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Stay up to date with ocean and coastal acidification in the Southeast by attending SOCAN's webinars. Sign up for SOCAN's newsletters, or find us on social media for details to join our next webinar. If you want to catch up on previous webinars, you can watch all of SOCAN's webinars on our YouTube playlist

Spring 2023 | SOCAN/GCAN Joint Townhall

Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

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SOCAN and GCAN hosted a townhall on Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR) potential, research, and development that are occurring throughout the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and northern Caribbean waters. We were joined by Dr. Tyler Cyronak (Georgia Southern University), Dr. Grace Andrews (Project Vesta), and Dr. Alison Tune (Running Tide Technologies) to hear about their research and industry efforts to help stem the tide on acidification.

The recent White House Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) outlined the need for mCDR research and development as part of a comprehensive plan to fight climate change and coastal and ocean acidification. mCDR is an up and coming research area with exciting potential.

Fall 2022 | Townhall

Coastal Acidification and Mangroves

Mangroves form thick forests in tropical and subtropical regions, and are found on Florida coastlines in the southeast region. They are essential habitats to many species and provide various ecosystem services. They also play a critical role in the global carbon cycle and may provide areas of refuge from ocean and coastal acidification. Join SOCAN for our next Town Hall to learn about the role of mangroves and acidification!

Our guest speakers were Dr. Tyler Cyronak, Nova Southeastern University, and Dr. Gloria Reithmaier, University of Gothenburg.

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Spring 2022 | Townhall

Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms

A virtual Townhall Meeting discussing the relationship between Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Ocean Acidification (OA). Joined by experts in the fields of HABs and OA to discuss with our audience. The featured speakers included Dr. Hans Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and Dr. Tristyn Bercel, Postdoctoral Researcher at Mote Marine Laboratory.

Spring 2021 |  Townhall

Connecting Science and Stakeholders

A virtual Stakeholder Townhall addressing urban and subsistence fishing as well as using non-traditional tools to engage community stakeholders in the effort to create sustainable practices in the face of acidifying coastal waters. The two presenters are Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Nation and Dr. Noёlle Boucquey from Eckerd College. 

Watch all of our webinars on YouTube

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Stay up to date with all things SOCAN, visit our YouTube playlist for all of our webinar recordings since 2015!

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