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OA News (You Could Use), October 11th, 2022

Here are some of the latest happenings in the world of ocean acidification in Canada and beyond! OA CoP Quarterly Newsletter 2022:

The most recent Quarterly Newsletter has arrived. Now offered in both French and English! This post is full of exciting updates, including our endorsement as a UN Decade project under the OARS Programme, our presentation at the 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCEAN IN A HIGH CO2 WORLD, new social media initiatives, and much more! To download the Newsletter follow the link below!

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MEOPAR Annual Training and Scientific Meeting:

This meeting will be held virtually with sessions taking place throughout the dates of November 22, 24, 28 & 30, 2022.

The official call for abstracts deadline is on October 14th, 2022. If you wish to submit an abstract or learn more about this meeting check out the MEOPAR website by clicking here.

The OA CoP at the 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCEAN IN A HIGH CO2 WORLD: The Canadian OA CoP attended this symposium and select side meetings. We gave an oral presentation about the activities of the OA CoP, how we formed, and the current projects we are undertaking. The conference was full of other wonderful presentations, posters, and plenaries (which can be seen on the High CO2 YouTube channel here). At the symposium, we attended the official GOA-ON side meeting: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION GOA-ON REGIONAL HUB COORDINATION WORKSHOP. In this meeting, we saw updates from all the GOA-ON Hubs and had the opportunity to discuss all of the wonderful resources that are offered through this organization. We encourage all of our members to join whichever GOA-ON Regional Hubs which is most relevant to them (Canada is included in both the North American Hub and the Arctic Hub). To learn more about GOA-ON please visit their website by clicking here! We also attended the side meeting: FROM KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION: COMMUNICATING OA SCIENCE TO POLICY MAKERS run by the OA Alliance and Ocean Foundation. This meeting saw discussions between international participants with the goal of identifying major steps that can be taken at the science-policy interface. To guide these discussions this workshop featured presentations from experts in the field, such as Jessie Turner Director of the OA Alliance, who gave insights into how this organization delivers projects on the science-policy interface. To learn more about these organizations we encourage you to visit the website for the OA Alliance here and the Ocean Foundation here. To see pictures from the conference scroll through our Twitter page here! Also, check out some of the trending hashtags from the conference while you are there!

Did you attend this meeting and want to still be part of the conversation? Check out the continuation of the conversation hosted on the OAIE here!

North American Job opportunities:

Research Scientist position with the PMEL Carbon Program in Seattle: This employee will be responsible for collecting, compiling, analyzing, distributing and archiving data generated in the laboratory and at sea from discrete and continuous sampling instruments in support of ocean acidification and ocean carbon cycle research conducted by CICOES and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This CICOES/UW employee will work within the Carbon Dioxide Program at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory performing cutting-edge research on anthropogenic impacts on the marine carbon cycle, with a focus on ocean acidification studies. Please follow the link here for further information. In the News:

Want to read more about the exciting paper featured in the article above? Check out the full citation below!

Qi, D., Ouyang, Z., Chen, L., Wu, Y., Lei, R., Chen, B., Feely, R. A., Anderson, L. G., Zhong, W., Lin, H., Polukhin, A., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Bi, H., Lin, X., Luo, Y., Zhuang, Y., He, J., Chen, J., & Cai, W.-J. (2022). Climate change drives rapid decadal acidification in the Arctic Ocean from 1994 to 2020. Science, 377(6614), 1544–1550.

New in the CoP: The OA CoP has begun #ResearchThursday every other Thursday we want to feature the story of your research through the pictures that document it. Every other Thursday we will post a new research picture to highlight all of the cool OA projects happening across Canada. If you are interested in featuring your work click here. To see our first #ResearchThursday post on Twitter click here! To see our first #ResearchThursday post on Instagram click here!


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