On April 28, 2021 the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network NE Atlantic Hub and Because the Ocean Initiative will be hosting a virtual workshop that brings together climate and environment policy leads, marine managers, and OA scientists from across the NE Atlantic region to discuss:
• Government Led Responses to Ocean Acidification
• Understanding Biological Impacts to Keystone Fisheries and Aquaculture
• Monitoring and Regional Networks that Can Help Inform Government Response and Investments
This workshop will occur April 28 1400 CET- 1645 CET and is tailored for participants in:
Belgium Canada Denmark France Finland Germany Greenland Iceland Ireland Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden United Kingdom
It is imperative that governments and civil society continue to advance the suite of science and policy actions that will be needed to support food security and sovereignty, increase resilience of marine ecosystems and build a sustainable ocean economy. This is reflected in commitments to the UNFCCC, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is especially relevant for supporting the target of SDG 14.3 to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification”.
As the science, research and observed impacts of ocean acidification continue to grow, there is an ongoing need for increased knowledge exchange and expertise on the substance and process for developing local, regional and national responses in the face of cumulative climate driven ocean change.