The development and validation of a profiling glider pH sensor for high resolution observations of coastal and ocean acidification

When: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET

Description: Coastal acidification alters the oceanic carbonate system, increasing potential for ecological, economic, and cultural losses. Traditional acidification monitoring efforts are limited in spatial and depth resolution and in economically and ecologically important regions such as the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB). During this webinar, Elizabeth Wright-Fairbanks of Rutgers University, will focus on a recent and ongoing collaborative project that has developed the first integrated underwater profiling glider platform and sensor system for sampling carbonate chemistry throughout the water column of the coastal ocean. The results presented will demonstrate the ability for gliders to routinely provide high resolution water column data on regional scales that can be applied to acidification monitoring efforts in other coastal regions.

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Acidification des océans : conséquences sur les écosystèmes et les activités humaines (in French)

Qu’est-ce que l’acidification des océans ? Quelles en seront les conséquences potentielles sur les activités économiques ? Comment réagir ?

Telles sont les questions qui seront abordées lors des tables rondes et qui rassembleront scientifiques, acteurs professionnels et associations.

Ce colloque s’appuiera sur les expériences de terrain et sur les résultats des projets scientifiques financés par le ministère chargé de l’environnement dans le cadre du programme “Acidification des océans“.

Quand ?
28 mars 2019
De 9h30 à 16h45

Programme :
Le programme prévisionnel est disponible à ce lien.

Où ?
Centre Atlantique de l’Ifremer
Rue de l’Île d’Yeu, Nantes

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Call for abstracts: ocean acidification sessions at 2019 CERF conference, 3-7 November 2019, Mobile, AL

The Call for Abstracts has been announced for the 2019 CERF conference on Nov. 3-7 in Mobile, AL.

Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, 1 May, 2019.

OA sessions:

Ocean and coastal acidification: rationales and insights from place-based collaboration.

Lead Convener: Holly Galavotti (EPA)
Co-conveners: Amanda Santoni (EPA), Libby Jewett (NOAA), Kim Yates (USGS), Jason Grear (EPA) and Eva DiDonato (National Park Service)

Session Description: Ocean and coastal acidification is an emerging and complex topic which will require similarly complex solutions. This session focuses on collaboration efforts between federal, state, local, industry and academic entities to help monitor, understand, predict, and adapt to ocean and coastal acidification. The coordination and benefits of local or regional collaborations as well as the scientific rationales for working at these scales are appropriate topics for presentations.
Keywords: Ocean and coastal acidification, collaboration, monitoring and place-based

Ocean acidification in a multiple-climate-change-stressors context: science­-based tools for management

Lead Convener: Faycal Kessouri
Co-conveners: Daniele Bianchi, Richard A Feely, Elizabeth Turner, Nina Bednarsek and Martha A Sutula

Session Description: Global climate change is shifting and intensifying natural gradients and variability related to warming, ocean acidification (OA), and hypoxia, with potential consequences for species distributions and trophic interactions (including harmful algal blooms) that can ultimately restructure ecosystems. In coastal waters, increasing OA, heat waves, and hypoxia can be exacerbated by anthropogenic nutrients and carbon inputs. This session will explore investigations of how local multiple drivers impact marine organisms through observations, experiments and modeling, and how these tools can be used collectively to support local pollution impact and marine vulnerability assessments and investigations of effective adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Keywords: biological impacts, hypoxia, management, modeling and ocean acidification

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