OneNOAA Science Seminar: Using an Environmental Intelligence Framework to Evaluate the Risk of Ocean Acidification in Alaska

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 9 February 2016

Where: Online

More information: 
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/

Summary

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
Date & Time: February 9, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Presenter: Jeremy T. Mathis, Ph.D., Director-Arctic Research Program, NOAA Climate Program Office

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar: point of contact is tracy.gill [at] noaa.gov

Remote Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. For Audio: Dial toll-free US 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688 and hit # key. The Webcast is at http://www.mymeetings.com On the lower right of the main page find "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. No passcode is needed for web. Be sure to install the correct plug?in for WebEx before the seminar starts (temporary plugin works fine).

Abstract - The intensity, extent and duration of ocean acidification in the coastal areas around Alaska will increase as atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise over the next century. These environmental changes could pose a significant threat to the Alaskan economy and the United States gross domestic product as important commercial and subsistence fisheries in Alaska are co-located in marine regions that have already undergone significant changes due to ocean acidification. Coastal human communities in southeast and southwest Alaska are highly reliant on fishery harvests and have relatively lower income and employment alternatives, and these locations face the highest risk from ocean acidification. New ways of collecting and integrating critical environmental intelligence will be discussed in the context of developing resilience and adaptation strategies for dealing with ocean acidification.

About the Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Mathis is the Director of the Arctic Research Program in NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Miami. Dr. Mathis has worked in Alaska and the Arctic for more than 12 years and has published over 75 research articles on ocean acidification and the carbon cycle. In 2015, he was awarded a Silver Medal from the Department of Commerce for his work using groundbreaking technology to gather environmental intelligence in Alaska.