Welcome to the GOA-ON Webinar Series

A monthly webinars series that will highlight the latest OA research and activities of GOA-ON members.


The goals of the GOA-ON Webinar Series are to enable members to share their science with the broader community, create opportunities for collaboration, and foster a sense of community among GOA-ON members.

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GOA-ON is especially eager to highlight earlier career scientists, educators, and leaders in their field who want to share their work with the community. A good webinar talk will not only present interesting findings or outcomes, it will also provide relevant insights and lessons to fellow GOA-ON members interested in similar topics. Check out the list of past presentations for more on what a GOA-ON webinar can be.

Upcoming Webinars



Canada's Ocean Acidification Community of Practice

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm ET (UTC -4)

Kristina Barclay

Ph.D., Coordinator, MEOPAR OA Community of Practice, Department of Geography, University of Calgary

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The MEOPAR OA Community of Practice (CoP) was formed in 2018, with the overarching goal of sharing knowledge and improving linkages between OA knowledge creators and end-users across Canada. The OA CoP is led by two Co-Leads, Dr. Helen Gurney-Smith (DFO) and Dr. Brent Else (University of Calgary), and a Coordinator, Dr. Kristina Barclay (University of Calgary, MEOPAR), with guidance from an interdisciplinary Steering Committee from across the country. OA CoP objectives include the development of: knowledge transfer and community engagement via accessible content, resources, and databases, and best-practices for data collection and sharing involving research groups, stake-holders, and community-based research. We will present some of our key activities to date, our new online resources and blog series, as well as updates on the development of future projects. Current and future activities are focused on increasing online content and resources to increase OA CoP awareness and engagement, the development of a low-cost OA sensor package to aid aquaculture operations and larger monitoring efforts, conducting regional vulnerability assessments, and participation in partner OA organizations, including the GOA-ON North American Hub, the OA Information Exchange, DFO-NOAA OA Working Groups, the OA Alliance, and MEOPAR.

Past Webinars

What Do You (Really) Need to Know to Understand Multiple Stressors?

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Sam Dupont

Senior Lecturer & Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg

Christina McGraw

Senior Lecturer, University of Otago

Christopher Cornwall

Research Fellow & Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

Resolving the biological impacts of ocean acidification within the midst of multiple stressors is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Laboratory experimentation is one of the available tools at our disposal but designing and interpreting a relevant multiple stressors experiment is challenging. This interactive talk will explore concepts and common misconceptions when interpreting data from multiple driver studies and provide some keys on how to design a meaningful strategy to resolve impacts of multiple stressors.

Measuring Protons with Photons: A Ph Analyzer and Community Science Program to Change the Relationship Between Humans and Ocean Science

Thursday, 18 March 2021

William Pardis

Electrical Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

David Long

Professor of Chemistry, Flathead Valley Community College

Kalina Grabb

Ph.D. Candidate, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This presentation will be shared by Dr. David Long, William Pardis, and Kalina Grabb. Their talk is entitled, "Measuring Protons with Photons: a pH Analyzer and community science program to change the relationship between humans and ocean science". This webinar will suggest a new way to think about conducting ocean science and will highlight a new tool, a hand-held pH instrument called the pHyter. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 18 March 2021 at 11:00 am EDT (UTC -4). If you can't make the live event, the webinar will be recorded and archived on the GOA-ON Youtube Channel.

Measuring OA to Support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: GOA-ON Webinar 2

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Kirsten Isensee

Programme Specialist - Ocean Carbon Sources and Sinks, IOC-UNESCO

Katherina Schoo

Consultant - Ocean Acidification, IOC-UNESCO

This presentation introduces the audience to the Sustainable Development GOAL 14 and in particular the SDG target 14.3 and its indicator 14.3.1 focusing on ocean acidification. It introduces the related methodology, related meta-data and data requirements, what kind of data to submit and where. We show how international collaboration can, and already has, increased scientific capacity and how continued efforts will hopefully help to reduce the negative impacts on ocean health.

Unifying Biological Observations to Detect & Compare OA Impacts Across Marine Species & Ecosystems

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Sam Dupont

Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg

Steve Widdicombe

Professor, Director of Science, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

A Biological Working Group was established within GOA-ON to propose optimal monitoring strategies (frequency and duration) to observe biological rates of change, allowing combining these data at regional and global scales. We will summarize this strategy focusing on rate of change of biological responses that can then be correlated to the rate of change of OA chemistry. Five fundamental traits and their observable indicator factors were identified: calcified organisms and calcification, autotrophs and primary production, heterotrophs and secondary production, biodiversity and community structure, as well as genetic adaptation.

OA Week 2020

8-10 September 2020

A virtual multi-day forum to highlight different aspects of ocean acidification research and initiatives.