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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

April 2021 Updates

Here’s what’s new from the MEOPAR OA Community of Practice this month:

New Resources

Ph.D. Candidate, Krysten Rutherford (Dalhousie University) gave an excellent presentation on April 14th on her research, entitled: "Source or Sink? A numerical modeling study of inorganic carbon fluxes on the Scotian Shelf"

Watch the webinar recording here!

On April 21st, our Coordinator, Kristina Barclay, gave a webinar on Canada's OA Community as part of GOA-ON's webinar series.

You can watch the recording here!

Missed another one of our past webinars? We've created a new webpage where you can browse and watch all of our past webinars.

Find our new webinar page here:

New Blog Posts

Here are our latest posts from April:

Research Recaps:

We interview researchers to hear about their latest projects, papers, and OA work.

Scientist Spotlights:

Learn more about the scientists leading the way in new ocean acidification research across Canada and beyond.

OA News (You Could Use):

Find out the latest happenings in the world of OA in Canada and beyond, including new resources, papers, and news articles.

Upcoming Events

(9 am ADT/5 am PDT)

MASTS Webinar series presentation by OA CoP coordinator, Kristina Barclay

Take a virtual trip to Scotland! Kristina will present an overview of Canada's OA community to the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS).

See the event details and register here!

Check out and follow us on social media for event updates!

Request for OA Project Updates for GOA-ON North American Hub Meeting

We are kindly requesting updates on any ocean acidification past/ongoing projects, recent publications (2019 - present), or other important research items you are involved with that are happening somewhere in/around Canada. These items will be included in our Canadian updates to the GOA-ON North American Hub meeting, to be held sometime towards the end of May. Please let us know if you want to join the North American Hub meeting and we can update the organizers. The limited information you provide may also be included in our Map of Canada's OA Resources (pending your permission) as we hope to provide an evolving overview of Canadian ocean acidification related activities. The GOA-ON presentation for Canada as a whole is 10 minutes, so please keep in mind that we are looking for very high-level overviews of projects that can be summed up in a single slide or less. Updates may be provided in written form, or you may wish to provide a single slide that includes graphics (e.g., cruise route/data, modeling projections, summary/results figure). Please note that given time constraints and our need to be as inclusive as possible, we may cut or trim materials provided to keep within our 10 minute timeframe. For any updates, please include the following (where applicable):

  • Title of the project /cruise / asset:

  • Main contact person(s):

  • Project duration (dates/years):

  • Location in Canada:

  • North American collaborators outside of Canada (names and/or countries involved):

Biological study example:

  • Title of the project /cruise / asset: Impacts of coastal acidification and climate change stressors on the Atlantic sea scallop

  • Main contact person(s): Helen Gurney-Smith, Kumiko Azetsu-Scott

  • Project duration (dates/years): 2021-2023

  • Location in Canada: Atlantic Canada

  • North American collaborators outside of Canada (names and/or countries involved): Shannon Meseck (NOAA, USA)

Please send these updates to our OA CoP coordinator by replying to this email, or by emailing The deadline for these updates is May 10th. Please feel free to distribute this communication to anyone you think would have research products that should be included in this update. Your participation in these country updates is greatly appreciated, and will allow us to capture the most inclusive and updated information for OA research activities happening across Canada. Sincerely, The OA CoP Leadership Team Brent Else, Helen Gurney Smith (Co-Leads) Kristina Barclay (Coordinator)


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