Managing Global Acidification on a Regional Scale

For the week of 05 March 2018

Letter from the Editor

Join us Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Managing Global Acidification on a Regional Scale: How the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coastal Acidification Networks (MACAN and NECAN) Are Working to Understand Impacts through Partnerships.

The chemistry of the ocean is changing. Carbon dioxide released through emissions and deforestation is absorbed and dissolved into the ocean. The regional Coastal Acidification Networks of the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NECAN and MACAN) are consortiums of scientists, marine industry, and resource managers with a central goal of sharing information to better understand the impacts of acidification to appropriately manage and adapt to these conditions. Coordinators for NECAN and MACAN will discuss how these regional efforts work towards identifying and pursuing opportunities to understand coastal and ocean acidification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building upon the skills and interests of individual members and providing a forum to share best practices in monitoring, sampling collection, and researching effects to collectively meet the challenges of our changing coastal and ocean waters.

Webinar hosted by the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

To register, visit:

Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,

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

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20 new Literature items this week

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  • Marine Policy has released, Understanding causes of gear loss provides a sound basis for fisheries management (

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1 new Webinar this week

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  • The Aquarium Conservation Partnership is hiring an Plastic Pollution Initiative Business Strategy Consultant. Application deadline March 19th (

  • Consortium for Ocean Leadership has an opening for a Science Policy Communications Associate (