SOCAN is a virtual network of researchers and stakeholders with the common goal of advancing knowledge of coastal and Southeast acidification. Our stakeholders represent a variety of people from different professions and walks of life. Together, we seek to gain a better understanding of the causes of acidification so that we can reduce its impact on the coastal environments where we live, work, and play.
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Ocean & Coastal Monitoring
SOCAN-affiliated researchers maintain various research sites throughout the Southeast including offshore and coastal buoys and pier-mounted instruments at some of your favorite ocean beaches and coastal inlets. Additionally, researchers collect water samples while on coastal cruises. Some of this data can be accessed through the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association's data portal.
Working with Stakeholders
SOCAN hosts quarterly webinars aimed at addressing stakeholders' needs and research questions. We work with various stakeholder groups, such as oyster growers and hatcheries, municipal and county officials, cultural heritage groups, and other fishing industry professionals.
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