OAP Helps Build Ocean Acidification Capacity for Pacific Island Nations

OCTOBER 23rd, 2017

NOAA scientists and OAP staff will be educating and training scientists on ocean acidification monitoring in Suva, Fiji on 30 Oct - 10 Nov 2017. Scientists from several Pacific Island nations will convene at the University of the South Pacific to learn best methods for measuring ocean chemistry from experts in the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network. 

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Science ↔ Society: Equilibrating Our Understanding of Ocean Acidification

Science ↔ Society: Equilibrating Our Understanding of Ocean Acidification

Wednesday, September 20th, 12pm ET

During this webinar Carla Edworthy, a PhD candidate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, shared her experience with mobilising citizen and professional science in South Africa by means of a continentally co-ordinated event on World Ocean Day 2017. It will highlight the methods of engagement with both the science and non-science community as well as present the various challenges and lessons learnt from this experience.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Live! Science at Sea: Gulf of Mexico Ocean Acidification Cruise

Live! Science at Sea: Gulf of Mexico Ocean Acidification Cruise

NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

On July 18, NOAA AOML and partner scientists will depart on the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle (GOMECC-3) research cruise in support of NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Monitoring Program
Friday, July 14, 2017
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Pteropods as Indicators of Global Change: From Research to Education

Pteropods as Indicators of Global Change: From Research to Education

SOARCE Webinar

Presented by: Kevin Johnson, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Primary audience: Informal educators and communicators

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 6:00pm ET

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Development of Ocean Acidification “pHyter” – Plankton Monitoring Tools & Curriculum

Jacqueline Laverdure

NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast Region (Olympic Coast, Greater Farallones, Cordell Bank, Monterey Bay and Channel Islands) will partner with Flathead Valley Community College, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC), to increase accessibility and understanding of tools and protocol for ocean acidification monitoring through citizen science and education programs.

Humans and the ocean are inextricably interconnected, with all humans relying on ocean ecosystem outputs such as oxygen, water and food.  Currently, ocean ecosystems are threatened by multiple global change stressors, including ocean acidification (OA).  The development of OA monitoring tools and education curriculum will be instrumental in providing the public with a better understanding of the process of OA and impacts of a more acidic environment to valuable ocean ecosystems.

NOAA’s West Coast Region (WCR) sanctuaries will work with external partner Dr. David Long, of Flathead Valley Community College, to pilot a field-based pH-measuring instrument called ”pHyter” with WCR sanctuaries’ OA education and outreach programs, including citizen science, teacher workshops and student field investigations. Dr. Long  and his students recently developed pHyter: a hand-held chemical indicator-based spectrophotometric pH- measuring device.  OAP funds will support the expansion of pHyter instrument capabilities to permit iPhone and android apps to interface and upload to the international GLOBE Program GIS database, increasing accessibility of pH data.

Friday, April 28, 2017
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