Webinar Series

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.

Upcoming

Supporting Development of Ocean Acidification Water Quality Thresholds in California

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Overview

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia expert panel recommended development of OA thresholds to support water quality and marine resource management decisions, something which has been reiterated in California’s Draft Ocean Acidification Action Plan. This webinar presents: 1) updates on a project intended to help move toward such thresholds for calcifying marine organisms, 2) thoughts on how those thresholds might be used in early non-regulatory decision-making, and 3) perspectives on the steps necessary to translate thresholds into a regulatory framework.

 

Agenda

  • About the Webinar Series and Info for Public Participants  
    Hayley Carter, Ocean Science Trust
  • Introduction
    Steve Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
  • Synthesis of Thresholds of Ocean Acidification Effects on Pelagic Molluscs 
    Nina Bednarsek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
  • Applying Thresholds to Support Investigations of Local Pollution Impact in the Southern California Bight
    Martha Sutula, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
  • Process and challenges in translating threshold knowledge into a regulatory framework
    Jonathan Bishop, California State Water Resources Control Board
  • Group Discussion
    Moderator: Steve Weisberg, Task Force co-chair, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority

 

Hosted by Hayley Carter, Ocean Science Trust, on behalf of the OAH Task Force and the California Ocean Protection Council.

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PANELISTS

Steve Weisberg

Task Force Discussion Moderator
Executive Director,
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Nina Bednarsek

Scientist,
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Martha Sutula

Biogeochemistry Department Head,
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Jonathan Bishop

Chief Deputy Director,
California State Water Resources Control Board

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