On Feb 22, the House Resources committee in the Alaska State Legislature received a briefing on ocean acidification from NOAA scientist Jessica Cross. While no State money is currently allocated for ocean acidification research or planning, the OA Network is committed to keeping policy makers in the loop.
Sign-on letter urges Alaska congressional delegation to support OA research
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council has drafted a letter asking the Alaska Congressional delegation to maintain level funding for OA research. Signatures are needed by March 20. Sign on.
Scientists just measured a rapid growth in the acidity of Arctic waters
Research shows that the area of the Arctic experiencing corrosive ocean conditions has expanded six-fold since the 1990's. This Washington Post article describes the work recently published in Nature Climate Change. Read more.
OA sensors installed on Alaska State Ferry this week
Starting in April, the MV Columbia will be measuring ocean acidification during its 1,600km twice-weekly transit between Bellingham, WA and Skagway, AK. Keep an eye out for more information on this exciting new multi-partner effort and the insights into our marine ecosystem it will provide.
Alaska OA Network homepage now includes 'Featured video"
Visited the website recently? A new video or webinar is highlighted on a bi-weekly basis. The current feature is a 40 min primer on ocean acidification in Alaska, presented by Jessica Cross at the 2016 OA State of the Science conference in Anchorage. Check it out.