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April 20

Join WOAC at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference April 19-22, 2020

Salish Sea and thunder clouds

Ocean acidification (OA) is a threat to ecosystem health in the Salish Sea. Investigators on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border are engaged in research to 

1) describe the status, trends, and variability of OA within the Salish Sea and in adjacent coastal waters; 
2) characterize biological and ecological responses to OA; 
3) develop biological indicators of OA; 
4) create forecast models to assist resource managers and shellfish growers; 
5) develop and test strategies for local adaptation and mitigation; and 
6) effectively move knowledge into decision-making domains. 

Attend the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference April 19-22 to learn more about this important work. Specifically, the Climate and Ocean Condition Changes track on April 20 will feature a two-part series that is co-chaired and co-presented by Washington Ocean Acidification Center leaders Terrie Klinger and Jan Newton. 

April 20, 1:30-3:00 PM

Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea: New findings from science and management (Part I)
Wiley Evans, Hakai Institute, Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
Debby Ianson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Saanich, BC, Canada
Terrie Klinger, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jan Newton, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

April 20, 3:30-5:00 PM

Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea: New Findings from Science and Management (Part II)
Wiley Evans, Hakai Institute, Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
Debby Ianson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Saanich, BC, Canada
Terrie Klinger, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jan Newton, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

This two-part session will present a multidisciplinary approach in which new scientific findings are reported  and innovations in adaptation, mitigation, and governance are explored, with the specific goal of advancing our shared understanding of OA in the Salish Sea and its effects on regional processes and people.

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the region, featuring the latest scientific research and management issues relevant to the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem. For more information and event registration, visit: https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/.