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.
For more information about GCAN or to join, email GCOOS Research Associate and GCAN Coordinator Jennifer Vreeland-Dawson.
GCAN hosts an ongoing webinar series and sponsors and participates in regional workshops and other activities. We also encourage participation in the NOAA-sponsored Ocean Acidification Information Exchange.
GCAN Steering Chair
Dr, Kim Yates, Senior Research Oceanographer at the U.S. Geological Survey.
GCAN Memberships and Collaborative Partners
GCAN is a proud member of the Ocean Acidification Alliance, an international alliance to combat ocean acidification.
- NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP)
- Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI)
- NOAA’s SeaGrant
- Florida Shellfish Aquaculture Association (FSAA)
- Ocean Conservancy
- The Nature Conservancy: Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition
- Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS)
- Texas A&M University
- Auburn University
- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)
Upcoming Workshops/Events 2019
Updates Coming Soon
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”.
- Webinar (PDF)
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|
|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|
|Bob Byrne||University of South Florida (USF)||Committee||2016|
|Bruce Barber||Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI)||Member||2018|
|Dash Padmanava||Mississippi State University (MSU)||Committee||2016|
|Sophie McCoy||Florida State University (FSU)||Committee||2016|
|Mark Schnexnayder||Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF)||Committee||2016|
|Kim Yates||USGS||Committee CHAIR||2018|
|Seth Blitch||The Nature Concervancy (TNC)||Member||2018|
|Xinping Hu||TAMU-Corpus Christi||Committee||2016|
|Julien Lartigue||NOAA RESTORE||Committee||2017|
|Ryan Ono||Ocean Conservancy||Member||2018|
|James Ballard||Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC)||Committee||2016|
|Jennifer Vreeland-Dawson||GCOOS||GCAN Coordinator||2017|
|Andy DePaola||Angelo DePaola Consulting, LLC||Member||2018|