2023 Webinar Series - Monitoring Priorities for the Northeast

Why are we doing this series?

Within the NECAN region, ocean and coastal acidification has been a focus of several state commissions since 2014. In each of the final reports, enhanced monitoring for OCA parameters has been recommended. However, these reports lack specifics on what form this monitoring should take. 

NECAN is hosting this series of webinars to help us determine the type, location, and timing of potential monitoring to better understand the status and trends of acidification in our waters. 

These webinars will cover a wide range of topics, we will be hearing from key stakeholders on policy needs, new technology, biological impacts, and more. The NECAN Steering Committee will be listening and learning from these experts to assist in the development of a regional ocean acidification monitoring plan.

What questions are we looking to answer?

  • What is the most important decision / use/ application for monitoring within each theme?
  • What needs to be monitored to support this theme?
    • Does this approach require additional coupled monitoring?
  • Where is the most important area / region / habitat / water mass to monitor to support each theme?
  • How often does each theme require observations / monitoring?
    • Are there seasons that are critical?
    • What is the minimum useful frequency of observations?
    • What level of uncertainty is tolerated?
  • Can each theme augment existing monitoring efforts or is new monitoring needed? 
    • What implications and problems are inherited by augmenting existing monitoring?
  • Does the theme require new methods / approaches to be developed or do we have the right capabilities now?​


Past Webinars and Recordings

Webinar #1 - Current Assessments of Ocean and Coastal Acidification in Our Region - Part One

Presented by:
Holly Galavotti, Environmental Protection Agency
Katie Clayton-O'Brien, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Ivy Frignoa, Friends of Casco Bay

March 15, 2023



Webinar #2 - Current Assessments of Ocean and Coastal Acidification in Our Region - Part Two

Presented by:
Sarah Gaichas, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Tammy Silva, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries / Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Jeremy Miller, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Jason Goldstein, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

March 22, 2023



Webinar #3 - OA and Climate - Part One

Presented by:
Wiley Evans, Hakai Institute
Xinyu Li, University of Delaware

April 4, 2023

Webinar #4 - OA and Climate - Part Two

Presented by:
Brendan Carter, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Rob Holmburg, Downeast Institute

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Webinar #5 - OA and Modeling

Presented by:
Changsheng Chen and Lu Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Damian Brady and Kate Liberti, University of Maine
Sam Siedlecki, University of Connecticut 

Thursday May 4, 2023

Webinar #6 - Biological Impacts - Part One

Presented by:
Brittany Jellison, University of New Hampshire
Hannes Baumann, University of Connecticut
Joaquim Goes, Columbia University

Monday, May 8, 2023


Webinar #7 - Biological Impacts - Part Two

Presented by:
Shannon Meseck, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Justin Ries, Northeastern University
Chris Algar, Dalhousie Univsersity 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023



Webinar #8 - Current and New Techonology, Sensors, and Methods Part 1

Presented by:
Grace Saba, Rutgers university
Luke Thompson, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Tuesday, July 11, 2023



Webinar #9 -User Needs and Products

Presented by:
Anne Giblin, The University of Chicago 
Janet Nye, University of North Carolina
Frederic Cyr, Departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Monday, July 18, 2023


Webinar #10 - Current and New Techonology, Sensors, and Methods Part 2

Presented by:
Jamie Palter, University of Rode Island
Mike Brosnahan, WHOI
Adam Subhas, WHOI

Monday, July 31, 2023

Webinar #11 - Indigenous Interests, Concerns, and Perspectives

Presented by:
Sharri Venno, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Environmental Planner

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Webinar #12 - Rapid Response

Presented by:

Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang, WHOI

Dr Doug Vandemark, University of New Hampshire

Dave Wu, MWRA

Thursday, September 7th, 2023