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Oregon OAH Symposium
Friday, April 14, 2023, 8:30AM - 11:45AM
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Please join us for the First Annual Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Symposium where state-funded researchers will present on ocean acidification and hypoxia, two forms of climate change affecting Oregon waters.

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Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Symposium Agenda

April 14th, 2023; 8:30am – 11:45am



Format: In person, Hatfield Marine Science Center, MSB Auditorium



Section 1: Greetings and Meeting Goals (8:30 am 8:45 am)


  • Greetings (Caren Braby and Laurie Juranek)
  • History, Goals, and Format of the Workshop (Caren Braby and Laurie Juranek)
    • Today’s goals are:
      1. Sharing OAH knowledge with the public
      2. Connecting HB3114 funding recipients
      3. Showing effective use of state resources


Section 2: Presentations - Advancing Scientific Understanding (8:45 am – 10:15am) 

Facilitator: Laurie Juranek


  • Francis Chan (8:45 am – 8:55 am)
    • Intertidal ocean acidification monitoring in Oregon’s marine Reserves
    • Subtidal OAH Monitoring in Oregon’s Marine Reserves
    • Enhanced OAH sampling on the Newport Hydrographic Line
  • Cinamon Moffett (9:00 am – 9:10am)
    • Hatfield Marine Science Center Climate Monitoring Station
  • Adi Nugraha (9:15am – 9:25am)
    • Evaluating the interaction of water quality and eelgrass in Coos Bay, Oregon using a biophysical model
  • Tony D’Andrea (9:30am – 9:40am)
    • Estuary shellfish and habitat surveys
  • Burke Hales (9:45am – 9:55am)
    • Ocean acidification monitoring at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery


Section 3: Coffee Break (10:00am – 10:15pm)



Section 4: Legislative Remarks with Rep. David Gomberg (10:15am – 10:30am)

Facilitator: Caren Braby


Section 5: Presentations Creating Resilience & Expanding Public Awareness (10:30am – 11:30pm)

Facilitator: Caren Braby



  • Melissa Ward (10:30am – 10:40am)
    • Science-based best management practices for co-management of Oregon submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and shellfish
  • Marlena Penn (10:45am – 10:55am)
    • Olympia oyster growth and survival with climate change
  • Chris Langdon (11:00am – 11:10am)
    • Effects of OAH on Pacific oyster larvae
  • Pathways Collaborative (11:15am – 11:25am)
    • Oregon OAH Communications Plan


Section 6: Closing Remarks (11:30am – 11:45am)


  • Engaging with Oregon’s OAH Research and OAH Council (Caren Braby and Laurie Juranek)
  • Farewell (Caren Braby and Laurie Juranek)
Location Hatfield Marine Science Center- Marine Studies Building Auditorium