Join us for our C-CAN Roundtable discussion on Thursday February 8th
1pm PST (4pm EST)
“Summary of a Workshop on Monitoring for Acidification Threats in West Coast Estuaries: A San Francisco Bay Case Study”
Phil Trowbridge – Program Manager for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Karina Nielsen – Director of the Estuary & Ocean Science Center and Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University
This webinar is co-sponsored by C-CAN and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, with assistance from Dr. Shallin Busch. The host for this presentation is Bruce Steele, C-CAN Steering Committee and sea urchin diver.
Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
The estuaries of the U.S. Pacific Coast are diverse and productive ecosystems of high ecological, cultural, and economic value. They have many stakeholders, are managed to meet many different, often competing, objectives, and contend with environmental stressors from a variety of sources.
Ocean acidification (OA) is one stressor expected to have widespread impacts on the Pacific coastal ecosystems. Recently, the West Coast Ocean Acidification & Hypoxia Science Panel recommended improved monitoring to assess biological impacts in the coastal ocean and estuaries. However, the current status and impacts of ocean acidification on West Coast estuaries are largely unknown.
A workshop in October 2016 brought together scientists from throughout the West Coast qof the United States, leading researchers on San Francisco Bay, the region’s largest estuary, and representatives from a variety of management agencies. The main objectives of the Workshop were to assess whether acidification is of concern in the Bay and to identify its potential impacts to beneficial uses, cost-effective monitoring strategies, and potential management actions. Although the Bay was the case study, the aim was to develop general guidance that could be applied to West Coast estuaries.
For this webinar, organizers of the workshop will summarize key findings and next steps that came out of the workshop.
The workshop summary is available at: http://www.sfei.org/documents/summary-workshop-monitoring-acidification-threats-west-coast-estuaries-san-francisco-bay
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Following the presentation there will be a few short informational announcements relevant to the C-CAN community. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
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