International effort to answer questions about ocean acidification

As news of OA research circulates through media worl wide, the public has posed many insightful questions on the topic. This spring, an international group of OA researchers teamed up to answer 39 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about OA, including the two listed here, using plain language and facts from the peer- reviewed literature.

Participants submitted questions they had encountered, and the question list was divided into major categories. Researchers then answered questions singly or collab- oratively with up to three experts. Participants then reviewed each other’s answers for completeness and clarity.
Organized by the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program, the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA), and the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, 27 specialists from 19 institutions and 5 countries collabo- rated via email to generate the document in just over 6 weeks.
The document is available on the OCB-OA site at and on the EPOCA site at It is now available in English, French, and Chinese.

OCB Newsletter 3(2):13. Article.

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