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Join Us in Sacramento July 29th

I would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the Ocean Protection Council’s upcoming public workshop, “The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: An Investment in a Healthy Ocean for California.”

The Ocean Protection Council, together with the Ocean Science Trust, is hosting a public workshop in Sacramento on July 29 to highlight the work and emerging findings of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, and explore opportunities to consider their findings in ocean and coastal management and policy in California and beyond. State Secretary of Natural Resources, John Laird, will introduce the workshop – highlighting California’s investment in a healthy ocean.



The 1.5 hour workshop will cover the following:

  • The latest scientific products from the Panel and the breadth of their work

  • How the Panel’s findings can be applied to resource management and policy

  • Additional opportunities for science-informed action


In addition to myself, speakers include:

  • John Laird — Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

  • Skyli McAfee — Panel Convener, Director for North American Oceans and Coasts, The Nature Conservancy

  • Alexandria Boehm — Associate Professor, Stanford University, and OAH Panel Co-Chair

  • Liz Whiteman (moderator) — Interim Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust; and OAH Panel Member

I look forward to sharing the Panel’s work with you, and hope to see you there.


Cat Kuhlman

Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy

Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council




Meeting Information

Agenda (PDF)

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Where: California Environmental Protection Agency, Klamath Training Room 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812


About the West Coast OCean acidification & hypoxia Science Panel

Ocean acidification and hypoxia are emerging stressors that fall within the responsibility of the California’s many agencies regulating activities that affect the ocean. In light of these threats, the Ocean Protection Council is leading conversations about ways to readjust management and policy approaches as ocean chemistry changes. At the nexus of this challenge is the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel – a coalition of State leaders and scientists spanning the West Coast that links the governments of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The Panel is arming decision-makers with the science needed to develop effective management and policy actions for these shared coast-wide challenges.


For more information about the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, visit their website at www.westcoastOAH.org

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