The Task Force is hosting a webinar series to track scientific efforts and identify opportunities to coordinate among and leverage investments across the U.S. West Coast region. Webinars are also a technical forum for two-way engagement between scientists and decision-makers to ensure actions are being informed by the best available science.
Webinars are topic-based, open to the public, and will occur approximately every two months throughout the Task Force’s tenure. Webinars will be recorded and archived here.
U.S. West Coast Ocean Acidification Observations and Assets Inventory
When: Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
In 2016, the Joint OAH Monitoring Task Force of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) and federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA), embarked on an undertaking to inventory the OAH monitoring infrastructure on the West Coast from California through Alaska. The intention was to compile the foundational information for a gaps analysis - a comprehensive list of OAH-relevant field research and monitoring efforts documenting chemical, physical, and biological trends all along the coast - to ultimately inform the design of a West Coast Integrated OAH Monitoring network and the subsequent strategic monitoring investments required to build it.
In this webinar, you will hear from a series of Panelists who will provide an update on the status of this inventory and where are we headed as a region. Presentations and discussion will focus on addressing the following questions:
- Where are we now with our understanding of OA processes from observations thus far that is most useful for the stakeholders in California;
- Where are the major gaps in our knowledge that is relevant for the stakeholders;
- What new assets do we need to have a better understanding of the processes involved;
- How can we better coordinate our observational network in the future.
Join in on the discussion.
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NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
University of California, Davis
California Ocean Protection Council
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife