• Austin Pugh

OA News (You Could Use), June 26th, 2022

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

 

UN OCEAN CONFERENCE, Lisbon, Portugal | 27 Jun - 1 Jul 2022:

The following is cross-posted from the UN website:


The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.


To learn more about this conference click here!


To watch live streams of the conference click here!


Job Opportunity:


1) Research Scientist: OA data management and product development (University of Maryland and NCEI). Click here for more information.


Ocean Festival Canada:


Ocean Festival Canada is here! If you are thinking of planning an event or are curious and need more information read the following.


The following information is cross-posted from the Ocean Week Canada Website:


We’re not just celebrating for a week this year! In 2022, Ocean Week Canada will kick off a summer-long Ocean Festival that will lay a foundation of ocean awareness as Canada gears up to host the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver. IMPAC5 is a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and officials to inform, inspire, and act on Marine Protected Areas. Check back often to find out how to make the most of your Ocean Festival experience with updates on events, important dates, and ways to get involved. Through understanding, participating in, and celebrating marine conservation efforts, we can meet our goal of protecting 30% of Canada’s ocean waters by 2030.


For more information click here!


Canada's OA Projects Updates:


We want to hear the great ocean acidification work you’re doing or are involved in so that we can better connect our membership and to communicate to those outside of this group. It’s important that we share so that the community's interests and needs can be better represented – so we’re excited to hear from you! It should take around 10 minutes to fill the form.


Click here to fill out the form!


In the News:


Title: VIRUSES COULD HELP THE OCEAN CAPTURE MORE CARBON, RESEARCHERS SAY


Source: The Weather Network


To read the article click here!


Paper of Interest: Check out the new paper scientific paper which inspired the above article!


Dominguez-Huerta, G., Zayed, A. A., Wainaina, J. M., Guo, J., Tian, F., Pratama, A. A., Bolduc, B., Mohssen, M., Zablocki, O., Pelletier, E., Delage, E., Alberti, A., Aury, J.-M., Carradec, Q., da Silva, C., Labadie, K., Poulain, J., Bowler, C., Eveillard, D., … Sullivan, M. B. (2022). Diversity and ecological footprint of global ocean RNA viruses. Science, 376(6598), 1202–1208. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abn6358

 

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