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OCB-US CLIVAR Ecological Forecasting Workshop webinar with Dr Simone Alin

January 11, 2022

The Olympic Coast as a sentinel: Integrated social-ecological vulnerability assessment and co-developing ocean resource management tools with tribal and state managers

As part of a regional vulnerability analysis, our team synthesized existing oceanographic data sets and model projections to understand how the frequency, duration, and severity of ocean acidification and co-stressor (warming, hypoxia) conditions may change between now and the end of the century and affect biological resources. Meanwhile, social scientists worked with Washington's coastal treaty tribes to identify the marine species of highest cultural and subsistence value to the tribes and to assess social vulnerability of tribal communities to changing ocean conditions. Ultimately the oceanographic synthesis and projections will inform tribal adaptation actions. On a related project, many of the same team worked with state and tribal managers to develop tools useful to managers of the Dungeness crab fishery in state and tribal fishing areas. In this talk, I will briefly describe scientific results and products of our collective work, but will focus as much on the challenges and lessons learned from working with this diverse team, consisting of natural and social scientists (working across academic institutions; federal, state, and tribal agencies) and tribal community members.

This webinar is an activity of the upcoming Daily to Decadal Ecological Forecasting along North American Coastlines Workshop (OCB-US CLIVAR), April 12, 2022 - April 14, 2022 (Woods Hole, MA and Virtual).

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