Here you can find more information and recordings on a series of webinars held in March and April 2018 to 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 right now.

Webinar #2, Calibration and Coordination" Presented by Jackie Motyka (NERACOOS), Jason Grear (EPA) and Adam Pimenta (EPA). April 18, 2018

This is the second of two webinars to discuss the role of citizen scientes in ocean and coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring. During this interactive webinar, we will discuss data sharing, research coordination, and the recently approved EPA guidelines for OCA monitoring. 

 

Webinar #1, "Where and Why: Citizen Science in OCA Monitoring" Presented by Elizabeth Turner (NOAA) 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 interactive webinar, we discussed the value of OCA monitoring, commonly measured parameters, and how to align OCA research hypotheses/monitoring with existing monitoring efforts.