E2Tech Ocean Acidification Forum & Winter Networking Event
E2Tech presents: Ocean Acidification Forum & Winter Networking Event
Capacity for this forum has been reached, however there is space for the networking event from 6:00 - 7:30pm
NO WALK-INS FOR THIS FORUM!
Ocean acidification is changing the chemistry of the ocean and is caused primarily by the buildup of carbon dioxide and reductions in pH and calcium carbonate in its waters. Runoff and river discharges, as well as changes in the climate are contributing to the problem. The Gulf of Maine is particularly susceptible and its bounty of shell-producing resources like lobster, clams, mussels and oysters are at risk. Maine is taking the lead to find solutions and a new state commission is studying ocean acidification and its environmental impact on shellfish and its economic impact on coastal economies. Speakers may include representatives from the Friends of Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Maine Ocean Acidification Commission.
- Senator Chris Johnson & Rep. Mike Devin, Co-Chairs - Commission to Study the Effects of Coastal and Ocean Acidification on Commercially Harvested and Grown Species
- Joe Payne, Casco Baykeeper - Friends of Casco Bay
- Dr. Mark Green, Professor - Saint Joseph's College
NECEC members may register at the E2Tech member rate for all Forum events.
Location: Jewett Hall, SMCC, South Portland, Maine