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  • Writer's pictureAustin Pugh

OA News (You Could Use), October 17th, 2022

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

Upcoming Events:

1. MEOPAR Annual Training and Scientific Meeting:

This meeting will be held virtually with sessions taking place throughout 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.

2. MEOPAR Career Coaching Program:

This MEOPAR workshop taking place October 18th(TOMORROW) aims to help you set goals in your career. Make sure you don't miss this chance to organize your goals and priorities; more information can be found here!

3 . ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting :

The ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting brings together researchers from the natural, health, and social sciences to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing Arctic region, shaped by climate change and modernization. This conference will push the boundaries of our collective understanding of the Arctic and strengthen our ability to address the Arctic issues of today and tomorrow.

If you would like to learn more about this meeting or would like to sign up, click here to go to the ArcticNet website.

In the News:


Arctic Institute OA highlight:

Click here to read this highlight on the Arctic Institute website

Paper of Interest:

Check out this amazing new paper discussing global best practices for OA research!

Widdicombe, S., Isensee, K., Artioli, Y., Gaitán-Espitia, J. D., Hauri, C., Newton, J. A., Wells, M., & Dupont, S. (2022). Unifying biological field observations to detect and compare ocean acidification impacts across marine species and ecosystems: What to monitor and why.

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!

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!


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