West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel
From 2013 to 2016 Ocean Science Trust convened the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, comprised of 20 leading experts. The Panel developed a body of products that serve as a scientific call to action; synthesizing the state of knowledge and identifying science-based options to address OAH at the regional and local levels.
Timeline of the West Coast Panel's Impact
In 2012, California Ocean Science Trust and the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) recognized the need to harness the growing political attention on OA towards a fuller appreciation of its drivers and impacts. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of the Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification, the OPC asked Ocean Science Trust to establish a scientific advisory panel on ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) in collaboration with Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
In addition to the Executive Summary, the Panel produced as suite of supporting documents on a range of topic areas.
This document describes potential management actions and associated science needs that will assist managers in making decisions around whether and how best to address ocean acidification. (Boehm et al., 2015)