Jun
11

Ocean Acidification Webinar

When
June 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Where
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
2040 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR
Sponsors
Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia
Cost
Free—public meeting

Researcher sampling in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) has announced the release of Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the OAH impacts that we are already seeing in Oregon, in the hopes of minimizing the impacts for tomorrow, and altering the trajectory of ocean changes for future generations.

The plan will be introduced at two public meetings, which are webinars for those who can’t attend in person.  The first is Tuesday, June 11, 6-8 p.m., at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife coastal headquarters (2040 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) at the Hatfield Marine Science Center complex in the South Beach area of Newport.  See below for details on following the meeting as a webinar.

 Because Oregon is one of the first states to feel the impacts of OAH, the OAH Action Plan will contain actions that are meaningful locally, as well as in fighting the global challenges of climate and ocean changes.  Additionally, the Action Plan will serve as a model for others to apply to their own geographical and political context. Once adopted by Governor Brown, the Action Plan will guide Oregon’s efforts and become Oregon’s submission to the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, and thus will be shared with the region and world.

To participate remotely in the webinar, link to Webinar:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/624513965 

You can also listen in by phone at (224) 501-3412
Access Code (for both): 624-513-965

Members of the public can comment on the draft plan through July 9.

Public comment may be made by contacting the Council’s staff or attending one of the two informational webinars on the Action Plan.

For more information on the meeting, or to comment on the plan, contact council staffer Charlotte R. Whitefield, [email protected].