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Ocean Acidification Forum
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St, Portland
Networking Only – $10.00
Speaker Presentations are now available:
Sen. Chris Johnson & Rep. Michael Devin
Dr. Mark Green
the Holiday Networking Reception are available here
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 include representatives from the Friends of Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Maine Ocean Acidification Commission.
Senator Chris Johnson & Rep. Michael 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
The Ocean Acidification Forum runs from 4:30-6:00pm and the E2Tech Winter Networking event will run from 6:00-7:00pm.
Forum only: members $15; non-members $30
Forum and networking event: members $25; non-members $40.
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