• Kristina 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:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2842491957779599883


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

Find out more and register here!


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:

https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/02/24/why-a-net-zero-future-depends-on-the-ocean-s-ability-to-absorb-c.html


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.

https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7083

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