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For the week of 19 August 2019

Please join us Wednesday, September 25 at 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC for a webinar on We’ve Got Chemistry! Leveraging Partnerships and the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange to Advance Ocean Acidification and MPA Science with Julianna Mullen of NERACOOS and the OAInfoExchange.org, Jenny Waddell of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and Francis Chan of Oregon State University.

[Please note that this webinar will last 1.5 hours.]

Description: Marine protected areas (MPAs), sanctuaries, and reserves offer refuge to a wide variety of marine species, but can they also protect vulnerable organisms from the effects of ocean acidification (OA) and other climate-related stressors? Increasingly, OA scientists and MPA managers are working together to explore questions of adaptability in marine protected areas to explore this question and sharing their ideas on a dynamic new online platform called the OA Information Exchange (OAIE). In this webinar, we will: 1) provide an orientation to the OAIE to the MPA community and other new users, 2) describe how innovative collaborations between researchers and volunteer scientists are advancing both OA and MPA science in the Oregon Marine Reserves, and 3) provide examples of efforts to document changing ocean conditions and understand potential impacts of ecosystem change in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, including how the development of a sentinel site for ocean acidification on the Olympic Coast supports OA coordination and collaboration in Washington. [Please note that this webinar will last 1.5 hours.]

Co-sponsors: NOAA National MPA Center and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program with OCTO (MPA News, OpenChannels, EBM Tools Network)

To register, visit: https://oct.to/Webinar250

If you would like to check out other upcoming OCTO sponsored webinars, you can find a complete list at https://oct.to/Webinars.

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    – Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

The fashion industry is one of the highest polluters in the world and one of the most difficult for consumers to pull away from. But, large fashion brands are coming together in hopes of starting a eco-friendly fashion trend (via Departures).

NASA is planning an interplanetary fishing trip

I know this is not earthly marine related, but fascinating none-the-less. NASA is set to further explore the oceans of Europa. Here's hope to finding some extraterrestrial life! (via Popular Science).

As dead whales continue to surface around beaches in the United States, scientist are trying to think of solutions. The easiest solution is to slow ships, but what if ships don't want to?  (via phys.org).

This is crunch point for our oceans: let’s do the right thing

Written by Gillian Anderson, this opinion piece is a plea for the ocean. A great piece of writing to send to around to those who need to hear (via The Guardian).

In other News this week

  • Beloved baby dugong's death puts spotlight on plastic threat to marine life (via The National)
  • Scientists Astonished After Finding Microplastics In Arctic Snow (via HuffPost)
  • Brexit Could Spark The Next Big Fishing Waf (via HuffPost)
  • How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World (via The Intercept)
  • A New Idea to Save Endangered Fish: Pay Fishermen to Retire (via Hakai Magazine)
  • Jeremy McKane Using Superpowers for Ocean’s Good (via Grit Daily)
  • Ocean Sciences Meeting session: MPAs and Climate Resilience (More Information Here)

4 new Conferences and 1 new Podcast this week

  • Conference: A Changing Arctic. June 2-5, 2020. Tromsø, Norway. (https://oct.to/OC1998)
  • Conference: Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Coastal Sector. September 18, 2019. Washington, DC, USA
    (https://oct.to/OC1999)
  • OCTOPOD: Raye Raves About Rowan. Allie discusses recent research (now available free on MarXiv) about sediment effects on critters and Raye tells you about a wonderfully writtenarticle about a plastics summit, some good news for coral reefs, and a recent interview she did on her hometown radio station. (https://oct.to/OC2000)

1 new Archived Webinar this week

  • New technologies to revolutionize sustainable fishing in the digital age: EDF’s Smart Boat Initiative. Presented by: Katie Westfall and Rod Fujita of EDF. (https://oct.to/OC2001)

35 new Literature items this week

  • Frontiers in Marine Science has released, Observing Requirements for Long-Term Climate Records at the Ocean Surface (Freely Available). (https://oct.to/OC2002)
  • Environment and Society has published, Remaking Oceans Governance ($30.00). (https://oct.to/OC2003)
  • Frontiers in Marine Science has published, Delivering Sustained, Coordinated, and Integrated Observations of the Southern Ocean for Global Impact (Freely Available). (https://oct.to/OC2004)
  • See the rest HERE

5 new Jobs this week

  • Become the Coastal Preservation Graduate Student Researcher for Surfrider Foundation. Work Remotely. (https://oct.to/OC2005)
  • Work as the Partnership Coordinator for the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative. (https://oct.to/OC2006)
  • Work in San Francisco as a Biologist (Aquatic-focus) for the California Academy of Sciences. (https://oct.to/OC2007)
  • See the rest HERE