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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Aug. 19, 2021

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

Here are some of the latest happenings in the world of ocean acidification in Canada and beyond!

New on the Blog

New Resource: FOCCOAL

Learn more about the Fisheries and Oceans Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Laboratory (FOCCOAL), developed and used by DFO scientists at the Pacific Biological Station to examine the effects of OA and warming on shellfish.

Read the post and watch the video here.

In the News

“Government of Canada invests in ocean observation science to help protect Canada’s oceans”

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Read the full article here.

New Educator Resource

“Add ocean acidification to your existing lessons

Use these tips to link UN sustainable development goal 14 to your lessons on dissolved ions, acids and the pH scale”

Source: Royal Society of Chemistry

Read the full article here.

Save the Date – OA Week (September 13 – 17, 2021)

Cross posted from the OA Info Exchange:

“Ocean Acidification Week will be back in 2021!

Last September, GOA-ON launched OA Week as a response to the postponement of conferences and events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We received such positive responses that GOA-ON, in partnership with NOAA OAP, IAEA OA-ICC, and IOC-UNESCO, is bringing OA Week back this year. We will bring you even more information and sessions from the regional hubs, more presentations by plenary speakers, and more conversations about global ocean acidification research. Please visit the new OA Week 2021 webpage for more details on the event. This webpage will be updated regularly as we continue planning the meeting.

We also need your help: please suggest topics for the Community Discussion Sessions. Think of Community Discussion Sessions as short workshops, listening sessions, interactive presentations, or other platforms for promoting conversations about issues that are relevant to the OA community. Even if you cannot commit to leading a session, we'd still like your thoughts on what topics you'd like to see covered during OA Week 2021. Share your suggestions by commenting on the post on the OA Info Exchange.

Finally, please share this news with your professional networks, and most importantly, don't forget to save the dates: Monday 13 September - Friday 17 September, 2021! If you have other questions about OA Week 2021, please contact us at”

New Paper of Interest

Peña, Viviana, Ben P. Harvey, Sylvain Agostini, Lucia Porzio, Marco Milazzo, Paulo Horta, Line Le Gall, Jason M. Hall-Spencer. 2021. Major loss of coralline algal diversity in response to ocean acidification. Global Change Biology, Early View (2021).


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