NECAN Citizen Science Webinars
These webinars, held in March and April of 2018, discuss the role of citizen scientists in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. Researchers have found that local conditions are a major factor affecting vulnerability to coastal acidification. Different locations will be affected by acidification in different ways, and collaboration among local research and citizen science groups is needed for regional action. Citizen science programs and researchers can take steps now to help protect marine environments from ocean and coastal acidification. These online webinars will introduce a discussion about the importance of engaging in ocean and coastal acidification monitoring.
Where and Why: Citizen Science in OCA Monitoring
Elizabeth Turner, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Aaron Strong, University of Maine
March 30, 2018
This is the first of two webinars to discuss the role of citizen scientists in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. During this webinar, we discussed the value of OCA monitoring, commonly measured parameters, and how to align OCA research hypotheses and monitoring with existing monitoring efforts.
Calibration and Coordination
Jackie Motyka, NERACOOS, Jason Grear and Adam Pimenta, Environmental Protection Agency
April 18, 2018
This is the second of two webinars to discuss the role of citizen scientists in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. During this webinar, we discussed data sharing, research coordination, and the recently approved EPA guidelines for OCA monitoring.