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26 posts focusing on Oceans

New model developed to predict impact of climate-driven changes to the California Current System

A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Washington (UW) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed a new multi-model to project how processes that occur in the coastal ocean—such as upwelling, freshwater delivery, eutrophication, water column metabolism, and sediment interactions— alter the rate of change in the California Current System (CCS).

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A “Green New Deal” for the oceans must prioritize social justice beyond infrastructure

“A green new deal for the oceans must prioritize social justice beyond infrastructure” adds to a recently published peer-reviewed article which declares that oceans are largely absent or separate from the policy proposals listed in the GND. The timely paper published by Dundas et al. (2020) argues the importance of extending the values and proposed strategies of the GND to the oceans, including investing in infrastructure, renewable energy, food security, and habitat restoration.

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New “Blue Paper” highlights “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to transform our relationship with the ocean

The relationships between human societies and oceans are diverse and complex. Stand on any coastline in the world and stare out at the waters; listen to the crashing waves, smell the salty air, and revel in a sense of place and health. Observe teams of people cooperating to bring in a day's harvest or talk to a Tribal member about the history of the ocean sustaining their community. These are only some of the intangible “ocean values” that have contributed to human well-being for millennia. And it turns out, the future of human welfare depends on maintaining this rich diversity of relationships and values with the oceans.

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"The Olympic Coast as a Sentinel: Tribal Communities at the Forefront of Ocean Change" Premiers September 24 at the River & Ocean Film Festival

Trailer for “The Olympic Coast as a Sentinel: Tribal Communities at the Forefront of Ocean Change,” produced by Washington Sea Grant in partnership with Hoh Tribe, Makah Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Olympic National Park, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, UW Applied Physics Lab, UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, and University of Connecticut. 

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