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Workshop Explores Ocean Acidification Monitoring Network

NJCCRC – A virtual workshop in November 2021 facilitated by Rutgers University and the ocean acidification team from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Management Program (NJCMP) focused on developing a statewide ocean acidification (OA) monitoring network. Workshop attendees were invited to participate based on previous efforts to identify entities collecting OA data and whose partnership will be essential in building a strong monitoring network. The objectives of the workshop were as follows:

• Review the existing acidification monitoring in New Jersey state waters and the current observation gaps

• Collectively summarize locations, time periods, and potential approaches to optimize and expand monitoring in New Jersey

• Discuss required costs, logistics, and next steps needed to develop, coordinate, and maintain a statewide acidification monitoring network

• Discuss strategies for communication, engagement, and partnerships with industry stakeholders

This document summarizes what was presented and discussed during the workshop.

Learn more about ocean acidification here.