Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network

The Gulf of Mexico Ocean Acidification Network’s mission is to identify direct and indirect impacts of ocean acidification on the Gulf of Mexico’s large marine ecosystem and to develop strategies to mitigate these impacts by fostering collaborations and increasing ocean observations across the region.

GCAN, hosted by GCOOS, is a collaboration of regional efforts among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), as well as other federal and state resource managers, industry partners, researchers and other stakeholders throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

GCAN presents ongoing webinar series and sponsors and participates in regional workshops and other activities.

For more information about GCAN or to join, email GCOOS Research Associate and GCAN Coordinator Jennifer Vreeland-Dawson.

Interested in becoming a GCAN Member?

Click Here: Membership Form

See GCAN Membership & Group Responsibilities for 2020

OA Links

Upcoming Workshops/Events 2020

“A Tour Of The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE)”

Webinar invite:

GCAN Webinar Series Presents: NOAA’s OAIE Network Website Tour
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 251-950-469

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  • April 28, 2020 at 11:00am EST : Haille Leija

Habitat Restoration Manager for the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF)

“Habitat Restoration & Shoreline Protection in Galveston Bay”

In case you missed it! Click here: Recorded Presentation

GCAN Memberships and Collaborative Partners

GCAN is a proud member of the Ocean Acidification Alliance, an international alliance to combat ocean acidification.

Collaborative Partners:

GCAN Steering Chair

Dr. Kim Yates, Senior Research Oceanographer at the U.S. Geological Survey.

GCAN Members and Steering Committee

Name               Affiliation                    Membership                          Year Joined

Kaity Shamberger Texas A&M University (TAMU) Committee 2018
Emily Hall Mote Marine Laboratory Committee 2016
Paul Montagna TAMU Committee 2016
Rebecca Green Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Committee 2016
Steven Ashby Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) Committee 2016
Stephan Howden University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Committee 2016
Curt Hemmel Bay Shellfish Committee 2016
John Supan Louisiana State University (LSU) Committee 2016
Aaron Welsh Two Docks Shellfish Committee 2016
Nancy Rabalais LSU Committee 2016
Bob Byrne University of South Florida (USF) Committee 2016
Bruce Barber Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) Member 2018
Libby Jewett NOAA Committee 2016
Dwight Gledhill NOAA Committee 2016
Dash Padmanava Mississippi State University (MSU) Committee 2016
Sophie McCoy Florida State University (FSU) Committee 2016
Alan Lewitus NOAA Committee 2016
Bill Fisher EPA Committee 2016
Kevin Craig NOAA Committee 2016
Jim Nance NOAA/NMFS Committee 2016
Mark Schnexnayder Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Committee 2016
Kim Yates USGS Steering CHAIR 2018
Seth Blitch The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Member 2018
Xinping Hu TAMU-Corpus Christi Committee 2016
Frank Muller-Karger USF/MBON Committee 2017
Trevor Meckley NOAA Committee 2016
Barbara Kirkpatrick GCOOS Committee 2016
Julien Lartigue NOAA RESTORE Committee 2017
Ken Edds LDWF Committee 2016
Ryan Ono Ocean Conservancy Member 2018
James Ballard Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) Committee 2016
Troy Pierce EPA Committee 2016
Jennifer Vreeland-Dawson GCOOS GCAN Coordinator 2017
Lisa Robbins USGS Committee 2016
Andy DePaola Angelo DePaola Consulting, LLC Member 2018
Mike Acquafredda NOAA, Knauss Fellow Associate Coordinator 2020



Coming soon


Webinars 2019

GCAN Webinar Series:  Aug. 21

GCOOS’s Coastal Acidification Network (GCAN) will present Dr. Xinping Hu of TAMU & Dr. Leticia Barbero of AOML/NOAA during our next webinar at noon (CENTRAL) on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Their topic is “Ocean Acidification in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.”

GCAN Webinar Series:  April 27

GCOOS’s Coastal Acidification Network (GCAN) will present Dr. Kim Yates, Senior Research Oceanographer at the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Yate’s research topic is “An Unexpected Benefit from Seagrass Recovery in Tampa Bay”.