• Kristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Jan. 7, 2021

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


OA Day of Action Tomorrow (Friday, Jan 8th)!


To celebrate OA Day of Action, we're launching a new resource on our website featuring a map of Canada's OA resources! Please follow us on Twitter to see the launch of this new webpage tomorrow!


There will be several other events held by partner groups to celebrate OA Day, including a Facebook Live event at 10 am PST hosted by The Ocean Foundation!


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."

Read the full article here!

Check out the Decade's website here!


New OA Resources


From the OA Alliance: UNFCCC Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue

On December 2 - 3, 2020, the OA Alliance participated in the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue. You can find a recap of their participation and associated resources here.

"The OA Alliance has highlighted key takeaways from our official submission made to the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue, which you can access here: “Ocean Acidification within UNFCCC Ocean Climate Dialogue (FINAL)."*


*Cross posted from the OA Alliance


In the News


Shell shock: B.C.’s oyster industry hopes to weather climate change https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/09/18/news/shell-shock-bcs-oyster-industry-hopes-weather-climate-change


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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