• Austin Pugh

OA News (You Could Use), February 10th, 2022

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


BC Coastal Communities’ Perspectives on OAH (February 16th-17th, 2022):


The next virtual workshop to inform the British Columbia OAH Action plan is fast approaching. This workshop is titled "BC Coastal Communities' Perspectives on OAH" and is targeted towards BC fisheries and harvesters, anyone who attended either of the previous "State of the Science" or the "Harvesters and Producers" workshops is strongly encouraged to attend and all interested parties are welcome.


The following is quoted text from the Quadra Centre website: The third in a series of workshops to inform the BC Fisheries & Aquaculture Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) Action Plan, the Coastal Communities’ Perspectives on OAH in BC workshop will be hosted virtually by the Quadra Centre for Coastal Dialogue on February 15th and 16th. This workshop will review the key themes and recommendations from the first two workshops on the State of the Science on OAH Research in BC and Seafood Harvester and Producer Perspectives on OAH. The focus of this workshop is to give an opportunity for BC’s local governments, First Nations governments and community members to share their perspectives and expand on socio-economic impacts and perspectives from affected communities. Input from this workshop will consist of a synthesis with recommendations for the BC OAH Action Plan from local and First Nations governments and community members in support of the development of regionally-relevant mitigation and adaptation strategies for BC’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors.


For more information on the workshop and to register, check out the Quadra Centre webpage by clicking here!



Ocean Acidification Podcast:

Samantha Jones, author of the Poem "Ocean Acidification" recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the podcast "Polar Times" to talk about her research, as well as, her poem.


The following in quoted text:

Today on Polar Times:

We welcome Samantha Jones from the University of Calgary who speaks to Jack all about her research on carbon cycling and fluvial biogeochemistry in the Canadian Arctic, her experience of fieldwork there and her niche method of science communication- yes Sam is our first Polar Poet! Winner of the APECS Polar Week Poetry Competition with Spring Pulse, and feature at the COP26 Ocean Pavilion with Ocean Acidification, Sam tells us all about the inspiration behind her work, why poetry is such a good metric for scicomm and even the benefits of using it to reframe and view your own scientific data.


To check out the podcast episode click here!



Featured Article: Western Bulk receives first carbon offset bio-blend bunker fuel


Source: Ship Technology


Read it here!



New Paper of Interest: Duncan, R.J., Nielsen, D.A., Sheehan, C.E., Deppeler, S., Hancock, A.M., Schulz, K.G., Davidson, A.T. and Petrou, K. (2022), Ocean acidification alters the nutritional value of Antarctic diatoms. New Phytol, 233: 1813-1827. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17868


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