The Center For Ocean Solutions Research
July 2017

Announcing our 2016 Annual Report

Check out our 2016 Annual Report where you can learn about the positive and exciting projects we are working on to solve some of the ocean's most complicated challenges. 
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February 14, 2017

Factoring Ocean Acidification into California Water Quality Standards

Oceans absorb approximately one-third of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. While the oceans role in absorbing CO2 has helped mitigate the effects of emissions on earth’s climate, it has caused fundamental changes in ocean chemistry through a phenomenon known as ocean acidification (OA). Emerging research indicates this global challenge will have some of the earliest and most severe effects on the coastal communities and ecosystems of North America’s west coast. 

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February 14, 2017

Art, Politics, and the Ocean: MARINE hosts two successful interdisciplinary events

Last fall, our MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) program hosted two innovative events that brought students and experts together to discuss pressing ocean issues. The first event focused on the importance of linking art and science, while the second stressed the need to link national security with ocean protection.

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February 14, 2017

Small Scale Fisheries

In late October, Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) Early Career Science Fellow, Elena Finkbeiner, was invited to attend a United Nation’s Food

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February 14, 2017

The Next Chapter in Coastal Adaptation

Winter storms in 2016 brought large swells and heavy rains to coastal California, and often coincided with extremely high king tides. Images of flooded coastal trails and roadways, and collapsing seaside cliffs during these events provided a stark reminder that coastal communities are already experiencing the impacts of rising sea levels.

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