Ocean and Coastal Acidification Thresholds

Management Guidance for the Use of Ocean and Coastal Acidification Regional Model Outputs in the Northeast

Presented by Aaron Strong, Ph.D., Hamilton College

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 

As capabilities for biogeochemical forecast modeling improve, it is important to understand how stakeholder and end users might engage with and use potential model outputs. Here, we present the results of stakeholder focus groups with mussel growers and active nearshore water quality monitoring specialists, in addition to oyster growers who use upweller systems. We use stakeholder-derived insights to suggest how outputs from biogeochemical forecast models might be most effectively used in the NECAN region.