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OA News (You Could Use), October 24th, 2022

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


New Blog post:


International Resource Highlights


Between the 10th-16th of September 2022, the OA CoP attended the 5th International Symposium of the Oceans in a High CO2 World. Over the course of the Symposium and side works shops, we learned about some amazing and often underutilized resources created by the global OA community which we would like to share with you.


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In the News:


Title: The Mediterranean Sea is so hot, it’s forming CO2-belching crystals


Source: Canada's National Observer


Paper of Interest:


Check out this new paper!


Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Ma, S., Chen, H., Li, J., Li, Z., Xu, K., Huang, R., Zhang, H., Han, Y., and Sun, J.: Responses of elemental content and macromolecule of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi to reduced phosphorus availability and ocean acidification depend on light intensity, EGUsphere [preprint]. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-947, 2022.


5th International Symposium The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans:

Call for abstracts and financial support applications is open until 1 November 2022!


​​​ECCWO5 (Bergen Norway, 17-21 April 2023) brings together experts from around the world to better understand climate effects on ocean ecosystems, what adaptation and mitigation measures could look like, and how to implement them​. The symposium is continuing the successful series of ECCWO symposia over the last few years.


Click here to submit an abstract to ECCWO5!


North American Job Opportunity:


The University of Washington is searching for a postdoctoral researcher interested in Marine Chemistry and Carbon Dioxide Removal. They are looking for enthusiastic researchers with expertise in either regional modeling or marine carbonate chemistry monitoring/measurement.


Click here to learn more!


The OA CoP at the 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCEAN IN A HIGH CO2 WORLD:


All presentations from this conference have temporarily been posted on the Symposium High CO2-Lima YouTube channel here. These videos will be featured on the channel until November 25th, don't miss out!


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!


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 . 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.

 

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