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

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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Training video: Ocean carbon crisis

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Alaska Ocean Acidification Network’s “Ask A Scientist” series: Can ocean acidification be stopped or slowed down?

 

 

Brad Warren, the founder and director of Global Ocean Health, answers this question through the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network’s “Ask A Scientist” series.
Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, 27 September 2018. Video.

 

GOOS webinar: Integrated and interdisciplinary observations of the ecological impacts of ocean acidification

Time: Thursday, September 13, 2018 17: 00 UCT

Presenter: Rusty Brainard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Description: Ocean acidification is predicted to significantly impact coral reefs and the associated ecosystem services they provide to human societies. To inform, validate, and improve experiments and predictive modelling efforts, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) SubCommission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), and many countries of the western and central Pacific Ocean have established an integrated, interdisciplinary observing network to assess spatial patterns and monitor long-term trends of the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems.

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Interactive effects of sediments buffering and predator exclusion on recruitment of commercial, intertidal bivalves in Northern Casco Bay, Maine: results from field experiments (2014-2016) (webinar)

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Beyond dissolution (webinar)

 

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Bless your coast: communicating coastal acidification with lessons learned in the U.S. Southeast

Interactive presentation on communicating coastal acidification.

Leslie Wickes, Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN)
SECOORA/Thrive Blue, LLC
lesliewickes(at)secoora.org

Ryan Ono, Ocean Conservancy
rono@oceanconservancy.org

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