• Kristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Jan. 14, 2021

Updated: Feb 23

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


OA Day of Action was held on Friday, Jan 8th!


To celebrate OA Day of Action, we launched a new resource on our website featuring a map of Canada's OA resources! Please visit the link to see the map and our video tutorial.


There were several other events held by partner groups to celebrate OA Day, including a Facebook Live event (link includes the video recording) hosted by The Ocean Foundation!


New Post on our Blog


The Hakai Institute. We interviewed Hakai scientists, Iria Giménez and Wiley Evans, on their collaborative research to combine oceanographic datasets with biological experiments to study how Pacific oysters will respond to future ocean conditions in B.C.!


New OA Resources


Resources for educators: C-MORE Science Kits - Ocean Acidification https://stempreacademy.hawaii.edu/c-more/ocean-acidification/


In the News


Acidifying Oceans Could Get Help from Kelp (EOS - Science News by AGU) https://eos.org/research-spotlights/acidifying-oceans-could-get-help-from-kelp


New Paper of Interest


Barclay, Kristina M., Murray K. Gingras, Stephen T. Packer, and Lindsey R. Leighton. 2020. The role of gastropod shell composition and microstructure in resisting dissolution caused by ocean acidification. Marine Environmental Research 162:105105.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105105


Call for SDG 14.3.1 Indicator Data Submissions (Repeat post)


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: https://oa.iode.org/

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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