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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Dec. 11, 2020

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

Call for SDG 14.3.1 Indicator Data Submissions

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO would like to invite all researchers and data managers to contribute to the second global ocean acidification data collection in relation to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.3.1 Indicator: Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations. The Indicator is a milestone in the global recognition of ocean acidification as a stressor on marine ecosystems and of the importance of observing ocean acidification for the sustainable management of ocean resources. To facilitate data submission, storage and sharing, IOC has developed an online tool: the SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal. The full text of the SDG 14.3.1 Indicator Methodology, the associated data template, the metadata template and the metadata instruction file, as well as guidance on how to upload data can be found on the SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal website:

Data submitted by 15. January 2021 will be included in the 2021 UN SDG Report.*

*Cross posted from the OA Info Exchange

Industry News

OA CoP Steering Committee Member, Jim Russell (Executive Director, B.C. Shellfish Growers Association) was interviewed for CBC's On the Island radio program to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected shellfish farmers in B.C..

Listen to the interview here:

New Paper of Interest

Hare, Alex, Wiley Evans, Katie Pocock, Carrie Weekes, Iria Gimenez. 2020. Contrasting marine carbonate systems in two fjords in British Columbia, Canada: Seawater buffering capacity and the response to anthropogenic CO2 invasion. PLoS One 15(9): e0238432.


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