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Ocean acidification: A case study in communicating science & solutions

Jennifer Mintz, Education & Outreach Coordinator at NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program

Question & Answer roundtable discussion with graduate students to follow from 3-4 pm also in Burt 193

Free and open to the public

Abstract

As our ocean continues to absorb excess carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, the scientific community continues to learn how ocean and coastal acidification will impact the marine ecosystems to which we are connected. Research is also illuminating how near-shore ecosystems, such as estuaries, are vulnerable to changes in water chemistry due to influences from land such as freshwater and nutrient runoff. This growing body of scientific knowledge catalyzes a growing number of potential solutions.

Innovative scientists, business owners, policymakers, schools and neighborhoods across the globe are working to develop new technologies, practices, and community-based solutions to adapt to and mitigate both coastal and ocean acidification.

Additionally, cognitive and social scientists are working to understand how to frame the conversation around acidification in a way to connect with and empower audiences to be part of the story and the solution. During this presentation, we will discuss the narrative around coastal and ocean acidification and use this informative case study to examine approaches to craft a compelling story-driven approach around ocean change that not only facilitates understanding of the science but empowers audiences to take action.

Friday, May 11 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Burt Hall, 193
2651 SW Orchard Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Audience

Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Graduate, Undergraduate

Organization
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Contact Name

Brian Katz

Contact Email

katzbr@oregonstate.edu

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