Posted on OA: 22 May 2015 — Martz T., McLaughlin K. & Weisberg S. B., 2015. California Current Acidification Network (C-CAN). Publication.
The California Current Acidification Network (C-CAN) is a collaboration dedicated to advancing understanding of ocean acidification (OA) and its effects on biological resources of the U.S. West Coast. C-CAN first convened in 2010 in response to a growing realization that declines in shellfish hatchery production corresponded to coastal upwelling of low pH waters. The initial workshop brought together leading shellfish industry representatives, coastal managers, researchers, Sea Grant programs, and Integrated Ocean Observing Systems to increase collective understanding of OA effects on the nearshore environment. C-CAN has since expanded to include other ocean-dependent industries, environmental advocacy groups, regulatory agencies, and tribal groups.
The overarching goal of C-CAN is to coordinate and standardize OA measurement and data collection practices, ensuring data accessibility, utility, and application. C-CAN provides shared guidelines and support for participating groups in implementation of high quality, compatible monitoring programs. C-CAN also facilitates application of the network’s data in developing tools that examine the causes of ecosystem impacts and predict future changes in ocean chemistry and biological communities. Finally, C-CAN communicates its findings to address management concerns about defining the ecological effects of OA for development of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Given the complexity of this emerging issue, and recognizing that advancing knowledge will require a concerted community effort, C-CAN is committed to serve as the region’s source of reliable, vetted scientific information on ocean acidification.
Martz T., McLaughlin K. & Weisberg S. B., 2015. Best Practices for autonomous measurement of seawater pH with the Honeywell Durafet pH sensor. California Current Acidification Network (C-CAN). Publication.
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