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.
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See GCAN Membership & Group Responsibilities for 2020
- Tampa Bay LOBO: Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory (TBEP,USGS)
- GOM Coastal Ocean Monitoring Prediction System (COMPS C12 system) 60 miles offshore
- NOAA’s PMEL Carbon Program
- We encourage your participation in the NOAA-sponsored OAIE: Ocean Acidification Information Exchange
- NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP)
- Gulf Shellfish Institute
- Oyster South
- Ocean Conservancy: Ocean Acidification
Upcoming Workshops/Events 2020
- June 2, 2020 at 11:00am EST : Julianna Mullen (OAIE Community Manager) GCAN Webinar Series-Mullen
“A Tour Of The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE)”
GCAN Webinar Series Presents: NOAA’s OAIE Network Website Tour
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
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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.
- 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)
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|
|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||Steering CHAIR||2018|
|Seth Blitch||The Nature Conservancy (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|
|Mike Acquafredda||NOAA, Knauss Fellow||Associate Coordinator||2020|
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)