The  OceanObs’19 Conference is taking place this week September 16-20 in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  The conference brings people together from all over the world to communicate the decadal progress of ocean observing networks and to chart innovative solutions to meet society’s growing needs for ocean information in the coming decade.

As part of a series of Community White Papers that will help inform discussions throughout the conference, the OA Alliance partnered with NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Ocean Conservancy, University of Washington, and Canada’s  Department of Fisheries and Oceans alongside many other co-authors to publish, “Building the Knowledge-to-Action Pipeline in North America: Connecting Ocean Acidification Research and Actionable Decision Support.”

The Community White Paper explores the importance of building strong connections between scientists and marine resource users in addition to the development of decision maker support tools that will be critical to help build resilience to ocean acidification impacts regionally and around the world.