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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) June 24, 2021

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

New on the Blog

Scientist Spotlight:

Dr. Ana Franco, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC

Dr. Ana Franco is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia with Professor Phil Tortell in the MEOPAR project OxyNet: A network to examine ocean deoxygenation trends and impacts. She is also an expert in ocean acidification, having worked on the topic since her undergraduate degree. Dr. Franco shares with us her expertise, research, and past experiences that led her to become an expert in ocean acidification and oceanography.

Read the full post here.

Upcoming Webinar

"Sustainability and systemisation in the ocean sector"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

7:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time

Accomplished business leader, academic and Memorial alumna Dr. Sue Molloy, M.Eng.’01, PhD’07 – the president of Nova Scotia-based Glas Ocean Electric – is delivering the 2021 Canada Ocean Lecture Series.

Initiated in 2006, the Canada Ocean Lecture Series is a joint initiative between the registered charity Shorefast, Memorial University and other partners. The aim of the lecture series is to create awareness of Canada’s vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians. To date, lectures have been held on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in central Canada.

Please note, this is a virtual session. All are welcome to attend!


New Resource for Educators

From NOAA’s Teaching Climate series, “Ocean Acidification” is an educational resource designed for educators of middle school – college level classrooms.

Learn more about this educational resource here.

In the News

“B.C. scientists look at climate change impacts on aquaculture production”

Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin

Read the full article here.

New Paper of Interest

Mongin, Mathieu, Mark E Baird, Andrew Lenton, Craig Neill and John Akl. 2021. Reversing ocean acidification along the Great Barrier Reef using alkalinity injection. Environmental Research Letters, 16:064068.


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