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NECAN January 2016 Update

Happy New Year!

Stakeholder Engagement in Long Island Sound

NECAN held its sixth and final stakeholder engagement workshop in Shelton, Connecticut on January 11 in conjunction with the NOAA Milford Aquaculture Seminar. Almost 40 stakeholders from both Connecticut and New York attended the meeting and discussed ocean acidification observations and issues that are specific to Long Island Sound. The meeting summary from the workshop is currently being compiled and will soon be available on the NECAN website.

Progress towards an Implementation Plan

Work continues towards writing our implementation plan.

Upcoming Meetings

NECAN will be presenting at both the Social Coast Forum and the Maine Fishermen’s Forum in 2016. NECAN will be presenting at the Social Coast Forum next month on the NECAN approach of stakeholder engagement and collaboration on a regional scale. This year’s theme for Social Coast Forum is understanding people – how where they live, what they do, and what they value is an important part of successful coastal management. The Forum is taking place on February 9-11, 2016 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is taking place at the Samoset Resort in Rockland Maine on March 3-5, 2016.


Two important questions for the ‪#‎oceanacidification scientific community will be answered on Tuesday, January 26th, at 2pm ET (11am PT): Why are there so many ‘pH scales’ for measuring seawater ‘pH’? & What do these scales mean for measuring or using seawater ‘pH’? Sign up here! http://bit.ly/1S50nop. Summary: pH is an important property of aqueous solutions because it affects a wide variety of chemical and biochemical properties through its role in acid-base reactions. A number of alternate seawater ‘pH’ scales have been developed over the years. In this webinar, Andrew Dickson of Scripps Institution of Oceanography will explain how the various ‘pH’ scales arose; detail how they differ; and outline the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches. Finally, Dickson shall discuss how to choose an approach that is suited to your scientific goals, and how best to implement it and use it. This webinar is hosted by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification.

Christopher Gobler, Professor within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, will be presenting a webinar on “Vulnerability of Early Life Stage Bivalves to Hypoxia and Ocean Acidification”. The webinar will be February 10 at 12pm ET and is part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. To join the webinar, visit www.mymeetings.com with conference #74492516. Call information: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#. Sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar and NOS/NCCOS CSCOR: point of contact is tracy.gill@noaa.gov.


If you have any updates you’d like shared with NECAN, please email cassie@neracoos.org



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