Vulnerability of oyster aquaculture and restoration to ocean acidification and other co-stressors in the Chesapeake Bay

Marjy Friedrichs (Virginia Institute of Marine Science ), Emily Rivest (Virginia Institute of Marine Science ), David Wrathall (Oregon State University)

Coastal acidification and its associated co-stressors present a serious and credible threat to the success of both oyster aquaculture and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. Recent research provides a clearer understanding of the physiological sensitivity of different economically and culturally valuable shellfish species to ocean acidification (OA), but we still lack a basic understanding of how vulnerability differs across the range of shellfish-reliant stakeholders, specifically participants in oyster aquaculture, the growers, watermen and coastal restoration managers. This basic knowledge gap motivates this work, which aims to: (1) assess the vulnerability of the oyster aquaculture industry and oyster restoration to OA and other co-stressors, and (2) produce the information required by regional communities to aid in adaptation to these stressors. In achieving these goals, we will better understand which shellfish stakeholders will be able to successfully adapt, which will seek alternative livelihoods, and what specifically causes the difference between these two disparate outcomes.


Monday, December 21, 2020

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Acidification Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

Ocean Acidification Program and Sea Grant

The Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships for a two-year period covering the 2018 and 2019 academic years. The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any academic institution in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to regional ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification. The focus should be on improving understanding of the potential ecological consequences of increasing carbon dioxide concentration in regional coastal waters. Projects may encompass natural and/or social science research topics.

Proposals are being accepted through 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 13, 2018 via [EasyDNNnewsLink|91].  

This announcement and additional information can be found on each state Sea Grant program’s website.


Monday, March 5, 2018
New Video on Ocean Acidification: Salmon and the Puget Sound

New Video on Ocean Acidification: Salmon and the Puget Sound

Tiffany Grunzel, University of Washington Communications Leadership Program

Ocean acidification could have deep impacts for salmon in the Puget Sound. 

Tiffany Grunzel from the University of Washington Communications Leadership program, interviews Dr. Shallin Busch (NOAA), Dr. Chase Williams (UW), and Robert Purser Jr. (Susquamish Fisheries) about the direct and indirect impacts of ocean acidification on salmon and what this could mean for tribal culture and the seafood industry.

A link to the video can be found [EasyDNNnewsLink|79]

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Categories: OA News

The 4th U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators Meeting

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program

The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is working with a scientific organizing committee to plan the 4th U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators meeting in conjunction with the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 7-19, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, apply by November 6th using this link: [EasyDNNnewsLink|67]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ocean and Coastal Acidification Web Manager and Collaboration Facilitator

Northeastern Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

The OCA Web Manager and Collaboration Facilitator will be responsible for maintaining the content of the ocean acidification collaboration website. They will also be responsible for maintaining workspace tools used by collaboration teams to effectively coordinate activities and communicate domestically and internationally. The qualified candidate will ensure a current and attractive website that highlights activities and issues related to ocean acidification that are of interest to a range of stakeholders. S/he will also work to build the number of users of the collaboration website and to guide current users to fully utilize the website capacities. Administratively, the candidate will employ web-based tools to coordinate implementation team meetings, maintain a calendar of events, keep and maintain mailing lists, and manage documents through the website to ensure smooth and ongoing communication within and between collaboration teams. The OCA Web Manager and Collaboration Facilitator will be responsible for reporting on website activities to the community and general public through website content and other means.
Monday, September 11, 2017
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