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  • Writer's pictureAustin Pugh

OA News (You Could Use) January 23rd, 2023

Here are some of the latest happenings in the world of ocean acidification in Canada and beyond! Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) congress (May 28 to June 1st, St. John, Newfoundland):

We would like to invite the community to consider submitting propositions for poster and oral presentations to the session titled "Recent advances in ocean biogeochemistry in Canada", on any topic related to biogeochemistry in Canadian waters, including but not limited to deoxygenation, ocean acidification, and carbon uptake. You can submit your abstracts here by Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

The full list of sessions can be found here. The meeting will take place both in St. John, NL, and online (details to come).

Upcoming Conference: International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 5) (Feb 3rd-9th, Vancouver Canada):

The following text has been cross-posted from the IMPAC5 website:

The Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is an opportunity for the global community of marine conservation managers, practitioners and decision makers to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen the conservation of marine biodiversity and to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the ocean. The goals of IMPAC5 are:

  • To demonstrate global support for marine conservation efforts such as networks of marine protected areas and marine spatial planning.

  • To provide an opportunity to celebrate and galvanize global cooperation in marine conservation.

  • To provide an opportunity for countries to come together to chart a course towards a post-2020 biodiversity framework for ocean conservation.

  • To showcase the important role of marine protected areas in addressing the climate crisis and conserving biodiversity in a post-pandemic world.

  • To share what is uniquely Canadian: the vast marine and coastal environment, the rich diversity of local and Indigenous peoples and coastal cultures, our collective efforts, and our world-class ocean science and management regime.

For more information on IMPAC5 click here!

Ocean Sensor Training Course (Sweden):

The following text has been cross-posted from the course website: Focused on biogeochemical Essential Ocean Variables and to help train the new generation of marine observers in the appropriate use of a suite of biogeochemical sensors and to assure the best possible quality of the data produced, the IOCCP and the Integrated Carbon Observation System Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS OTC) will hold a 14-day training workshop on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors". Building on the success of the First Training Course held in 2015 and the Second Training Course held in 2019, we decided to respond to the growing demand of the global ocean marine biogeochemistry observing community for expanding the correct usage of and generation of information from a suite of autonomous biogeochemical sensors. This intensive workshop will provide trainees with lectures and hands-on experience across the whole spectrum of operations from deployment and interfacing, through troubleshooting and calibration, to data reduction, quality control and data management. In addition, participants will be given an overview of the use of remote sensing, modelling and smart data extrapolation techniques to broaden their perspectives and effectively open new avenues for exciting research ideas and collaborations. While teaching established best practices for selected biogeochemical sensors and autonomous measurement systems, Course instructors will provide ample guidelines and practical tips regarding specific reporting requirements (e.g. meta-data, calibration, validation, error estimates, formats, etc.). This training course is ideally suited for the next generation of users of large scale biogeochemical ocean observation networks centred around profiling floats, moorings and gliders as well as research and commercial vessels. For more information view the training course website here! Canadian Job Opportunity:

The following text has been cross-posted from the job posting:

"Dalhousie University and Pro-Oceanus Systems are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to work on development of Monitoring and Verification (MRV) Frameworks for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal in Canadian Atlantic Waters (Bedford Basin, Canada). This MITACS Elevate-sponsored position provides a unique opportunity to gain experience working closely with a R&D-focused sensor company in addition to the research component of the project. See the attached document for more details."

Closing Date Feb 3rd

New Paper of Interest: Green, K. M., Spalding, A. K., Ward, M., Levine, A., Wolters, E. A., Hamilton, S. L., & Rice, L. (2023). Oregon Shellfish Farmers: Perceptions of stressors, Adaptive Strategies, and policy linkages. Ocean & Coastal Management, 234, 106475.


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