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N.H. Coastal Marine Natural Resources & Environment Commission

Ocean Acidification Publications

Ten Ways States can Combat Ocean Acidification (And Why They Should) 
Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 37, 2013, Ryan P. Kelly and Margaret R. Caldwell

Mitigating Local Causes of Ocean Acidification with Existing Laws
Sciencemag.org, May 26, 2011, R. P. Kelly, M. M. Foley, W. S. Fisher, R. A. Feeley, B. S. Halpern, G. G Waldbusser, M. R. Caldwell

Delaware and Ocean Acidification: Preparing for a Changing Ocean
December 2015, Jean Brodeur

Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action, Washington State's Strategic Response
November 2012, Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification

Maine OA Commission

Commission to study the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the Maine coast

Legislation Summary

Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on OA and Report

The Blue Ribbon Panel has focussed on documenting the current state of scientific knowledge, ways to advance our scientific understanding of the effects of ocean acidification, and recommend actions to respond to increasing ocean acidification, reduce harmful effects on Washington’s shellfish and other marine resources, and adapt to the impacts of acidified waters.

The Panel submitted a complete report to the Governor on November 27, 2012.

Maryland OA Task Force and Report

The Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters mission is to:

  1. Analyze the best available science regarding ocean acidification and the potential effects of acidification on the ecology of State waters and on State fisheries.
  2. Make recommendations regarding potential strategies to mitigate the effects of acidification on State waters and on State fisheries.

Task Force Review

Washington Ocean Acidification Center

Created in 2013, the Washington Ocean Acidification Center connects researchers, policymakers, industry and others across Washington to advance the science of ocean acidification and provide a foundation for proactive strategies and policies to protect marine ecosystems and the people connected to them.

National Caucus for Environmental Legislators - Ocean Acidificaton

National Caucus for Environmental Legislators is a network of over 1,000 state legislators from all 50 states and both parties that connects and educates state legislators working to enact a proactive environmental agenda and defend against well-funded polluting interests.

West Coast OA and Hypoxia Science Panel and Report

In 2012, California Ocean Science Trust and the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) recognized the need to harness the growing political attention on OA towards a fuller appreciation of its drivers and impacts. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of the Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification, the OPC asked Ocean Science Trust to establish a scientific advisory panel on ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) in collaboration with Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Panel products include major findings, recommendations and actions, and supporting appendices for download.

Panel Summary