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
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
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
Wiley Evans, Hakai Institute
Xinyu Li, University of Delaware
April 4, 2023
Webinar #4 - OA and Climate - Part Two
Brendan Carter, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Rob Holmburg, Downeast Institute
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Webinar #5 - OA and Modeling
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
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
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
Grace Saba, Rutgers university
Luke Thompson, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Webinar #9 -User Needs and Products
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
Jamie Palter, University of Rode Island
Mike Brosnahan, WHOI
Adam Subhas, WHOI
Monday, July 31, 2023
Webinar #11 - Indigenous Interests, Concerns, and Perspectives
Sharri Venno, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Environmental Planner
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Webinar #12 - Rapid Response
Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang, WHOI
Dr Doug Vandemark, University of New Hampshire
Dave Wu, MWRA
Thursday, September 7th, 2023