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?
Additional Links to Resources:
- US State Vulnerability Assessments produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council
- Alaska OA Network’s “Impacts on Alaska Fish and Shellfish” one-pager
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory’s Oceans of Impact Guide for UNFCCC parties
- Ocean Acidification Curriculum Collection created in partnership with the Suquamish Tribe
- The “Ocean of Tomorrow: OA and the Marine World” secondary school curriculum created in partnership with the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre