Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network Stakeholder Feedback Project
A SOCAN-GCAN collaboration across the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico regions to support the efforts of the National Coastal Communities Vulnerability Assessment and the National Monitoring and Prioritization Plan. The Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Program Director will be playing an advisory roll to this project and is a both a SOCAN and GCAN stakeholder.
The full report on vulnerabilities of coastal communities, as of August 2, 2023 is still under review for submission to the White House. You can read Executive Summaries of the chapters for the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeast US report here.
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network
GCAN, hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS), is a collaboration of regional efforts among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), as well as other federal and state resource managers, industry partners, researchers and other stakeholders throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Social and Environmental Vulnerabilities
SOCAN and GCAN are actively collecting information on social and environmental vulnerabilities in the US Southeast (SE) and Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in response to the Intergovernmental Working Group on Ocean Acidification's (IWGOA) request for nationwide CAN engagement in identifying ocean acidification vulnerabilities, research, and monitoring priorities.
The full report on vulnerabilities of coastal communities, as of November 17, 2022 is still under review for submission to the White House. You can read Executive Summaries of the chapters for the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeast US report here.
Participate in information collection now by taking this Stakeholder Feedback Survey
Our stakeholder feedback questionnaire is now available for public participation. We will be accepting responses until February 28, 2023. This brief survey is designed to help gauge stakeholder knowledge and perception the potential risks from acidification. The results from the survey will help decision-makers assess where priority monitoring and education could be focused.