Science Inventory

Guidelines for Measuring Coastal Acidification

Citation:

Pimenta, A. Guidelines for Measuring Coastal Acidification. The Regional Science Council Presents: How Our Coastal Waters are Becoming More Acidic, Boston, Massachusetts, April 04, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

The purpose of this presentation is to provide EPA colleagues in region 1 with background information related to, and a description of, the recently published document entitled "Guidelines for Measuring Changes in seawater pH and associated carbonate chemistry in coastal environments of the eastern United States". This document informs sample collection and measurements that could be used by states, tribes, communities, citizen scientists, and/or researchers to document changes in coastal carbonate chemistry.

Description:

The purpose of this presentation is to provide EPA colleagues in region 1 with background information related to, and a description of, the recently published document entitled "Guidelines for Measuring Changes in seawater pH and associated carbonate chemistry in coastal environments of the eastern United States". These guidelines are written for a variety of audiences ranging from shellfish growers interested in monitoring pH with inexpensive equipment to citizen monitoring groups to advanced chemistry laboratories interested in expanding existing capabilities. The purpose is to give an overview of available sampling, analytical and data reporting approaches that will contribute to the usefulness of coastal acidification and carbonate system measurements for both the needs of those intending to monitor as well as those of other interested stakeholders along the Atlantic seaboard of the US.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 04/04/2018
Record Last Revised: 04/16/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 340421

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION

POPULATION ECOLOGY BRANCH