Ocean Acidification meeting held at the DMC

The State of Maine’s Ocean Acidification Commission held their first meeting at the DMC on August 1. Sixty people were in attendance including scientists, legislators, commission members and others concerned with coastal ecosystems and the impact changing ocean chemistry.

The commission was established in January with a legislative vote on a bill presented by Rep. Mick Devin who works at the DMC. Ocean acidification bill wins broad public support, Booth bay Register. The Commission is tasked with understanding the science behind ocean acidification, determining what we still need to learn to fully understand the problem, and recommending potential solutions. Their report is due to the State in December.

The Commission’s website includes members, meeting dates and lots of OA references.