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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Mar. 11, 2021

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

Upcoming Webinars

CRM Webinar by Andrew Dickson

The U.S. Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification presents:

CO2-in-seawater reference materials: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Presenter: Professor Andrew Dickson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego)

March 16, 2021, 9am Pacific

Register here:

CMOS Tour Speaker – Dr. Katja Fennel

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society will host a public lecture by their 2021 Tour Speaker, Dr. Katja Fennel.

Presentation Title: What lies beneath? Views from a global fleet of ocean robots

March 17, 2021, 2 pm ET

New NECAN Webinar Recording

On Feb. 25th, NECAN hosted a webinar by Dr. Melissa Melendez (University of Hawai’i at Manoa) entitled “Understanding Net Ecosystem Metabolism and Carbonate Chemistry at Near Coral Reef Ecosystems Using Moored Autonomous pCO2 Systems: Lessons From Puerto Rico and Florida

Watch the full presentation here!

In the News

“Why a Net‑Zero Future Depends on the Ocean's Ability to Absorb Carbon”

Source: Dal News (Dalhousie University)

Read the article here:

Canada’s Launch of the UN Ocean Decade

On March 3, Canada and DFO hosted a workshop to launch the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030). Canada’s activities, initiatives, and involvmenet in the Ocean Decade are ongoing.

Please visit DFO’s new Ocean Decade webpage to learn more about how Canada will be involved in the Ocean Decade.

Follow #OceanDecade and #OceanDecadeCanada for more info!

New Paper of Interest

Niemisto, M, Fields, DM, Clark, KF, Waller, JD, Greenwood, and SJ, Wahle, RA. 2020. American lobster postlarvae alter gene regulation in response to ocean warming and acidification. Ecology and Evolution, 11: 806– 819.


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