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OA News (You Could Use), August 29th, 2022

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

New Ocean Decade CoP Art-Science Webpage:

The Ocean Decade Community of Practice has been exploring the practice of science art with the intention of inspiring future creations by the network to be showcased at the MEOPAR Annual Meeting in November, and beyond.

To check out the new webpage and associated resources click here!

Job Opportunity:

Title: Student Assistant

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Job overview from posting:

The Ocean Acidification Research Center in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at UAF is looking for a Student Laboratory Assistant. This position must be performed in-person and offers flexible part-time hours between Monday and Friday, 8am to 5pm, making it easy to accommodate course schedules.

For more information click here!

Join the OA CoP at the: 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCEAN IN A HIGH CO2 WORLD: The OA CoP will be presenting in person at this event, book your spot at the conference online or in person today to come to say hi!

The following is cross-posted from the symposium website: The 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World is being organized by the Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This Symposium follows the symposia in Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016, which were all key events for the international community of researchers studying ocean acidification and related stressors. The 5th symposia will maintain the traditional focus of the four previous symposia and look at ocean acidification and associated impacts on marine organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Ocean acidification will be considered in combination with other global changes such as warming and deoxygenation. The Symposium is inter-disciplinary and contributions are expected to detail advances in observations, modelling, field and laboratory studies. Dedicated sessions will emphasize processes and impacts as well as consequences for humans and their potential responses through policy and management. For more information and to register visit their website by clicking here! Who will be representing the world of OA at this event? Click here to find out.

Basic training course on multiple stressors and ocean acidification:

Applications to this IAEA OA training course have opened! The following is cross-posted from the OA-ICC website:

A basic training course on multiple stressors will be based on previous courses on ocean acidification will held as part of the activities of the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre” (OA-ICC) and partners.

Objectives: Human health and well-being are closely linked to the ocean and the many goods and services it provides. However, the ocean is under cumulative stress from a range of human-driven pressures. The impact of multiple ocean stressors together and their interplay on marine life and ecosystem function is not well understood, yet it is central to mitigate the negative effects they cause and/or to support adaptation strategies that might counteract stressors. To date, studies often focus on single species or groups of organisms and the influence of a single stressor, while information about ecosystem responses to multiple stressors is limited. Innovative science is needed to resolve the complexity of the interplay of stressors and the resulting impacts. The aim of this course is to train early-career scientists and researchers entering the multiple stressor field with the goal to better understand key concepts (e.g. What is a stressor? What is a mode of action? What is an interaction?), assist them to be able to measure and manipulate seawater physico-chemistry, develop relevant experimental strategies, set up pertinent experiments in the laboratory and in the field, avoid typical pitfalls and ensure comparability with other studies, in a sustainable way.

Target audience: The course is open to 12 trainees. Priority will be given to early-career scientists with experience in marine environmental changes. At least one publication in the field of marine environmental changes is required.

For more information click here!

New Paper of Interest:

Papadomanolaki, N. M., Lenstra, W. K., Wolthers, M., & Slomp, C. P. (2022). Enhanced phosphorus recycling during past oceanic anoxia amplified by low rates of Apatite Authigenesis. Science Advances, 8(26).

In the News:

Title: Arctic marine researcher measures the ocean’s contribution to combating climate change

Source: University of Calgary

To read the article click here!

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