Event Title

Ocean acidification information exchange: a community responding to ocean acidification through collaboration

Presentation Abstract

Ocean and coastal acidification is a complex problem with a variety of concerned stakeholders working to understand its progression, its impacts on marine life and human communities, and how to adapt to or mitigate expected changes. The acidification community has recognized the value of a collaborative approach to addressing science, education, management, and policy responses to the issue, and individuals from the Salish Sea region have lead the nation in developing networks/working groups at a variety of geographic scales to foster this approach. The US Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification in collaboration with NERACOOS (Northeast Regional Association of IOOS) have launched a collaboration website to foster community interactions and advance efforts related to ocean and coastal acidification. This website provides anyone interested in acidification, from researchers and regulators to aquaculturists and resource managers, a better way to share resources, access up-to-date information, and interact across disciplines and regions. The heart of the website is interactive, self-forming “teams” that use the website’s collaboration tools to focus on specific topics. Teams can share resources via the website and engage in online discussions, and team activities will serve as a way to advance science efforts related to acidification, enhance stakeholder interactions, and share and grow knowledge. We invite those from the Salish Sea ecoregion to join this online community focused on ocean acidification, and will use this presentation to demonstrate the sites capabilities and help new users understand how the website can aid their work.

Session Title

Posters: Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, & Research

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-4

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Ocean acidification information exchange: a community responding to ocean acidification through collaboration

Ocean and coastal acidification is a complex problem with a variety of concerned stakeholders working to understand its progression, its impacts on marine life and human communities, and how to adapt to or mitigate expected changes. The acidification community has recognized the value of a collaborative approach to addressing science, education, management, and policy responses to the issue, and individuals from the Salish Sea region have lead the nation in developing networks/working groups at a variety of geographic scales to foster this approach. The US Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification in collaboration with NERACOOS (Northeast Regional Association of IOOS) have launched a collaboration website to foster community interactions and advance efforts related to ocean and coastal acidification. This website provides anyone interested in acidification, from researchers and regulators to aquaculturists and resource managers, a better way to share resources, access up-to-date information, and interact across disciplines and regions. The heart of the website is interactive, self-forming “teams” that use the website’s collaboration tools to focus on specific topics. Teams can share resources via the website and engage in online discussions, and team activities will serve as a way to advance science efforts related to acidification, enhance stakeholder interactions, and share and grow knowledge. We invite those from the Salish Sea ecoregion to join this online community focused on ocean acidification, and will use this presentation to demonstrate the sites capabilities and help new users understand how the website can aid their work.