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Supporting Development of Ocean Acidification Water Quality Thresholds in California

- Nina Bednarsek, Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
- Martha Sutula, Biogeochemistry Department Head, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
- Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director, California State Water Resources Control Board


The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) expert panel recommended development of OA thresholds to support water quality and marine resource management decisions, something which has been reiterated in California’s Draft Ocean Acidification Action Plan. This webinar presents: 1) updates on a project intended to help move toward such thresholds for calcifying marine organisms, 2) thoughts on how those thresholds might be used in early non-regulatory decision-making, and 3) perspectives on the steps necessary to translate thresholds into a regulatory framework.


The California OAH Science Task Force hosts these webinars to coordinate among and leverage scientific investments across the U.S. West Coast region, and provide a technical forum for two-way engagement between scientists and decision-makers. Funding is provided by the California Ocean Protection Council.

For more information, visit the Task Force website at

Aug 23, 2018 8:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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