Ocean acidification, caused by ocean uptake of nearly 30% of CO2 emissions to-date, is impacting ocean ecosystems, fisheries, and dependant societies in the waters surrounding Canada. Canada has the longest coastline in the world, bordered by the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans, hosting some of the most productive fin and shell fisheries.
This event will include speakers and science experts that focus on these critical ocean ecosystems, to highlight their latest findings on ocean acidification to help raise awareness around the need for emissions reductions and the development of adaptation strategies.
This event will also showcase the importance that the Global Ocean Acidification-Observing Network places on global collaborative and transnational research efforts, and how these initiatives can provide a deeper understanding of the present and future state of the ocean, to inform policy makers in incorporating evidence-based decisions.
The event will also provide insights into the actions that nations’ have already taken to combat ocean acidification.