Report on Using Aquatic Vegetation as Ocean Acidification Management Tool

The Ocean Protection Council and Ocean Science Trust are pleased to announce the release of a new report: Emerging Understanding of Seagrass and Kelp as an Ocean Acidification Management Tool in California. The report is available here:

The report, which synthesizes data and results from ongoing research and monitoring, provides guidance on next steps for the State as it considers future nature-based actions to reduce the negative impacts of ocean acidification in California and beyond. The report was produced by a working group of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) and the California Ocean Science Trust.

Key findings and next steps from the report will be presented on February 6 in Sacramento at a hearing of the Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources. In addition to the report’s findings, the hearing will include presentations from researchers at The Nature Conservancy, University of California, Davis, and California State University, Northridge highlighting specific actions being taken locally and key next steps for California. More information on the hearing can be found here.