**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>

There is no single approach to considering ocean acidification and hypoxia science in management and policy. Given the complexity and scale of these issues, along with the rapidly advancing science, understanding when and where to take action is no simple task.

To highlight work in this arena, my colleagues and I at Ocean Science Trust, in collaboration with Institute for Natural Resources and Oregon Sea Grant, are helping to organize a session at this year’s Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) conference in Portland, Oregon (November 8-12, 2015). The session, “Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: Mechanisms for Linking Science to Management and Policy,” will highlight opportunities for connecting information from the scientific community with natural resource managers to promote effective science-based decision making on these issues. This session will explore pathways for tapping into cutting-edge OAH science, tools for understanding the information needs of managers, and mechanisms to connect the two.

See the session flyer

We encourage you to contribute talks about ocean acidification and hypoxia in the following areas:

  • Social or natural science, focusing on connecting science to ocean and coastal policy, regulation, industry, and/or management
  • Decision-making in natural resource management

The session is part of CERF 2015’s Grand Challenges: Synergistic effects of ocean acidification with hypoxia, eutrophication or other conditions. 

Abstracts are due May 1, 2015. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the session or abstract submission process. 

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