NEWPORT – The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Union of Concerned Scientists will host a reception and panel discussion on the environmental and economic impacts of ocean acidification on our coastal communities. The event is from 5-7 pm this Thursday, January 28 in the HMSC Visitor Center’s Hennings Auditorium.
Expert panelists will discuss the science of ocean acidification, local impacts and potential solutions with community members and elected officials.
- Dr. George Waldbusser, Assistant Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
- Alan Barton, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery
- Dr. Francis Chan, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, OSU College of Science
- Emily Heffling, Western States Outreach Coordinator, Union of Concerned Scientists
Join us for a light reception and meet our panelists before the presentation.
The event, hosted by HMSC Director Bob Cowen and State Representative David Gomberg, is family-friendly, free and open to the public. RSVP requested – firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-809-1584.
Current and recent Oregon Sea Grant-funded research on ocean acidification
- Indexing the Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity of Marine Shellfish to Combined Stressors of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (2016-18) – Francis Chan
- Resistance of Pacific Oyster Larvae and Juveniles to the Effects of Ocean Acidification (2014-17) – Chris Langdon, OSU
- Sea Grass as Possible Ocean Acidification Refugia for Shellfish in a High CO2 World (2014-16) – George Waldbusser, OSU
- Improving juvenile oyster survival through adaptation and screening of ocean acidification impacts (2014-2016) – George Waldbusser
- Developing Realistic Metrics of Acidification Stress for Commercially Important Bivalves in Variable Habitats (2012-2014) – George Waldbusser
- Understanding, Forecasting and Communicating the Linkages Between Hypoxia and Ocean Acidification in Oregon’s Coastal Ocean (2012-2014) – Dr. Francis Chan