Presentation Title

Linking science to inform management of the nearshore environment

Session Title

Tackling Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea: Six creative projects that explore mitigation, adaptation and messaging

Conference Track

Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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Type of Presentation

Oral

Abstract

The range of carbonate chemistry conditions experienced by organisms varies temporally and geographically within Puget Sound and along Washington’s outer coast. By improving our understanding of the spatial and temporal variability of carbonate chemistry in the nearshore environment, we are able to increase our ability to take actions that may help us prepare for or ameliorate the local impacts of ocean acidification. Areas that are more buffered or prone to changes in carbonate chemistry could be managed differently to enhance social-ecological resilience. Carbonate chemistry variability needs to be adequately described (spatially and temporally) and key biological and physical features identified across the landscape to aid future management decisions and scientific research agendas. Here, we will discuss our efforts to develop a collaborative strategy to couple nearshore monitoring efforts and landscape features with future management and research needs and potential adaptation strategies.

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This project may not be ready to showcase by the time of the conference. Thus, I may need to modify this abstract or retract it.

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Linking science to inform management of the nearshore environment

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The range of carbonate chemistry conditions experienced by organisms varies temporally and geographically within Puget Sound and along Washington’s outer coast. By improving our understanding of the spatial and temporal variability of carbonate chemistry in the nearshore environment, we are able to increase our ability to take actions that may help us prepare for or ameliorate the local impacts of ocean acidification. Areas that are more buffered or prone to changes in carbonate chemistry could be managed differently to enhance social-ecological resilience. Carbonate chemistry variability needs to be adequately described (spatially and temporally) and key biological and physical features identified across the landscape to aid future management decisions and scientific research agendas. Here, we will discuss our efforts to develop a collaborative strategy to couple nearshore monitoring efforts and landscape features with future management and research needs and potential adaptation strategies.