MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
NEWS FROM THE SOUTHEAST:
NEW ACIDIFICATION MONITORING SYSTEM IN TAMPA BAY
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, deployed a new acidification monitoring system in December 2017 that now offers real-time data online. SOCAN chose Tampa Bay as one of its priority monitoring locations to understand the relationship between coastal development, eutrophication and acidification. The monitoring system also offers an opportunity to monitor the changes to seawater chemistry from new seagrass restoration efforts.
Check out the data here!
WHERE ARE THE PRIORITY SITES FOR ACIDIFICATION MONITORING IN THE SOUTHEAST?

No time to read a lengthy workshop report? SOCAN has an interactive map of our priority acidification monitoring locations. The map provides information as to why we chose each location. Explore the map here!
GET INVOLVED WITH SOCAN!
All hands on deck!
The East Coast Ocean Acidification (ECOA) cruise will travel up the U.S. East Coast in summer 2018. SOCAN is considering organizing an effort in the Southeast to take concurrent seawater samples in waters too shallow for the large research ship. Interested in getting involved?

South Carolina/Georgia Acidification Stateholder Workshop
SOCAN will hold its second in a series of stakeholder workshops this summer in Charleston, SC. The workshop will bring together acidification stakeholders, such as resource managers, scientists, water quality experts and industry representatives, to discuss acidification in the Southeast, its impacts, and how it fits into other water quality changes. Join the conversation!

Contribute data!
A new SOCAN data portal is currently in development to visualize acidification data in the Southeast. Do we have your assets on the map? If you'd like to contribute, please submit here.
SOCAN WEBINAR
´╗┐WITH THE NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONITORING COUNCIL
Join SOCAN Program Coordinator, Leslie Wickes, and University of Delaware researcher, Janet Reimer, on April 11th at 12pm ET for a webinar entitled "Coastal acidification: moving from a global problem to a coastal water-quality issue" More information and registration.
OTHER NEWS IN THE OA WORLD....
SECOORA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Acidification Program are facilitating the operation of the SOCAN to support and encourage discussions on ocean and coastal acidification in the Southeast region.