• Austin Pugh

OA News (You Could Use), October 3rd, 2022

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


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!


North American Job opportunities:

1) 3 Positions at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami are available:

  • Postdoctoral Associate – Global Plankton Biodiversity Monitoring with Bio-GO-SHIP and MBON

  • Postdoctoral Associate – The Biological Carbon Pump in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Research Program Manager – HPC-powered Bioinformatics on NOAA Supercomputers

Please follow the link here for further information.


2) 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.


What is the EPA (USA) doing to Address Ocean and Coastal Acidification:

Canada shares our global and regional ocean and multiple coastlines with the USA, what happens to the waters in one country will directly impact what happens in the other. Due to this fact it is important to keep tabs on what is happening with our neighbors to the south! The link here breaks down how the United States EPA is handling OA.


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!


In the News:


Title: B.C. municipalities want action on cargo and cruise ship pollution


Source: North Shore News



New Paper of Interest:

Cristina Romera-Castillo et al, Abiotic plastic leaching contributes to ocean acidification, Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158683


 

Have a news item you'd like us to feature? Email coordinator@oceanacidification.ca

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