OA Alliance Webinar Recording (60 minutes)

August 14, 2019

Unveiling OA Action Plans: OA Alliance Members will provide an overview of process and content for creating their government led OA Action Plans, including the tangible actions they are taking to respond to the threat of ocean acidification.

Agenda- PART ONE:

(1) Welcome and Introductions 

(2) New Zealand OA Community and New Zealand’s National OA Action Plan, Christina McGraw, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago & New Zealand OA Community

  • What was the process for convening the New Zealand OA Community and Action Plan Working Group? How long did it take to draft New Zealand’s National OA Action Plan?
  • How did the OA Alliance Toolkit help inform the working group’s approach to drafting the plan? Did other action plans (like California) help serve as a template?
  • How were key marine resources/ industries identified and incorporated into the action planning process? Are there any specific actions relevant to further risk assessments of key species in the region?
  • What was the balance of academic, government and/ or other stakeholder engagement in action plan drafting?
  • Overview of the 14 final actions reflected in the plan

(3) State of Oregon, Dr.Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • What state action(s) authorized the creation of the OAH Coordinating Council?
  • Review of key recommendations/ components of the draft OAH action plan
  • How does the draft OAH plan tackle multiple stressors related to climate driven change? How does it characterize and address local contributions to OAH?
  • The OAH plan attempts to coordinate and integrate key actions across multiple agencies and in partnership with the executive branch of government. Why is this integration important?
  • What does success look like in 6 years?


Agenda- PART TWO:

(4)  Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands, Tom Kompier, Strategic Advisor, Marine and International Water Policy

  • Why did the Dutch National Government want to join the OA Alliance and get involved in actions to understand and address OA?
  • Which agencies/ departments have been involved in this issue and/ or helped to inform and create the draft OA Action Plan?
  • What scientific bodies (international, national, regional, local) are helping to inform the plan or provide the scientific data relevant to national decision making?
  • Will the OA Action Plan reference or be relevant to other national commitments on ocean or climate change?

(5) Makah Tribe, Katie Wrubel, Natural Resource Policy Analyst

  • Why is the Makah Tribe concerned about ocean acidification? What prompted the Tribe to join the OA Alliance?
  • What are the Tribe’s key focus areas of natural resource management?
  • How does the Makah Tribe integrate traditional and local knowledge into resource management frameworks? Why is this important?
  • What was the process for drafting the action plan?What is the process for approving the plan?
  • What does success look like in 5 years?  

(6)  City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Angela Danyluk, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability

  • Why should cities see themselves as relevant to this work?
  • How can cities approach local actions and frameworks that build knowledge of and promote mitigation of ocean acidification impacts? What are some challenges and opportunities re. jurisdictional controls?
  • How is the City of Vancouver approaching an OA Action Plan (incorporation across climate adaptation strategies, stormwater/ wastewater management, others?) What will be the process for approval and adoption?
  • From a city perspective, what relationships have been most beneficial in this work?