Tuesday, December 16, 2014
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St, Portland
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.
The Ocean Acidification Forum runs from 4:30-6:00pm and the E2Tech Winter Networking event will run from 6:00-7:00pm.
Limited space for the forum so register now!
Forum only: members $15; non-members $30.
Forum and networking event: members $25; non-members $40.