Accounting for OA Across Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
April 15 at 1:00pm PST/ 4:00pm EST
1:00pm in British Columbia and Seattle
4:00pm in Washington DC
6:00am in Cairns Australia on April 16
Length: 90 minutes
This 90-minute webinar will provide a snapshot of OA vulnerability and risk assessments that have already been conducted and highlight strategies and methodologies that account for socio-economic and cultural vulnerabilities.
(1) Welcome and brief overview (5 minutes)
- Jessie Turner, Project Manager, OA Alliance
(2) Overview of Climate Risk Assessments and Applications for OA Vulnerability Assessments (10 minutes)
Confirmed speaker: Dr. Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy, Director of Climate Science
- What’s the difference between risk and vulnerability?
- What methodologies have been used or put forward by the IPCC to assess climate vulnerabilities in general?
- Timescale and geographic considerations
- How can global or regional data help inform regional or local vulnerability assessments (opportunities and limitations?)
- At a basic level, what can local or regional risk and vulnerability assessments help inform?
(3) OA Vulnerability Assessment- Case Study Pacific Islands (10 minutes)
Confirmed speaker: Dr. Johanna Johnson, Director of C2O Pacific
- Overview and Origin of the Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Assessment
- Methodology, evidence base and data used to establish projected changes for the region
- Focus areas of the vulnerability assessment
- Key factors considered and notable recommendations
- How is the vulnerability report currently being applied?
(4) Ocean Acidification Within Broader Climate Risk Assessments- Case Study British Columbia, Canada (10 minutes)
Confirmed Speaker: Dominique Sigg and Johanna Wolf, British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
- Overview, origin and purpose of the risk assessment
- What evidence base (data and information) did you draw from?
- Methodology utilized and framework established
- Core Principles of the framework
- Objectives –how were objectives identified?
- Risk event
- Risk cause—this includes OA—why?
- Impact or Consequence – inclusion of cultural resources
- Existing Mitigations
- How likely
- How Severe
- Sum and Risk Rating
- Overview of discrete risk causes (events) vs. ongoing risk causes (trends)
- Application and next steps for provincial government
(6) Facilitated panel discussion with additional experts (45 minutes)
- Dr. Jan Newton applications within Pacific Northwest of N. America
- Dr. Nayrah Shaltout applications within the Mediterranean
- Dr. Johanna Johnson applications within Pacific Islands Countries and Territories
- Dominique Sigg and Johanna Wolf applications within British Columbia
- Dr. Sarah Cooley applications within Alaska