Addressing Ocean Acidification in a Vulnerable Region: The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network

NOAA OCEAN ACIDIFICATION PROGRAM

Ocean acidification is a global issue, driven by absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and it holds particular interest and concern for Alaskans. A primary reason is that Alaska water is cold, and cold water can hold more gas – just like a cold soda stays more fizzy than a warm one. This makes Alaska’s waters naturally more rich in carbon dioxide and thereby higher in acidity, placing it closer to the threshold that could be harmful to marine organisms. Since Alaska is home to a $6 billion dollar seafood industry and many communities that rely heavily on subsistence fishing, the stakes are high.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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Workshop Report Defines Agenda for Integrated Research on HABs and Ocean Acidification

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and NCCOS have published the proceedings of the virtual Harmful Algal Blooms and Ocean Acidification Workshop in a NOAA Technical Memorandum (OAR-OAP-3). Over 70 scientists, managers and stakeholders met August 11-13, 2020 to identify needs and priorities to advance research on ocean acidification (OA) and harmful algal blooms (HABs) as co-stressors in coastal ecosystems.
Monday, August 9, 2021
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Forging Connections between Industry and Scientists: The Start of the California Current Acidification Network

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Over a decade ago, California sea urchin diver Bruce Steele discovered a scientific paper suggesting that sea urchins-the source of his livelihood-were facing a new threat called ocean acidification. At the time, there was very little research or information being shared among the West Coast fishing industry about how this change in ocean chemistry caused by the absorption of carbon dioxide emissions could impact sea urchins or other species.

Steele was hoping that the West Coast states could join together to address the potential impacts from ocean acidification to shellfish and fisheries.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Funding Opportunity: Understanding multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change

Letters of Intent due October 4th, 2021; Full proposals due January 18th,2022

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science Competitive Research Program, Climate Program Office, and Ocean Acidification Program, in partnership with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Integrated Ocean Observing System Office, are pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) to understand multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change.

A letter of intent is required. The deadline for letters of intent is October 4, 2021; and full applications are due January 18, 2022. View the full FFO here

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity

Published on: 07/28/2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Now hiring! Physical Scientist- Education & Outreach Coordinator

Applications accepted until July 27th, 2021

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program has a vacancy for a Physical Scientist ZP 1301-3/4 (Direct Hire) with a negotiable location.

 As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Develop and coordinate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ocean acidification science outreach and education. Lead a team charged with coordinating across NOAA and the broader science communication community in the development and dissemination of ocean acidification messages and materials derived from program-sponsored research. Lead team development of new approaches for dissemination of research findings.
  • Monitor and direct the organization’s ocean acidification education activities. Oversee the development of educational materials. Manage major ocean acidification website enhancements. Coordinate execution of ocean acidification-related public webinars. Oversee program communication and educational investments and track program milestones and performance.
  • Coordinate presentation of program-sponsored research findings to lay, managerial and expert audiences within and beyond NOAA using various software packages and social media platforms. Produce original written materials on ocean acidification summarizing program-sponsored research findings for agency, national, and international assessments.

The duties above are described at the full performance level of ZP-4; the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Vacancy will close on 7/27/21. Learn more at this JobAnnouncement (Direct Hire): OAR-OAP-2021-0001

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607243200

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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