OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
NEWS FROM THE SOUTHEAST:
ACIDIFICATION AND FLORIDA RED TIDES: IS THERE A LINK?
SOCAN Science Working Group Chair and Mote Marine Lab Scientist Emily Hall has recently joined forces with Kate Hubbard (Mote) to add carbonate chemistry collections to a SECOORA-funded harmful algal bloom project in the Gulf of Mexico. The project seeks to understand Florida Red tides in relation to nutrients. The addition of carbonate chemistry measurements to the project will help scientists understand how acidification can affect harmful algal bloom abundance and distribution. Stay tuned to learn more as the project develops!

Photo: David Gordon, Mote Marine Lab Chemist collecting water samples in the Gulf of Mexico (Credit: Emily Hall)
EXPLORE THE UPDATED NOAA OA TEACHING MODULE
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released new teaching materials for ocean and coastal acidification. The online activity includes a 5-level curriculum and data visualization tools. Explore the interactive maps, apps and activities here!
WHAT'S NEW IN SENSOR NEWS?

Technology to measure carbonate chemistry has advanced significantly over the past few decades as scientists seek to track acidification. In a two day workshop last year, participants discussed best practices and new technology for in situ sensors. While calibration procedures are relatively mature for underway systems, moored systems can be more challenging to maintain. The results of these discussions were recently released in a synthesis report. Check out the details here.
HAVE YOU JOINED THE OA INFORMATION EXCHANGE?
Want to stay up to date with all things acidification? The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange is an online platform for sharing news and information about acidification. The platform is a tool to fuel collaboration and is the best way to keep tabs on acidification activities throughout the country. Learn more about the platform and an example of innovative collaboration between researchers and volunteer scientists by watching this recent webinar.
MEETINGS:

AGU Fall Meeting (December 9-13, 2019): Session on Marine-based management of atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification. Abstract submissions are now closed.

Ocean Sciences Meeting (February 16-21, 2020): Eight sessions on "Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia." Abstract submission now closed. Check back soon for the program.

5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World (September 7-10, 2020). Website with important dates and information launched.
JOBS:

PhD in coral reef biogeochemistry , Southern Cross University
The PhD opportunity is a collaboration with Dr. Tyler Cyronak at Nova Southeastern University and Southern Cross University in Australia to investigate coral reefs that are already showing negative net ecosystem calcification at times. Closing date in November 8, 2019.
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.