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Ocean acidification symposium at the XVIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Ciencias del Mar (in Spanish)

Del 4 al 8 de noviembre de 2019, Mar del Plata, Argentina

El COLACMAR es el evento oceanográfico más importante del continente americano. Su programación cuenta con la presentación de las más nuevas iniciativas científicas y en innovación tecnológica y reúne investigadores, profesionales y estudiantes de organizaciones, instituciones y empresas públicas y privadas de toda América Latina, Caribe y de otros continentes, interesados en el desarrollo de las Ciencias del Mar.

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New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force meeting

The next meeting of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in Endeavour Hall Room 120.

The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts.

This is an open invitation to observe and participate in this process.

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Website launched: 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World

The website for the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World is now live here.

Some important deadlines:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 6, 2020
Announcement of Review Results: April 7, 2020
Deadline of Early Online Registration: June 5, 2020
Deadline of Regular Online Registration: August 21, 2020
On-site Registration: September 7, 2020

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OA-ICC holds back-to-back meetings on future activities and practical guidelines for ocean acidification research

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The Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) hosted its annual expert group meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Environment Laboratories in Monaco on 28 May 2019. The goal of the meeting was to review recent progress and discuss plans for future OA-ICC activities.

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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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Call for abstracts: IAPSO 2019 coastal ocean acidification session

Abstract deadline: 18 February 2019

Conference: The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) 2019

Location: Montreal, Canada

Dates: 10-14 July 2019

Session description: P08 – Coastal Ocean Acidification: Ocean acidification (OA) is causing complex biogeochemical changes over a range of temporal and spatial scales. It can be extremely difficult to understand OA in the highly complex coastal zone. However, this rapidly emerging scientific issue has raised serious concerns across the scientific and resource management communities as to its possible impacts on highly productive coastal fisheries and food webs. This symposium will highlight new research in coastal acidification, including changes in biogeochemistry; complexities associated with other ocean processes (e.g., freshwater mixing; hypoxia; multiple stressors); impacts on ecosystems and economies; and modeling and projection of future OA.

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Upcoming deadline for abstracts: 4th GOA-ON International Workshop

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) will be holding its 4th International Workshop in Hangzhou, China, on 14-17 April 2019, to be hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) and the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration. This workshop will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss emerging aspects from the coupled effects of ocean acidification with multi-stressors, review global ocean acidification status and forecast capabilities, and explore opportunities for capacity development.

The deadline for abstracts is 31 January 2019.

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Abstract deadline extended: GOA-ON 4th International Workshop

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) will be holding its 4th International Workshop in Hangzhou, China, on 14-17 April 2019, to be hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) and the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration. This workshop will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss emerging aspects from the coupled effects of ocean acidification with multi-stressors, review global ocean acidification status and forecast capabilities, and explore opportunities for capacity development.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 31 January 2019.

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Ocean acidification session at OceanVisions2019, 1-4 April 2019

Registration for OceanVision2019 closes on 15 November 2018.

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Session name: Protecting Ocean Health: Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia

Session description: This session will highlight advances in science and engineering that enable innovative strategies for understanding, managing, and predicting the rising threats associated with ocean acidification and deoxygenation. These include expanding and improving observation systems and research, exploring submerged aquatic vegetation as a management tool, advancing modeling to identify drivers of acidification and deoxygenation (and potential hotspots), and exploring impacts to water quality. The goal of this session is to identify case studies that inform near-term and long-term strategies for dealing with the challenges associated with ocean acidification and deoxygenation now and in the future.

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Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network international workshop: 14-17 April 2019, Hangzhou, China

The 4th Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) International Workshop is to be held on 14-17 April 2019 in Hangzhou, China. The workshop is convened by State Key Laboratory of Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED), Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China. The International Atomic Energy Agency Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (IAEA OA-ICC), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Acidification Program are generous co-sponsors for the workshop.

The 4th GOA-ON International Workshop will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss emerging aspects from the coupled effects of ocean acidification with multiple stressors, review global ocean acidification status and forecast capabilities, and explore opportunities for capacity development and stakeholder engagement. We seek to better understand ocean acidification’s impacts on industry, increase coordination across nations and stakeholders, and highlight the widespread recognition of the threat of ocean acidification to the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems. Two special events on i) better improving science-industry responses to multi-stressor impacts on aquaculture, and ii) a joint science training workshop on a remote-sensing-based software will be organized to extend the coverage of the workshop. The outcomes of this workshop will provide input to and help frame the next Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World, expected for 2020.

Registration is now open and abstracts are due by 10 January 2019. Early-bird registration will be open until 20 February 2019, and regular registration will close on 31 March 2019.

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Ocean acidification session at Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean, 20 November 2018

Location:  UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Session name:  Ocean acidification, promoting scientific knowledge and accelerating action

Meeting description: Asia-Pacific is home to the most biologically diverse and productive marine ecosystems on Earth -our ocean is a vital source of livelihood, employment, nutrition and economic growth in the region and is essential in balancing our climate. Yet, capacity of our ocean to sustain development in threatened by pollution, overfishing, climate change and inadequate governance. Countries in Asia-Pacific are both major sources of ocean degradation and highly vulnerable to its impacts.

At the halfway mark between the 2017 and 2020 Ocean Conference, this is the first event of its kind at the regional level that aims to take stock of progress made on Voluntary Commitments, to share lessons learned from ongoing efforts, expand the Communities of Ocean Action, and catalyse new Commitments for a healthy ocean in Asia-Pacific. Review of activities and Commitments will take place in the form of interactive discussions and presentations, exhibits and side events, along the themes of the Communities of Ocean Action and SDG 14 targets, in line with regional priorities.

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Webinar: Alkalinity in the Gulf of Maine (and beyond); new observations, insights, and opportunities

Time: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET

Description: Ocean Acidification (OA) is a complex challenge in coastal waters, affecting a variety of groups across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Rising atmospheric CO2 levels drive the acidification process from one side, while changing river inputs and coastal circulation patterns provide pressures from another side. Caught in the middle are some of the most sensitive, economically valuable and highly populated areas of the world. Seawater is chemically buffered against acidification; however, this buffering is not evenly distributed around our coasts. Measurement of the buffering capacity, known as alkalinity, has been routine in open-ocean studies for decades, but have been limited in more dynamic coastal settings until relatively recently. Through several projects researchers at UNH, along with colleagues from other institutions, have been working to collect large amounts of alkalinity data in the Gulf of Maine and other regions, using both standard methods and new technology. Chris will discuss how these new in-situ data compare to regional alkalinity estimates and detail how new technology and observation opportunities can improve OA and carbon cycle science.

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Meeting: NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force

Date: 1 November 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (US Eastern)

Location: 20 Endeavour Hall, South Campus, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Description:  The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the State of New York in order to recommend actions to reduce these impacts. All are invited to observe and participate in this process.

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International symposium on ocean acidification -dialogues between scientists and stakeholders

Date: 10:00 -17:00, October 28, 2018 (Registration begins at 09:30)

Location: International Conference Hall, 1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Description: With the development of scientific research in recent years, the issue of ocean warming and acidification has been attracting attention internationally from the perspective of policymaking. Especially with regards to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Target 14.3 of Goal 14 mentions the need to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels,” establishing the importance of addressing the issues, and highlighting the need for specific adaptation measures. In response to these issues, the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will host the “International Symposium on Ocean Acidification -Dialogues between scientists and stakeholders-” (tentative). The symposium will aim to share knowledge of current situations on ocean warming and acidification, consider adaptation measures needed in future including enhancement and networking of monitoring methods, and conduct discussions on policy in the field of ocean science.

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