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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Commission on Ocean Acidification

Follow In My Legislature Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
11/8/2019 12:00 PM Special Legislative Commission to make an Investigation and Study Relative to Ocean Acidification -- (ADA accessible) Leob Building, Maribe Biological Laboratory Completed
2/7/2020 12:00 PM The Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will be discussing causes of Ocean Acidification and State of the Science. -- (ADA Accessible) Salem State University Completed
6/5/2020 12:00 PM The Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will be discussing an updated timeline for the Commission and prepare for future meetings. Virtual via Zoom Completed
7/8/2020 10:00 AM The Monitoring and Barrier Beaches sub working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will be discussing how to achieve their working group goals and what resources are necessary in order to monitor ocean acidification and protect barrier beaches. Meeting location: Virtual via Zoom Public meeting link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/98992932227 Virtual via Zoom Completed
7/14/2020 2:30 PM The Shellfishing and Marine Industry working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss its short-term goals. These goals will revolve around identifying the current and potential future effects of ocean acidification on the Massachusetts shellfishing industry, as well as proposing workable solutions. This meeting will include a couple of expert presentations related to the effects of OA on the shellfishing industry. Virtual Hearing Completed
7/24/2020 2:30 PM The Scientific Literature Review working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss its short-term goals. These goals will revolve around collecting and interpreting literature discussing the causes and effects of OA in Massachusetts, discussing the current state of OA, and reviewing literature relating to the mitigation of OA. This meeting will begin with an expert presentation related to the academic study of OA. Virtual Hearing Completed
8/21/2020 9:00 AM The Scientific Literature Review working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss existing sources, articles, and data on the causes and effects of ocean acidification. Virtual Hearing Completed
8/25/2020 1:00 PM The Monitoring and Barrier Beaches working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
8/26/2020 11:00 AM The Policy working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Rescheduled
8/26/2020 11:30 AM The Policy working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
8/27/2020 1:00 PM The Shellfishing and Marine Industry working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
9/4/2020 1:00 PM The Shellfishing and Marine Industry working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
9/9/2020 1:00 PM The Monitoring and Barrier Beaches working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
9/14/2020 12:00 PM Meeting of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification Scientific Literature Review working group Virtual Hearing Completed
9/14/2020 1:00 PM The Shellfishing and Marine Industry working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report Virtual Hearing Completed
9/14/2020 4:00 PM The Monitoring and Barrier Beaches working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will meet to discuss a draft section of the report. Virtual Hearing Completed
9/18/2020 12:00 PM The Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification will convene to discuss the progress of the working groups and discuss planning for the report, Virtual Hearing Completed
10/14/2020 3:30 PM Meeting of the shell fishing and marine industry sub working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification Virtual Hearing Completed
10/16/2020 12:00 PM Meeting of the scientific literature review sub working group of the Special Legislative Commission on Ocean Acidification Virtual Hearing Completed
11/3/2020 11:00 AM Meeting to discuss the industry working group's recommendations for education, support, and adaptation of the marine shellfishing industry. Meeting ID: 958 5129 2087 Passcode: udQxp3 Virtual Hearing Completed
11/6/2020 1:00 PM Meeting of the Scientific Literature Review Working Group of the Ocean Acidification Commission Virtual Hearing Completed
11/6/2020 2:00 PM Meeting with Policy Subcommittee to discuss adaptation and education policies for the shellfishing industry, and Coastal Ocean Acidification monitoring policies. Virtual Hearing Completed
11/10/2020 3:00 PM A public hearing for members of the Ocean Acidification Commission to hear feedback from the shellfishing industry. Virtual Hearing Completed
11/16/2020 4:00 PM 1-hour discussion on current DEP and CZM policies related to water quality monitoring, as well as recommendations for ocean acidification monitoring. Zoom Link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99702094880 Zoom Completed
11/24/2020 12:00 PM Meeting of the Ocean Acidification Commission: Scientific Literature Review Working Group Zoom Completed
12/8/2020 3:00 PM Ocean Acidification Public Hearing and Commission Meeting Virtual Hearing Rescheduled
12/17/2020 2:30 PM Meeting of the Ocean Acidification Commission: Policy Working Group Virtual Hearing Completed
1/8/2021 3:00 PM Ocean Acidification Public Hearing and Commission Meeting Virtual Hearing Completed
1/14/2021 11:00 AM Ocean Acidification Commission Virtual Hearing Completed