OA Alliance Webinar Recording (60 minutes)

May 20, 2019

Communications, Outreach and Education: Best Practices for Communicating the Impacts of Ocean Acidification and other Climate Related Changing Ocean Conditions.

Agenda- PART ONE:

(1) Welcome and Introductions 

(2) Natural Resources Defense Council: Describing ocean acidification impacts on economies and communities, focus on federal and local decision makers 

Lisa Suatoni, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • How did NRDC create the “US State Vulnerability Assessments?” 
  • Has NRDC found the US State Vulnerability Assessment one-pagers helpful in communicating with state policy makers?

(3) Alaska Ocean Acidification Network: Assessing key species vulnerability and describing impacts, focus on commercial and local fishing communities

Dorothy Childers, Alaska OA Network

  • How does the Alaska OA Network answer the question, “Is OA a problem that will affect my fishing business now?”
  • Why did Alaska OA Network decide to create the “Impacts on Alaska Fish and Shellfish” one-pager? What type of research was compiled to inform the one-pager and what type of information is represented in the document? 


Agenda- PART TWO:

(4)  Plymouth Marine Laboratory: Showing ocean acidification in a multi-stressor environment, focus on international decision makers 

Carol Turley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

  • Traditionally, how were ocean impacts (or solutions) represented within the UNFCCC/ COP discussions or policy making frameworks?
  • Which messages tend to resonate more with international climate negotiators, ministries, and other COP decision makers?
  • What is the message we want COP decision makers/ international climate community to hear? What are we asking them to do?

(5) Suquamish Tribe: Ocean acidification curriculum collection, focus on public and tribal school curriculum 

Paul Williams, Suquamish Tribe

  • Why did the Tribe decide to get involved in curriculum building? How did it get initiated and which partners helped to support its development?
  • How big is the curriculum collection? (examples of OA principles and tags on the database- diverse in both scientific discipline, biological and ecosystem explorations.)

(6) New Zealand Marine Studies Centre: Ocean acidification and the marine world, focus on secondary school curriculum 

Steve Cutler, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre

  • How was the “Ocean of Tomorrow: OA and the Marine World” commissioned and which partners helped to support its development?
  • Feedback and experiences with the students and teachers?


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