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GOA-ON webinar: ocean acidification monitoring and scientific research in the the PI-TOA region

Topic: GOA-ON Webinar: Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Scientific Research in the the PI-TOA Region

Description: Please join GOA-ON for this month’s webinar, “Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Scientific Research in the PI-TOA Region” on August 25 11am Fiji. The webinar will be moderated by Dr Kim Currie with presentations by Dr Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt, Associate Professor Patila Amosa and Ms Luia Taise. The three speakers will span topics such as establishing a pH time-series on the Suva reef, the effects of ocean acidification on organismal calcification such as corals and bryozoans, and the impacts on the photosynthetic physiology of a green seaweed. These research topics are important in understanding the impact of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems of the Pacific.

Time: Aug 25, 2022 23:00 UTC

Registration: Webinar Registration – Zoom

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Monitoring ocean acidification in Alaska’s marine ecosystem (audio & video)

Title: Monitoring ocean acidification in Alaska’s marine ecosystem

Speaker: Natalie Monacci, MSc, University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Ocean Acidification Research Center, Fairbanks, AK

EcoFOCI 2021 Fall Seminar Series

This seminar is part of NOAA EcoFOCI (Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations)’s bi-annual seminar series that are focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and the US Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. EcoFOCI is a joint research program between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (NOAA/ NMFS/ AFSC) and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA/ OAR/ PMEL). Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information, https://www.ecofoci.noaa.gov/

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Webinar registration: management guidance for the use of ocean and coastal acidification regional model outputs in the northeast

Description: As capabilities for biogeochemical forecast modeling improve, it is important to understand how stakeholder and end users might engage with and use potential model outputs. Here, we present the results of stakeholder focus groups with oyster growers who use upweller systems, mussel growers and water quality specialists who actively monitor nearshore water quality. We draw stakeholder-derived insights into how outputs from biogeochemical forecast models might be most effectively used in the NECAN region. 

This presentation is the result of research funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Competitive Research Program and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program under award NA18NOS4780178 to the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems.

Time: Aug 2, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration: Link

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GreenChat episode 3 major contributors to unsustainability: part B (audio & video)

In this episode of GreenChat we discuss the major causes of ocean acidification, fresh water use and loss of biodiversity that impact sustainability. Co-Hosted by Dr. Suresh Mony and Mr. N Suresh.

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GOA-ON webinar: natural analogues and the future of coral communities and their biodiversity (audio & video)

On 21 July 2022, Dr. Sylvain Agostini and Dr. James D. Reimer from the International CO2 Natural Analogues (ICONA) Network joined the GOA-ON webinar series to discuss “What natural analogues can teach us about the future of coral communities and their understudied biodiversity.” The talk highlighted natural analogue research focusing on the effects on and resilience of both scleractinian corals and zoantharians to understand adaptation mechanisms that will determine the shape and diversity of future coral communities. ICONA will join the GOA-ON webinar series again in the coming months to discuss natural analogues and fish communities.

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Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability – OARS (video)

The Global Ocean Acidification Observation Network (GOA-ON)’s programme, “Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability” (OARS) is endorsed as an Ocean Decade Action for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). OARS will address Sustainable Development Goal indicator 14.3.1 and will further develop the science of OA.

A new OARS video launched at the UN Decade Forum featuring the OARS co-leads Dr Jan Newton, Prof Steve Widdicombe, and Kirsten Isensee as well as Dr Libby Jewett, Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program and one of the lead authors of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report. The video highlights the effects of ocean acidification on the marine environment and the actions needed to better understand, adapt and mitigate these effects that OARS will undertake in the next few years. Dr Katy Soapi (The Pacific Community, GOA-ON Pacific Islands and Territories OA Hub co-chair), Dr Sheck Sherif (GOA-ON OA Africa Hub co-chair) and Dr Abed El Rahman Hassoun (GOA-ON Mediterranean OA Hub co-chair) spoke from their regional perspectives and joined the call to all interested researchers, stakeholders and decision makers to join OARS!  

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Description: “What natural analogues can teach us about the future of coral communities and their understudied biodiversity.”

Time: Jul 21, 2022 09:00 AM CEST

Registration: Link

Speakers:

photo of Dr. Sylvain Agostini

Dr. Sylvain Agostini, Assistant Professor @Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba

Dr Agostini is studying the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on the ecophysiology of corals. Dr Agostini especially focuses on research of coral ecosystems in marginal areas, where communities are exposed to multiple stressors, taking advantage of natural analogues and gradients in CO2, pollutants, latitudinal temperature gradients, etc. He initiated the use of the Shikine Island CO2 seep and led the creation of the ICONA network.

photo of Dr. James D. Reimer

Dr. James D. Reimer, Associate Professor @University of the Ryukyus

Dr Reimer is a leading scientist in the field of coral reef biodiversity. His research focuses on understudied groups, primarily benthic cnidarians including zoantharians and their endosymbionts, as well as octocorals, from shallow tropical coral reefs to the deep sea. Dr Reimer is interested in how climate change and anthropogenic stressors will affect coral reef and marine biodiversity into the future, particularly from the viewpoint of understudied “minor taxa”, which may not be so “minor” in the future.

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S4E1: TIL about the changing ocean, part 1 (audio)

The ocean is a critical piece of the climate change puzzle. It’s estimated that the ocean has absorbed about one third of the excess CO2 humans have added to the atmosphere and more than 90% of trapped heat in the atmosphere. So, today, we’re going underwater to talk about the ocean and climate change with renowned marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Dr. Sylvia Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. She is former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and founder of Mission Blue, an organization aimed at restoring health and productivity to the ocean. Dr. Earle has led more than a hundred expeditions, logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications.

For more episodes of TILclimate by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, visit tilclimate.mit.edu. For the episode transcription and links to resources mentioned in the episode, visit https://climate.mit.edu/podcasts/til-…

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SOLAS seminar II: atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry (video)

The 2nd seminar of the series will focus on “Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry: in situ observation, processes studies and modeling approach”. The seminar was hosted by the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Sorbonne University, France.

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Leveraging ocean science and innovation for healthy and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems (video)

HLPF Side Event: “Leveraging ocean science and innovation for healthy and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems” – 06.07.2022

Working across the linkages of SDGs 14, 13 and 15, the side event organized around multi-stakeholder panels explored how investment and partnerships in research, ocean observations, fit-for-purpose data products and services can empower decision-makers, industry and local communities to conserve and restore ocean ecosystems, address vulnerability and build resilience to climate change.

The event provided an overview of key progress, challenges and opportunities in implementing SDG 14, with a specific focus on ocean acidification and marine scientific capacity applied to ocean management, two targets under IOC-UNESCO’s custodianship. Building on the transformative work of UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, innovation in ocean observation, technologies and information delivery to support sustainable use and ocean conservation will be highlighted.

The event also focused on empowering local communities to build resilience and protect biodiversity through partnerships in nature-based solutions such as the biosphere reserves and blue carbon approaches.

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GO2NE webinar: interactive hypoxia-acidification in coastal waters responds to ocean warming

This is the 13th edition of the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE) webinar series, which took place 21 June 2022.

The speakers present the latest science on the impacts of reduced oxygen in the open ocean and coastal zones. Each webinar features two presentations by a more senior and an earlier-career scientist, 20 minutes each followed by 10 minutes moderated discussion sessions.

Moderator: Guizhi Wang, Xiamen University, China

Speakers

  • Yangyang Zhao, Xiamen University, China Interactive hypoxia-acidification in coastal waters responds to ocean warming
  • Esther Portela, University of Tasmania, Australia Physical mechanisms driving oxygen uptake by the ocean interior
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WOAC presents at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference on ocean acidification & equitable outcomes (video)

Skip to 53:45 to begin watching the event recording.

On Thursday June 30th 2022, Dr. Jan Newton (WOAC Co-Director, Senior Principal Oceanographer at UW Applied Physics Laboratory and UW affiliate Professor of oceanography) moderated an in-person panel discussion at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon entitled “Ocean Acidification: Co-designing data connections to underserved communities for equitable outcomes.”

This in-person UN side event highlights how global programs – such as the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network’s UN programme Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS) and the Nippon Foundation’s Ocean Nexus Center at UW – can give visibility to local voices, especially those of Indigenous, Small Island Developing States and other underserved communities that depend on ocean-based economies for their survival.

To learn more about Dr. Newton and the Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability programme within the UN Ocean Decade, visit: http://www.goa-on.org/oars/overview.php.

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2022 discussion series

The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network just completed its Spring Discussion Series. Four specialized dialogue sessions were held from March through May, with the intention to:

  • Address and explore topics within ocean acidification that are of most interest to Alaskans
  • Discuss ideas and identify priorities
  • Document key issues and needs so they can be communicated to funding sources, policymakers and potential collaborators

These dialogue sessions were spaces for you to both learn and provide input. Each session began with a 30 minute presentation by topic area experts, followed by interactive discussion and breakouts. A synthesis report is underway and will be available soon.

TOPICS

March 23 – Regional Conditions: What do we know about ocean acidification conditions around the state, what parts are expected to change most rapidly in the future, and what areas may be most sensitive to change? Speakers Darren Pilcher (UW CICOES), Claudine Hauri (UAF IARC), Wiley Evans (Hakai Institute). Recorded session

April 5 – Species Response #1: OA and Local Communities: What does ocean acidification mean for mariculture and subsistence? Speakers: Iria Gimenez (Hakai Institute), Amanda Kelly (UAF CFOS), Jeff Hetrick (Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute) Recorded session

April 20 – Species Response #2: Commercial Species: What does ocean acidification mean for commercially harvested species including groundfish, salmon, and crab? Speakers: Chris Long (NOAA), Tom Hurst (NOAA), Marina Alcantar (UAF CFOS). Recorded session

May 4 – Adaptation and Mitigation: How can carbon dioxide reduction, removal, sequestration and natural climate solutions help us adapt to or mitigate climate change and ocean acidification? Speakers: Jessica Cross (NOAA), Dorothy Childers (Alaska OA Network), Chris Rose (REAP), Hongie Wang (University of RI), Jordan Hollarsmith (NOAA). Recorded session

Questions: email Darcy Dugan, dugan@aoos.org.

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Community sampling for ocean acidification in southcentral Alaska (text & video)

The Chugach Regional Resources Commission (CRRC) is a Tribal non-profit fish and wildlife commission established in 1984 by the Tribes of Prince William Sound and Lower Cook Inlet. The Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI), a division of CRRC, is a mariculture technical center located in Seward, Alaska focused on providing subsistence resource harvest opportunity to Tribal members.

The ocean acidification program, conducted by the APMI and CRRC, has been bridging the gap between western science and residents of coastal communities in Southcentral Alaska. The continuous ocean acidification monitoring by APMI and discrete ocean acidification samples and exposure studies provide climate data for researchers to utilize in studying trends and high-level science. The discrete ocean acidification sampling program is conducted by Natural Resource Specialists in Alaska Native communities in Southcentral Alaska. This video features Natural Resource Specialists from Native Village of Port Graham and the Seldovia Village Tribe, who have been building their capacities for years to manage local environmental protection programs. Utilizing local residents to conduct the sampling is a cost-effective way to expand the spatial ocean acidification dataset coverage, build capacity in those communities and broaden the local knowledge for residents most affected by changing ocean conditions.

Continuing ocean acidification work is critical to understanding the effects of ocean acidification effects on important food resources for the Tribes in the Southcentral region. The community response and interest have been overwhelming and the interest outside the region also continues to grow and this video was made to impress upon the Natural Resource Specialists and community leaders the importance of the ocean acidification sampling program and how it fits into the bigger world of ocean acidification research. It is also intended to educate the samplers and leaders on the results to date and provide them the background needed to share the importance and results to residents of these communities.

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Underwater drone studies changing ocean chemistry (text & video)

Researchers in Alaska are developing an autonomous drone that can measure carbon dioxide levels in oceans, which are absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide. The process known as ocean acidification threatens many marine species.

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Healthy and sustainable oceans in south Asia: the importance of SAROA hub (text & video)

South Asia has some of the largest, and biologically rich, marine ecosystems, including mangroves, estuaries, coastal lagoons and coastal reefs. Ocean acidification (OA) in South Asia can have huge consequences for the coastal blue economy and linked GDP. South Asia Regional Hub on Ocean Acidification (SAROA), a GOA-ON endorsed Hub, intends to bring together early career and experienced scientists with a common interest of documenting geographically distributed data on OA across seas and oceans of South Asia, monitoring OA and effects on coastal bioresources, and engaging in other activities such as involving citizen scientists.

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Shellfish farmers adapt to changing ocean conditions (text & video)

SDSU researchers interviewed California shellfish growers to find out how they perceive ocean acidification, and to learn what strategies they think will help their operations adapt to changing environmental conditions.

The researchers hope their study will serve as a roadmap for improving the resilience of the aquaculture industry in California.

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Our imperiled sea: combatting ocean acidification and hypoxia (text & video)

Oregon was one of the first places in the world where scientists observed ocean acidification, evidenced by weakened shells in the shellfish growing industry. Low oxygen levels, or hypoxia, compound the problem.

Since 2006, combatting Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) have become central issues in Oregon’s climate and ocean management planning.

Responding to the increasing awareness and severity of OAH events, the Governor and state legislators have made investments in Oregon’s future by establishing the Oregon OAH Coordinating Council and committing to the Oregon OAH Action Plan. Dr. Charlotte R. Whitefield, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will share examples of climate change effects on our ocean and what we can do about them. Dr. Whitefield is ODFW’s first dedicated OAH staff member, supporting the state’s OAH Council for the past four years. Before coming to ODFW, Whitefield was a NOAA Knauss Fellow in Washington, D.C., working for Senator Murkowski on her Oceans Caucus, Arctic Caucus, and ocean acidification initiatives. Whitehead received her master’s degree from University of New England, Maine, and her Ph.D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she studied sea cucumber aquaculture.

This webinar is sponsored by Lincoln City Audubon, in partnership with Oregon Coast Community College.

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Ocean acidification adaptation and mitigation: Alaska OA discussion series #4 (text & video)

This video covers the plenary presentations from a 2 hour discussion series session hosted by the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network on May 4, 2022 (session #4 of the series).

The topic was on ocean acidification mitigation and adaptation strategies, including in the context of Alaska.

Speakers included Jessica Cross (NOAA PMEL), Dorothy Childers (Alaska OA Network), and Chris Rose (Renewable Energy Alaska Program).

Following these presentations, participants split into breakout groups to discuss carbon policy, kelp and alkalinity enhancement.

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Presidents address 2021 Nick Riley climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification (video)

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