The California Ocean Protection Council, in cooperation with the California Ocean Science Trust, is undertaking development of a State of California Ocean Acidification Action Plan (Action Plan). This Action Plan is being developed within the framework of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, a global partnership founded in 2016 to assist governments in taking meaningful action on ocean acidification (OA).
The primary purpose of the Action Plan is to provide a roadmap for the State of California to take tractable and strategic actions to reduce and prepare for the impacts of OA. Although it focuses on California’s particular needs and opportunities, these are cast within a regional and international context to achieve state goals, advance global efforts and collaboration, and help other jurisdictions move forward on this challenging problem.
A 30-day public comment period is occurring August 1 through 31, 2018. Final adoption of the Action Plan is anticipated at the Ocean Protection Council's October 25, 2018 meeting.
During this webinar, Ocean Protection Council staff will share an overview of the draft Action Plan and provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and provide input.
The webinar is hosted by Ocean Science Trust on behalf of the Ocean Protection Council.