056 Ocean and Coastal Acidification: Synthesizing information and supporting mitigation
Increasing evidence is revealing the complex ways that ocean and coastal acidification (OA) may impact ocean and coastal ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human communities. Decision makers require actionable information on how OA will impact human communities, and guidance on approaches to mitigate, and potentially remediate, the problems of coastal acidification. Major challenges include how to best provide useful, accurate information on the vulnerability of human communities to the range of possible outcomes of OA and how to mitigate OA impacts through approaches such as promoting seagrasses, alkalinity buffering, and enhanced air/sea gas exchange. Equipping decision makers with useful information requires the synthesis and translation of disparate types of data (chemical, biological, physical, and social) and an understanding of the heterogeneity, variability, and effectiveness of management actions when scaled to the level of implementation. Such challenges include the durability of carbonate system interventions in naturally variable coastal ecosystems, and whether these changes translate into desired outcomes for target organisms in the context of multiple stressors. This session is intended to showcase research that synthesizes ocean acidification information in the context of coastal decision making, including key lessons learned, best practices and guidelines for future intervention.
Erica Ombres, NOAA
Beth Turner, NOAA
David Koweek, Carnegie Institution for Science
Aaron Strong, University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
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Location: 305 A/B
Liu, W. T.; Xie, X.; OCEAN ACIDITY ESTIMATED FROM SPACE DATA (Abstract ID:28494) O
Oliver, T. A.; Young, C. W.; Brainard, R. E.; SYNTHESIZING DIVERSE APPROACHES TO OBSERVING PROCESS IN THE REEF CARBONATE SYSTEM: NATIONAL CORAL REEF MONITORING PROGRAM IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (Abstract ID:30030) O
Newton, J. A.; Hales, B.; Beck, J.; Evans, W.; Alin, S.; Hill, T.; Martz, T.; Mayorga, E.; McCammon, M.; Anderson, D.; Thomas, J.; Barrette, M.; TURNING THE HEADLIGHTS ON HIGH: IMPROVING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION OBSERVATIONS AND NETWORKS IN SUPPORT OF SHELLFISH GROWERS (Abstract ID:29928) O
Strong, A. L.; WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT ACIDIFICATION? (Abstract ID:30013) O
Location: Kamehameha Exhibit Hall
Sharp, J. D.; Byrne, R. H.; Liu, X.; Feely, R. A.; AN UPDATED PROCEDURE FOR SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF CARBONATE ION CONCENTRATION IN SEAWATER AND A THERMODYNAMIC EXAMINATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS (E) (Abstract ID:29601) P
Mandirola, J. E.; Ludwig, P. M.; OYSTER REEF RESTORATION USING ALTERNATIVE SUBSTRATES (Abstract ID:29695) P
Shitashima, K.; NATURAL ANALOGUE STUDY FOR OCEAN ACIDIFICATION (Abstract ID:30081) P