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  • Writer's pictureKristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) Sept. 9, 2021

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

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

New Video: Ocean Acidification poetry by Samantha Jones

We are excited to debut the new video of “Ocean Acidification”, a poem by Samantha Jones (University of Calgary, Geography). Thanks to our collaborators, The Ocean Foundation and the OA Alliance. The video was made by James Nikitine.

Watch the video here:

The poem “Ocean Acidification” blends science and poetry to explore one of the challenges a high-CO2 world poses to the ocean and the species, ecosystems, and human communities that depend on it. Author Samantha Jones’ PhD research on carbon cycling in the Canadian Arctic inspired this work, which first appeared in WATCH YOUR HEAD (online) in March 2021 at Samantha is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

NEXT WEEK – OA Week (September 13 – 17, 2021)

Cross posted from the OA Info Exchange:

“Ocean Acidification Week will be back in 2021!

Last September, GOA-ON launched OA Week as a response to the postponement of conferences and events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We received such positive responses that GOA-ON, in partnership with NOAA OAP, IAEA OA-ICC, and IOC-UNESCO, is bringing OA Week back this year. We will bring you even more information and sessions from the regional hubs, more presentations by plenary speakers, and more conversations about global ocean acidification research. Please visit the new OA Week 2021 webpage for more details on the event. This webpage will be updated regularly as we continue planning the meeting.

We also need your help: please suggest topics for the Community Discussion Sessions. Think of Community Discussion Sessions as short workshops, listening sessions, interactive presentations, or other platforms for promoting conversations about issues that are relevant to the OA community. Even if you cannot commit to leading a session, we'd still like your thoughts on what topics you'd like to see covered during OA Week 2021. Share your suggestions by commenting on the post on the OA Info Exchange.

Finally, please share this news with your professional networks, and most importantly, don't forget to save the dates: Monday 13 September - Friday 17 September, 2021! If you have other questions about OA Week 2021, please contact us at”

Read it here.

Update: Ocean in a High CO2 World Meeting

“COVID-19 virus update

The 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting venue remains the same, and workshops associated with the symposium should also be rescheduled. Abstract submissions will remain open until 24 April 2022. Senior authors of abstracts already submitted will be contacted to provide an opportunity to modify or update the abstract and the type of presentation (oral or poster).”

In the News

“Carbon emissions could change 95 per cent of surface ocean climates by 2100, threatening ecosystems: study”

Source: CTV

Read the full article here.

New Special Issue of Interest

The Role of Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies for Climate Mitigation

Frontiers in Climate


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