Alaska Climate Webinar Announcement - Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties

Date: 
1 November 2013

Alaska Climate Webinar Announcement
Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)

Speaker: Jeremy Mathis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & Ocean
Acidification Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tuesday, 5 November 2013
10:00-11:00 a.m. AKST

To register for the webinar, please fill out the form available at:
http://accap.uaf.edu/node/990

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The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will host a
webinar titled "Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks, and
Uncertainties" on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
AKDT. The webinar will be presented by Jeremy Mathis from the Ocean
Acidification Research Center at UAF and the Pacific Marine
Environmental Laboratory

Commercial and subsistence fisheries in Alaska are located in seas
projected to experience rapid transitions in pH caused by ocean
acidification (OA). Many of the marine organisms that are affected by OA
contribute substantially to the state's commercial activities as well as
the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States. Here, we describe
the current patterns of dependence on marine resources within the state
that could be negatively impacted by OA and current community
characteristics to determine the risk to Alaska's fishery sector. Our
analysis showed that regions in southeast and southwest Alaska that are
highly reliant on fishery harvests and have relatively lower income and
employment alternatives face the highest risk.

To determine public awareness of this threat we conducted a statewide
survey to examine the variables that influence the perceptions of the
risk associated with OA. We then used this information to determine if
and how individuals react to the current degree of OA in different
regions. These results can be used to prepare individuals, communities,
and the Alaska fishing industry for future changes in ocean chemistry.

Registration and participation information available at:
http://accap.uaf.edu/node/990

For further information on the ACCAP Alaska Climate webinars, please go
to: http://accap.uaf.edu/webinars.

For questions, please contact:
Tina Buxbaum
Phone: 907-474-7812
Email: tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu

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