Ocean acidification trainings in the South Pacific

Noah Howins, graduate student in the Department of Oceanography and GES alumni, led trainings on ocean acidification lab analyses and field measurements at universities in the South Pacific including the National University of Samoa, University of the South Pacific (Fiji), and University of the South Pacific (Vanuatu). Howins helped troubleshoot issues with hazardous material disposal, lack of certain lab equipment, and the difficulty of getting lab materials to the region. The trainings, funded by The Ocean Foundation, were also an opportunity for researchers from the universities to engage with government officials and science staff at local U.S. Embassies.