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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Dec. 17, 2020

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

New posts on our blog:

Our Quarterly Newsletter (December, 2020):

Meet the CoP: New Coordinator, Kristina Barclay

New OA Resources

The GOA-ON in a Box instructional video series is now online! Videos are available in four languages, including English and French. Instructions include how to take discrete samples, how to measure alkalinity and pH from discrete samples, and how and why to use certified reference materials (CRMs).

Find the YouTube video playlist here:

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 - 2030)

From UNESCO: "The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean."

New Paper of Interest

Ahmed, Mohamed M. M., Brent G. T. Else, David Capelle, Lisa A. Miller, Tim Papakyriakou. 2020. Underestimation of surface pCO2 and air-sea CO2 fluxes due to freshwater stratification in an Arctic shelf sea, Hudson Bay. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 8 (1): 084.

Call for SDG 14.3.1 Indicator Data Submissions (From last week)

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


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