NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program seeks to better prepare society to respond to changing ocean conditions and resources by expanding understanding of ocean acidification, through interdisciplinary partnerships, nationally and internationally. Ocean acidification is occurring because our ocean is absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, leading to lower pH and greater acidity. This is causing a fundamental change in the chemistry of the ocean from pole to pole.
The Gulf of Maine 2050 international symposium will integrate environmental, economic, social, and institutional perspectives on emerging climate challenges and opportunities. It will bring together multiple science disciplines, natural resource managers, municipal planners, representatives from key industries, a diverse mix of community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and the donor community. Leaders from across New England and the Maritime Provinces will come together to understand how the Gulf of Maine is expected to change in the next 30 years, build a shared vision for regional resilience, identify steps to achieve that vision, and activate new collaborations for action.
The NOAA/OAR/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is soliciting proposals for studies investigating ocean acidification monitoring strategies that would offer an observing system design that best characterizes and tracks ocean acidification within U.S. Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) optimized towards characterizing the conditions most relevant to ecologically and economically important marine species.
Letters of intent due February 5th, 2019 (EXTENDED Deadline)
More info here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=11.017
OAP Director, Libby Jewett, will present a seminar at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Tuesday, October 9th as part of the 100 Years of Women at William & Mary year-long celebration. Dr. Jewett's presentation is titled "Emerging Influence: the field of ocean acidification research and the role of women in marine science". While there, she will also be speaking with graduate and undergraduate students about ocean acidification and other NOAA priorities in the Chesapeake, and about her experience as a woman in the sciences.
OAP program manager to attend the annual PI meeting in Horn Point, MD for an OAP funded project entitled "Interactions between OA and eutrophication in estuaries: Modeling opportunities and limitations for shellfish restoration."