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Ocean Acidification Week 2021

A virtual multi-day forum to highlight different aspects of ocean acidification research and initiatives from around the world

Monday 13 September - Friday 17 September 2021

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Programs

Aims

Last year, GOA-ON launched OA Week as a response to the postponement of conferences and events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. After such a positive response we're bringing it back this year with more sessions, plenary speakers, and engaging talks about ocean acidification research. If you have any specific questions about OA Week, please contact us at secretariat@goa-on.org.

The key aims of OA Week are to:

  1. Engage the OA and broader oceanographic communities, raise awareness to the issue of OA, and bring attention to the global OA monitoring, research, capacity building, and education efforts
  2. Raise awareness of and maintain momentum around the upcoming 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World
  3. Share GOA-ON's three High-level Goals and introduce the GOA-ON OARS Program with our audiences

New This Year

OARS: Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability
GOA-ON is publicly launching its endorsed programme for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The programme is called OARS, "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability - Providing society with the observational and scientific evidence needed to sustainably identify, monitor, mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification; from local to global scales". The OARS programme will build on the work of GOA-ON to further develop the science of ocean acidification by enhancing ocean acidification capacity, increasing observations of ocean chemistry changes, identifying the impacts on marine ecosystems on local and global scales, and providing society and decision makers with the information needed to mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification. Learn more about this session below and register here.

Plenary Sessions
We have five plenary sessions planned. Three sessions will explore GOA-ON's three High-level Goals, one sessions will focus on OA attribution and Blue Carbon research, and one session will focus on research into satellites that collect acidification data from space. Please check them out below.

Community Discussion Sessions
We have several sessions designed to engage community discussion on topics of wide interest. Please check them out below.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session #1: Ocean Acidification From a Global Perspective

Monday, September 13 at 16:00 PDT (UTC-7)  View in various time zones

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GOA-ON and Ocean Acidification: A Global Perspective

Dr. Richard Feely

Senior Scientist, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, USA

Language: English

Importance and Value of Monitoring Coastal Ocean Acidification in New Zealand

Dr. Kim Currie

Marine Chemist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), , New Zealand

Language: English

Plenary Session #2: Ecosystem Response to Ocean Acidification

Tuesday, September 14 at 11:00 South Africa Standard Time (UTC+2)  View in various time zones

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A Story of OA Research in South Africa

Dr. Carla Edworthy

Postdoctoral Researcher, The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa

Language: English

Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coralline Algae

Dr. Chris Cornwall

Research Fellow & Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Language: English

Plenary Session #3: Modelling Ocean Acidification

Wednesday, September 15 at 09:00 EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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Regional Attribution of Coastal Processes to Ω, pH, and Carbon Variability in Washington and Oregon Waters: A Modeling Study

Dr. Samantha Siedlecki

Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA

Language: English

Modeling Ocean Acidification Progression in the Gulf of Mexico During Recent Decades

Dr. Fabian Gomez

Research Scientist, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University, & NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Atmospheric Laboratory, USA

Language: English

Plenary Session #4: OceanSODA

Friday, September 17 at 13:00 BST (UTC+1)  View in various time zones

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The Satellite Oceanographic Datasets for Acidification (OceanSODA) Project

Dr. Jamie Shutler

Associate Professor in Earth Observation, University of Exeter, UK

Ms. Hannah Green

PhD Student, University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Dr. Nicolas Gruber

Professor of Environmental Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH Zürich), Switzerland

Language: English

Plenary Session #5: Attribution and Blue Carbon

Friday, September 17 at 17:00 East Africa Time (UTC+3)  View in various time zones

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Detection, Attribution, & Predictability of Ocean Acidification

Dr. Scott Doney

Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change, University of Virginia, USA

Language: English

Seagrasses in Warming and Acidifying Oceans: Physiological Responses

Dr. Rushingisha George

Researcher, Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), Tanzania

Language: English

Hub Sessions

Each Hub Session will be hosted by a different GOA-ON regional hub and will be approximately 60-90 minutes. Each session will feature an overview of the hosting regional hub and a series of short presentations from researchers and other hub members. Each session will also include a live panel discussion and Q&A with the speakers. All sessions will be archived on the GOA-ON YouTube Channel.

North American Hub

Monday, September 13 at 12:00 noon EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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An Internally Consistent Data Product for Discrete Inorganic Carbon, Oxygen, and Nutrients on the North American Ocean Margins

Dr. Liqing Jiang

University of Maryland, USA

Language: English

Capturing Marine CO2 System Variability and Estimating Change Along the Inside Passage Using Observations From an Alaskan Ferry

Dr. Wiley Evans

Hakai Institute, Canada

Language: English

Coral Reefs From the Mexican Pacific in the Context of OA (Arrecifes Coralinos Del Pacífico Mexicano En El Contexto De La AO)

Dr. Orion Norzagaray

Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas-Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

The Olympic Coast as a Sentinel: Communicating Best Practices From an Approach to Integrated Social-Ecological Vulnerability Assessments

Dr. Jan Newton & Dr. Melissa Poe

University of Washington, USA

Language: English

Mediterranean Hub

Tuesday, September 14 at 13:00 CEST (UTC+2)  View in various time zones

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Ocean Acidification at the Crossroads: Approaching Unpurified and Purified M-Cresol Spectrophotometric pH Measurements

Dr. Marta Álvarez

IEO-CSIC, Spain

Language: English or Spanish

Coastal Acidification Trends in the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic Sea)

Dr. Michele Giani

National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS), Italy

Language: English

Presentation title coming soon

Mr. Saul Ciriaco

L’Area Marina Protetta di Miramare, Italy

Ocean Acidification and the European Science-Policy Landscape

Dr. Ana Rodríguez & Dr. Sheila Heymans

European Marine Board, Spain

Language: English

LAOCA (Latin America & Caribbean) Hub

Tuesday, September 14 at 13:00 Argentina Time (UTC-3)  View in various time zones

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Observatory for the Study of OA in Cuba. First Results and Challenges for Its Sustainability

Mr. Miguel Gomez Batista

Centro de Estudios Ambientales, Cuba

Language: Spanish

Ocean Acidification Monitoring in the Mexican Pacific

Dr. Leticia Espinosa Carreón

Instituto Politécnico Nacional - CIIDIR Sinaloa, Mexico

Language: Spanish

Diseño de Monitoreo: Química de Carbonatos Frente al Ecuador

Ms. Patricia Macías Mora

Instituto Público de Investigación en Acuicultura y Pesca, Ecuador

Language: Spanish

Ocean Acidification Research in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Dr. Paulo Horta

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Language: English

Role of Marine Macroalgae in the pH Regulation in an Eutrophic Argentinean Coastal Area

Dr. María Eugenia Becherucci

Laboratorio de Ecología, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC: UNMdP-CONICET), Argentina

Language: Spanish

Africa Hub

Wednesday, September 15 at 13:00 Central Africa Time (UTC+2)  View in various time zones

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New Marine Observations of Carbonate Chemistry Variability and Ocean Acidification State in North West Africa Waters

Dr. Mohammed Idrissi

National Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH), Morocco

Language: English

The Gulf of Guinea Marine Ecosystem in a Changing Ocean: Overview and Challenges

Dr. Sheck A. Sherif & Falilu Adekunbi

Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia, Liberia & Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Nigeria, respectively

Language: English

Ocean Acidification Monitoring in Kenya

Dr. Eric Okuku

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya

Language: English

Arctic Hub

Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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Integrated Assessment of the Risks to Ocean Acidification in the Northern High Latitudes: Regional Comparison of Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptive Capacity of Pelagic Calcifiers

Dr. Nina Bednarsek

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), USA

Language: English

Model Projections of Ocean Acidification in the Arctic

Dr. Nadja Steiner

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Language: English

Arctic Ocean Acidification Over the 21st Century Co-Driven by Anthropogenic Carbon Increases and Freshening in the CMIP6 Model Ensemble

Dr. Jens Terhaar

University of Bern, Switzerland

Language: English

Modern State of the Aragonite Saturation and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in the Kara and Laptev Seas

Dr. Alexander Polukhin

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Language: English

Ocean Acidification Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean

Dr. Libby Jones

Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Language: English

PI-TOA (Pacific Islands & Territories) Hub

Thursday, September 16 at 11:00 Fiji Time (UTC+12)  View in various time zones

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Ocean Acidification at the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC)

Ms. Evelyn Ikelau Otto

PICRC, Palau

Language: English

Blue Carbon Restoration and Ocean Acidification in Fiji: A Case Study From Viti Levu Bay

Ms. Miriama Vuiyasawa

The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Language: English

Responses of Caulerpa With and Without CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms to Elevated Ocean Acidification

Ms. Aleluia Taise

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Language: English

Current Status of OA Research in Samoa

Dr. Patila Malua Amosa

National University of Samoa, Samoa

Language: English

Northeast Atlantic Hub

Thursday, September 16 at 13:00 BST (UTC+1)  View in various time zones

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Simplification of Marine Ecosystems Under Ocean Acidification

Dr. Ben Harvey

Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Language: English

Relevant OA Research for Science and Society

Dr. Richard Bellerby

Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway

Language: English

Carbonate Chemistry and Calcifying Plankton in Scottish Coastal Waters

Dr. Pablo León Díaz

Marine Scotland Science, UK

Language: English

IOC-WESTPAC (Western Pacific) May Webinar Series (re-broadcasting)

Friday, September 17 at 17:30 CST/MYT (UTC+8)  View in various time zones

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Underway Measurement of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) in Estuarine Waters

Dr. Liyang Zhan

Third Institute of Oceanography, China

Language: English

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Oyster Aquaculture

Professor Aileen Tan Shau Hwai

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Language: English

Coral Reefs and Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Adaptive Capacity in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Dr. Suchana Chavanich

Chulalongkkorn University, Thailand

Language: English

OARS Session

Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS) Overview and Community Discussion

A satellite activity for the Ocean Decade Laboratory: A Predicted Ocean

Thursday, September 16 at 15:00 BST (UTC+1)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Dr. Jan Newton

University of Washington, USA

Dr. Stephen Widdicombe

University of Plymouth, UK

Abstract

In the summer of 2021, the UN Decade of Ocean Science formally endorsed GOA-ON's proposed programme "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability", also known as OARS. This programme aims to provide society with the observational and scientific evidence needed to sustainably identify, monitor, mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification, from local to global scales. The objective of this community discussion today is to receive input from the global ocean acidification community as to what support is required and how GOA-ON can best enhance ocean acidification observation and research capacity, taking into consideration local and regional specificities. We invite you to engage in the discussion to identify strategies and partners, supporting OARS and GOA-ON, to increase capacity in OA monitoring and research efforts within your respective regions, countries, and institutions. We hope to gather insights on which particular aspects of OARS could be expanded or improved upon in order to achieve the UN Decade Action outcomes.

Community Discussion Sessions

During OA Week 2021, there will be Community Discussion Sessions that promote conversations about a particular issue that is relevant to the GOA-ON community. Most sessions will be approximately 60 minutes.

Advancing the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange

Monday, September 13 at 09:00 EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leader

Ms. Julianna Mullen

NERACOOS, USA

Abstract

The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE) is an online members-only forum dedicated to catalyzing response to ocean and coastal acidification through collaboration. The platform's tools are designed to make three major activities as simple as possible: sharing information, facilitating person-to-person connections, and keeping information organized and searchable. Online "communities of practice" like the OAIE are increasingly popular with professionals working toward shared outcomes in part because they're proven to be effective at accelerating discovery, and they can remove many barriers to participation associated with diverse geographic involvement. However, while the OAIE and others are positioned solely as professional environments built on a straightforward calculus of ask and answer, the psychology of community—the emotional reactions/responses of people sharing a space—is inextricably linked to the success of the collective and individual. Considering the OAIE's steady growth and ever-increasing diversity, plus the rising popularity of professional communities of practice in general, we will discuss what additional barriers to participation remain (technological and humanistic), how the OAIE and other communities can advance equitable access to resources, and how we as individuals interact with and benefit from community, especially through the lens of the pandemic.

Pier2Peer: Tips on Fostering Successful Mentorships

Monday, September 13 at 16:00 EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leader

Dr. Kerri Dobson

GOA-ON Secretariat / Pier2Peer Coordinator / NOAA OAP, USA

Abstract

Hear Pier2Peer mentors and mentees share their experiences in the GOA-ON mentorship program and learn tips for mentors and mentees on how to foster a successful mentorship.

Impacts of OA on Marine Fungi – A Community Discussion

Tuesday, September 14 at 19:00 India Standard Time (UTC+5:30)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leader

Mr. Parth Arora

Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, India

Abstract

The impacts of ocean acidification (OA) to marine ecosystems has been documented across the globe. While many species have been found to be negatively impacted by OA, some are able to benefit (e.g., sea grasses) and can sequester ocean carbon. The impacts of OA on zoonotic pathogens and marine fungi is an emerging field, but evidence suggests that marine fungi may also benefit from OA. We will discuss the observed and reported impacts of OA on marine fungi and their interactions with water quality, and encourage participants to share observations from their own research. We will then work together to identify gaps in OA-marine fungi research, and develop a protocol for conducting future research on the topic. By bringing together marine mycologists interested in OA, we hope to create an OA/marine mycologist Community of Practice which will collaborate to develop this field further.

Introducing the New Pacific Islands Regional OA Training Hub and Other Upcoming Capacity Development Activities

Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 Fiji Time (UTC+12)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Ms. Alexis Valauri-Orton, Ms. Courtnie Park, & Dr. Kaitlyn Lowder

The Ocean Foundation, USA

Dr. Michael Acquafredda, Dr. Kerri Dobson, & Ms. Meredith Kurz

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Dr. Katy Soapi

The Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

Dr. Kim Currie

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand

Dr. Gilianne Brodie & Dr. Antoine De Ramon N'Yeurt

The University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji

Abstract

Are you a researcher or student based in the Pacific Islands? Are you looking for training, equipment, and other support? This community discussion session will provide information and updates about on-going capacity development activities organized by the TOF, NOAA, and the US Department of State.

Their goal is to enhance and sustain ocean acidification monitoring and research capacity in the Pacific Islands region. Come to this session to learn about:
  • A new Regional Training Hub in Suva, Fiji, hosted by the Institute of Applied Science at USP, SPC, NIWA, and the University of Otago (UO)
  • An upcoming Ocean Teachers Global Academy training
  • An RFP for OA monitoring equipment grants, specifically geared toward Pacific Islanders
  • A Masters Student Fellowship, specifically geared toward Pacific Islanders
There will be an extended Question and Answer panel discussion, and interested audience members will be given ample opportunities to ask questions and share their thoughts.

OA Data Sharing — GOA-ON Data Explorer and the SDG 14.3.1 Portal

Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 CEST (UTC)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Mr. Trevor Eakes

GOA-ON Secretariat, International Atomic Energy Agency OA-ICC, Monaco

Dr. Katherina Schoo

GOA-ON Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, France

Dr. Kerri Dobson

GOA-ON Secretariat, NOAA OAP, USA

Abstract

Join our community discussion where we will introduce the GOA-ON Data Explorer and the SDG 14.3.1 Data Portal, two community based online tools to showcase and share your ocean acidification observations.

We invite all researchers working on ocean acidification, data managers, scientists with geospatial backgrounds and those working on open science to discuss innovative approaches and solutions for the development of data portals in the coming decade.

We will consider questions such as: how can ocean acidification data portals evolve to meet the challenges of the coming decade? What new sources of information could be incorporated? What visualisations would you find helpful? How can we better incentivise and inspire scientists to submit and share their data? What technical resources are available to us?

GOA-ON is looking to establish a working group focussed on ocean acidification data sharing and the strengthening of the GOA-ON Data Explorer – all interested are welcome to join and contact the Secretariat at secretariat@goa-on.org.

From Source to Synthesis – Improving Flow of Ocean Carbon Data

Thursday, September 16 at 12:30 CEST (UTC+2)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Dr. Helen Findlay

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Ms. Kirsten Isensee

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, France

Mr. Benjamin Pfeil

University of Bergen, Norway

Dr. Katherina Schoo

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, France

Abstract

As data generating scientists, we have to find suitable data archives that are coherent with legal obligations of funders and that make it practical for access and visibility. In addition, data should be fit for purpose for synthesis products/reports in order to achieve greatest impact. The ocean acidification data landscape is a complex mix of data repositories, with varying audiences, purposes, meta and data requirements, as well as quality classifications and control mechanisms. Key to facilitating ocean acidification relevant data flow is communication among data producers, data managers and data users, addressing challenges and bringing together the community to find the best solutions. This discussion session of the OA week aims to continue ongoing and initiate new discussions around the following topics:
  1. What are the current obstacles/challenges with respect to ocean acidification data flow in your region, your field of research?
  2. Who should be taking part in ocean acidification data flow discussions - identification of main stakeholders? How can we improve data flow to meet the commitments for UN SDG 14.3.1, requirements of the funders and the wider benefits for our science and stakeholders that this unique opportunity brings in giving everyone access to datasets of known quality?

A Community Discussion Around CO2-in-Seawater Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)

Thursday, September 16 at 09:00 PDT (UTC-7)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Dr. Michael Acquafredda, Ms. Courtney Cochran, Dr. Shallin Busch, & Dr. Libby Jewett

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Dr. Regina Easley

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Dr. Andrew Dickson

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

Dr. Maribel Garcia Ibanez

University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Maciej Telszewski

International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), Poland

Dr. Peter Swarzenski, & Ms. Ashley Bantelman

International Atomic Energy Agency OA-ICC, Monaco

Dr. Tobias Steinhoff, Dr. Elaine McDonagh, & Dr. Richard Sanders

Norwegian Research Center (NORCE), Norway

Dr. Kim Currie

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand

Abstract

Reference materials (RMs) are fundamental for accurate and precise measurements of seawater CO2 system parameters and research related to ocean acidification and oceanic carbon cycles. Currently, there is a single source of RMs for total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and pH in seawater and a calibrated HCl titrant for seawater alkalinity analysis (Dickson Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography). However, the US Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (US IWG-OA) and various international organizations are working to increase the resilience of production and distribution of CO2-in-seawater RMs. In this community discussion session, participants will receive status updates from American & European. Additionally, the US IWG-OA will share its findings from the "CO2-in-seawater Reference Materials Community Survey" that was distributed earlier this year. There will be an extended Question & Answer panel discussion, and audience members will be given ample time to ask questions and share their thoughts.

OA Social Vulnerability Assessments Community Discussion

Thursday, September 16 at 16:00 EDT (UTC-4)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leaders

Ms. Courtney Cochran

NOAA OAP, USA

Ms. Jessie Turner

International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, USA

Ms. Darcy Dugan

Alaska Ocean Observation System and the Alaska OA Network, USA

Dr. Jan Newton & Dr. Melissa Poe

University of Washington, USA

Abstract

Ocean acidification is expected to threaten many marine resources that human communities rely on for food security, livelihoods, and cultural value. While knowing the vulnerability of different communities can help inform where management actions are needed, understanding social vulnerability to ocean acidification remains a challenge. This session will highlight ongoing efforts to address vulnerability in the US and lead to discussions about how other regions can start to think about assessing local vulnerability to OA. The US Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (US IWG-OA) will share updates on a new report that will characterize ecological and social vulnerability to ocean acidification on a global scale. Participants will also hear from panelists in the U.S. who have worked on regional vulnerability assessments or directly with stakeholders, with a focus on how to take first steps and overcome challenges such as data limitations. A large portion of the session will be dedicated to a Question & Answer session with the panel, and audience members will be encouraged to think about how social vulnerability could be addressed in their own region.

REMARCO Regional Observatory Takes Up the Challenge: Reporting Marine Acidity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, September 17 at 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)  View in various time zones

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Discussion Leader

Mr. César Bernal

Jefe Unidad de Laboratorios de Calidad Ambiental Marina – LABCAM, Colombia

Abstract

The Marine-Coastal Stressors Research Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (REMARCO) is made up of institutions from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries, participating in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation project RLA/7/025 for the strengthening of coastal marine research. The project currently includes research on aspects of harmful algal blooms, eutrophication, microplastics and ocean acidification with the aim of communicating with the different actors and generating tools for decision-makers. The main objective of the acidification component is to build capacity in the region to measure ocean acidity and report on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 14.3.1 (pH). To achieve this objective, the following activities are being carried out:
  • Forming a working team with researchers from the 18 REMARCO countries
  • Identify the needs in the region that to date did not allow the indicator to be reported and a REMARCO plan to close the gaps
  • Establish agreements between those responsible for national reporting of the indicator and REMARCO
  • Establish a regional observatory to generate local and regional data of global interest
  • Develop standardized protocols for sampling, measurement and uncertainty estimation of total alkalinity, pHT and dissolved inorganic carbon
  • Conduct (virtual) training courses for analysts and indicator reporters
  • Deliver kits of equipment, materials and reagents for indicator reporting with the required quality
  • Strengthen regional capacities to purify m-cresol and develop working standards
  • Report indicator 14.3.1 (3 countries by 2020)
A "round table" will be held with representatives of the ocean acidification component from different REMARCO countries (Spanish, English and Portuguese languages) and a representative of IAEA. The representatives will make 5 min interventions and after each presentation where a question and answer session will be opened for discussion with the audience (each question will be answered in the language in which the question is generated).

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